Parkinson’s Disease Assessment and Treatment

Parkinson’s Disease Assessment and Treatment

Parkinson’s Disease Assessment and Treatment

Parkinson’s Disease Assessment and Treatment

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Parkinson’s Disease is a central nervous system disorder that is common within the United States where more than 200,000 cases are reported annually. It is chronic and treatable but cannot be cured. This course will provide an overview of Parkinson’s Disease and will identify risk factors and associated symptoms and explain patient assessments and treatment options.

COURSE INFORMATION

1 hrsValid for 12 monthsCreated 2020-10-13Updated 2020-10-21

Course Objectives

  • Understand the etiology of Parkinson’s Disease.
  • Understand the prevalence of Parkinson Disease in the United States.
  • Discuss the factors associated with an increased risk of Parkinson Disease.
  • Describe the motor and non-motor symptoms associated with Parkinson Disease.
  • Examine two rating scales used with Parkinson’s Disease patients.
  • Describe common medications used to treat Parkinson Disease.
  • Explain the assessment of a patient with Parkinson Disease.

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