Tools for the primary care of adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities
The primary care practice tools were first published in 2011 by the Developmental Disabilities Primary Care Initiative, in collaboration with the Medication Use Management Services (MUMS) in Tools for the Primary Care of People with Developmental Disabilities. The 2019 version was developed with input from family physicians, primary care providers, and caregivers with experience in caring for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities. These tools support primary care providers implementing the Canadian consensus guidelines on the primary care of adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD).
The tools promote preventive care actions that might easily be overlooked in adults with IDD, such as, screening, immunizations, and medication reviews. Types of tools included are:
- tip sheets that provide information on how to adjust healthcare practices to meet the specific needs of these patients
- point-of-care forms providing guidance for healthcare decision making, health checks, and mental health assessments
- monitoring charts for tracking various health issues that provide a basis for developing and evaluating protocols to interventions
- patient and caregiver tools that facilitate healthcare interactions
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