The purpose of this course is to provide nurses in home health and community care settings the information they need to care for children with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities (IDD). IDD is defined and the most common etiologies and comorbid conditions are presented. Finally, strategies to effectively manage the symptoms of children with IDD and integrate them into the community through education and service coordination are taught.
Section 1: Introduction A. About This Course B. Learning Objectives Section 2: History and Prevalence A. Condition Versus Disability B. Descriptors C. Prevalence D. Review E. Summary Section 3: Definition of IDD A. What is IDD? B. Intellectual Functioning C. Adaptive Behavior D. Signs of IDD E. How IDD is Diagnosed F. Review G. Summary Section 4: Etiologies of IDD and Comorbid Conditions A. Causes of IDD B. Development of IDD C. Comorbid Conditions D. Diabetes E. Nursing Considerations F. Your Role G. Review H. Summary Section 5: Global Health Concerns A. Considerations B. Healthy Weight C. Pain Control D. Pain Assessment Tool E. Sleep Hygiene F. Oral and Dental Care G. Aspiration and Feeding Concerns H. Safety and Self Care I. Self-Injury J. Nursing Management Considerations K. Physiological Needs L. Psychological Needs M. Review N. Summary Section 6: Common Health Problems A. The "Fatal Five" B. Respiratory Complications and Gastrointestinal Issues C. Skin Problems D. Allergies E. Genitourinary Complications F. Dehydration G. Seizures H. Review I. Summary Section 7: Conclusion A. Summary B. Course Contributor C. Resources D. References E. Congratulations F. Exam
Sherry has been a Pediatric Nurse for 26 years and a Pediatric Nurse Practitioner for 18 years. She has worked in tertiary care hospitals, pediatric home health, college health, and pediatric outpatient clinical settings during these years. She is certified by the Pediatric Nursing Certification Board, and is a member of Sigma Theta Tau Nursing Honor Society. She has worked with all ages of children during her career. Disclosure: Sherry Bryan, MSN, CPNP-PC has declared that no conflict of interest, Relevant Financial Relationship or Relevant Non-Financial Relationship exists.
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