A child with medical complexity is defined as one who has complex chronic health conditions associated with significant functional status limitations requiring increased expertise, health services, and resources1.
Children with medical complexity:
- Are more likely to require ICU admission than other paediatric populations2
- Experience more “preventable” hospital admissions (e.g. inadequate care coordination)3
- Stay in hospital eight times longer than other paediatric populations4
- Are at higher risk of medical error5
This curriculum focuses on children with medical complexity and includes 12 one-hour sessions that is offered monthly. Topics include but are not limited to:
- Sialorrhea and Respiratory related complications
- Feeding related issues
- An Interdisciplinary Approach to Care
- Other common co-morbidities/conditions (e.g. pain, neurogenic bladder, epilepsy, spasticity, hypotonia, etc)
- Support & Resources for children with complexities and their families
Have a case or topic you’d like to request? Contact us!
Paediatric Project ECHO is developing a new curriculum for Cycle 4 starting in January 2021.
In order for us to tailor the curriculum to your needs we encourage you to complete the needs assessment below. It will take ~10 minutes.
If you wish to participate, once you’ve completed the needs assessment your name will be entered into a raffle for a $50 gift card to a retailer of your choice.
Begin Cycle 4 Needs Assessment