Thoughts on Home Nursing

paperfrontcover-page-001Having in-home nursing requires mutual respect: you respect the expertise of the nurses, and they respect the way you want things done for your child in your home. Your child’s nurses come to you with knowledge and experience, and you can learn a lot from them. They have often provided care for children with complex medical needs for years or decades, making them a great resource. The wealth of knowledge they bring can help you provide better care for your child.

At the same time, each child is different, and nurses should honor your wishes for how you want to manage your child’s care. There is not one single right way to do things, so you learn to do what works for your child.

Nurses are there to support you, care for your child and provide the expertise and information to keep your child healthy.

This post is an excerpt from my upcoming book, Home Care CEO: A Parent’s Guide to Managing In-Home Pediatric Nursing

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Charisse Montgomery is the author of the Super Safe Kids series of books and safety tools. These tools engage children, parents, and their families in improving safety and advocacy in the hospital, the community and the home. A former educator, Charisse Montgomery has earned bachelor's and master's degrees in English, along with a master's degree in Educational Psychology, with research focused on informing and empowering parents of medically fragile children. She completed a graduate certificate in Patient Advocacy and serves on the Board at Rainbow Babies & Children's Hospital.

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