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A Hospital Program for Adults with I/DD: Improving the patient experience
Webinar took place on July 25
Adult patients with I/DD face unique challenges when hospitalized. They have longer lengths of stay and more adverse events than other patients. Many report feeling vulnerable, confused, fearful of unfamiliar people and procedures, and unsure of how to communicate needs and preferences to hospital staff. These feelings may lead to unwillingness to cooperate with medical care, which can compromise patient care and safety. Many providers lack the training and resources needed to calm these patients, communicate effectively with them, help them cope, and coordinate their care, and understand their disabilities which can lead to a number of complications within the hospital setting. This presentation will discuss a program at Rush University Medical Center that can improve the hospital experience for those with I/DD. It includes a pre-hospital tour program, a telephone hot line for special needs accommodations, procedure specific information booklets, an addendum to the nursing admission form, and enhanced staff education. Attendees will be able to identify hospital services that may improve the hospital experience and outcomes for adults with I/DD. The results of the SurveyMonkey taken by the attendees prior to the Webinar will be reviewed and discussed. This presentation is appropriate for anyone who cares about those with I/DD and their well being.
The results of the SurveyMonkey taken by the attendees prior to the Webinar will be reviewed and discussed. This presentation is appropriate for anyone who cares about those with I/DD and their well being.
Seth Keller, MD AADMD, Sarah Ailey, PhD, Rush University, and David O'Hara, Weshchester Institute on Human Development will be leading the discussion.
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