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Presentation from the COT Specialist Section - Learning Disabilities conference 2010

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  • ICT services for People with Learning Disabilities Edinburgh, September 2010 Chris Austin College of Occupational Therapists chris.austin@cot.co.ukOccupation matters College of Occupational Therapists COTSS PLD Conference, 23-24 September 2010
  • Workshop overviewOptimise:Independence, safety, choice, participation in the community ...•What are ICT services•Future possibilities•What can we do?
  • ICT - Information and Communication TechnologiesInformation technology• Computers• Electronic devices ...Communication technology• Networking / Internet• Mobile phones, mobile computing ...
  • What are ICT services• Electronic care records• Telecare services• Telehealth services• Mobile Health and Social Care
  • Electronic care records• Record all information electronically• Records are structured and partially coded• Systems will exchange data / information• Support integrated care planning• Support emergency and unscheduled care• Enable audit, research and service evaluation
  • Telecare services‘... The continuous, automatic and remote monitoring of realtime emergencies and life-style changes over time in order tomanage the risks associated with independent living.’Tunstall (2010)Alarm units and sensors placed around the home -whereabouts, accidents and falls, epilepsy (in bed), floodingin bathroom, cooking, firesCCTV in the home, outside the front door (Bogus callers)
  • TelehealthTelehealth is ‘… the provision of health services at a distanceusing a range of digital technologies.’Scottish Centre for Telehealth - http://www.sct.scot.nhs.uk/Mainly relevant to long term conditions –stroke, diabetes, COPD, paediatrics, mental health ...•Videoconferencing: clinical decision support•Monitoring: blood pressure, pulse, weight, oxygen saturation
  • Mobile ‘Health & Social’ Care• Mobile phone, laptop, PDA ...• Access to information (Records, internet and databases)• Support for staff (Safety, changed appointments, emergencies)
  • Future possibilities• Office-lite, mobile office• Telecare as a mainstream commodity• Integrated shared care records• Optimise level of independence and participation in the community• Routine outcomes measurement, audit, research and evaluation.
  • What can we do?• Networking and sharing• Innovation / invention• Piloting, auditing, publishing• Research• Education – students and staff
  • ReferencesBECTA (2005) ‘Coming of age: Effective use of ICT for adults with severe learningdisabilities’. http://www.becta.org.ukTunstall (2010) ‘Learning Disabilities: Solutions for independent living – keyinformation for health and social care professionals and carers’. TunstallHealthcare. Download from:http://www.tunstallhealth.com/assets/literature/Learning%20disabilities%20guide%2003.10.pdfUniversity of Stirling, Joint Improvement Team, The Dementia Servicesdevelopment Centre (2010) ‘Telecare and learning disability: Using telecareeffectively in the support of people with learning disabilities’. University of Stirling.Download from:http://www.jitscotland.org.uk/downloads/1284108625-00260%20Telecare%20and%20learning%20disability.pdf