Introduction to the Module
You will understand the sensory implications of the hospital environment, what a person with IDD may encounter when they are hospitalized and nursing interventions to support coping and comfort.
Introduction of the Subject Matter Expert:
Dr. Amy Jerum, DNP, RN, FNP, CPNP-PC, PMHS-BC
Dr. Amy Jerum is the pediatric specialist for the Golisano Institute of Developmental Disability Nursing and a visiting assistant professor of nursing at the Wegmans School of Nursing at St. John Fisher University. Dr. Jerum served as the director of workforce development for the University of Rochester Medical Center, Division of Transitional Care Medicine and Complex Care Center that serves the needs of children and adolescents with IDD and families. She is a PNP at Monroe Community Hospital Pediatric Unit and the UR Department of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry/Project TEACH.
What you will learn:
- Understand the sensory implications of the hospital environment
- Describe characteristics of sensory-smart spaces
- Apply elements of sensory-smart spaces to the patient care environment