img_2148The “Ds Medical Edge” is a Medical Outreach program that was developed as a result of new prenatal screenings for Down syndrome that are administered during the first trimester of pregnancy.  Modeled after The National Center for Prenatal and Postnatal Down Syndrome Resources, DSACO’s goal is to provide up-to-date, accurate information to obstetricians so they can be well informed when explaining the screenings and giving their patients a prenatal or postnatal diagnosis.  A Parent Packet is included in the materials for expecting parents.  DSACO information is also included to promote our resources and support.

The “Ds Medical Edge” program is run by trained volunteers to deliver resources to medical practitioners on a quarterly basis.  Our goal is to provide information to all appropriate physican offices in the 23 counties that we serve.  It’s a daunting task-but with your help, it can be accomplished.

 

Physician Resources

DSACO Referral Authorization Form
Fact Sheet
ODH Down Syndrome Fact Sheet 072015 (2)
Postnatal Diagnosis of Down Syndrome Synthesis of the Evidence on How Best to Deliver the News
Prenatal Diagnosis of Down Syndrome How Best to Deliver the News

Nurse Resources

DSACO Referral Authorization Form
How Nurses Can Help New Parents
Preferred Language Guide
ODH Down Syndrome Fact Sheet 072015 (2)

Additional resources can be found online at www.lettercase.org.

For information about this program, please contact Kim Baich at kbaich@dsaco.net.