The goal of this course is to provide an overview of Parkinson’s disease and give the participant an understanding of its pathophysiology, causes, signs and symptoms, diagnosis and treatment.
Course Publication Date: June 30, 2010
This course is available with NO ADDITIONAL FEE
if you have an active one year unlimited membership
|Author:||Ray Lengel RN, FNP, MS
|Category:||Community & Home Health
Leadership & Case Management
Medical & Surgical Issues
NOTE: The course expired on 12/31/2013.
- Understand the pathophysiology of parkinsonism.
- List the four cardinal features of Parkinson’s disease.
- Differentiate between the use of levodopa/carbidopa and the dopamine agonists in the treatment of Parkinson’s disease.
- List three medicines used to treat Parkinson’s disease and their respective side effects.