Thursday, August 12, 2010
Autism: Critical Information ALL nurses need
With autism rates skyrocketing (1:110 children and 1:70 boys), this course is a must-do. Why? Nurses and nurse educators learn very little about the specifics of caring for children--and now adults--with autism who are seen in nearly all health care settings. This course changes that.
Find out the parent’s side of healthcare encounters from a nurse practitioner who is the mother of a medically complex, profoundly autistic child. A physician who is an expert in autism will address possible causes, current treatment options and future research areas. A behavioral analyst who specializes in therapies and care coordination will share information on the components of a successful treatment plan. You will learn practical strategies to enable you to facilitate the best possible care. The program concludes with a parents’ panel – they will answer questions and recommend ways for nurses to support both patients and families in their journey through the healthcare system.
Date: October 8, 2010
Time: 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM
Location: Driscoll Hall, Villanova University
Fee: $129.00 - 5.5 contact hours
$99.00 Group rate of 3 or more
$79.00 Student Rate
Faculty: Karen Blake, MSN, RN, CRNP, Nemours/Alfred I. duPont Hospital for Children, (Main Line Division) Wilmington, DE and Adjunct Clinical Instructor, College of Nursing, Villanova University; John J. Schadler, Jr, MS, BCBA, Behavior Analyst, Melmark and Rhonda S. Walter, MD, Chief, Division of Developmental Medicine, Nemours/A. I. duPont Hospital for Children, Wilmington, DE
Register at http://www.villanova.edu/nursing/ce/registration.htm . Tell a friend!