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Private Duty Nursing 

What is PDN?

Private Duty Nurse (PDN) is substantial, complex, and continuous skilled nursing care provided in the home for medically fragile adolescents. This service is considered supplemental to the care provided by the child's caregivers and allows the child to remain in their home rather than an institution. Prior Approval (PA) is required for PDN services and is granted based on the child's medical necessity and fragility. 


  • Ventilator and tracheostomy care

  • G-Tube care and management 

  • Diabetes management

  • Seizure management 

  • Oxygen management 

  • TPN infusions

  • Administering Medications and therapies

  • Initiate or continuing teaching of self-catheterization and voiding schedule

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Diagnoses Serviced

  • Feeding difficulties, unspecified

  • Gastrostomy status

  • Encephalopathy, unspecified

  • Respiratory failure of the newborn

  • Tracheostomy status

  • Cerebral Palsy, unspecified

  • Epileptic spasms, not intractable, w/o status epilepticus

  • Therapies – PT, OT, Speech at home

PDN and
PPEC Services

PDN services can be supplemented by a Prescribed Pediatric Extended Care (PPEC)? Your child may qualify. 


  • Cigna

  • CMS (Children Medical Services)

  • Evolution

  • Humana

  • Simply

  • CarePlus

  • WellCare/Staywell

  • Sunshine

  • Blue Cross Blue Shield/Florida Blue

  • Aetna

  • Coventry

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