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Deborah Boroughs

RN, MSN

Deborah Boroughs, RN, MSN, has extensive professional and personal experience in the management of medically complex children. As an advanced practice nurse, she led a professional team of nurses and social workers as the director of the Pennsylvania Ventilator Assisted Children's Home Program (VACHP), a Pennsylvania Department of Health program with offices at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia and Pittsburgh Children's Hospital. She is a much-published author of professional journal articles and textbook chapters, and a lecturer about care of the complex pediatric patient. She has taught pediatric and community health nursing at two universities. She currently serves as a consultant to home care agencies, an expert witness for legal cases, and a nurse educator of home care nurses. Personally, she is the mother of eight children, six of whom are adopted and have complex health care needs, including two ventilator-dependent children.

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Preventing Accidental Deaths of Ventilator-Dependent Patients Part 1

Presented by Deborah Boroughs, RN, MSN

Preventing Accidental Deaths of Ventilator-Dependent Patients Part 1

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Video Runtime: 36 Minutes; Learning Assessment Runtime: 16 Minutes

This course is part one of a two-part series that provides an overview of home nursing care of children who are ventilator-dependent. Discussion of the high-risk nature of nursing care for these children is presented. Longitudinal data regarding preventable deaths of children who are supported by mechanical ventilation at home is detailed. Adequate skill preparation of caregivers to meet the complex needs of these children is proposed. The importance of ongoing nurse and family caregiver training is validated.

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Preventing Accidental Deaths of Ventilator-Dependent Patients Part 2

Presented by Deborah Boroughs, RN, MSN

Preventing Accidental Deaths of Ventilator-Dependent Patients Part 2

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Video Runtime: 35 Minutes; Learning Assessment Runtime: 28 Minutes

This course is part two of a two-part series that provides an overview of home nursing care of children who are ventilator-dependent. Discussion of the high-risk nature of nursing care for these children is presented. Longitudinal data regarding preventable deaths of children supported by mechanical ventilation at home is detailed. Adequate skill preparation of caregivers to meet the complex needs of these children is proposed. The importance of ongoing nurse and family caregiver training is validated.

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Behavior Management Strategies for Children with Special Needs

Presented by Deborah Boroughs, RN, MSN

Behavior Management Strategies for Children with Special Needs

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This course provides students with an overview of managing challenging behaviors of children with special health care needs in pediatric home care. The importance for the home care nurse to recognize that behavior is a form of communication is emphasized. Improper response by the nurse to challenging behavior can result in negative outcomes for the child and family. Home care nurses have a unique opportunity to provide behavior support to the child and family. This course will identify the (1) common causes of challenging behavior in children with special needs, (2) examples of challenging behaviors in these children with disabilities, and (3) core components of positive behavior support and communication for home care nurses.

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Introduction to Pediatric Home Care Nursing: Children and Adolescents

Presented by Deborah Boroughs, RN, MSN

Introduction to Pediatric Home Care Nursing: Children and Adolescents

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This course provides students with an overview of nursing care in the home of children and adolescents with complex health care needs. The three most common diagnoses of children and adolescents who receive home care nursing are identified. Normal growth and development patterns are described so that the home care nurse may detect pathologic deviations. General physical assessment home care guidelines for children and adolescents are outlined. Required skill preparation for the pediatric home care nurse to autonomously provide proficient, safe care to a child or adolescent with complex medical needs is presented. The role of the home care nurse in fostering independence and self-care in the child or adolescent with special health care needs is described.

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Pediatrics: Home Care Nursing of the Complex, Fragile Child

Presented by Deborah Boroughs, RN, MSN

Pediatrics: Home Care Nursing of the Complex, Fragile Child

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This course gives students an overview of the high-stake, high-risk nature of nursing care in the home of medically-complex, fragile children. Common diagnostic categories of children with complex health care needs who receive in-home nursing care are identified. Primary preventable causes of death in pediatric home care are listed. Nurse competence to care for the fragile child and family at home is defined. Essential training components for the home care nurse are listed.

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Introduction to Pediatric Home Care: Infants and Toddlers

Presented by Deborah Boroughs, RN, MSN

Introduction to Pediatric Home Care: Infants and Toddlers

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This course provides students with an overview of nursing care in the home of infants and toddlers with special health care needs. Important differences between nursing care of children and adults are differentiated. Normal growth and development patterns are described so that the home care nurse may detect pathologic deviations and 'red flags' that may indicate abnormal growth and development. Common diagnoses of infant and toddlers who receive in-home nursing care are identified. General assessment home care guidelines for infants and toddlers are outlined. Required skill preparation for pediatric home care nurses to become proficient and safe to deliver autonomous care to an infant or toddler with complex medical needs is presented.

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