Managing Care in the Emergency Department
An integrated approach to care is crucial for people diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease. People with Parkinson’s often present to the emergency department with different ailments — the most common being falls, pneumonia, urinary tract infection and fractures.
Appropriate triage is key to providing optimal care and avoiding certain pitfalls. This section addresses ways to assure optimal care of an individual with Parkinson's when admitted to the emergency department.
Prioritizing Parkinson's Disease in the Emergency Department
Accommodating the Unique Needs of People with Parkinson's
The Expert Voice of the Patient and Care Partner
Leaving the Emergency Department, with what and to where?
Advocating for a Safe Hospitalization Podcast
References, Summaries, and Resources
Credit Claiming and Certificate
This activity is designed to meet the educational needs of:
1. Explain how Parkinson’s disease is a relevant co-morbidity during the emergency department admission.
2. List three Parkinson's symptoms that may be less understood.
3. Repeat three possible questions to ask the person with Parkinson's and/or their care partner to inform treatment and/or discharge.
4. List two common challenges the patient and family may face during transitions in care.
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Debra Mayer, RN, MSN, CNE
Lance Wilson, MSS, LSW, C-SWHC, ASW-G
- 1.00 AAPA Category I CME
- 1.00 ACPE Pharmacy
- 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
- 1.00 ANCC
- 1.00 APA
- 1.00 ASWB ACE
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