Down Syndrome

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4.7 out of 5 (13 Reviews)

Credits

1.50

Post Assessment Questions

37

Expiration Date

31 Dec 2025

Last Reviewed

1 Jan 2023

Estimated Time To Finish

90 Minutes

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Activity Description

Down syndrome (trisomy 21) is a genetic disorder caused by the presence of all or a portion of a third chromosome 21. Patients typically present with mild to moderate intellectual disability, growth retardation, and characteristic facial features. This activity reviews the evaluation and management of Down syndrome and explains the role of the interprofessional team in improving care for patients with this condition.

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Target Audience

This activity has been designed to meet the educational needs of social workers.

Learning Objectives

At the conclusion of this activity, the learner will be better able to:

  • Describe the etiology of Down syndrome.
  • Identify atrial septal defects as the most common cardiac abnormalities in patients with Down syndrome.
  • Summarize the use of ultrasound, amniocentesis and chorionic villus sampling in the pre-natal diagnosis of Down syndrome.
  • Outline the importance of collaboration and communication among the interprofessional team to enhance the delivery of care and improve outcomes for patients affected by Down syndrome.

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  • Name: 'Newborn_with_Down_Syndrome.jpg' Attribution: Contributed by The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention -- ID# 2634/Dr. Godfrey P. Oakley (Public Domain)
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Reviews

Kelli B. on 9/28/2021

Gibi G. on 11/12/2021

please limit the number of questions for feedback. it takes more time to do this than going through questions for the topic.

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