Virtual Home Visit for a Child with Medical Complexity

Virtual Home Visit for a Child with Medical Complexity

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In this module, learners will be introduced to an approach to the care of a child with medical complexity in the home and community, with insights from a family's experience. Areas of focus in the module include accessibility of the home environment, medication safety, post-discharge considerations, care of medical technologies including feeding tubes and non-invasive ventilation, and opportunities for community participation. 

Learning Objectives

  • Describe important considerations in evaluating the home environment for accessibility and safety for children with medical complexity (CMC).
  • Recognize the potential for error in a) medication administration, and b) durable medical equipment use in the home.
  • Describe common issues that occur for CMC during transitions in care.
  • Demonstrate an approach to routine care and troubleshooting of common medical technologies including feeding tubes and non-invasive ventilation.
  • Describe barriers and opportunities for participation of CMC in school, recreation, social activities, and family life.
  • Explain the important role of provider-family partnerships in the care of CMC.

Target Audience

Pediatricians, Primary Care and Family Physicians, Physician Assistants, Nurse Practitioners, Nurses, and other healthcare providers and trainees involved in the care of children with medical complexity

Curriculum Director

Kathleen Huth, MD, MMSc


The Savage Family; The Virtual Home Visit Working Group (Kathleen Huth, MD, MMSc; Lori Newman, MEd; Daniel Schwartz, EdM; Laura Amar-Dolan, MD; Jennifer Perez, MD; Laurie Glader, MD; Alan Leichtner, MD); BCH Academy for Teaching and Educational Innovation and Scholarship Health Professions’ Education Grant

Release Date

  • Released: January 31, 2019