This inaugural session of the 10-part Collaborative Conversations with Families to Advance the Clinical Care of Children with Medical Complexities (CMC) and Disabilities (C6) seminar series provided an overview of the topics that will be delivered throughout the series. Co-leads Dr. Eyal Cohen and Dr. Catherine Diskin were joined by family representatives to speak on a 2020 international study that prioritized key clinical research questions that will be the topic for each session.
Shared care-planning for children with special health care needs (CSHCN) must start with a comprehensive view of the child and family and be anchored to their unique strengths, needs, context, and aspirations. The Child and Adolescent Health Measurement Initiative designed and piloted the CARE_PATH for Kids, a novel three-step, family-centered approach to the process of creating Shared Plans of Care (SPoC) for CSHCN that complements existing models in the field.
Being discharged from the hospital is a vulnerable time for families and caregivers of children with special health care needs (CSHCN). Appropriate resources and support are essential for care at home and can prevent complications or readmission. The California-based Nurse-led Discharge Learning (CANDLE) Collaborative brings together interdisciplinary clinicians to improve discharge care delivery for CSHCN. Learn about two new discharge practices: closed-loop medication reconciliation and tailored medication teaching, and multidisciplinary discharge rounds with early discharge notification. Speakers share how these innovative practices can be integrated into existing clinical workflows.
Hear from two statewide projects – a parent leadership training program and a hospital learning collaborative – that are integrating families as equal partners in addressing system issues. They discuss what it really takes to foster an effective and sustainable collaboration.
This webinar on family needs for home health care and potential workforce and policy solutions features the perspectives of a parent advocate, a home health care administrator, a pediatrician, and a state official.
Learn about an innovative methodology using system-level data to identify children with health complexity, that is based on medical and social complexity, and how it is improving quality of care in Oregon.
A wide range of issues must be addressed to improve the system of care for children with special health care needs.Staff members of the Lucile Packard Foundation for Children’s Health presented an overview of topics that are a priority and related work that currently is under way to improve the system.