Early Recognition of Emerging Health Problems

This two hour training program may incorporate the FASSTrack© Software Program (Fast Assessment of Signs and Symptoms Tracking) to instruct Direct Support Professionals (DSPs) to observe early signs and symptoms of new or changing health concerns among their clients who have I/DD and accurately communicate these observations to nursing personnel in Community-Based Agencies (CBAs). It aims to establish continuity of health care services so that nursing staff and administrators can see DSPs as health advocates and develop better communication strategies in organizations that support “the voice” of DSPs. The RRTC will provide ongoing technical assistance.
People working with adults who have intellectual and/or developmental disabilities.

By the end of the workshop, you will be able to:
  1. Identify the importance of early detection of new or changing health problems in persons with I/DD,
  2. Review the role of DSPs in observing and reporting signs and symptoms of emerging health problems,
  3. Review the importance of observing and reporting emerging health problems among persons with I/DD,
  4. Practice strategies for better communication using the signs and symptoms observation checklist, and
  5. Describe Signs and Symptoms Checklist and how to use it.
Beth Marks and Jasmina Sisirak have been offering training to people with I/DD and community-based organizations serving people with disabilities for the past decade both locally and nationally. Both presenters have extensive practical and theoretical experience in developing and implementing exercise and health education classes for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities.

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On-Site Training
- We will travel to your agency and provide training. Please contact us for cost and additional information.

For more information on scheduling a workshop please contact Jasmina Sisirak at [email protected] or call 312-996-3982. Workshop space limited to 20-25 participants.

Two CEUs provided for Nursing Home Administrators, QSP, Social Workers (LCSW, LSW, LPC, LCPC), Speech Language Pathologists, Physical Therapists, Occupational Therapists