From Hospital to Home: A Pediatric Providers perspective on Best and Worst Case Scenarios in Catastrophic Injury


The transition from hospital to home with a child who has experienced a catastrophic injury can be both celebratory and frightening. Although inpatient medical teams assist parents in preparation for discharge, most parents are ill prepared for what life will be like once home. The role of the Nurse Life Care Planner (NLCP) in a case involving a child may focus not only on determining immediate needs but future needs through the child’s lifespan. In this webinar, the speaker shares from a provider’s perspective challenges technology dependent children and their families face, both in the hospital and at discharge. This webinar hopes to provide the NLCP with valuable information that will support them when anticipating the needs for future care in children with significant medical complexity.


  1. Identify three essential provisions that must be in place in the life of a technology dependent child in order to provide the safest home environment in which to grow.
  2. Discuss major components that directly impact a child’s mobility at various stages of growth while requiring dependence on life saving technology.
  3. Recognize the many hardships families of children suffering a catastrophic injury take on and list two care options that might be available for families

Date: December 9th, 2020
When: 1:00 PM (EST)


About The Presenter: 
Marsha Blount is a Pediatric Nurse Practitioner with over 35 years of experience in nursing care of children who are technology dependent. She began her nursing career in Texas working in the Pediatric ICU and fell in love with children with acute and chronic pulmonary disease. Throughout her career she has remained steadfast in providing quality care to children with chronic lung disease, Cystic Fibrosis, Muscular Dystrophy and many rare and unusual lung diseases. For the past 18 years she has worked at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital (#3 in Nation 10 yrs. in a row!!) in the Transitional Care center where she manages and treats children who are tracheostomy tube and ventilator dependent with complex medical needs. In addition to this, she owns her own business (MB Consulting, LLC) and serves as a Nurse Expert Witness in a variety of pediatric legal cases with a niche in catastrophic trach/vent cases. She just completed her education as a nurse life care planner through FIG and hopes to create the best life care plans for children with catastrophic injuries.

Presenter: Marsha Blount, MSN APRN

Presentation Date:  Dec 9th, 2020

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