Virtual Home Visit for a Child with Medical Complexity

Virtual Home Visit for a Child with Medical Complexity

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Cost: $50

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In support of improving patient care, Boston Children's Hospital is accredited by the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for the healthcare team.


Boston Children’s Hospital designates this live activity for a maximum of 1.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in this activity. AAPA accepts AMA category 1 credit for the PRA from organizations accredited by ACCME.


American Board of Pediatrics

Successful completion of this CME activity, which includes participation in the activity, with individual assessments of the participant and feedback to the participant, enables the participant to earn 1.50 MOC points in the American Board of Pediatrics’ (ABP) Maintenance of Certification (MOC) program. It is the CME activity provider’s responsibility to submit participant completion information to ACCME for the purpose of granting ABP MOC credit.


Boston Children’s Hospital designates this activity for 1.50 contact hours for nurses. Nurses should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Course Information


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.


The Savage Family; The Virtual Home Visit Working Group; BCH Academy for Teaching and Educational Innovation and Scholarship Health Professions’ Education Grant

Instructional Time

1 hours, 30 minutes


  • Accredited Course: $50
  • Non-Accredited Course: $0

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.

Expiration Dates

  • Approved: 05/28/2019
  • Released: 06/11/2019
  • Expires: 05/28/2021

Course Format

Self-paced, using text and video, with post-test assessments. Requires 80% or higher score to earn CME credit. Online course assessment. Requires Safari (v6 or higher), Chrome (v38 or higher), Internet Explorer (v11 or higher), or Firefox (v23 or higher).

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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.


Course Director(s)

Kathleen Huth, MD, MMSc
Physician, Complex Care Service
Boston Children's Hospital

Lori Newman, MEd
Faculty Development Educator, Department of Medical Education
Boston Children's Hospital


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Course Director(s)

No disclosures to report:

Kathleen Huth, MD, MMSc; Lori Newman, MEd

Course Reviewer(s)

No disclosures to report:

Laura Amar-Dolan, MD; Jennifer Perez, MD; Laurie Glader, MD; Elizabeth Pingree, MD; Kelly Wills, MD; Miya Bernson-Leung, MD; Marie Morris RN; Joyce LoChiatto RN

Course Planner(s)

No disclosures to report:

Alan Leichtner, MD; Dan Schwartz, EdM

Commercial and Financial Support Disclosure

This program receives no commercial support.