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NURSING

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. Continuing Education Credits: 2.5 contact hours Iowa BON #335; 2.5 contact hours CA Board of Nursing CEP 14033; 2.5 contact hours CE Broker # 50-4572 Florida and District of Columbia; 0 contact hours for Social Work State of Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation. License No. 159.001315; 2.5 contact hours for Physical Therapy State of Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation. License No. 216.000284; 2.5 contact hours for Occupational Therapy State of Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation. License No. 224.000164; 2.5 CE hours for certified nursing assistants; long term care department heads; and other health care disciplines.