Pediatric Specialty Care

PSC introduces Masimo Patient SafetyNet SystemTM*

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PSC recently introduced SafetyNet by Masimo to our programs across Pennsylvania. Masimo Patient SafetyNet is a remote monitoring and clinician notification system which displays near real time information from any connected Masimo device at a central station and allows for alarms and alerts from the bedside devices to be sent directly to clinicians via pager or 3rd party gateway to IP phones.  It provides flexible and convenient access with the ability to generate and print reports from any PSC computer, eliminating the need to download data directly from the bedside device.  A nurse can specify the start and end times for report data to asses a patient’s oxygenation and respiration rate information during important time periods, such as overnight and sleeping hours.  With this additional monitoring, the entire clinical staff is equipped to respond quickly and efficiently to the children.

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PSC sponsors Sophie Jane Darr Annual Gala February 2017

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PSC was a proud sponsor of Sophie Jane Darr Foundation’s annual gala, held in February. In honor of Sophie and the many kids fighting the unfairness of childhood disease, the Sophie Jane Darr Children’s foundation was formed in 2010 to provide financial assistance to families with a sick child. In December of 2007 at the age of 4, Sophie lost her battle with brain cancer.  She was a typical innocent child full of wonder, curiosity and love. Her courageous battle, smile, and loving spirit have been an inspiration to all who knew her, and inspired her grandparents to start this foundation. SJDF hosts two annual events – a golf outing and the gala. To learn more visit sophiejanedarrchildrensfoundation.org

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Triumph over Trauma – a Case Study

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A 19 year old female was admitted to one of our PSC communities from a local hospital. She was hit by a car, suffered bilateral pelvic fractures, unable to bare weight on both lower extremities. She remained with PSC for a month. The Physical therapy team got her to weight baring status. She was transferred to a rehabilitation facility, and then successfully discharged home in 4 weeks. We are proud to have been a part of this brave and determined young woman’s triumph over trauma.

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Learning

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Each child is unique, and learns and develops in their own individual way. PSC is proud to be equipped and experienced in determining the best action plan for each child’s learning potential. Once the best learning solution is identified, the PSC team will coordinate all educational services both on and off grounds. Some of the PSC children and young adults attend school off grounds. We believe in supporting this integration in the local community and schools, as appropriate for the child, and when their attendance at those schools will maximize their potential. We are overjoyed when a PSC child graduates from preschool, attends a High school prom, or even something as simple as riding a bus. All of these opportunities help enhance the child’s experience and contribute to their growth and development in many ways.

 

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PSC Students attend “Night to Shine” prom

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“Night to Shine”, sponsored by the Tim Tebow foundation, is an unforgettable prom night experience for people with special needs. As part of this worldwide movement, more than 375 churches, 150, 000 volunteers in 50 states and 10 countries came together to celebrate more than 75,000 honored guests with special needs, ages 14 and older. The guests arrived and were crowned kings and queens. They received a boutonniere or corsage, and walked “the red carpet”, welcomed by a team of volunteer “fans” cheering them on. Each guest was paired with a “buddy” that spent the night with them, escorting them to the different areas within the prom. They had pictures taken, and framed, as a keepsake to take home.  Other fun activities included a photo booth, a limo ride, getting their shoes shined, hair and make-up, visits with therapy dogs, lots of delicious food, and dancing the night away!! It really was a night to remember by all!! So many smiles! These kids/adults had the time of their lives! PSC was proud to be a part of such as memorable event. A special thank you to the PSC staff and others that made it possble!
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Wound Care – a Case Study

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A 12 year old boy was a paraplegic, after suffering a motor vehicle accident at 6 years old. He was admitted to a children’s hospital with stage IV wounds that required treatment with Clinitron bed and wound vac. The boys’ parents were very involved but could not manage wound care at home. The brave young boy was transitioned to PSC for short term stay. We were thankful that his wounds healed and he was able to be discharged after 6 weeks.

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Holiday Happenings at PSC

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The holiday season is a busy one for all of us, and taking the time to enjoy and celebrate together is something the PSC staff looks forward to each year. Connecting with the families is so important to us, for so many reasons.  We love to celebrate the children’s accomplishments and savor the giggles and smiles and each and every area of growth and development.  Thank you to all of our families, staff, partners and colleagues for making 2016 a special year. May the milestones in 2017 bring continued happiness for all of us!

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PSC uses an Alternative Clinical Model

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PSC’s alternative clinical model is designed to support children & young adults with medical complexities, within a residential facility. PSC’s approach allows for a decrease in acute care stays. PSC encourages a safe and timely home reunification, as we often refer to ourselves as a “stepping stone” from hospital to home. There are many benefits to this alternative approach. One of the greatest benefits to the children and their families is minimized emergency room visits and hospital re-admissions. With this, there is less exposure to potentially life-threatening infections.

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We want YOU- the family- to succeed!

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PSC partners with the family to ensure you are equipped with all the knowledge you need for your child. This partnership is a critical key to the success of your child’s care. PSC offers an extensive Caregiver Training Program with designated nurse educators. These individuals will provide home assessments and coordination of all care. Transitional/family suites available at some of our communities, to be used for admissions. Based upon availability, these suites ensure thorough family training is completed.

 

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October 9-16 is National Case Management Week.

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October 9-16 is National Case Management Week. PSC would like to honor the dedication, compassion and patient care outcomes achieved by case managers across the health care continuum. The theme for this year is “Case Management: We Listen. We Care. We Lead.” How true that is! We appreciate all you do each and every day to ensure the best possible care for the children and families!

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