Basic Pediatric Care Delivery
This 1.5 CE hour, self-paced online course reviews common medical devices used in children with serious or life-limiting illness, and how to support patients and families using these technologies. It explores the use of feeding tubes, central lines, and respiratory devices in the home.
Many children, teens, and young adults with serious or life-limiting illness have been using medical devices since birth. Some pediatric patients may outgrow the need for such devices, while others will remain dependent on them throughout their lives.
This course examines the use of medical technology such as feeding tubes, central lines, and respiratory devices in young patients with serious illness. It covers how to maintain these devices, and how to support patients and families in device management.
Enroll in the certificate program for $989.
What You’ll Learn
- Comparing and contrasting the differences in the use of medical devices in children versus adults in palliative and hospice care
- Understanding the importance of learning from the parents how they have been taught to maintain devices and respecting parental preferences for device management
- Differentiating three common types of feeding tubes in children and distinguish the care issues involved with each type
- Identifying key issues related to central line maintenance in children
- Listing three frequent concerns related to the care of common respiratory devices used in children
- Identifying issues related to various medical devices at end of life
- Describing the importance of developing relationships with home device vendors/providers
- Formulating a medical device care plan with the family
What You’ll Earn
1.5 continuing education (CE) credits provided through California State University San Marcos, accredited and approved by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC).
Have a team to train? We offer special group pricing.
The Institute’s Pediatric Palliative Care curriculum was developed by expert clinicians in pediatric palliative care from leading children’s hospitals and hospice programs, with support from:
- Children’s Hospice and Palliative Care Coalition/Coalition for Compassionate Care of California
- Providence TrinityCare Hospice and Trinity KidsCare
Debra Lotstein, MD, MPH, Director of the Division of Comfort and Palliative Care at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles.
Susan Montgomery, RN, BSN, MA, a medical writer whose clinical career as a registered nurse included caring for children and adults in both critical care and hospice. She is the former Director of Interdisciplinary Practice at Suncoast Hospice.
Completion and Refunds
In order to complete this course and obtain a certificate, you must view the course in its entirety, correctly answer all case studies and quiz/test questions (as appropriate) and complete the evaluation. You will have 90 days to access this course from the date of purchase. No refunds are given for self-paced courses.