About Parkinson's Disease

 

Parkinson’s disease is a progressive neurological disorder that typically presents in mid to late life and affects the central nervous system. It is the most common age-related movement disorder, and the second most common age-related neurodegenerative disorder, after Alzheimer’s disease. This course discusses how Parkinson’s disease affects people, and the nurse’s role in managing this disease.

$20.00

Hours: 1.00
REL-SRC-0-APD

Certificates

Certificates provided by accrediting body (5 Match)

California Board of Registered Nursing

1.0 HOURS


Provider approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, CEP# 13791

Nurses will receive 1.00 contact hours for participating in this course.

District of Columbia Board of Nursing

1.0 HOURS


DC-RN -- District of Columbia Board of Nursing Approved Continuing Education program (CE Provider #50-290).

Nurses will receive 1.00 contact hours for participating in this course.

Florida Board of Nursing

1.0 HOURS


Florida Board of Nursing CE Provider #: 50-290

Nurses will receive 1.00 contact hours for participating in this course.

American Nurses Credentialing Center

1.0 HOURS


Relias, LLC is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

Nurses will receive 1.00 contact hours for participating in this course.

Georgia Board of Nursing

1.0 HOURS


Georgia Board of Nursing CE Provider #: 50-290

Nurses will receive 1.00 contact hours for participating in this course.

Course Details

Course Code: REL-SRC-0-APD
Hours: 1
Type: Online Course
Content Expiration Date: 7/31/2019
Learning Objectives:
List the five stages of Parkinsons disease
Identify the three key signs of Parkinsons disease.
Identify three common comorbid conditions that can result with Parkinsons disease.
Describe at least three nursing interventions associated with Parkinsons disease.
Discuss three treatment options for Parkinsons disease.

Outline:
Section 1: Introduction A. About This Course B. Learning Objectives Section 2: What is Parkinson’s Disease? A. Neurodegenerative Brain disorder B. The Effects of Aging C. Multiple Clinical Features D. Sensory Impairment E. Pain F. Cognitive Impairment G. Psychiatric and Behavioral Difficulties H. Parkinsonism I. Review J. Summary Section 3: Clinical Presentation of Parkinson’s Disease A. Diagnosis B. Rating Scales C. The UPDRS D. Review E. Summary Section 4: The Nurses’ Role in the Management of Parkinson’s Disease A. Early Care B. Maintenance Care C. Complex Care D. Mobility Issues E. Pain Management F. Elimination Issues G. Dermatological Issues H. Nutrition Problems I. Misinterpretations J. Medication Information K. Referrals L. Support and Education M. Review N. Summary Section 5: Pharmacologic and Surgical Interventions A. Aimed at Symptom Relief B. The Gold Standard C. Dopamine Receptor Agonists D. Alternative Drug Therapy E. Surgical Options F. Review G. Summary Section 6: Conclusion A. Summary B. Course Contributors C. Resources D. References E. Congratulations F. Exam

Instructor: Karen C. Schnaufer, BSN, RN
Karen C. Schnaufer, BSN, RN, Content Writer, Relias Learning, has held positions as staff nurse, charge nurse, research nurse clinician, and clinical instructor with over 25 years of clinical practice in a broad range of specialties: med/surg, pediatrics, long term care, mental health, research, and IDD. Prior to becoming a Registered Nurse, Ms. Schnaufer successfully challenged the Practical Nursing Boards in NY. After working with the Breast Oncology Research group at Duke, Ms. Schnaufer switched her focus to the area of IDD and worked with individuals with intellectual disabilities and mental health issues, who live in group homes. Among her various responsibilities in this area was to train direct support staff and clinicians in medical issues/medication administration, participate in state surveys, providing and implementing plans of correction, as well as, serving on various committees, such as Human Rights, to help improve the lives of the individuals supported. To this day, she continues to volunteer in this realm. A veteran of the U.S.A.F., Ms. Schnaufer is committed to creating relevant and intelligent continuing education courses for healthcare professionals throughout the continuum of care. Disclosure: Karen C. Schnaufer, BSN, RN has declared that no conflict of interest, Relevant Financial Relationship or Relevant Non-Financial Relationship exists.
Target Audience:
The target audience for this course is: entry level Nurses; in the following settings: Post-Acute Care.
Relias will be transparent in disclosing if any commercial support, sponsorship or co-providership is present prior to the learner completing the course.
Course Delivery Method and Format
Asynchronous/Online Distance Learning; please see certificate details for specifics on delivery format.
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All courses offered by Relias, LLC are developed from a foundation of diversity, inclusiveness, and a multicultural perspective. Knowledge, values and awareness related to cultural competency are infused throughout the course content.
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All characteristics and organizations referenced in the following training are fictional. Any resemblance to any actual organizations or persons living or dead, is purely coincidental.
To earn continuing education credit for this course you must achieve a passing score of 80% on the post-test and complete the course evaluation.
Accommodations
If you require special accommodations to complete this module, please contact Relias Customer Support here.