An Overview of Parkinson’s Disease
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: March 07, 2016

This course is available with NO ADDITIONAL FEE if you have an active one year unlimited membership!

Author:Ray Lengel RN, FNP, MS
Course No:OPD021816
Contact Hours:1.00
Delivery Method:Online Self Study
Category:Community & Home Health
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Learning Objectives
  • 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.


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