Nursing CPD Institute

Autism & Patient Care – Nurses are the Front Line

CPD Hours: 1
Current as at 10 November 2020
Statistics show that autistic individuals seek help from emergency departments and community clinics far less frequently than non autistic people. Gaining an understanding of autism can increase the level of health care autistics access.

Tracks:

“Examine alternate methods of communicating with autistic individuals”

Course Content

Statistics show that autistic individuals seek help from emergency departments and community clinics far less frequently than non autistic people. This is directly linked to their combined autism characteristics:

  • Communication issues;
  • Sensory issues; and
  • Executive functioning ability.

Gaining an understanding of autism and making simple adjustments to the patient intake process can increase the level of health care autistics access. 

Learning Outcomes

In this session you will:

  • Gain an understanding of Autism characteristics
  • Recognise sensory distress
  • Explore/Examine alternate methods of communicating with autistic individuals
  • Review your methodology 
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