Hospitalization in PD

Each year, nearly one-third of the one million Americans living with Parkinson’s disease (PD) will experience a hospital encounter.

Despite the frequency of these encounters, delivery of quality hospital care for people with Parkinson’s remains elusive. Data from our Parkinson’s Outcomes Project shows that people with PD are not only at increased risk for hospitalization, they are also more likely to have avoidable complications, worsening PD symptoms, longer stays and poorer health outcomes.

The Parkinson's Foundation is driving the systemic change needed to accelerate better health outcomes and improved quality of life for people with Parkinson’s who experience hospital encounters. We can close these gaps in care by aligning the self-advocacy efforts of people with PD with clinical education and standardized care protocols in every hospital. Watch this activity to learn about the challenges that people with Parkinson's face in the hospital and what the interprofessional team can do to provide better care to this vulnerable population.

 

Syllabus

 

Hospitalization in PD
Video, 55 Minutes 

Making Hospitals Safer for People with Parkinson's 
Video, 23 Minutes

Additional Resources

Exam 

Evaluation

Credit and Certificate Claiming

  

 

Target Audience

This activity is designed to meet the educational needs of:

  • Physicians
  • Physician Assistants
  • Registered Nurses
  • Psychologists
  • Social Workers

Learning Objectives

 

1. Recognize the risks and challenges of people with Parkinson's disease in the hospital.

2. Identify the top clinical challenges faced by people with Parkinson's disease when they receive hospital care.

3. Discover opportunities for interprofessional team intervention to reduce hospitalization and apply this knowledge in practice.

4. Identify how the interprofessional team can help people with PD have better outcomes from hospitalization.

Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 1.25 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 1.25 AAPA Category 1 CME credits. PAs should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation. 

  • 1.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit

    Parkinson’s Foundation designates this activity for a maximum of 1.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. 

  • 1.25 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 1.25  CNE credit(s) for attendance and completion of supplemental materials.

  • 1.25 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.

  • 1.25 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  1.25 ASWB credits continuing education credits.

  • 1.25 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.

  • 1.25 Participation
Course opens: 
01/18/2023
Course expires: 
01/20/2026
Rating: 
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Parkinson’s Foundation adheres to the ACCME’s Standards for Integrity and Independence in Accredited Continuing Education. Any individuals in a position to control the content of a CE activity, including faculty, planners, reviewers, or others are required to disclose all relevant financial relationships with ineligible entities (commercial interests). All relevant conflicts of interest have been mitigated prior to the commencement of the activity.

Faculty Member(s)

Annie Brooks, MSW

has no relevant financial relationships to disclose at this time.

Edie Simpson, RN

has no relevant financial relationships to disclose at this time.
Planning Committee(s)

Elaine Book, MSW, RSW

has no relevant financial relationships to disclose at this time.

Annie Brooks, MSW

has no relevant financial relationships to disclose at this time.

Lucille Carriere, Ph.D

has no relevant financial relationships to disclose at this time.

Heather Cianci, PT, MS, GCS

has no relevant financial relationships to disclose at this time.

Darla Freeman, SLPD, CCC-SLP

has no relevant financial relationships to disclose at this time.

Christine Hunter, RN, BSN

has no relevant financial relationships to disclose at this time.

Erika Jacumin, PA-C

has no relevant financial relationships to disclose at this time.

Denise Kornegay, MSW

has no relevant financial relationships to disclose at this time.

Joan Miravite, DNP, RN, FNP-BC

has a financial relationship (Speakers' Bureau) with Abbott;.
has a financial relationship (Consultant) with Medtronic;.

Sotirios Parashos, MD, PhD

has a financial relationship (Grant/Research Support) with Takeda;.
has a financial relationship (Grant/Research Support) with Praxis;.
has a financial relationship (Grant/Research Support) with IMPAX;.
has a financial relationship (Grant/Research Support) with Neuraly;.
has a financial relationship (Grant/Research Support) with Pharma2B;.
has a financial relationship (Grant/Research Support) with Aptinyx;.
has a financial relationship (Grant/Research Support) with Abbvie;.
has a financial relationship (Shareholder) with Abbott Laboratories;.

Julia Wood, MOT, OTR/L

has no relevant financial relationships to disclose at this time.
Content Validator(s)

Tasha Cockrum, PA-C

has no relevant financial relationships to disclose at this time.

Jenna Iseringhausen, BSN, RN

has no relevant financial relationships to disclose at this time.

This activity was planned by and for the healthcare team, and learners will receive 1.25 Interprofessional Continuing Education (IPCE) credit for learning and change. 

 

Physicians 

Parkinson’s Foundation designates this enduring activity for a maximum of 1.25  AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. 

Nurses

Parkinson’s Foundation has been authorized by the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) to award CNE credit. This activity is designated for 1.25 CNE credits.  Participants should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation.

Physician Assistants 

Parkinson’s Foundation has been authorized by the American Academy of PAs (AAPA) to award AAPA Category 1 CME credit for activities planned in accordance with AAPA CME Criteria. This activity is designated for 1.25 AAPA Category 1 CME credits. Approval valid through January 20, 2026. PAs should only claim credit commensurate with the extent.   

 

Psychologists 

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.  1.25 CE hours. 

 
Social Workers 

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 1.25 ASWB credits continuing education credits. 

Available Credit

  • 1.25 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 1.25 AAPA Category 1 CME credits. PAs should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation. 

  • 1.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit

    Parkinson’s Foundation designates this activity for a maximum of 1.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. 

  • 1.25 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 1.25  CNE credit(s) for attendance and completion of supplemental materials.

  • 1.25 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.

  • 1.25 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  1.25 ASWB credits continuing education credits.

  • 1.25 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.

  • 1.25 Participation
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