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 PA 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 as an nurse educator of home care nurses. Personally, she is the mother of eight children, six of whom are adopted with complex health care needs, including two ventilator-dependent children.
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… read more
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… read more
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… read more
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… read more