Accreditation The American Medical Directors Association (AMDA) is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
Designation Statement: The American Medical Directors Association designates this educational activity for a maximum of 2 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
AMDCP Credit Designation: This session has been approved for a total of 2 Clinical credit hours toward certification as a Certified Medical Director in Long Term Care (CMD).
Session Description: This session presents innovative techniques used in Parkinson Disease management. Several of the modules will also be presented as an example of training that can be performed in the nursing home with staff. Modules to be reviewed in this session include the following: medication management, therapies: PT/OT/ST, dementia training, and social services. Results of the evaluation to date will be presented.
Recognize and treat Lewy Body Dementia.
Assess and recommend therapeutic interventions for individuals with Parkinson's Disease.
Discuss the process of ordering medications used in treating individuals with Parkinson's Disease.
Explain family/caregiver concerns for quality of care.
List services available to caregivers of individuals with Parkinson's Disease.
Speakers(s): Herbert C. Sier, MD, CMD; Ron Benner, BSN, MBHA, RN, LNHA; Madelyn Iris, PhD
Disclosure(s): Madelyn Iris, PhD has no disclosures to report. Ron Benner, BSN, MBHA, RN, LNHA has no disclosures to report. Herbert C. Sier, MD, CMD has no disclosures to report.
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