Posts about Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities
DSP Survey Results: The Need for Respect
It’s clear from the responses we received that a little appreciation can go a long way toward keeping DSPs happy and increasing retention.
DSP Survey Results: The Inside Scoop on Turnover
A nationwide survey puts the weighted average DSP turnover rate at 43.8%, and of those who left, half had been on the job for 12 months or fewer.
DSP Survey Results: Frustrations with Management
There are a number of issues that may be the cause of dissatisfaction with management and supervisors. Take a look at some of our DSP survey results.
4 FAQs about Personnel Assessments for IDD Service Providers
Most sectors of the healthcare industry have been using personnel assessments for years, but these tools are new in the field of intellectual and developmental disabilities.
What Makes IDD Nurses Different?
Finding the right nurse or filling in knowledge gaps of your current nursing staff can improve the quality of life of the individuals you serve, and it may even save lives.
Lack of Nursing Research in the Field of IDD
The lack of research and available evidence-based practice in the field of IDD is apparent. What steps can you take to make an impact on care?
Personnel Assessments at Work in IDD Organizations
In many parts of the healthcare industry, the use of personnel assessments in hiring, placement and development is widespread. But, ....
11 Steps to Implementing a DSP Peer Mentoring Program
A peer mentorship program for your DSPs is a great way to increase employee engagement and retention. Get started on a DSP peer mentoring program with these steps.
IDD Nursing: The Challenges of Role Ambiguity and Diverse Settings
IDD nurses and the individuals they support deserve a synthesized approach to nursing care that addresses role ambiguity across settings.
Adults with Autism: Supporting Quality of Life
For those individuals who need significant care and supports, the transition into adulthood often is full of unknowns. What kinds of supports does an adult with autism need?
The Fatal Four: What You Need to Know About Seizures
Many individuals with IDD have epilepsy in addition to another disability. Learn how to help the individuals you serve prevent seizures and avoid injuries.
Intellectual and Developmental Disability: A Need for Educated Healthcare Clinicians
As care of individuals with IDD has shifted from institutions into the community, the need for educated healthcare clinicians has increased.
The Fatal Four: Dehydration Signs and Risk Factors
Dehydration should not be taken lightly. Recognizing the risk factors and following these tips will help you prevent a dangerous condition before it starts.
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