Caring for Pediatric Hospice Patients

By Nursing CE Central

  • Text-Based CME
  • Aug 10, 2021 - Aug 10, 2024
  • Contact Hours : 2
  • USD 30.00


Caring for Pediatric Hospice Patients is organized by Nursing CE Central.

Course Created on: August 10, 2021
Course Expires on: August 10, 2024

Target Audience: Registered Nurses (RN), Advanced Practice Registered Nurses (APRN), Licensed Practical Nurses (LPN/LVN)

Caring for patients with a terminal illness can often be challenging, but those difficulties are multiplied when it is a pediatric patient. Nurses often find that they also have informal patients, in addition to the child: parents, family, caregivers, community members, and so forth. On top of this, when the child qualifies for hospice care, this can make matters even more daunting for all parties involved. This course is designed to walk nurses through the basics of life-threatening childhood illnesses, information about hospice and palliative care, and what resources are available for those working with the pediatric hospice population.

Course Objectives:
After completing this course, the learner will be able to:
• Explain the differences between palliative care and hospice. 
• Identify the most common childhood cancers. 
• List other chronic and potentially terminal conditions that affect the pediatric population. 
• List some needs of the pediatric hospice population and their caregivers. 
• Identify resources for pediatric hospice patients and family members.

Course Outline:
• Introduction and Justification 
• Palliative Care and Adult vs. Pediatric Hospice 
• Cancer in Childhood 
• Caring for a Pediatric Hospice Patient: A Case Study 
• Who is Involved in Palliative and Hospice Care?  
• Case Study cont. 
• Factors of Childhood Hospice 
• The Non-Hospice Nurse’s Role 
• Comfort Measures and In-depth Support for the Pediatric Hospice Population 
• Community Resources and Support for Pediatric Palliative/Hospice Care Patients  
• An Insider’s Perspective 
• Conclusion 


Registration Name Category Last Date Price
Course Fee Final Fee 10 Aug, 2024 USD 30.00


  • Hospice
  • Palliative Care

Credit Info

Accreditation Statement:
Nursing CE Central is accredited as a provider of nursing continuing professional development by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

In this course we will discuss pediatric hospice patients and their care. It will take the average learner 120 minutes to complete.

Contact Hours Awarded: 2

Accreditations + Approvals:
• American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) (P0614)
• California Board of Registered Nursing (CEP 17418)
• Kentucky Board of Nursing (7-0090)
• Louisiana State Board of Nursing (58)
• New York State Department of Education (IC 208)
• Florida Board of Nursing (50-23983)

  • Contact Hours : 2


  • Hospice and Palliative Medicine
  • Nursing
  • Nurse Practitioners

Target Audience

  • Nursing
  • Nursing - RN
  • Nursing - LPN
  • Nursing - RN
  • Advanced Practice Nurse

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