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CP State Offering Online Curriculum to Improve I/DD Healthcare

Posted on November 11, 2021

Better Care=Better Lives

CP State Offering Online Curriculum to Improve I/DD HealthcareFeaturing Continuing Education Courses for Clinicians in New York State

 CP State, in partnership with the Mother Cabrini Health Foundation, is proud to offer a FREE educational training series to all New York State clinicians, including physicians, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, nurses, therapists, dentists, students of these disciplines, and any health professional who works one-on-one with patients.  This training series teaches the fundamentals of IDD healthcare that every clinician should know.

The “Curriculum in IDD Healthcare”, written and delivered by Craig Escude, MD, FAAFP, FAADM, with over 20 years’ experience providing medical care for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities, is an online training course which includes 5 hours of CME credit for prescribing clinicians and 6 CEU nursing credits.  There are six (6) modules within the course covering everything from healthcare basics in IDD to common behavioral presentations of medical conditions in people with IDD.  Learners can complete this 4.5 hour course at their own pace through CP State’s learning management system.

The “Fatal Five Advanced E-Learn Course” was developed to educate clinicians on the topic of the fatal five conditions affecting individuals with IDD, to include:  aspiration, bowel obstruction, dehydration, seizures, sepsis, and GERD.  This 6-hour self-paced course provides 7 CEU credit hours for registered nurses.

Additional training courses are available for case managers, direct support professionals, and non-clinical personnel.  CP State will continue to add new courses to the library as they become available.

All courses will be presented on the SAP/Litmos learning management system platform, administered by CP State. To sign up for your free account to gain access to our online library of training courses, visit www.cpstate.org/bettercare.  Please allow 1-2 business days for your account to be established.  At that point, you will receive an email generated directly from SAP/Litmos.  Note:  The SAP/Litmos email may end up in your junk or spam folders unless you alert your IT staff or spam filter to allow an email to come from this source. The SAP/Litmos email will provide a link for creating your own personal password and finalizing your new account.  CP State will follow up with a separate email to you which includes step-by-step instructions on accessing the training courses.

Please forward this information to any and all health professionals within your organization and your community.  Anyone can take advantage of this educational series as a way to improve performance in delivering high quality services to individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities.

If you have any questions, please feel free to reach out to Cindy Morris, Project Director for the Clinician Training Program, at (518) 612-4510 or via email at cmorris@cpstate.org.  Thank you.