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Parkinson's Disease - Navigating Through the Ups and Downs

Parkinson's Disease
Navigating Through the Ups and Downs
Parkinson's disease affects every phase of the patient's life. Daily life is hampered by multiple ons/offs, highs/lows, stops/goes. It is a difficult disease to navigate through the various drug complications, disease variations, and mobility limitations. With an understanding of the disease process and knowledge of the available treatments, you can better assist with problems of mobility, drug side effects, eating, communication and others. Late stages of Parkinson's disease will be highlighted. There is a lot to understand, and a lot of teach. Your knowledge can make a real difference.
Purpose and Objective
  • OBJECTIVE NO. 1: Correlate the signs and symptoms with the disease pathology.

  • OBJECTIVE NO. 2: Evaluate drug therapy; the actions, side effects, interactions and reactions.

  • OBJECTIVE NO. 3: Formulate care approaches to improve the quality of life.

  • OBJECTIVE NO. 4: Provide therapeutic support for the families as they cope with the long-term effects of continuing progressive disability.

Board Approval Information for this Course
Consultants for the Future has been approved by the Florida Boards of Nursing, Speech and Language Pathology and Audiology (clinical), Occupational Therapy Practice, Nursing Home Administrators, and by reciprocity Dietetics and Nutrition, Provider No. 50-435. We are also approved by the Ohio Board of Speech and Language Therapy and Audiology, Provider No. 50-435; the Alabama Board of Occupational Therapy, Provider No. 50-435; the Georgia Board of Nursing, Provider No. 500-435; the District of Columbia Board of Nursing, Provider No. 50-435; the Iowa Board of Nursing, Provider No. 61; and the California Board of Nursing, Provider No. 04422. The Course meets the requirements of the Minnesota, Ohio, Nevada, Alabama, and Kentucky Boards of Nursing, and other states by reciprocity.
Author: Linda S. Greenfield
Contact Hours: 5
Cost: $25
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