The Complete Guide to Autism for Healthcare Professionals

The Complete Guide to Autism for Healthcare Professionals

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This book is a comprehensive guide in understanding autism, formulating effective communication strategies, and developing best care practices for health care professionals. It covers sensory issues, pain tolerance, body awareness, communication challenges, legal and ethical issues, HIPPA compliance, Americans with Disabilities Act, and many more issues associated with dealing with a patient or others on the autism spectrum.

It's important for healthcare professionals to realize that communication starts at the Admissions Desk and follows through to the patient's discharge. Whether the patient is simply going for a routine doctor's appointment or getting admitted for major surgery, the autism patient needs specialized care for optimal results. This book is geared for use in healthcare curriculum courses as well as use as a guidebook for all healthcare and allied healthcare providers.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 277 pages
  • 215 x 279 x 10.16mm | 362.87g
  • Arlington, United States
  • English
  • 1941765440
  • 9781941765449
  • 962,424

Table of contents

Chapter 1: What Is Autism?
Chapter 2: Demonstration Activity of Being Autistic
Chapter 3: Looking Through My Autistic Eyes at the Healthcare System
Chapter 4: Thinking Outside the Box
Chapter 5: Communicating with the Autistic Patient
Chapter 6: Sensory Issues & Sensory Processing Disorder
Chapter 7: Adaptation of the Environment
Chapter 8: Meltdowns & Safety
Chapter 9: Pain Perception of the Individual with Autism
Chapter 10: Preparing the Autistic Patient for an Exam or Procedure
Chapter 11: The Importance of Websites, Videos and Albums to Prep the Autistic Patient
Chapter 12: Identification of Autistic Patients
Chapter 13: Emergency Department
Chapter 14: In-Patient Admissions of a Patient with ASD
Chapter 15: Preparing for the Operating Room
Chapter 16: Anesthesia for the Autistic Patient
Chapter 17: Women's Health
Chapter 18: HIPPA Requirements
Chapter 19: American's with Disabilities Act
Chapter 20: Putting All the Pieces Together
Chapter 21: The Parents: The Unsung Heroes Conclusion
References Links
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About Anita Lesko

Anita Lesco was diagnosed with Asperger's syndrome at age fifty. She graduated from Columbia University in New York City with a Master of Science degree in nurse anesthesia in 1988. She's has worked as a certified registered nurse anesthetist, specializing in anesthesia for neurosurgery,ever since graduation.

As an advocate for people with Asperger's syndrome, Anita founded a support group which meets monthly for people of all ages with Asperger's, their families, and friends,. She is the author of the book Asperger's Syndrome: When Life Hands You Lemons, Make Lemonade. She is the founder and CEO of "Born With Asperger's", an educational and help site for not only people with Asperger's but their families, employers, fellow employees, educators, neighbors, and anyone who might know someone with Asperger's.
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