Disability Types - Autism
This activity will improve feelings of empowerment for both nurse/ staff member and patients. It will also help to improve patient satisfaction and outcomes.
This course is designed for nurse practitioners, nurses, and other health care professionals who seek improved quality of care for the patients.
Upon completion of this activity, participants should be able to:
- Explain what Autism is.
- Categorize and discern between (as well as make connections among) Autism, ADHD, and neurodivergence in general.
- Apply “support labels” more than “functioning labels”
- Identify and implement appropriate approaches to communication with patients with Autism and similar diagnoses (including finding the apps on the Effective Communication iPads that would be useful for patients with Autism and similar disabilities).
- Order and use a Sensory Toolkit and understand its use.
- Apply their knowledge to caring with patients with Autism.
Ashli Molinero, DSc - Director, UPMC Disabilities Resource Center at UPMC
Kaitlin A Kerr, RN, MSN - Clinical Educator for Disability Awareness - Disabilities Resources Center at UPMC
Conflict of Interest Disclosure:
No planners, members of the planning committee, speakers, presenters, authors, content reviewers and/or anyone else in a position to control the content of this education activity have relevant financial relationships to disclose.
In support of improving patient care, the University of Pittsburgh is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) and the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.
The maximum number of hours awarded for this Continuing Nursing Education activity is 1.0 contact hours.
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
- 1.00 Attendance
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