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Parkinson’s learning module designed for pharmacists

This online learning module Parkinson’s Disease Management was especially designed by Parkinson Canada to help pharmacists understand Parkinson's medications and advise their patients living with the disease.

Pharmacists are a primary source of information for patients about medications, not only their prescription drugs to treat Parkinson’s, but also over-the-counter medications, and interactions between food and drugs. The practice of pharmacy is evolving from one of dispensing medication to one of patient-centeredness and this online learning module will help pharmacists quickly identify their patients’ needs and provide the most relevant help.

The learning module uses case scenarios to provide learners with a better understanding of drug treatment options at the different stages of Parkinson’s disease. After completing the module, pharmacists will be able to:

  • Recommend adjustments to medications based on the individual’s motor complications and different stages of the disease;
  • Recognize and manage various non-motor symptoms commonly experienced by patients with Parkinson’s; and
  • Describe the role of the pharmacist in providing care to patients at different stages of the disease.

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Parkinson’s learning module aims to enhance nursing care

Parkinson Canada is pleased to launch its latest online learning module, especially designed to help nurses learn how to assist patients in managing their Parkinson’s symptoms at every stage of the disease.

This learning module focuses on nursing care strategies for all stages of Parkinson’s. From diagnosis to late stage Parkinson’s’ symptoms have an increasing impact on quality of life and nurses need to be able to make a clinical assessment of non-motor symptoms, motor fluctuations and medication timing.

This module meets the criteria for accreditation established by the Continuing Nursing Professional Education (CNPE) office in the Ingram School of Nursing at McGill University and is approved for a maximum of 2 hours of accredited continuing professional education. The CNPE office is endorsed by the Continuing Professional Development (CPD) office in the Faculty of Medicine.

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Parkinson Canada’s first online learning module is specifically designed for healthcare professionals who treat Parkinson’s and movement disorder patients. This learning module uses case scenarios that enable health professionals to gain insight on how to consistently identify, treat and manage their Parkinson’s patients. This program draws upon the recommendations found in the Canadian Guidelines on Parkinson’s Disease and is accredited by the College of Family Physicians of Canada for up to 1 Mainpro-M1 credits.

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PAST WEBINARS


Parkinson Canada’s Expert Series webinars are specifically designed for healthcare professionals who treat Parkinson’s and movement disorder patients. The webinars provide information that will help professionals apply the Canadian Guidelines on Parkinson’s Disease recommendations to everyday practice.

Registration is required to view past webinars. To view the latest webinars led by Canada’s leading Parkinson’s experts click on the links below.


Dementia Associated with Parkinson's disease

Presented by: Dr. Susan Fox, Associate Professor of Neurology, University of Toronto and Staff Neurologist, Movement Disorder Clinic, Toronto Western Hospital and Oury Monchi, PhD, Professor and Tourmaline Chair in Parkinson’s disease, Hotchkiss Brain Institute, Department of Clinical Neurosciences, University of Calgary.
Date: January 22, 2015
Download Link: Dementia Associated with Parkinson's disease


Key Recommendations of the Canadian Guidelines on Parkinson’s Disease

Presenter: Dr. David Grimes, MD FRCPC
Date: Feb. 26, 2014
Download Link: Key Recommendations of the Canadian Guidelines on Parkinson’s Disease


Changing the Landscape in Parkinson’s Disease: Key Challenges in Disease Management

Presenter: Dr. Anne-Louise Lafontaine, MD, MSc, FRCPC
Date: March 26, 2014
Download Link: Changing the Landscape in Parkinson’s Disease: Key Challenges in Disease Management


Interdisciplinary Approach to Parkinson’s Disease

Presenter: Dr. Galit Kleiner-Fisman, MD, FRCPC
Date: April 30, 2014
Download Link: Interdisciplinary Approach to Parkinson’s Disease


This webinar series is made possible through an unrestricted education grant provided by UCBCanada.