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Deborah Boroughs, RN, MSN

Deborah Boroughs Instructor Bio:
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.

Deborah Boroughs's Continuing Education Courses

Behavior Management Strategies for Children with Special Needs

Behavior Management Strategies for Children with Special Needs

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… Read Morearrow_right

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Introduction to Pediatric Home Care Nursing: Children and Adolescents

Introduction to Pediatric Home Care Nursing: Children and Adolescents

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.… Read Morearrow_right

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Pediatrics: Home Care Nursing of the Complex, Fragile Child

Pediatrics: Home Care Nursing of the Complex, Fragile Child

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… Read Morearrow_right

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Introduction to Pediatric Home Care: Infants and Toddlers

Introduction to Pediatric Home Care: Infants and Toddlers

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… Read Morearrow_right

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Preventing Accidental Deaths of Ventilator-Dependent Patients Part 1

Preventing Accidental Deaths of Ventilator-Dependent Patients Part 1

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… Read Morearrow_right

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Preventing Accidental Deaths of Ventilator-Dependent Patients Part 2

Preventing Accidental Deaths of Ventilator-Dependent Patients Part 2

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… Read Morearrow_right

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