Optimizing Hospital Care for People with Parkinson's
This course highlights key recommendations and strategies to promote optimal care and health outcomes for people with Parkinson’s disease (PD) during planned and unplanned hospital stays. This can include an inpatient, outpatient and emergency department hospital encounters.
Each year, nearly one-third of the one million Americans living with PD will experience a hospital encounter. Data from the Parkinson Foundation’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 first step to reverse these increased risks is to understand the unique needs of each person with Parkinson's.
Hear from A. Adrian Mireles, a person with Parkinson's, about his experience in the hospital earlier this year:
(This video is not accredited and not required)
There are three sections in this course designed as easily accessible bite-sized segments — view or listen at your convenience! You can take one, two, or all three for credit.
Home Away from Home: Care for the Inpatient
Managing Care in the Emergency Department
Well Rounded Care in the Outpatient Setting
This activity is designed to meet the educational needs of:
- Physician Assistants
- Social Workers
At the end of this activity, learners will be able to:
- Utilize Parkinson's Foundation hospital care recommendations to properly manage medications for people with Parkinson's and avoid complications from medication mismanagement in the hospital.
- Integrate considerations of Parkinson's disease as a relevant co-morbidity when developing treatment plans.
- Incorporate members of the interprofessional care team to create a customized treatment plan for people with Parkinson's in inpatient, outpatient and emergency department settings.
Commercial Support Disclosure:
This activity is supported by an educational grant from the CVS Health Foundation
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.
In support of improving patient care, Parkinson's Foundation is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.
This activity was planned by and for the healthcare team, and learners will receive 3.25 Interprofessional Continuing Education (IPCE) credit for learning and change.
Parkinson’s Foundation designates this enduring activity for a maximum of 3.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
The Parkinson’s Foundation designates this enduring material for a maximum of 3.25 ANCC contact hours. Nurses should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
This activity is approved for 3.25 contact hour(s) ([0.325] CEU) in states that recognize ACPE.
Attending the full program will earn 3.25 contact hour(s). Universal Activity Number(s): JA4008310-0000-23-001-H01-P Universal Activity Number(s): JA4008310-0000-23-001-H01-T
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 3.25 AAPA Category 1 CME credits. Approval valid through December 31, 2026. PAs should only claim credit commensurate with the extent.
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. 3.25 CE hours.
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 3.25 ASWB credits continuing education credits.
- 3.25 AAPA Category I CME
- 3.25 ACPE Pharmacy
- 3.25 ACPE Pharmacy Technician
- 3.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
- 3.25 ANCC
- 3.25 APA
- 3.25 ASWB ACE
- 3.25 IPCE Credit™
- 3.25 Participation
To register, please first click "Enroll" above. Following your enrollment, feel free to check the box next to each course that interests you and select "Enroll". You can register for all three courses by checking all three boxes.
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