presented by Sarah Murray
Financial— Sarah Murray receives compensation from MedBridge for the production of this course. There are no other relevant financial relationships. Nonfinancial— No relevant nonfinancial relationship exists.
Satisfactory completion requirements: All disciplines must complete learning assessments to be awarded credit, no minimum score required unless otherwise specified within the course.
Sarah Murray, PhD, RN, ACNS-BC
Dr. Sarah J. Murray started her career as an Army combat medic in 1993, then went on to become a registered nurse, graduating from Northwestern State University, LA, in 1998. Since that time, she has earned an MSN in Adult Health Nursing from the University of Texas at San Antonio, Texas, in the Clinical Nurse…Read full bio
1. Overview of Parkinson’s Disease
This chapter will promote the understanding of the basic epidemiology, pathophysiology, treatments, and medications of Parkinson’s disease. In addition, this chapter will discuss the stages and typical progression of Parkinson’s disease, and the impact it has on the individual and the family or caregivers. Also, this chapter will discuss the motor and non-motor symptoms that frequently impact those living with Parkinson’s disease.
2. Implications for Health Care Professionals in the Hospital Setting
This chapter will discuss the important data that should be gathered regarding the patient’s Parkinson’s disease during the admission assessment. These data will include details that will help the clinical team plan the care for the patient. The importance of medication management and the timing of physical therapy and meals to best support the patient’s recovery are explored. Surgical options for some with Parkinson’s disease are also presented.
3. Long-Term Outcomes for People With Parkinson’s Disease
This chapter will help improve the nurse’s ability to understand, identify, and explain to patients and families the stages of Parkinson’s disease. These stages follow a somewhat predictable pattern. Therefore, the health care team can prepare these patients for the disease trajectory and provide helpful guidance for the future with education and information on available community resources.