Children Entering Care: Physical Health Issues

This class explores health care concerns for children entering care, including: the medical home, health care evaluations, physical health issues

Instructors Dr. Robert Nickel, a developmental pediatrician specializing in caring for children with special health care needs
Course Duration 2 credit hours
Course Delivery Self-Directed, Online
Course Provider Foster Parent College
Course Type Self-Directed, Online

As many as 80% of children coming into care have a medical condition and many have not experienced regular health care. This course explores common physical health issues for children entering care, and how parents can collaborate with health care and community providers to support their children's medical need

At the end of this course, you will be able to:

  • describe the "medical home"
  • describe the role of primary care physician (PCP)
  • define "chronic" and "acute"
  • know what to expect in initial and follow-up health care visits
  • describe common physical health issues for children entering care
  • understand how to support children with acute and chronic medical conditions

Course Details

Course Type: Self-Directed, Online
Duration: 2 credit hours
Mandatory for P.R.I.D.E. Levels of Pay:
Recertification Required:
Provided by: Foster Parent College
Training Type:

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