Sproutlings Nursing Care

While Prescribed Pediatric Extended Care (PPEC) centers provide non-residential nursing care to children who are prescribed this care by a physician, Sproutlings is the only PPEC center in the region that integrates children of all abilities. We serve medically eligible children starting at 6 weeks of age, depending on their needs and the suitability of our services. Sproutlings provides a less-restrictive alternative to institutionalization and gives parents the peace of mind of knowing their children are well cared for in a safe environment.

An individualized protocol of care is developed for each child, in consultation with the physician and other professionals, to guide Sproutlings staff. Skilled nursing services at Sproutlings include:

  • Skilled nursing 3:1 ratio
  • Ventilator/trach management including suctioning, oxygen therapy and nebulizer treatments
  • Gtube feeding and care
  • Apnea monitoring
  • Central line and port care
  • Ostomy management
  • Medication administration
  • Developmentally appropriate activities
  • Bladder catheterization and irrigation
  • VP shunt monitoring
  • Seizure intervention and management
  • Skilled assessment and emergency protocols

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