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NUR113 - Parkinson's Disease (2.5 HR)

Purpose: Upon completion of this course, the participant will be able to understand Parkinson’s disease, diagnosis and treatment. Objectives: 1. Differentiate the eight types of Parkinson’s disease; 2. Describe the clinical course of primary parkinsonism; 3. Discuss the role of the various caregivers and the utilization of physical speech, and occupational therapy in the management of Parkinson’s disease; 4. Explain the role of family and support systems for the patient with Parkinson’s disease; 5. Explain at least four nursing diagnoses, with rationale, pertinent to patients with Parkinson’s disease; 6. Discuss pharmacologic management of Parkinson’s disease.