Healthcare Needs for People with IDD: Vital Signs

Healthcare Needs for People with IDD: Vital Signs 

As a person who supports individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD), you must be able to recognize and document illnesses and injuries of the individuals whom you support. Doing this can minimize their pain, promote recovery, and improve their quality of life. This course describes how to take vital signs for individuals with IDD. This course is the second in a five-part series on health needs for people with IDD.


Hours: 0.75


Certificates provided by accrediting body (1 Match)

National Alliance for Direct Support Professionals

0.75 HOURS

This activity is approved for 0.75 contact hours.

Course Details

Course Code: REL-IDD-0-HNPI2
Hours: 0.75
Type: Online Course
Content Expiration Date: 12/31/2022
Learning Objectives:
Identify vital signs and describe the importance of vital sign assessment for people with IDD.
List potential questions to consider while assessing specific vital signs.
Explain the importance of accurately taking vital signs.

Section 1: Introduction A. About This Course B. Learning Objectives Section 2: Vital Signs A. Vital Signs B. Temperature C. Pulse D. Respiratory Rate E. Blood Pressure F. Review G. Summary Section 3: Vital Signs Accuracy A. Accuracy B. Questions to Consider C. Special Considerations for People with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities D. Review E. Summary Section 4: Conclusion A. Summary B. Course Contributor C. References D. Congratulations! E. Exam

Instructor: Adam Roesner, BSN
Adam Roesner, BSN has been working with various quality measures optimization since 2013. His experience in program management in both clinical and performance measures allows a unique perspective on the challenge faced by healthcare systems today. Adam has presented trainings on HCAHPS programs for sales forces and executive leadership alike, and has managed various skin health and HCAHPS educational programs and bundles for acute, post-acute, and IDN facilities. Disclosure: Adam Roesner, BSN has declared that no conflict of interest, Relevant Financial Relationship or Relevant Non-Financial Relationship exists.
Target Audience:
The target audience for this course is: Entry, Intermediate level Direct Support Professionals; in the following settings: Intellectual Developmental Disabilities.
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Course Delivery Method and Format
Asynchronous/Online Distance Learning; please see certificate details for specifics on delivery format.
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