Glossary of services provided by our company
At Private Nurse, patient care is our top priority; which is why our experienced staff is available to tend to your needs and travel to your location, wherever that may be. We can even arrange to accompany you during your travels. Our extensive skills are vast, please view our glossary of services and call our helpful staff for further details.
- Skilled Nursing
Is a health-care institution that meets federal criteria for Medicaid and Medicare reimbursement for nursing care including especially the supervision of the care of every patient by a physician, the employment full-time of at least one registered nurse, the maintenance of records concerning the care and condition of every patient, the availability of nursing care, up-to 24 hours a day, the presence of facilities for storing and dispensing drugs.
- Pediatric Nursing
The science of child care and scientific treatment of childhood. This branch of medical science deals with the care of children from conception to adolescence in health care with supervision of the care of every patient by a physician,
- Speech Therapy
The treatment of speech and communication disorders to help people with speech and language problems to speak more clearly.
- Physical Therapy
The treatment of disease, injury, or deformity by physical methods such as massage, heat treatment, and exercise rather than by drugs or surgery.
- Respite Care
Temporary institutional care of a dependent elderly, ill, or handicapped person, providing relief for their usual caregivers.
- Hospice Care
Is a type of care and philosophy of care that focuses on the palliation of a chronically ill, terminally ill or seriously ill patient’s pain and symptoms, and attending to their emotional and spiritual needs.
- Post-Surgical Care
Postoperative care refers to the care you receive following a surgical procedure. This may include pain management and wound care. The type of postoperative care you require depends on the type of surgery you have.
- Wound Care
Nursing intervention care as defined by the Nursing Interventions Classification (NIC) defined as prevention of wound complicationsand promotion of wound healing.
- Wound Vac
Negative-pressure wound therapy (NPWT) is a therapeutic technique using a vacuum dressing to promote healing in acute or chronic wounds and enhance healing of first and second degree burns.
- Companion Care
Primarily emotional support and companionship for seniors who are generally healthy and who want to remain independent at home. However, it can also include a range of non-medical services that help make a senior’s life more
- IV Infusions
therapy is the administration of a fluid substance (solution) directly into a vein as a therapeutic treatment.
- Total parenteral nutrition
Total parenteral nutrition (TPN) is a method of feeding that bypasses the gastrointestinal tract. Fluids are given into a vein to provide most of the nutrients the body needs. The method is used when a person cannot or should not receive feedings or fluids by mouth.
- Intravenous immunoglobulin
Intravenous immunoglobulin (IVIG) is a blood product prepared from the serum of between 1000 and 15 000 donors per batch. It is the treatment of choice for patients with antibody deficiencies.
- Hydration Therapy
IV rehydration is a treatment that involves injecting fluids into the veins for the purpose of helping prevent and treat dehydration. Such treatments help lead to a quicker recovery.
the treatment of disease by the use of chemical substances, especially the treatment of cancer by cytotoxic and other drugs.
- Spinal Cord Injuries
Spinal cord injury (SCI) is an insult to the spinal cord resulting in a change, either temporary or permanent, in the cord’s normal motor, sensory, or autonomic function.
- Catastrophic Care
A pattern of health care that involves intensive, highly specialized life-support care of an acutely ill or severelytraumatized patient.
Normally a pharmaceutical substance used in treating disease, medical treatments or relieving pain that legally requires a medical prescription to be dispensed.
- Oxygen therapy
Oxygen therapy is the administration of oxygen as a medical intervention, which can be for a variety of purposes in both chronic and acute patient care. Oxygen is essential for cell metabolism, and in turn, tissue oxygenation is essential for all normal physiological functions.
- Respiratory Therapy
Exercises and treatments that help patients recover lung function, such as after surgery.
- Intensive And Critical Care
The specialized care of patients whose conditions are life-threatening and who require comprehensive care and constant monitoring, usually in intensive care units
- Vent Care
There are two main modes of mechanical ventilation within the two divisions: positive pressure ventilation, where air (or another gas mix) is pushed into the trachea, and negative pressure ventilation, where air is, in essence, sucked into the lungs.
- Ostomy Care
The surgically created opening of the colon (large intestine) which results in a stoma. A colostomy is created when a portion of the colon or the rectum is removed and the remaining colon is brought to the abdominal wall. It may further be defined by the portion of the colon involved and/or its permanence.
- Trach Care
care of the tracheostomy patient, consisting of maintenance of a patent airway, adequate humidification, aseptic woundcare, and sterile tracheal aspiration. Complications can include injury to the vocal cords, gastric distension andregurgitation, occlusion of the endotracheal tube, and an increased risk of infection.
- Diabetic Care
Diabetes is a complex disease that requires daily self-management – making healthy food choices, staying physically active, monitoring your blood sugar and taking medications as prescribed. It is also important to talk regularly with your diabetes care team to problem solve, reduce risks for complications and cope with lifestyle changes.
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