Erin Foster, PhD, O.T.D., M.S.C.I., O.T.R./L, Assistant Professor, Occupational Therapy, Neurology and Psychiatry, Washington University School of Medicine
Gwyn M. Vernon, M.S.N., R.N., C.R.N.P.
Co-Founder and National Director of The Edmond J. Safra Visiting Nurse Faculty Program at the Parkinson's Foundation
Part I: Nurse Managed Specialty Center for People with Limited Access to Expert PD Care:
Ingrid Pretzer-Aboff, Ph.D., R.N.
University of Delaware
Overview: Fatigue and apathy are common non-motor symptoms in Parkinson's Disease (PD). These distressing symptoms impact one's quality of life and increase caregivers' burden. This webinar will discuss these symptoms and their presentation, highlight recent research findings and studies, and prompt discussions on how we can help our patients with these problems.
OBJECTIVES: Upon completion of this webinar, the participant will be able to:
Benzi M. Kluger, M.D., M.S, Associate Professor, University of Colorado Hospital
Overview: Parkinson’s disease (PD) is a chronic, progressive neurologic disorder, with a disease trajectory of decades in many cases. Research over the last 15-20 years, shows that the gradual loss of patient autonomy has a negative impact on the life of the caregiver resulting in decreased mental and physical health and decline in quality of life. Utilizing existing research, this online seminar will provide a framework for assessing caregiver strain and identifying potential interventions. One model intervention will be described, i.e.
Christopher G. Goetz, M.D., Professor of Neurological Sciences, Professor of Pharmacology at Rush University Medical Center a Parkinson's Foundation Center of Excellence
Moderated by: Gwyn M. Vernon, M.S.N., R.N., C.R.N.P., Co-Founder and National Director of The Edmond J. Safra Visiting Nurse Faculty Program at the Parkinson's Foundation
Led by: Margaret McCormick, M.S., R.N., C.N.E., Clinical Associate Professor, Towson University, Maryland (Topic: Teaching Strategies for PD Care: Embracing Technology) and Hannah Murphy Buc, M.S.N., R.N., Assistant Professor, Notre Dame of Maryland University (Topic: Think Like a Nurse: Learning Parkinson's through Reverse Case Study)
Moderated by: Gwyn M. Vernon, M.S.N., R.N., C.R.N.P., Co-Founder and National Director of The Edmond J. Safra Visiting Nurse Faculty Program at Parkinson's Foundation
Led by: Ju Young Shin, Ph.D., A.P.R.N., A.N.P.-C., Assistant Professor of Nursing at the University of Delaware, Edie Simpson, R.N., C.N.R.N., EJS-VNF Host Coordinator, Muhammad Ali Parkinson's Center; Joan Gardner, R.N., B.S.N., Clinical Supervisor, Struthers Parkinson's Center, Park Nicollet Health Services
Urinary tract symptoms are common in Parkinson's disease. These symptoms may include incontinence, urgency, frequency, nocturia, post voiding dribbling, a weakened urinary stream and a sense of incomplete emptying of the bladder. Symptoms may cause a host of cognitive, affective and behavioral changes. This webinar will discuss genitourinary PD symptoms and their impact on quality of life. It will also present ways in which nurses — via patient education, care and referral — can help people with Parkinson's who are experiencing such symptoms.