– by Craig, L Escudé, MD – Medical Director, Hudspeth Regional Center and Clinical Director and developer of DETECT
Medical care for those with intellectual and developmental disabilities can be challenging. There are variations in presentations of medical conditions that are often intertwined with behavioral issues. Separating these can be difficult. With the trend toward community living for those with intellectual and developmental disabilities, there is a greater need for community medical providers to become attuned to caring for their needs. This program seeks to provide participants with an overview of specific illnesses and medical issues related to medical care for those with disabilities. Topics covered include aspiration pneumonia, constipation, seizures, dehydration, fever work-up, lab testing recommendations, wheel chairs and adaptive equipment use, dental care and billing codes. Presentation time: 60-90 minutes and it is approved for 1 hour of Continuing Medical Education by the MS Department of Mental Health
This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the Essential Areas and policies of the Mississippi State Medical Association through the Mississippi Department of Mental Health. The Mississippi Department of Mental Health is accredited by the Mississippi State MedicalAssociation to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
The Mississippi Department of Mental Health designates this live educational activity for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.