Emergency Healthcare in Adults with IDD: Management of Acute Behavioral and Psychiatric Emergencies Part 2

Title: Management of Acute Behavioral and Psychiatric Emergencies Part 2

Recorded: November 13, 2012

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 will focus on the evaluation and management of acute behavioral and psychiatric emergencies in those with IDD.

Presenters: Jarrett Barnhill, MD Department of Psychiatry, UNC School of Medicine and Sarah Ailey, PhD RN CDDN APHN-BC Associate Professor Department of Community, Systems and Mental Health Nursing led the presentation.

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 and is included at the end of this archived webinar.

Listeners will be able to identify: 

  • That behaviors may be communication
  • Strategies to manage patients with intellectual and developmental disabilities exhibiting aggressive and/or violent behaviors and to reduce such behaviors
  • Common medical/physical conditions that may mimic behavioral/psychiatric conditions
  • Common behavioral/psychiatric conditions and management in ED department
  • Community supports and how to collaborate for management of patients

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 1.25 credits). After watching the recorded webinar and passing a quiz with a 7 out of 10 score or better a printable/downloadable certificate will be awarded.

The cost to watch this archived webinar is $10.

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