“In response to requests, Dr Susan Abend of The Right Care Now Project would like to assure everyone that the attached tool can be freely distributed to all residential providers. As a physician who treats people with I/DD and other disabilities, her perspective of what the doctor should know is GOLD! She asked me to clarify the following:
"Please note this is a COVID-specific information transfer document. This document provides healthcare workers the information they will need (in a format most usable to them) to begin proper assessment and treatment.
It is most helpful if carried by a patient who is separated from a caregiver, but it is also essential for the caregiver to bring to the hospital. It should be partially completed for each individual ahead of time, and updated with current symptoms just before transfer, if needed.”