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Webinar - The Fatal Five

January 31, 2013 - February 28, 2013

This webinar will focus on five of the most common health risk factors and how to manage them in less restrictive settings.

The fatal Five are:
* Bowel Obstruction
* Aspiration Pneumonia
* Status Epilepticus
* Sepsis
* Dehydration

We will tell you how to recognize them in persons who do not communicate effectively and how to track them to allow early intervention. We will also discuss the Signs and Symptoms of settings that either help or hinder the development of the Fatal Five. The webinar will be applicable to clinical, administrative and program services professionals.

Karen Green McGowan, RN, CDDN will be the Presenter. The webinar will last one hour and allow time for Q&A.

Ms. McGowan is a clinical nurse consultant who specializes in technical assistance to agencies serving persons with complex health needs. She has provided training, technical assistance and curriculum development to clinicians, administrators and direct care staff in identifying and removing or reducing health barriers to development for over 35 of her 47 years in the field of DD/ID. She has developed systems approaches to identifying health risk potential and assisted several states in the design and implementation of strategies to manage individuals in dispersed community systems.

Additionally, in the second link found below is information on the Development Disabilities Nurses Association's (DDNA) upcoming pre-conference on April 26 and Conference on 27-29, 2013. View the link to learn about the great things this conference will offer healthcare professionals.

Click here to view Recorded Webinar (Please allow time for the video to download.)

Click here to view the DDNA 2013 Education Conference information