Homeward Bound

Homeward Bound

The Monroe Carell Jr. Children's Hospital at Vanderbilt Homeward Bound program provides caregivers with the skills required to care for their child's healthcare needs outside of the hospital environment.


How to Register

  • Staff may register Parents / Caregivers for as many Homeward Bound classes that are needed (click registration logo to the right).
  • Translation services can be requested for caregivers not fluent in English during the registration process.
  • Instructor Led Homeward Bound classes are not offered on: Wednesdays, Saturdays, Sundays, and Holidays. 
  • If Homeward Bound teaching is needed on days instructor led classes are not offered, use "EZTV - Homeward Bound Resources" (below). 
  • If you would like more information about the Homeward Bound program, please contact homeward.bound@vumc.org.


Class Topics
Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR)
Tracheostomy Care 1 & 2 (English, Spanish)
NG Feeding Tube Care (English, Spanish)
Central Line [Hickman / Broviac]
Home Care After Heart Surgery (English, Spanish)
G-Tube Care (English, Spanish)


Video  - Homeward Bound Resources
EZTV Family/Patient Videos
How to Watch EZTV Videos
Homeward Bound Class Codes:


Adult/Child CPR, Choking and AED Videos

Checking an Unconscious Adult or Child

Adult and Child CPR

Conscious Choking Adult/Child

Unconscious Choking Adult/Child

Using an AED


Infant CPR, Choking and AED Videos

Checking an Unconscious Infant

Infant CPR

Conscious Choking Infant

Unconscious Choking Infant

Using an AED