Emergency Medical Services (EMS) Response: Providing Care to Autistic Patients [2016]
Date: Wednesday, March 8, 2017
Time: 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Location: Greater Columbus Convention Center
Room: A110

   Kelly Austin, VP Training/Sr. Risk Manager, KLA Risk Consulting

Track: Emergency Preparedness and Response
Secondary Track: Medical
Session Type: Educational Session
Skill Level: Basic


One in 68 children are born with autism. The disorder affects more than 2 million people in the U.S. Since there are often no physical markers of autism, it is critical for EMS personnel to learn how to recognize a patient with autism, the potential challenges of treating an autistic patient, and the techniques that can assist in providing care. Learn to recognize autistic patients when you encounter them and adjust your care delivery.

Learning Objectives:
Expolain how to increase recognition of autistic patients
Identify three challenges in treatment
Describe specific adjustments in the delivery of care

CEU Hours:  
  IACET: 0.1
  CCM: 1
  CRC: 1
  RN: 1
  CDMS: 1
  EMS: 1.2
  BWC Discount Programs: 1

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