6/24-7/29 A Comprehensive Interdisciplinary Approach to Parkinson’s Disease
Online series runs over 6 weeks
Recordings available ON-DEMAND if you miss a live session
No travel needed to participate in this comprehensive course
Interactive group discussion board to interface with faculty and classmates
Successful completion: Participants will attend 6 online lectures (total of 7.5 hours) and will complete 4 hours of self-study. The self study activities for the course will consist of readings, questions, and case studies. There will also be interactions with faculty and classmates through discussion boards, and Q&A.
Course Objectives: Upon completion of this course, participants will be able to:
- Identify common motor and non-motor symptoms of PD
- Formulate a plan for potential treatments for motor and non-motor symptoms of PD
- Discuss the interdisciplinary team’s role in managing motor symptoms from early to advanced disease
- Identify common visual changes in PD and how each discipline may contribute to the management and coping with visual dysfunction
- Summarize nutritional, swallowing, and eating needs, as well as potential physical and cognitive changes that can impact needs in patients with PD
- Describe how PD can affect sexuality, intimacy and relationships and how the team’s can facilitate management of these changes
- Integrate the caregiver point of view in planning a treatment programs for motor and non-motor symptoms of PD
Audience: Physical Therapists, Physical Therapist Assistants, Occupational Therapists, Occupational Therapy Assistants, and Speech-Language Pathologists, Physicians (not for CME), Advanced Practice Providers (Physician Assistants, Advanced Practice Nurses), Social Work, Nurses, and Psychologists.
CONTINUING EDUCATION CREDIT
This online course has been approved by the Illinois Physical Therapy Board for 11.5 contact Hours (4.0 hours pre-work & 7.5 hours live). Approval #216-000069
The Shirley Ryan AbilityLab is recognized by the New York State Education Department’s State Board of Physical Therapy as an approved provider of physical therapy and physical therapist assistant continuing education. This course has been approved by the New York Physical Therapy Board for 11.5 Contact Hours (4.0 hours pre-work & 7.5 hours live).
The Shirley Ryan AbilityLab is an approved provider for the American Occupational Therapy Association to offer continuing education in occupational therapy. The two-day intermediate level program awards occupational therapists 1.15 CEU or 11.50 contact hours (7.5 Live & 4.0 Self-Study). The assignment of AOTA CEUs does not imply endorsement of specific course content, products, or clinical procedures by AOTA. AOTA CLASSIFICATION CODE: CATEGORY 1: DOMAIN OF OT: Performance Skills; CATEGORY 2: OT Process – Activity and Occupational Demands.
Speech Language Pathologists
This course is offered for up to 1.15 ASHA CEUs (Intermediate level, Professional area).
A full list of faculty disclosures for ASHA if available: HERE
To participate, you will need the following:
- Access to a computer with an Internet connection. High-speed broadband access (LAN, Cable or DSL) is highly recommended.
- Internet connection
- Web browser: Internet Explorer 8+, Firefox 2+, Safari 1.2+, Google Chrome
- Flash Player 9+
- Speaker or headset to listen to audio files and participate in conference calls