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Discharge Planning: Pediatric Acute Care Virtual Conference

Course: #6302Level: Intermediate 1 Hour 268 Reviews

The role of occupational therapy practitioners as members of an interdisciplinary team in adult acute care settings is well established; however, specific evidence-based discharge planning recommendations for pediatric clients are less known. This course explores recent literature describing the unique needs of children discharged from the hospital and calls for a family-centered, interdisciplinary approach. This is Day 5 of the Pediatric Acute Care Virtual Conference.

Course created on April 9, 2024

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Course Type: Video

CEUs/Hours Offered: AOTA/0.1 Intermediate, OT Service Delivery, Foundational Knowledge, 09014; CE Broker/1.0 CE Broker #20-1194670; IACET/0.1; NBCOT PDUs/1.25 Intermediate, Pediatrics

Learning Outcomes

  • checkmarkAfter this course, participants will be able to recognize the unique needs of hospitalized pediatric patients and special considerations for the safe discharge of children from hospital settings.
  • checkmarkAfter this course, participants will be able to list specific family-centered interventions and interprofessional collaboration efforts to promote positive outcomes through hospital discharge and various transitions of care.
  • checkmarkAfter this course, participants will be able to apply evidence-based knowledge regarding discharge planning for optimized functional outcomes in pediatric acute care practice settings.


0-5 Minutes Introduction
5-15 Minutes Background, review of learning outcomes, overview of standard discharge considerations
15-25 Minutes Unique discharge considerations in pediatric acute care practice settings
25-35 Minutes Importance of family-centered care within the context of acute care settings
35-45 Minutes Interprofessional collaboration for discharge planning
45-55 Minutes Application of learned concepts related to the discharge planning process
55-60 Minutes Summary; Q&A


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Presenter Disclosure: Financial: Julia Colman has received an honorarium for presenting this course. Non-financial: Julia Colman has no relevant non-financial relationships to disclose.

Sponsor Disclosure: This Course is presented by OccupationalTherapy.com, a Continued site.

Content Disclosure: This learning event does not focus exclusively on any specific product or service.

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American Occupational Therapy Association

American Occupational Therapy Association

OccupationalTherapy.com is an AOTA Approved Provider of professional development, #7659. Course approval ID# 09014. This distance learning - independent course is offered at 0.1 CEUs/contact hours (Intermediate level, OT Service Delivery, Foundational Knowledge Area). The assignment of AOTA CEUs does not imply endorsement of specific course content, products, or clinical procedures by AOTA.

CE Broker

CE Broker

OccupationalTherapy.com is an approved provider for CE Broker, provider #50-14558. This course is offered for 1.0 hours. If you are an OT/OTA in Alabama, Arizona, Florida, Georgia, Kansas, Louisiana, Michigan, Mississippi, Oklahoma, South Carolina or Tennessee, CE Broker may be of interest to you.

International Association for Continuing Education and Training

International Association for Continuing Education and Training

continued, LLC, DBA OccupationalTherapy.com, is accredited by the International Association for Continuing Education and Training (IACET). continued complies with the ANSI/IACET Standard, which is recognized internationally as a standard of excellence in instructional practices. As a result of this accreditation, continued is authorized to issue the IACET CEU. continued, LLC, is authorized by IACET to offer 0.1 CEUs for this program.

National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy

National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy

OccupationalTherapy.com is a NBCOT® Professional Development Provider. This course is offered for 1.25 NBCOT PDUs (Intermediate level, Pediatrics Area). NBCOT® is a registered trademark of The National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy, Inc.

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