Emergency Healthcare in Adults with IDD: What is Happening in Policy that Affects Emergency and Acute Care for Individuals with I/DD

Title: What is Happening in Policy that Affects Emergency and Acute Care for Individuals with I/DD

Recorded: March 5, 2013

Individuals with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities (IDD) often have complex and fragile health issues which commonly result in the need for acute health interventions. The ability to provide accurate and safe health practices in an acute health emergency is often very challenging due to a number of circumstances including language barriers, miscommunication, lack of chronic disease data, as well as a lack of training by health professionals of the complexities of health issues in those with IDD. Health outcomes, quality of life, support staff and family burden as well as a significant economic strain could be alleviated by the creation of educational events and the development of standards of care practices.

This Webinar reviewed and discussed the various policy issues which affect emergency and acute care for people with intellectual and developmental and developmental disabilities. Aspects of the movement towards managed care Medicaid programs as well as a discussion of Initiatives aimed at decreasing preventable emergency hospitalizations and hospital readmissions for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities through improvements in primary care will be reviewed in this Webinar.

Presenters: Joe Caldwell, Phd Policy Analyst with AUCD, Adjunct Assistant Research Professor with the Department of Disability and Human Development and Sarah Ailey PhD, RN APHN-BC. Rush University College of Nursing, Community and Mental Health Nursing will be leading the discussion.

This Webinar is appropriate for anyone who supports and cares for someone with IDD including self-advocates, families, DSP's, psychologists, therapists, support agencies, and healthcare providers.

A brief Q & A followed the presentation.

This webinar is accredited by the American Academy of Family Physicians for 1.25 hours of prescribed credit (recognized by the AMA as equivalent to Category 1 Credit) for those who attend this webinar live or view the archived version.

Listeners will be able to identify:

  • Aspects of the movement toward managed care Medicaid program that will impact people with I/DD
  • What we have learned from demonstration programs to integrate (primary and mental health care) for people with I/DD
  • Initiatives aimed at decreasing preventable emergency hospitalizations and hospital readmissions for people with I/DD through improvements in primary care

The cost of this webinar is $10.

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