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Parkinson’s Disease

Parkinson's Disease

Navigating Through the Ups and Downs

IMPORTANT!! Please check the Board Approval Information below to ensure the course is approved by your professional board and will provide the CE credits you need.

Course Description

Parkinson’s disease affects every phase of the patient’s life. Daily life is hampered by multiple ons/offs, highs/lows, stops/goes. It is a difficult disease to navigate through the various drug complications, disease variations, and mobility limitations. With an understanding of the disease process and knowledge of the available treatments, you can better assist with problems of mobility, drug side effects, eating, communication and others. Late stages of Parkinson’s disease will be highlighted. There is a lot to understand, and a lot of teach. Your knowledge can make a real difference.

Purpose and Objectives

  • OBJECTIVE NO. 1: Correlate the signs and symptoms with the disease pathology.
  • OBJECTIVE NO. 2: Evaluate drug therapy; the actions, side effects, interactions and reactions.
  • OBJECTIVE NO. 3: Formulate care approaches to improve the quality of life.
  • OBJECTIVE NO. 4: Provide therapeutic support for the families as they cope with the long-term effects of continuing progressive disability.

About the Author

Linda S. Greenfield, RN, PhD

Linda is the educational administrator, author and instructor for Consultants for the Future. She is a graduate from Iowa State University and Columbia Pacific University and was listed in Who's Who in American Colleges and Universities as a doctorial student. She has taught hundreds of seminars and authored home study courses for over thirty five years in healthcare continuing education.

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Her clinical experiences include acute and long term care, including experience as a flight nurse in the US Air Force and as an educator in a college based nursing program. Linda has a passion for life-long learning and is always on the breaking edge of the latest information in health and healing, integrating both conventional and alternative approaches. She has a knack for breaking down complex topics into easy to understand concepts with practical applications for everyday needs. Linda has been honored as a keynote speaker at several conferences and conventions, including the Spring 2005 conference of the Iowa Department of Health where she spoke about energy healing.

Board Approval Information

Parkinson's Disease
Navigating Through the Ups and Downs

Consultants for the Future has been approved by the Florida Boards of Nursing, Speech and Language Pathology and Audiology (clinical), Occupational Therapy Practice, Nursing Home Administrators, and by reciprocity Dietetics and Nutrition, Provider No. 50-435. We are also approved by the Ohio Board of Speech and Language Therapy and Audiology, Provider No. 50-435; the Alabama Board of Occupational Therapy, Provider No. 50-435; the Georgia Board of Nursing, Provider No. 500-435; the District of Columbia Board of Nursing, Provider No. 50-435; the Iowa Board of Nursing, Provider No. 61; and the California Board of Nursing, Provider No. 04422. The Course meets the requirements of the Minnesota, Ohio, Nevada, Alabama, and Kentucky Boards of Nursing, and other states by reciprocity.

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