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Care and Treatment of Children with Special Needs

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Care and Treatment of Children with Special Needs

Sandra Jones EMT-P, FNP-BC

1 hour recorded audio and power point

Recorded on September 25, 2015

Course Description:  

Children with special health care needs (CSHCN) have medical conditions that could place them at greater risk during an illness. In addition, some children that acquire disabilities as a result of their injury or illness may need rehabilitation and other services that require special coordination of resources. It is important that everyone involved including parents, teachers, \nurses, doctors, and specialists are aware of a child’s special needs. This lecture and discussion will provide information, which will enhance their knowledge of the definition of special needs, and technology-assisted children and management based on the individual needs of the child.
Learning Objectives:
  • Identify children with diabilities and other special needs to include autism, cerebral palsy and Down Syndrome.
  • Discuss the unique assessment priorities of the initial, focused, and detailed examination for children with special health care needs
  • Explain the importance of collecting patient history and other assistance from parents or home care providers.
  • Describe special assessment considerations for children with paralysis.
  • Identify special resources available for referral and to assist families.

Sandy Jones, FNP-BC,MSN, EMT-P is currently the Chief Clinical Officer at Fast Pace Urgent Care in Tennessee. Starting with the company as a clinician she has seen the growth from three clinics to 26 clinics. She is a certified Family Practice Nurse Practitioner and has over 25 years of emergency care in pre-hospital and emergency care. Beginning her career in the military flying medevac she obtained her paramedic, nursing, and her MSN in family practice. Practicing for over 25 years at Vanderbilt University Hospital she worked in Adult/Pediatric Emergency Room and as a Flight nurse for Vanderbilt Life Flight.

Financial Disclosures:  The above faculty has nothing to disclose.  



Credit Information:

Designation Statement
The Urgent Care Association of America designates this enduring material activity for a maximum of 1 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)TM. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. 

Accreditation Statement
This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the Essential Areas and Policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education. Credit for this course is good for 1 year after purchase.


Submitting for Credit:  

If you would like to submit for either of the credit above, once you complete the activity you must submit for credit you will need to complete the 5 question exam.  You must answer 3 out of 5 correctly to receive credit.  Your credit will be placed in your profile under Professional Development or click on "My Credits".  Email with questions.  

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