HRS-U produces training that focuses on the care of people with intellectual and developmental disabilities. The I/DD population is unlike any other, they have special needs that traditional training rarely covers.
We collaborated with the University of Georgia and Georgia DBHDD with guidance from the Department of Justice to produce a series of eLearn Modules. These online courses address the specific I/DD needs—and we are expanding the library all the time.
The Fatal Five are five commonly identified causes of preventable death in persons with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities and in persons who are aging.
The Fatal Five encompasses those conditions that, when recognized early and treated promptly, can save lives and prevent negative changes in the person's health.
These five conditions are:
HRS has developed an eLearn series covering the subject of The Fatal Five plus two additional, important topics:
The Fatal Five series has a choice of three courses with their own focus depending on whether you are a DSP, a clinician or a Case Manager. Each module includes easy-to-understand content with illustrations, knowledge checks and scenarios to enhance understanding.
If you work closely with these individuals, you need this information! Taking these courses will give you the ability to recognize early signs and symptoms of these conditions and feel empowered to do something about it!
Intended for Direct Support Professionals, especially if they have not been previously educated on the subject of The Fatal Five.
Intended for licensed staff such as clinicians and nursing staff.
This course is intended for Support Coordinators, Case Managers and Case Expeditors.