This course is approved by The Commission for Case Manager Certification.
For OT professionals, please click here for your course.
- Contact hours:
- Pharmacotherapy hours: 2
- Expiration date: December 1, 2020
- Course price: $55
A thorough review of Parkinson’s comprising its history, genetics, biomarkers, and rating scales, with particular emphasis on preserving gait and other motor and cognitive functions over the course of the disease. Includes a personal narrative by a patient who has Parkinson’s.
ATrain Education, Inc. is an approved provider by the American Occupational Therapy Association. The following course information applies to occupational therapy professionals:
- Target Audience: Occupational Therapists, OTAs
- Instructional Level: Intermediate
Criteria for Successful Completion
80% or higher on the post test, a completed evaluation form, and payment where required. No partial credit will be awarded.
Conflict of Interest/Commercial Support
Objectives: When you finish this course you will be able to:
- Trace the history of “shaking palsy” in Western medicine.
- Discuss the role of dopamine and Lewy bodies in Parkinson’s disease.
- Spell out the role of gene therapy in the treatment of PD.
- Explain biomarkers and appraise commonly used PD rating scales.
- Specify the most common motor symptoms found in PD.
- Evaluate risk factors for fall and the various clinical tests for balance.
- Describe non-motor aspects and symptoms associated with PD.
- List common cognitive changes that occur as PD progresses.
- Identify current strategies and those in development for the treatment of PD.
- Evaluate rehabilitation treatment approaches for PD.
- Discuss the issues related to providing excellent hospital care for patients who have PD.
- Relate the difficulties associated with caring for a person with PD.
- Describe the complications that arise in those with advanced PD.