Online Education | Geriatric Healthcare 2016 | ADRD Series | Update on Parkinson's Disease with a Focus on Treatment Options

A healthcare professional uses family dynamics to cope with dementia.

How to earn contact hour credit

This course is 1.5 contact hours and includes a lecture video, self-assessment post-test, and evaluation. To earn contact hours, watch the lecture, complete the post-test, and submit the online evaluation. You may take the post-test as many times as needed to achieve the required score of 80%.

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Target Audience

This course is designed for nurses, nurse practitioners, physicians, physician assistants, physical and occupational therapists, psychologists, social workers, pharmacists, long term care workers, residential care coordinators, caregivers and other interested professionals.

Objectives for Learning Outcomes

  1. Give a brief overview of Parkinson's disease.
  2. Describe pharmacological treatment options for Parkinson's disease.
  3. Discuss the use of deep brain stimulation surgery for Parkinson's disease.

Additional Information

Course summary
Maximum credit available: 
  • 1.50 Contact hours
  • 1.50 Pharmacology hours at the advanced practice level

Ali Samii, MD
Professor of Neurology, University of Washington; Co-Director of the Movement Disorder Fellowship, Seattle    

Available Credit

  • 1.50 Contact hours
  • 1.50 Pharmacology hours at the advanced practice level


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