The Complete Guide To Autism & Healthcare: Advice For Medical Professionals And People On The Spectrum by Anita LeskoThe Complete Guide To Autism & Healthcare: Advice For Medical Professionals And People On The Spectrum by Anita Lesko

The Complete Guide To Autism & Healthcare: Advice For Medical Professionals And People On The…

byAnita Lesko

Paperback | September 20, 2017

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Quality advice from a nurse with autism! This book is geared for use in healthcare curriculum courses, as well as a guidebook for all healthcare and allied healthcare providers. It's important for healthcare professionals to realize that communication starts at the Admissions Desk, and follows through to the patient's discharge. Whether the patient is simply going for a routine doctor's appointment, or getting admitted for major surgery, the autism patient needs specialized care for optimal results. This book is a comprehensive guide in understanding autism, formulating effective communication strategies, and developing the best care practices. It covers sensory issues, pain tolerance, body awareness, communication challenges, legal and ethical issues, HIPPA compliance, Americans with Disabilities Act, and much more.
Anita was diagnosed with Asperger's syndrome at age fifty. She graduated from Columbia University in New York City with a Master of Science degree in nurse anesthesia in 1988. She's worked as a certified registered nurse anesthetist, specializing in anesthesia for neurosurgery ever since graduation. An advocate for people with Asperger...
Title:The Complete Guide To Autism & Healthcare: Advice For Medical Professionals And People On The…Format:PaperbackDimensions:11 × 8.5 × 0.68 inPublished:September 20, 2017Publisher:Future HorizonsLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:1941765440

ISBN - 13:9781941765449


From the Author

Anita Lesko has gifted the autism community with this important, groundbreaking work that will become the essential volume on health care issues and patient-centered care for autistic individuals. There is no one person who is more qualified to write this seminal work than Anita, who is a renowned autistic self-advocate and a nurse anesthetist with decades of experience in medical settings. Health care professionals, educators, parents and autistic individuals all need to have this book as a critical resource, and are so fortunate to have a compassionate professional with Anita's expertise sharing her personal experiences, professional knowledge and practical advice. Thanks to Anita, autistic children and adults, and their families will now be able to navigate the maze of health care services with greater knowledge and confidence. Barry M. Prizant, Ph.D., CCC-SLPAdjunct Professor at Brown University, Director at Childhood Communication Services in Cranston, RI

Table of Contents

FOREWORD INTRODUCTION Chapter 1: What Is Autism? Chapter 2: Demonstration Activity of Being Autistic Chapter 3: Looking Through My Autistic Eyes at the Healthcare System Chapter 4: Thinking Outside the Box Chapter 5: Communicating with the Autistic Patient Chapter 6: Sensory Issues & Sensory Processing Disorder Chapter 7: Adaptation of the Environment Chapter 8: Meltdowns & Safety Chapter 9: Pain Perception of the Individual with Autism Chapter 10: Preparing the Autistic Patient for an Exam or Procedure Chapter 11: The Importance of Websites, Videos and Albums To Prep the Autistic Patient Chapter 12: Identification of Autistic Patients Chapter 13: Emergency Department Chapter 14: In-Patient Admissions of a Patient with ASD Chapter 15: Preparing for the Operating Room Chapter 16: Anesthesia for the Autistic Patient Chapter 17: Women's Health Chapter 18: HIPPA Compliance Chapter 19: American's with Disabilities Act Chapter 20: Putting All the Pieces Together Chapter 21: The Parents: The Unsung Heroes Conclusion References Links

Editorial Reviews

A first of its kind, Anita Lesko employs a life time of hard-earned insights as a person with autism on providing medical care for individuals with autism from intake, through examination, to treatment. With nearly 3 decades as a nurse anesthesiologist, Ms. Lesko's detailed and step by step guide empowers doctors, nurses, others in allied fields, as well as parents and those on with autism to provide the best medical care possible. A must read for anyone who provides health care for individuals on the autism spectrum. Stephen M. Shore, EdD. Internationally renowned educator, author, consultant and presenter Person with autism