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Wednesday, October 31 • 8:00am - 9:00am
Special Needs, Special Patients: Tips for Assessment, Treatment and Transport

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Whether it’s an acute exacerbation of a chronic problem or an unrelated medical or trauma situation that impacts care, patients with long-term special needs and disabilities can pose special challenges. This session will provide an overview of several chronic conditions—including autism, cerebral palsy, language disorders, spina bifida, intellectual disabilities, and sensory deficits—as well as suggestions for facilitating communication with patients and family members and recommendations for assessment, treatment, and transport.

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Katherine Koch, MEd, PhD, NRP

Assistant Professor of Educational Studies, St. Mary's College
Katherine Koch, MEd, PhD, NRP, is an Assistant Professor of Educational Studies at St. Mary's College of Maryland where she teaches courses on special education, learning disabilities, emotional and behavioral disorders, and research design. She’s also a paramedic and officer with... Read More →

Wednesday October 31, 2018 8:00am - 9:00am CDT
Room 205C