Foundational Pediatric Care Delivery
This 5.5 CE hour, self-paced online course takes a deep dive into the differences between palliative care and hospice, as well as how they differ for adults and children. It reviews concurrent care for children, including how to identify patients who are eligible, and explores a wide range of pediatric diagnoses, common medical devices used in children with serious illness, and important elements of care coordination.
With advances in medical care and technology, more individuals of all ages are living longer with serious illness. This is especially true in pediatrics. Hospice and palliative care providers need special skills to deliver high-quality care to these complex patients and their families.
This course describes trajectories of illness in infants, children, teens, and young adults receiving hospice or palliative care, as well as medical devices commonly used in pediatric palliative care patients. It also explores the importance of intentional and effective care coordination in supporting young patients and their families.
You’ll receive four modules that deliver important knowledge, skills, and resources in pediatric hospice and palliative care, including understanding the policies that govern concurrent care; identifying types of serious illness and long-term outcomes in pediatric patients; describing common issues involving medical devices such as feeding tubes and central lines; and more.
Enroll in the certificate program for $989.
What You’ll Learn
- Understanding the differences between pediatric palliative versus hospice care
- Most common categories of pediatric diagnoses seen in pediatric hospice and palliative care patients
- Comparing and contrasting differences in how medical devices are used in children versus adults
- Sources of care and support that families with seriously ill children might receive for care coordination
What You’ll Earn
5.5 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.