HCQU West Guest Speakers & Special Events
Guest Speaker Webinars
AGING IN PERSONS WITH INTELLECTUAL AND DEVELOPMENTAL DISABILITIES
Presenter: Laura Robinson
Program Coordinator, Finger Lakes Geriatric Education Center
Presenter: Frederick Wetzel, RN, PhD, LNC, CDP, NCC
June 6, 2023
1 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
Similar to the US general population, adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD) are living longer, acquiring late-life co-morbidities, and experiencing common acute conditions. Lifelong physical and cognitive disabilities can complicate treatment for older adults wth IDD. During this presentation, we will identify and discuss age-related health concerns, address the importance of preventive health care and good nutrition, define diagnostic overshadowing, and establish how to advocate during medical appointments.
Laura Robinson is currently the Program Coordinator for the Finger Lakes Geriatric Education Center (FLGEC). She has over 30 years experience in the field of IDD.
Frederick Wetzel, PhD, is the former Downstate Director of the New York State Office for People with Developmental Disabilities (NYS OPWDD), Division of Quality Improvement/Bureau of Program Certfication. Since retiring from OPWDD in 2010, Dr. Wetzel has provided consulting services to various agencies providing supports and services to individuals with IDD, as well as attorneys and advocates
HCQU Staff presented WEBINARS/TRAININGS
During this in-person, hands-on training, participants will learn about the diabetes disease process, complications that occur, and the American Association of Diabetic Educators (AADE7tm) management, as well as hands-on instruction on insulin injections from a Certified Diabetic Educator (CDE). Location: Milestone HCQU West (MHW) - 1777 North Main Street Ext., Butler, PA. **Limited to 4 participants. All attendees must wear a mask and follow the MHW COVID-19 guidelines.**
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DIABETIC/INSULIN RECERTIFICATION CLASS
Has your Diabetic/Insulin certification expired or nearing expiration? If so, then you will want to take this interactive, recertification webinar. Participants will learn about the diabetes disease process, complications that occur, and the American Association of Diabetic Educators (AADE7tm) management, as well as hands-on instruction on the insulin injections from a Certified Diabetic Educator (CDE). **You will need a computer, webcam, and speakers. There are prerequisites for this class that must be completed prior to taking the webinar. Limited to 4 participants.**
|10 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.||
THE FATAL FIVE
There are five top health concerns that are the leading causes of often PREVENTABLE death in people with intellectual disabilities. Through this training we will look at these five conditions, and what we, as supporters, can do to reduce risk and possiby save lives.
|10 a.m. - 11 a.m.||
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