Like many holidays, Christmas can be a challenge for those on the autism spectrum. Holidays often disrupt routines and bring an array of new foods, sounds and smells – all of which can be overwhelming or distressing for individuals with autism. By planning ahead, you can help your child have an enjoyable holiday.
When it comes to using and managing your medications, it is important to play an active role in your own healthcare. Because health risks accompany all medications, talk to your doctor or pharmacist about your medicines. According to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), a drug is approved and considered safe enough when the benefits outweigh the known risks. To reduce risks and receive the most benefits, especially when taking multiple medications, the FDA encourages you to practice SAFER:
Having highly trained and educated nurses is a priority at Freeman Health System. The Nursing Education Fund is available to eligible Freeman nurses who want to further their nursing education. Money from the fund can be used for advancing a degree, a specialty certification (which can help an RN achieve a higher level in TAPP), healthcare projects or conferences that may be too expensive to attend without assistance.