Pediatric home care refers to the medical care provided for infants, children, and adolescents in the home. This kind of care allows a child to be in a comfortable environment, have a fulfilling childhood and get the special care they need. Whether you are a nurse or parent, if you are considering pediatric home care, there are many resources you can turn to for more information. Here are five books that provide helpful guidance on the subject.

  •          Essentials of Pediatric Nursing
  •          Pediatric Tracheostomy Home Care Guide
  •          Pediatric Life Care Planning and Case Management
  •          Pediatric Nursing: Caring for Children and Their Families
  •          Pediatric Home Care for Nurses: A Family-Centered Approach

These books are informative, insightful, and provide helpful tips on different aspects of pediatric home care.

Essentials of Pediatric Nursing


Home to many pediatric nursing curriculums, this textbook helps a nursing student understand the fundamental differences between adult and pediatric nursing.

Special attention and care have to be taken into consideration to ensure a child’s needs are being met. From an introduction to pediatric nursing to more advanced topics like nursing care of a child with cognitive or mental health disorder, the book covers a broad spectrum.


Pediatric Tracheostomy Home Care Guide 

Pediatric Tracheostomy Home Care Guide

This handy little guide is slightly different from the other books on the list. Written by a nurse and parent with experience raising a child with a tracheostomy, it is directed at parents and health care professionals. This guide breaks down the different types of tracheostomy tubes, parenting hurdles, and information a health care professional would need to care for a child with a tracheostomy. As one reviewer on Amazon stated, “this book has heart.”



Pediatric Life Care Planning and Case Management

Pediatric Life Care Planning and Case Management

This comprehensive manual includes financial information, life expectancy, clinical studies, and organized life care plans for a child with special needs. Included is a list of the conditions which require case management in terms of pediatric care, the environment in which the care can be offered, and how it can effectively be addressed. It covers specialization in great detail and goes further to offer advice on the selection of home care equipment that should be recommended for a pediatric patient.



Pediatric Nursing: Caring for Children and Their Families

51sEyut+UIL._AC_UL320_SR250,320_.jpgThis book gives a general overview of pediatric nursing, and also reviews the ethical issues that should be considered. It distinguishes between the various types of growth and development stages in children which include: infant, toddler, preschooler, school-age child, and adolescent stages.



Pediatric Home Care for Nurses: A Family-Centered Approach

Pediatric Home Care for Nurses: A Family-Centered ApproachThis book covers how nurses can work in conjunction with a family to ensure successful pediatric home care. This joint effort promotes progress through the stages of a child’s life.  This “family-centered approach” delves into family dynamics, ethics in home care, and specific diagnoses.


These 5 books can be found and used to gain a greater understanding about pediatric home care, when the care is necessary, its advantages and disadvantages, and how to best approach it when it is needed. Let us know if you have read any of the above books and give us your feedback.

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Founded in 1975 by Founder and Chairman Mark Baiada, BAYADA has become a trusted leader in providing a full range of clinical care and support services at home for children and adults of all ages. BAYADA remains true to Mark’s commitment to purpose by finding, training, and supporting employees who take pride and find joy in healing and helping.

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