Please register for Learning Annex: The Fatal Five on October 17, 2017 2:00 PM EDT at:
What is the Fatal Five?
The Fatal Five are five commonly identified causes of preventable death in persons with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities and in persons who are aging.
When recognized early and treated promptly, one can save lives and prevent negative changes in the person’s health.
These five conditions are:
• Bowel Obstruction
Dr. Escude’s over 20 years of experience providing primary care for people with mental and developmental issues gives him a distinct perspective on their healthcare needs. He is a board-certified Fellow of the American Academy of Family Physicians and serves as medical director of Hudspeth Regional Center, a state residential program in Mississippi for those with severe and profound intellectual and developmental disabilities in Mississippi. He is also a provider of healthcare for people with Serious Mental Illnesses at MS State Hospital in Whitfield. He is the founder and clinical director of DETECT, the Developmental Evaluation, Training and Educational Consultative Team of Mississippi: whose purpose is to educate, train, and support community-based medical and dental providers who provide care for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities. Dr. Escude is a sought-after speaker on healthcare for people with IDD in local, regional and national venues.