Friday, October 20, 2017
With the high prevalence of Parkinson's disease in the Midwest, this conference will address the need for coordination of care, clinical guidelines for assessment and management, as well as an update on the current recommendations for the care of the Parkinson's patient.
This conference is intended for physicians, physician assistants, nurse practitioners, nurses, occupational therapists, physical therapists, and speech pathologists.
At the conclusion of this conference, the participant should be better able to:
- Identify risk factors for the development of Parkinson’s disease
- Apply evidence-based practice guidelines for medical, pharmacological, surgical, and rehabilitation service delivery to improve quality of care for patients with Parkinson’s disease
- Discuss medication and new treatment options for patients with Parkinson’s disease
- Recognize benefits of appropriate referral of patients with Parkinson’s disease to rehabilitation services across the continuum of care (Physical Therapy, Occupational Therapy, and Speech Therapy)
- Outline evidence-based guidelines for cost-effective care at all stages of disease for motor and non-motor symptoms
- Review geriatrics approach to managing comorbidities, including dementia, anxiety, and depression in Parkinson’s disease
- Explain how to manage weakness and fatigue in Parkinson’s disease
- Describe the role of chemodenervation and its potential benefits in the management of Parkinson’s disease patients
- Discuss evidence-based recommendations for physical activity and home-based therapy
- Outline the multiple strategies that speech therapists use to help patients with Parkinson’s disease
Continuing Education Credit
The University of Nebraska Medical Center, Center for Continuing Education is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
The University of Nebraska Medical Center, Center for Continuing Education designates this live activity for a maximum of 6.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
6.5 Contact Hours Awarded
Nebraska Medicine is an approved provider of continuing nursing education by the Midwest Multistate Division, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.
MW MSD Provider Approval # NE1019-5-246
This course has been approved for .65 Continuing Education Units (corresponding to 6.5 contact hours) by the Continuing Education Committee of the Nebraska Chapter American Physical Therapy Association.
This program meets the criteria for an approved continuing education program for Licensed Occupational Therapists.
This program meets the criteria for an approved continuing education program for Audiology and Speech Language Pathology.