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Webinar: Unique Considerations in Pediatric Life Care Planning

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The development of a pediatric life care plan offers the practitioner challenges and rewards, and this Webinar will address the unique role of the life care planner in the creation of an individualized, comprehensive, and life-long care plan for a child with chronic health conditions. It will also examine how the life care plan establishes an integrated continuum that can result in improved outcomes, a reduction in complications, and appropriate use of resources for children with chronic illnesses and catastrophic injuries. It is hoped that this Webinar will serve as a resource for life care planning specialists to educate families about the expected goods and services that they are likely to encounter to provide optimal care for their children with special healthcare needs.

Learning Objectives

  1. Explain why pediatric life care planning is unique
  2. Identify the possible needs for children with disabilities, to include seizure interventions and treatment of dental problems, as well as addressing dietary requirements, spasticity treatments, and interventions for scoliosis, hip dysplasia, and osteoporosis
  3. List adapted mobility equipment, alternative communication systems, and adapted recreational equipment, which provide social opportunities that might otherwise be impossible

Credits: 1.0 CEs of the following credits have been applied: ABVE, CCMC, CDMS, CLCP-MSCC, CRCC, CVE-CWA-CCAA (Pending Approval)


  • Kristi B. Bagnell, MD, FAAP, CLCP

    Kristi B. Bagnell, MD, FAAP, CLCP attended Indiana University School of Medicine and completed her pediatric residency at Indiana University Medical Center and James Whitcomb Riley Hospital for Children in 1995.She is board-certified by the American Board of Pediatrics. Dr. Bagnell has over 27 years of extensive private practice experience treating newborn through young adult patients in both inpatient and outpatient settings. She has participated on multiple boards and committees serving hospital and community needs and has given presentations on a variety of topics to numerous groups of professionals, parents, and children throughout her clinical years of practice.Dr. Bagnell is a certified life care planner and has developed a wide range of life care plans concerning individuals in the pediatric age group, from birth to 21 years. She has served on the Board of the International Academy of Life Care Planners (IALCP) and is actively involved in the promotion of education for life care planners. Dr. Bagnell presented at the annual IALCP Symposium and has published in the Journal of Life Care Planning regarding life care planning for persons diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder.


February 15, 2023
Wed 12:00 PM CST

Duration 1H 0M

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