We believe in a family-centered approach to care: Our focus is on forming a partnership with your family to meet the needs of the child.

How extensive is Pediatech Nursing’s pediatric experience?

Our founder was a Master’s prepared as a Nurse Clinician with 45 years total neonatal and pediatric experience. Her registered nursing experience includes over 21 years managing a pediatric home care agency in Minnesota while promoting optimal health for children through leadership, advocacy, and education.  Sadly, Larraine passed away in April of 2016.  Her legacy lives on through the agency and staff that trained under her.

Our Director of Clinical Operations has many years of experience in pediatric home care field work and management. She is an experienced Registered Nurse with a Bachelor’s of Science in Nursing degree from the Point Loma Nazarene University.  Before assuming the Director Role at Pediatech Nursing she worked in our clinical management department for four years under the tutelage of our former Director of Clinical Services and Company Founder, Larraine O’Malley.

Are all nurses CPR, tracheostomy and ventilator trained?

All nurses are required to maintain certification in American Heart Association Health Care Provider CPR. Pediatech nurses receive extensive education and orientation. Classroom education, written training materials, and one-to-one mentoring in patient homes combine to ensure they are appropriately prepared to provide excellent care. Ventilator training is provided through a local DME company.

Does the agency conduct background checks?
Definitely. To maintain the safety of our patients, background, criminal, and credential checks are completed before a nurse works in any patient home. The mandatory state background check also known as Netstudy 2.0, which includes finger printing comparison to a criminal database, is completed before our nurses work with patients.

What type of license does the agency have?
Pediatech Nursing maintains Minnesota Home Care Comprehensive licensure. The agency recognizes the value of accreditation and its employees have past experience with the accreditation process, including periodic surveys and audits.  As a new agency, Pediatech Nursing is in the process of pursuing Joint Commission deemed status including Medicare Certification.

Who oversees the agency to ensure it practices safe care?

The agency complies with the standards of the Minnesota Department of Health, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) and is continually working toward meeting the standards of The Joint Commission with particular attention to the areas of safety, infection control and quality of care.

Does the agency have a patient/family Bill of Rights?

Yes. The Bill of Rights will be reviewed with you at the beginning of home care services and annually by the clinical management nurse. A copy of the Bill of Rights is available on the website under the “Families” tab.

Is the agency available 24/7 for all cases to guide care and answer questions?

Yes. Our nurses operate with full clinical support and supervision to ensure delivery of the highest quality patient care. We highly value such support for both our nurses and families. At Pediatech Nursing, families and nursing staff are never alone with 24/7 support.

Can a caregiver take my child to the doctor or to school?

Pediatech nurses can accompany patients to physician appointments, school, and other venues, but they may not provide transportation with their own vehicle or a patient family vehicle. Nurses will work with parents, teachers, school administrators and others to develop a family-specific transportation plan.

We live in the country; how far are you willing to travel?

Although our office is located in Minnetonka, we will travel to any area in Minnesota where a patient lives and hire nurses specifically in the area.

Family Links:

Resources For Families

Home Care Patient Bill of Rights

Injury Prevention Plan