The purpose of the course, Managing Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder in the Emergency Setting, is to enhance the care of children with Autism Spectrum Disorder in the prehospital and emergency department settings. It will cover topics including; 

--Categorization of characteristics common in patients with ASD 

-- Unique challenges in the emergency setting for patients with ASD 

--Preparation of the ED and EMS environment to improve clinical encounters for children with ASD 

--Methods for providing care for children with special needs 

--Medications for painless procedures in the Emergency Department  

--Use of medications for situations where behavior cannot be deescalated 

The goal of this material is to provide tools with which prehospital and ED staff can prepare for and meet the needs of children with autism spectrum disorders.  

This course has been approved for 1.0 hours of continuing education hours. 

Continuing education hours have been approved by the Illinois Department of Public Health Division of Emergency Medical Services and Highway Safety. 

Course Expiration: May 31, 2024