Health Issues Causing Crisis – In Person Training

Overview:

Many individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities or memory impairments have difficulty understanding their pain/discomfort or telling others about it. Their lives can be greatly improved when pain/discomfort and its causes are discovered. This training seminar will help raise your awareness about sources of pin/discomfort that may negatively affect people you care for. This session will include:

  • Causes of pain and discomfort
  • Behavior clues individuals may give to show they are having discomfort or pain
  • Practical ways to help relieve pain
  • What to share with medical professionals when seeing care
  • Ways to try to prevent individuals from experiencing pain related to recurring health conditions

 

Register Here  $30

Training check in begins at 8:45 am.

Please notify Training & Consultation – comm.training@waisman.wisc.edu –  if you are unable to attend. Cancellations made after 5:00PM the day prior to the training will be charged the full registration fee.

 

About the Presenter:

Sherry Schultz, MSN-RN, CDDN, is the manager of the Waisman Center Wellness Inclusion Nurse (WIN) Program. She has been a registered nurse since 2001 continuing her education by earning her Master’s Degree in Nursing Education focusing on patient and family education in 2014. She is a Certified Developmental Disabilities Nurse, earning the designation in 2022. Sherry has vast experience working with children of all ages and adults with intellectual developmental disabilities in the healthcare environment, their homes, and various community settings. Sherry believes strongly in the need to include individuals with developmental disabilities in their health care and wellness goals to their fullest potential, and the importance of supporting and educating families and direct caregivers in all aspects of the care needed by those they support.

 

FFI: Please contact Michael Truman at 608-516-8410 or by email at mltruman@wisc.edu