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ParkinsonLink: September 2010

You can help to ensure the best nursing care for people living with Parkinson's disease (PD). How? Are you a:

 

PD Community: Tell a Nurse About A New Online Nursing Course

Take action NOW to ensure the best nursing care for you and others affected by Parkinson’s disease.  How?  Tell a nurse about a new free online course from the Parkinson’s community, Parkinson’s Disease Across the Lifespan: A Roadmap for Nurses. 

Why?  As you know, nurses play a critical role in providing quality care and ensuring the best quality of life for people with Parkinson’s.  Yet many nurses have asked for better access to current treatment and care strategies to assist people with PD and their families. 

Designed by nurses for nurses, this new free online course provides the latest information in Parkinson’s comprehensive care.  Help us to spread the word about the course, available online at http://support.pdf.org/nursing

Spread the Word

  • Print this email and bring it to your doctor’s office, local hospital or local long-term care facility.  Ask the nurses on staff to participate. 
  • Live near a nursing school?  Request that the faculty show the course to their students.
  • Order postcards from PDF or download our e-postcard, and bring them to your support group.  Ask each member to distribute them at nearby facilities.

Nurses: Participate in New Online Course

Hear the latest in Parkinson’s disease nursing care and management from leading nurse specialists by participating in a new free online course. Have you already completed it?  Spread word to your colleagues.

As a nurse, you play a critical role in the lives of people with Parkinson’s disease.  In response to feedback from you and your colleagues, the PD community developed a new free online course, Parkinson’s Disease Across the Lifespan: A Roadmap for Nurses.

Designed by nurses for nurses, this new free online course provides the latest information on delivering comprehensive care to people and families living with Parkinson’s.

Watch each of the four modules over the course of one year and take brief exams following each one.  After you complete the fourth module, you’ll receive a certificate verifying your participation.

Participate Today

Tell a Colleague - Help us to spread the word about the course!

  • Forward this email to colleagues at your practice or hospital.
  • Contact colleagues working in settings such as long-term care facilities, who may care for people with Parkinson’s.
  • Are you a nursing educator?  Show the online course to your students and ask them to complete the tests at home.
  • Order postcards from PDF or download our e-postcard, and place them in your facility or others.

 


Doctors and Health Care Professionals: Tell a Nurse About A New Online Nursing Course

You can help to ensure the best nursing care people for Parkinson’s disease.  How? Tell a nurse you know about a new free online course, a unique professional development opportunity providing the latest in Parkinson’s care and management strategies - a new free online course called, Parkinson’s Disease Across the Lifespan: A Roadmap for Nurses. 

Why?  As you know, nurses play a critical role in providing quality care and ensuring the best quality of life for people with Parkinson’s.  Yet many nurses have asked for better access to current treatment and care strategies to assist people with PD and their families. 

Designed by nurses for nurses, this new free online course provides the latest information in Parkinson’s comprehensive care.  Help us to spread the word about the course, available online at http://support.pdf.org/nursing:

  • Print this email and tell a nurse in your practice
  • Order postcards from PDF or download our e-postcard and place them around your hospital.
  • Know a nursing educator?  Ask him/her to show the online course to their students. Students can complete the exams at home.

About the Course

Here are some details for your colleagues in nursing, who may be interested in participating.

  • Parkinson’s Disease Across the Lifespan: A Roadmap for Nurses is a new online course to help  nurses better understand how to deliver comprehensive care to people and families living with Parkinson’s disease.
  •  Nurses can earn continuing education credits by watching four modules, each of which is approximately one and a half hours in length, and by taking brief exams following each one. 
  • This course is free and can be completed at one time, or module by module over the course of one year.
  • The American Association of Neuroscience Nurses (AANN) is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by The American Nurses' Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation. 
  • The AANN will offer a maximum of 7.5 credits for participants of this course. Attendees should only claim credits commensurate with the extent of their participation.

This online course is a collaborative effort by PDF, the National Parkinson Foundation (NPF) and the American Parkinson Disease Association (APDA). This program has been made possible by grants from Kenneth M. and Susan Granat Weil, Teva Neuroscience, Edmond J. Safra Foundation, Medtronic and Ipsen.

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If you have or believe you have Parkinson’s disease, then promptly consult a physician and follow your physician’s advice. This email is not a substitute for a physician’s diagnosis of Parkinson’s disease or for a physician’s prescription of drugs, treatment or operations for Parkinson’s.