Handle with Care: Top Ten Tips a Nurse Should Know Before Caring for a Hospitalized Child with Autism Spectrum Disorder
Our Same Day Surgery unit often cares for children with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). Transitioning through the perioperative sites, meeting new caregivers, and facing many stressors on a surgical day. The hospital visit is often very difficult for children with ASD and their families, resulting in escalating behaviors and unsafe acting out, placing child and caregivers at risk for injury, also, a traumatic experience can negatively impact child\family overall experience.
Following the Journal Club participation, the participant will be able to identify describe up to 10 pointers caregivers can use when providing care to children with autism spectrum disorder.
In support of improving patient care, the University of Pittsburgh is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.
This activity is approved for the following credit: ANCC, Other health care professionals will receive a certificate of attendance confirming the number of contact hours commensurate with the extent of participation in this activity.
- 1.00 ANCCUPMC Provider Unit is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation