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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- 1.00 AAPA Category I CME
Parkinson’s Foundation has been authorized by the American Academy of Physician Assistants (AAPA) to award AAPA Category 1 CME Credit for activities planned in accordance with AAPA CME Criteria. This activity is designated for 1.00 AAPA Category 1 CME credits. PAs should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation.
- 1.00 ACPE Pharmacy
This activity is approved for 1.00 CPE credits (0.1 CEU) in states that recognize ACPE.
- 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
Parkinson’s Foundation designates this activity for a maximum of 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
- 1.00 ANCC
Parkinson’s Foundation has been authorized by the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) to award CNE credit. The participant will be awarded up to 1.00 CNE credit(s) for attendance and completion of supplemental materials.
- 1.00 APA
Continuing Education (CE) credits for psychologists are provided through the co-sponsorship of the American Psychological Association (APA) Office of Continuing Education in Psychology (CEP). The APA CEP Office maintains responsibility for the content of the programs.
- 1.00 ASWB ACE
As a Jointly Accredited Organization, Parkinson’s Foundation is approved to offer social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program. Organizations, not individual courses, are approved under this program. State and provincial regulatory boards have the final authority to determine whether an individual course may be accepted for continuing education credit. Parkinson’s Foundation maintains responsibility for this course. Social workers completing this course receive 1.00 ASWB credits continuing education credits.
- 1.00 IPCE Credit™
This activity was planned by and for the healthcare team, and learners will receive Interprofessional Continuing Education (IPCE) credit for learning and change.
- 1.00 Participation