Nursing | Community Education Initiative

Boston Children's Hospital's Department of Medicine Patient Services is committed to increasing education in pediatric issues to community providers who care for them.

The following programs provide a comprehensive update of current trends and nursing/medical management of the pediatric population by Boston Children's Hospital specialists.

These programs are intended for:

  • school nurses
  • educators
  • community healthcare providers
  • families
  • students


Mark your calendars!    

COVID 2.0 - click below to register today for this free lecture:

2021 VIRTUAL VOTING DAY CONFERENCE

Tuesday November 2, 2021 

Heart to Heart: Understanding Cardiac Disorders and Care for the School Aged Child 

8:30am to 2:15pm (EST) with lunch break from 11:45am to 12:15pm, nursing contact hours and PDP's pending, $90 registration fee, virtual conference via Zoom

School district purchase orders are accepted, must be on file at least 7 days prior to program date.  Please email judi.naar@childrens.harvard.edu for more information.

*Topics to include:

Lipid disorders/heart health

Pulmonary Hypertension

Heart failure/transplants

VADS

Cardiac Fitness

(*topics subject to change, all registered attendees will be notified of any changes to the days agenda)

Register HERE for this program!

CEI LECTURE SERIES 2021-2022

  • Each session held LIVE via Zoom, $40 per session, 2.0 nursing contact hours/2.0 PDPs each session awarded upon completion of evaluation
  • Time: 4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. (EST)
  • Purchase orders are accepted and must be emailed to judi.naar@childrens.harvard.edu along with nurse’s name and email address
  • All zoom access and handouts will be emailed out to all registered attendees the day before each program.

10/13/21 - Take Charge: Prevention and Management of Pediatric Button Battery & Magnet Ingestion

November - TBA

December - TBA

January - TBA

February -TBA

March -TBA

April -TBA

May -TBA

REGISTER NOW

AVAILABLE NOW! Please click HERE to go to website.

 

PEDIATRIC HEALTH ASSESSMENT SERIES

All of the health assessments listed below were recorded and are available online.  

Please visit us HERE to register.

Bundle pricing is still available (10 for $200) please reach out to 

Judi Naar for information on how to enroll with the special pricing.

     

THE SCHOOL NURSE AND COVID-19 

Session I - COVID-19 Overview for School Nurses: What We Know Now:

Watch recording HERE (password to access is: 2s^1VrDW)

Please click HERE for handouts and HERE to complete the evaluation after viewing (2.0 PDPs offered)

Session II - How to Protect Yourself and Others: PPE and Infection Control in Schools:

Watch recording HERE (password may be needed: 7Q8ai+X0 )

Please click HERE for handouts and HERE to complete the evaluation after viewing (2.0 PDPs offered)

Session III - Caring for High Risk Students in the Time of COVID-19

Watch recording HERE (NO passcode needed)

Please click HERE for handouts and HERE to complete the evaluation after viewing (2.0 PDP's offered)

Session IV - Self-Care and Supporting Others During the Era of COVID-19

Watch recording HERE (NO passcode needed)

Please click HERE for handouts and HERE to complete the evaluation after viewing (1.5 PDP's offered)

How to Create Your Own Virtual Nurses Office

Watch recording HERE

Please click HERE for handouts and HERE to complete the online evaluation after viewing (2.0 PDP's offered)

ADDITIONAL RESOURCES:

 

RETELL FOR SCHOOL NURSES – 3 courses available!

  • Helping Families at the Crossroads of Limited English Proficiency and Low Health Literacy
  • Refugee Trauma & Resilience
  • Identifying & Supporting Students Who Are Homeless
Please visit: http://ceiretell.lendboston.org

PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT TRAINING DAYS

Please take a moment to look over our Professional Development Program information. If you are looking to hold a program with us next year we would love to start planning now! Program Information HERE! We are able to offer ZOOM lectures as well as part of your professional development.

  • Please note: If you want the months of September/October, requests need to be into us by mid-June

WELLNESS FOR SCHOOL NURSES AND HEALTHCARE PROVIDERS

The Community Education Initiative is always looking to offer wellness programming for school nurses and community healthcare providers. This is an opportunity for renewal and to refresh your energies as a school nurse-for yourself and your students, colleagues and family!

We will provide an opportunity for you to learn new ways of incorporating balance in your life and the lives of others. Refresh your energy, renew your spirit, gain a new awareness and leave with a sense of relaxation. Come with an open heart and the intention to learn something new!

Stay tuned for more wellness opportunities during the 2021-2022 school year!

 

OTHER EDUCATIONAL OPPORTUNITES:

2021 BCH Pediatric Diabetes Update: Collaborating for Success in Diabetes Management                                                                                                                                                November 3rd, 10th and 17th from 4pm to 6pm (EST) via zoom platform.                                                                                                                                                                                        More information and registration HERE


GENERAL RESOURCES

Boston Children's Hospital "Think First Boston" National Injury prevention program info HERE and teen info HERE

Click HERE for more info!

CONTACT INFORMATION:

For questions about programs, contact:

Stephanie Porter, MSN, RN
Phone: 857-218-4333
Email: stephanie.porter@childrens.harvard.edu

Heather Engholm, RN, BSN, MPH
Phone: 857-218-4331
Email: heather.engholm@childrens.harvard.edu

For questions about payment and registration, contact:

Judi Naar
Phone: 617-355-8431
Fax: 617-730-0591
Email: judi.naar@childrens.harvard.edu