Winter Webinar Session
The Fatal Five Plus curriculum reviews the top five conditions plus 2 additional conditions linked to the highest preventable death of people with IDD in residential care settings, and those who are aging. The curriculum focuses on understanding, recognizing, and preventing these common conditions.
Training and developing your staff to assist with the diagnosis, treatment, and management of these fatal conditions will improve the quality of the care you provide and potentially save lives. This session is intended for direct support professionals, or any team manager that provides direct care.
The Fatal Five Plus
Plus GERD and COVID-19
Dr. Craig Escudé is a board-certified Fellow of the American Academy of Family Physicians and the American Academy of Developmental Medicine, and is the President of Health Risk Screening, Inc. He served as medical director of Hudspeth Regional Center in Mississippi and is the founder of DETECT, the Developmental Evaluation, Training and Educational Consultative Team of Mississippi. He has more than 20 years of clinical experience providing medical care for people with IDD and complex medical conditions and is the author of “Clinical Pearls in IDD Healthcare” and the “Curriculum in IDD Healthcare.”
Mark Davis is the President and CEO of Pennsylvania Advocacy and Resources for Autism and Intellectual Disability. Mr. Davis is actively involved with the American Network for Community Options and Resources (ANCOR), serving as co-chair of the Alternative Payment Model Workgroup and as a member of the Government Relations Advisory Committee. Previously, Mark was the President of the Ohio Provider Resource Association (OPRA). As president of OPRA, Mr. Davis helped design and implement innovative system reforms for Ohioans with intellectual and developmental disabilities. As part of his role at OPRA, he was co-chair of Advocates for Ohio’s Future, a broad-based health and human services coalition of almost 500 organizations.
Breckon Anderson is a dedicated and compassionate RN with over 20 years of experience in the IDD (Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities) field. Breckon graduated from the University of Southern Maine with a Bachelor of Science in Therapeutic Recreation in 2002, and a Bachelor of Science in Nursing in 2006 with an understudy of holistic medicine. Breckon is currently the President of MEDDN (Maine Developmental Disabilities Nursing Network) and has extensive experience in advocating for disability rights. Breckon has been teaching CRMA and relevant medical courses for the past 10 years and is currently employed as a Nurse Consultant/ Nurse Educator at GMS in Westbrook Maine.
Jennifer Courtois received her RN degree through New Hampshire Hospital School of Nursing. Jennifer has been active in nursing for 40+ years. Currently, Jennifer is employed as a Nurse Consultant/ Nurse Educator at GMS in Westbrook Maine and a Consulting RN for Memory Care Assisted Living. Prior to her work at GMS, Jennifer worked in several area Hospitals and Home Health agencies for many years. Jennifer specializes in staff and patient education for diabetes management, C.N.A., CRMA, PSS, and SLO Medication classes. Jennifer is an active member of the Maine & American Association of Diabetes Educators, Maine Developmental Disabilities Nurses Network (Secretary) & Certified Brain Injury Specialist.