Home Care - Babysitting

Home Care - Babysitting

Often, sick or injured children don't have to be in the hospital, and can be cared for safely at home. Sometimes, parents feel they want to learn more about how to best take care of their sick children at home.

Some topics included in the home care of sick children are:

  • giving injections
  • giving medication
  • home care after hospitalization
  • home IV therapy
  • home phototherapy
  • hospice
  • medical alert
  • oxygen therapy at home

More information

24 Hour Care Schedule - English | Spanish

About Taking Medicine - English | Spanish

Always Have Medicine - English | Spanish

Always Hold the Baby Bottle - English | Spanish

Are You Ready to Leave the Hospital? - English | Spanish

Cast Care - English | Spanish

Clean Intermittent Catheterization (CIC) for Boys - English | Spanish

Clean Intermittent Catheterization (CIC) for Females - English | Spanish

Clean Intermittent Catheterization (CIC) for Girls - English | Spanish

Clean Intermittent Catheterization (CIC) for Males - English | Spanish

Clubfoot Correction: Brace Care - English | Spanish

Clubfoot Correction: Cast Care - English | Spanish

Collecting Urine and Dialysate - English | Spanish

CPR for a Child with a Tracheostomy: 1 year to 8 years of age - English | Spanish

CPR for a Person Over 70 Pounds with a Tracheostomy - English | Spanish

CPR for an Infant with a Tracheostomy under 1 year old - English | Spanish

Dehydration - English | Spanish

Diaper Rash - English | Spanish

Diazepam Given by Rectum: Diastat - EnglishSpanish

Emergency Information for the Child with a Tracheostomy - English | Spanish

Fever - EnglishSpanish

Fever Basics - English | Spanish

Food for Children Getting Cancer Treatments - English | Spanish

GER or Gastroesophageal Reflux in Babies - English | Spanish

Going Home After Heart Surgery - EnglishSpanish

Help for Peritoneal Dialysis - English | Spanish

Home Care After a Caudal Block - English | Spanish

Home Care After Sedation - English | Spanish

Home Care of Your Child's T-Tube - EnglishSpanish

Home Care: Hematology / Oncology - EnglishSpanish

Hospital Nursery to Home - English | Spanish

How to Bathe Your Premature or Sick Baby - English | Spanish

How to Care for a Port-a-Cath - English | Spanish

How to Care for Your Baby with BPD (Bronchopulmonary Dysplasia) - English | Spanish

How to Care for Your Child's Central Venous Catheter (CVC) - English | Spanish

How to Care for your Child's Indwelling Subcutaneous Catheter - English | Spanish

How to Care for Your Child’s PICC Line - EnglishSpanish

How to Care for Your Premature Baby's Skin - EnglishSpanish

How to Collect a Trach Culture - English | Spanish

How to Feed Your Child Through a G-Tube (Gastrostomy Tube) or J-Tube (Jejunostomy Tube) - English | Spanish

How to Feed Your Child Through a Nasogastric (NG) Tube - English | Spanish | Arabic

How to Give a Saline Enema - English | Spanish

How to Give a Shot Into a Muscle - EnglishSpanish

How to Give a Subcutaneous Injection - English | Spanish

How to Give Epoetin Through a Catheter - EnglishSpanish

How to Make Sterile Water and Sterile Saline - English | Spanish

How to Suction Your Child's Tracheostomy - EnglishSpanish

How to Take Your Child’s Temperature - English | Spanish

How to Travel with a Tracheostomy - English | Spanish

How to Use a DeLee Suction Trap - English | Spanish

How to Use a Port-a-Cath - English | Spanish

How to Use a Small Volume Nebulizer (SVN) - English | Spanish

How to Use Your Inhaler - English | Spanish

Measure Medicine in a 1 mL Syringe - English | Spanish

Measure Medicine in a 3 mL Syringe - English | Spanish

Measure Medicine in a 5 mL Syringe - English | Spanish

Measure Medicine in a 10 mL Syringe - English | Spanish

Medicine List - English | Spanish

MRSA - English | Spanish

Nesting With a Tracheostomy - English | Spanish

Nesting with Your Child - English | Spanish

PCA or Patient Controlled Analgesia - English | Spanish

Peritonitis - English | Spanish

Prevent Choking - English | Spanish

Second Hand Smoke - English | Spanish

Side Effects of Chemotherapy and How We Treat Them - English | Spanish

Tonsils and Adenoids - EnglishSpanish

Using a Bulb Syringe - English | Spanish

Using CHG Cloths at Home Before Surgery (If your child is less than 20 pounds) - English | Spanish

Using CHG Cloths at Home Before Surgery (If your child is between 20-60 pounds) - English | Spanish

Using CHG Cloths at Home Before Surgery (If your child is more than 60 pounds) - English | Spanish

Using Oxygen at Home - EnglishSpanish

What is a NICU Journey Quilt? - English | Spanish

Visit these websites for more information:

Aaron's Tracheostomy Homepage - Site written and maintained by Cynthia Bissell, RN

Build Your Own Care Notebook - American Academy of Pediatrics National Center of Medical Home Initiatives for Children with Special Needs

Managing Home Health Care - Kids Health, The Nemours Foundation

oley.org - Oley Foundation

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