Emergency Healthcare in Adults with IDD: First Response for Individuals with I/DD

Title: First Response for Individuals with I/DD

Recorded: February 19, 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.

First Responders attending to an acute health emergency can have a significant impact upon the outcome of the event. The very important communication and coordination of care between the First Responders and the families and DSP's as well as with the Emergency Department will be reviewed in this Webinar.

Presenter: Rick Rader, MD Director, Morton J. Kent Habilitation Center, Orange Grove Center, Editor-in-Chief. Exceptional Parent Magazine, and Vice President of External Affairs, AADMD led the discussion.

This Webinar is appropriate for anyone who supports and cares for someone with IDD including self-advocates, families, DSP's, psychologists, therapists, first responders, 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:

  • Common reasons people with intellectual and developmental disabilities need first response
  • Common difficulties in first response for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities
  • Communication tips for working with people with intellectual and developmental disabilities and caregivers, including de-escalation techniques
  • Considerations in disaster preparedness for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities

The cost of this archived webinar is $10.

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