Caring for those with Parkinson's Disease - Nurse Lunch, Learn & Support - October 17, 2018 in Olathe, KS

Course Objectives

  • Discuss motor and non-motor symptoms common in Parkinson’s Disease
  • Report the relevance of multidisciplinary teams, including movement disorder specialists, in the care of those with PD
  • Explain the importance of “on time medication administration” for those with PD
  • Develop a transfer plan for those with PD so that medication reconciliation is initiated with receiving hospitals/health care settings
  • List important topics for an in-service program for caregivers and licensed personnel caring for those with PD

Course Description

Learning what you don’t know you don’t know!

For more than 20 years only Alzheimer’s Disease has beat out Parkinson’s Disease (PD) as the most common neurodegenerative disorder in the world (Tanner and Goldman, 1996).  As many as one million Americans are living with PD in our country today.  The most recent statistics reveal almost 10% of nursing home residents in the United States have been diagnosed with PD (Hoegh, Ibrahim, Chibnall, Zaidi, & Grossberg, 2013).

Are you using the most recent evidence-based information about Parkinson’s Disease to care for these vulnerable individuals?  Do you know the “premotor symptoms” of PD?  Are you confident in your understanding of medications and medication administration to quell the symptoms of PD?

Come spend lunch with other nurse leaders in the area and learn how you can provide the highest level of evidence-based care to those in your homes who have Parkinson’s Disease. 

Course Price: $35
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Information - Call 913-477-8251 for more information.
Contact Hours: 12:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. (1 contact hour, 1-Res Care Hour)

Course Date: 
Wednesday, October 17, 2018 - 12:00pm
Registration Date: 
Tuesday, June 19, 2018 - 3:30pm to Tuesday, October 16, 2018 - 12:30pm
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