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Parkinson's Disease

Author: Dana Bartlett, RN, MA, MSN

Course Created: 2015

Practice Level: Intermediate

No book to buy Duration: 1 hours
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Course Summary

This CNA inservice provides information on caring for patients with Parkinson's Disease.

Course Format

This course is based on a book and a post test. When you're ready, purchase the test by clicking the "Add To Cart" button. This will let you take the test and receive your certificate for CE credits.

Course Syllabus

  • Introduction
  • The Nervous System and Parkinson's Disease
  • What Causes Parkinson's Disease?
  • The Signs and Symptoms of Parkinson's Disease
  • How is Parkinson's Disease Diagnosed?
  • Treatment for Parkinson's Disease
  • Medication Therapy for Parkinson's Disease
  • Caring for the Patient Who Has Parkinson's Disease

Learning Objectives

  • Identify a basic definition of Parkinson's disease.
  • Correctly identify the basic cause of Parkinson's disease.
  • Identify the two specific causes of Parkinson's disease.
  • Identify the four most common signs and symptoms of Parkinson's disease.
  • Explain how Parkinson's disease is diagnosed.
  • Identify three common treatments for Parkinson's disease.
  • Identify the name of a drug that is commonly used to treat Parkinson's disease.
  • Identify a serious side effect caused by medication used to treat Parkinson's disease.
  • Name three daily activities you will be responsible for when caring for patients with Parkinson's disease.
  • Identify an eating disorder associated with Parkinson's disease and a serious consequence associated with this disorder.


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