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PEDD Webinar Series: The Patient Support System

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Title: The Patient Support System

Date: Aug. 21, 2012 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM EDT

Presenters: Jeffrey Okamoto, Liz Perkins

Jeffrey Okamoto, MD, FAAP, is the medical director of the Developmental Disabilities Division for the State of Hawaii (Medicaid Waiver for adults and children with intellectual or developmental disabilities). He is board certified in both Pediatrics and in Developmental-Behavioral Pediatrics. He enjoys clinical work at Kapiolani Medical Center for Women and Children and is on faculty at the John A. Burns School of Medicine (JABSOM).

Dr. Okamoto obtained his MD degree at JABSOM at the University of Hawaii at Manoa. His residency in Pediatrics was at Kaiser Permanente Los Angeles and his fellowship in Developmental Behavioral Pediatrics at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles (CHLA). He also obtained a certificate from the Leadership Education in Neurodevelopmental and related Disorders (LEND) program at CHLA.

Dr. Okamoto was a Public Policy Fellow in Washington DC for the Joseph P. Kennedy Jr. Foundation from July 2010 to June 2011.

Dr. Elizabeth Perkins is a Research Assistant Professor and Health Coordinator at the Florida Center for Inclusive Communities (FCIC), at the University of South Florida. Dr. Perkins has a PhD in Aging Studies and a BA (summa cum laude) in Psychology, both from USF. She is originally from the United Kingdom where she is an RNMH, a registered nurse from the United Kingdom, trained specifically in the field of intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD). She is an expert on aging people with intellectual disabilities and their caregiver issues. Dr. Perkins’ work has been published in a variety of journals including JAMA, Academic Medicine, Clinical Gerontologist, and Journal of Policy and Practice in Intellectual Disabilities. Dr. Perkins currently serves on the Board of Directors of the American Association on Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities.  Part of her role with FCIC is to educate health professionals regarding people with disabilities.

Learning Objectives:

  • Describe the roles and responsibilities of individuals within a patient’s circle of support.
  • Assess the impact that health and non-health professionals across disciplines have on that patient’s health and wellbeing.
  • Illustrate ways that a physician influences patient health and wellbeing via the patient’s support system.
  • Identify and access local resources that impact the health, inclusion and independence of individuals with ID/DD.
  • Anticipate high-risk situations within the healthcare system when patient safety may be jeopardized.
  • Assess patient vulnerability as it relates physical abuse, sexual abuse and financial exploitation.
  • Design patient-specific recommendations to reduce the risk of physical injury.
  • Florida Health Passport

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