DMGT014 - Overview of Parkinsons Disease
This course provides an overview of the disease, including descriptions of symptoms, causes and treatment options.
Parkinson's disease is a progressive disorder of the central nervous system that affects more than 1.5 million men and women in the United States. This course provides an overview of the disease, including descriptions of symptoms, causes and treatment options. To successfully complete this course, you must attain a minimum score of 80% on the final exam and complete the course training survey. Learning objectives: 1. Define Parkinson's disease; 2. Describe common and secondary symptoms of the disease; 3. Describe potential causes of Parkinson's; 4. Describe treatment options available. Continuing education: 1.0 contact hour by the Commission for Case Manager Certification (CCMC); 0.5 Scientific (S) PCEs by the American Board for Certification in Orthotics and Prosthetics (ABC) will be granted to those certified in the disciplines of: Orthotists, Orthotic Assistants, Orthotic Technicians, Orthotic Fitters, Prosthetists, Prosthetic Assistants, Prosthetic Technicians, Mastectomy Fitters, Pedorthists and Therapeutic Shoe Fitters; 1.0 Category I CPE credits by the Board for Orthotist/Prosthetist Certification (BOC); VGM Education is authorized by IACET to offer 0.1 CEUs for this program. RESNA and NRRTS will accept the credit on any course that is AT-related. For questions concerning if a specific course is approved, please contact RESNA and NRTTS directly.