Posts about Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities
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.
The Fatal Four: How Constipation Impacts Health
Constipation stinks, but it doesn’t have to be deadly. Having more information available about this condition in the Fatal Four can help your organization better serve those at higher risk.
The Fatal Four: Aspiration’s Dangers and Key Interventions
People with IDD have a higher risk of problems swallowing and aspiration. Find out why and what to do about it now.
Obstacles to Healthcare for People with IDD
Providing health care for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities requires understanding multiple factors and numerous challenges.
Developing Supervisory Skills in QIDPs
For IDD service providers, improving the supervisory skills of their qualified intellectual disability professionals (QIDPs) is an essential part of any DSP retention strategy.
Addressing the Other Causes of DSP Turnover
The average turnover rate for direct support professionals (DSPs) at organizations that provide services to people with intellectual and developmental disabilities is 45%. Here are the some of the reasons why.
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