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Training Opportunity in Chicago for Families and Caregivers of Children with Complex Medical Needs


Wednesday, July 24, 2024    
8:00 am - 4:30 pm


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This free in-person training will take place July 24-25 at UIC’s Simulation and Integrative Learning Center in Chicago.

A special in-person training program for the families and caregivers of children with complex medical needs is happening on July 24-25 in Chicago.

This free two-day training will take place at the University of Illinois Chicago (UIC) Simulation and Integrative Learning (SAIL) Center on the fifth floor at 1220 S. Wood St. in Chicago.

Families have expressed the need for more support for parents/caregivers of children with complex medical needs. UIC’s Division of Specialized Care for Children is excited to partner with Almost Home Kids to provide this valuable training opportunity. It will offer essential tools and knowledge to help you in your caregiving journey.

The training will be from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. each day. The in-depth curriculum will include:

  • Reducing the risk of infection
  • Skin care
  • Daily care of the child with a tracheostomy and ventilator
  • Activity and movement
  • Equipment and alarms
  • Gastrostomy care and feeding
  • Tracheostomy basics
  • Respiratory assessment and interventions
  • Ventilator training with hands-on practice
  • Emergency preparedness
  • Caregiver resiliency and well-being
  • Simulation learning experience

You can also see the Caregiver Simulated Training flyer or read our news post for more details.

Please sign up online to participate in the training. There is no cost to attend.

For more information, email or contact Yolanda Rivera at