Allied Team Training for Parkinson (ATTP) is a combination of online courses and an intensive 3.5 day curriculum designed to change the way Parkinson's care is delivered. Re-design of the program reflects the needs of today's busy clinician. The on-line educational portion ensures that trainees receive a solid foundation in the pathophysiology and clinical care of Parkinson's disease. The 3.5 day conference places greater emphasis on the innovation and collaboration necessary for state-of-the-art programming. Active learning is promoted through case-based interdisciplinary discussions, interactive workshops, small group discipline-specific sessions and illustrative experiences from panels of people with Parkinson's disease and care partners.
Download the Spring 2013 ATTP Training Schedule.
Aims and learning outcomes
- To increase your knowledge of treatment and assessment of Parkinson’s patients
- To learn techniques and latest trends in patient-centered care
- To better understand the needs of caregivers and people living with Parkinson's
- To identify challenges associated with Parkinson's and side effects of the medication
- To improve the quality of life of people with Parkinson's and their families.
Upon completion of this CME/CEU activity, participants will be able to:
- Recognize the presenting motor and non‐motor symptoms of PD
- Explain the diagnostic criteria of PD
- Describe key characteristics of early, middle and late stage Parkinson’s
- Examine medication‐related side effects
- Implement a family‐centered care plan for PD using an interdisciplinary team approach
- Review discipline‐specific assessment and treatment strategies
- Delineate the role of each discipline in the care team
- Utilize strategies for building networks of care and community partnerships
Continuing Education Credits/Contact Hour
The number of continuing education credits for the listed professions range from 27 to 33 credit/contact hours for those completing the online e-learning and attending the onsite 3 ½ day program.
- Continuing medical education (CME/CEU) and NPF certificates of completion.
- Opportunities to network with other health professionals across the country.
- Those completing the course are eligible to register for listing on the NPF preferred healthcare network on the NPF website.
- Gain significant knowledge about current practice in the assessment and treatment of Parkinson’s disease
- An opportunity to build an interprofessional clinical team or enhance team functioning
- Helping healthcare professionals to think about and implement care practice improvements