Presented by Southern Cross Insurance Solutions
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This session is presented by FNU faculty member Dr. Kevin Scalf.
Autism Spectrum Disorder consists of a wide range of symptoms and can be very challenging for both client and caregiver. Effective treatment consists of gaining an understanding related to hypothesized causes, becoming familiar with both pharmacological and non-pharmacological treatment approaches, and learning how to support the individual that has been diagnosed with the disorder. In addition, caregivers must recognize the need for self-care, reflection, and health. To fully support and be an effective member of the treatment team, the caregiver must be able to utilize and employ coping strategies to help deal with stress, anxiety, and perceived failure.
1. By the end of the session, the participant will be able to choose the hypothesized etiology of Autism Spectrum Disorder
2. By the end of the session, the participant will be able to identify key nonpharmacologic and pharmacologic treatment strategies related to Autism Spectrum Disorder
3. By the end of the session, the participant will be able to identify the caregiver’s role in the treatment of Autism Spectrum Disorder
This activity is approved for 1.5 contact hours of continuing education (which includes 0.25 hour of pharmacology) by Frontier Nursing University. Activity ID # 22110001P. This activity was planned in accordance with ANCC Commission on Accreditation Standards and Policies. This activity has been approved through 11/15/23.
Meeting ID: 851 8084 5491
Dr. Scalf was born and raised in rural southeastern Kentucky and has always had a desire to improve the health and wellbeing of the community. His passion for healthcare began at an early age. Working in a variety of healthcare venues, Dr. Scalf has had the opportunity to appreciate the complexity and importance of high quality health care. He has worked as a Psychiatric-Mental Health Nurse Practitioner for the past 11 years and currently serves as the Clinical Transitions Coordinator for the PMHNP program at Frontier Nursing University. He truly loves being a part of helping patients and families reach a higher quality of health.