Foundational Communication Skills for Pediatric Patient and Family Support
This 4 CE hour, self-paced online course gives community-based palliative care providers the tools needed for a successful home visit with a new pediatric patient and family. It explores how to ensure ongoing effective communication with pediatric patients, families, community members, and other healthcare providers, and how to help children, teens, and young adults with serious illness and their families develop goals of care.
In pediatric palliative care, honest, respectful, and open communication is essential to supporting children, teens, and young adults (CTYA) and their families, and providing high quality, compassionate care that makes them feel heard and supported.
This course explores how to determine the right time for an initial home visit with a pediatric patient and family and who should be present; how to help care for other children who may be present; how to establish rapport with young patients and the people closest to them; how to have difficult conversations with parents; and more.
This course comprises seven modules that cover topics central to communicating with children, teens, or young adults (CTYA) and their families in the context of home-based care.
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What You’ll Learn
- Preparation – setting up the visit
- Communicating with the child, teen, or young adult
- Communicating with parents/family
- Communicating with the community
- Communicating with other providers and parents
- Goals of care
What You’ll Earn
4 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
Joan “Jody” Ramer Chrastek, RN, DNP, FPCN, PACCT (Pediatric Advanced Complex Care Team) coordinator for Fairview Home Care and Hospice, Minneapolis, MN.
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.