• Fact Sheet
  • May 30, 2019

Caring for the Complex Patient PLS Course Detail


Caring for the complex patient involves an interdisciplinary team to coordinate care across specialties as well as involvement from the family and caregivers. The goal of inpatient care is to have a successful transition to home. We will follow a long-term assisted ventilated patient via tracheostomy throughout this course.

Key Features: 

  • Scenarios and knowledge checks throughout
  • Interactions that incorporate several design elements presented in a new and different way
  • A scenario is woven from the beginning of the course to the end so we can see how Claudia Joy moves out of the hospital to her environment


  • Recognize the psychosocial impact of a chronic illness on the child and family.
  • Describe the importance of the interdisciplinary team in providing care to the patient and family.
  • Address the developmental needs of the child requiring long-term specialized care.
  • Identify interdisciplinary discharge planning needs for the chronically ill patient and family.


Quick Facts:  

  • 0.5 CNE contact hours and 1 CRCE contact hour
  • 35 minutes to complete
  • Appropriate for clinicians working in the NICU, PICU, ED and medical/surgical units.
  • This is an Intermediate PACO course

NOTE: This course is only available to staff at PLS Participating Hospitals through their Learning Management Systems. If you are interested, please check with your organization’s learning staff or contact Patty Kohn to learn more.