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Movement Disorder Series  

Upcoming Presentation: January 8, 2015 - A Systematic Approach to the Patient with Chorea

Movement Disorder Series - one hour audio conferences with continuing education credit, sponsored by PADRECC and EES. Designed to provide VHA healthcare professionals with current practice standards and emerging trends in the treatment of Parkinson’s disease and other movement disorders.

Free Patient Education Material
The Resource Request Form allows Consortium members to order a bulk supply of FREE layman's educational materials from the PD non-profit community. Simply complete this one form, email or fax to the Coordinating Center, and the materials will be shipped directly to your clinic.
Professional Education

NEW Web-based Independent Study Course "Mood Disorders in Parkinson's Disease: What's New?"  Course brochure for download.

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Managing the Complexities of PD: Practical Strategies for the Federal Healthcare Professional

Parkinson's Disease: A Practical Approach to Evaluation & Treatment for the Physical Therapist - this course is available online and provides 6.5 CEU's.

Care of the Movement Disorder Patient with Deep Brain Stimulation "Written by PADRECC nurses for nurses"

Diagnosing and Managing Parkinson's Disease: Practical Strategies for the Federal Healthcare Professional

Movement Disorder Virtual University (MDVU) - a healthcare professional’s source for movement disorder news, resources and educational activities.

Movement Disorder Society an international professional society invested in the research and care of patients with Movement Disorders.

American Academy of Neurology

Parkinson's Disease Across the Lifespan: A Roadmap for Nurses

Bunting-Perry, L. K. & Vernon, G.M., Comprehensive Nursing Care for Parkinson’s Disease, ISBN: 0826102379

American Association of Neuroscience Nurses, AANN Core Curriculum for Neuroscience Nursing, Fifth Edition, ISBN: 9780983132

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Referrals
VA primary care providers or neurologists can refer veterans with movement disorder related issues to a PADRECC or Consortium Center using an inter-facility consult (IFC).
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Clinical Tools

Clinical Indications for the Use of Dopaminergic Functional Imaging

Parkinson's Disease Factsheet

Parkinson's Disease Quick Reference Pocket Card
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Algorithm for Initiating Therapy in Early Parkinson's Disease

Evidenced Based Guide To Key Care Processes In PD Management

Parkinson's Disease Practice Guidelines (American Academy of Neurology)

Hoehn & Yahr Staging

Schwab & England

United Parkinson's Disease Rating Scale (UPDRS)

Patient Motor Diary

DBS in PD Fact Sheet

Apokyn-VA Prescription & Enrollment Form (VA Use Only)

Mirapex Titration Schedule

Montreal Cognitive Assessment (MoCA) - Instructions and Test Forms

VA Consent for Use of Picture and/or Voice

Prune Whip Recipe

Osteoporosis Information Sheet

National VA PD Consortium
The Consortium offers peer networking, mentorship, education and training. For VA clinicians with interest and expertise in movement disorders go to membership information

 

PADRECC/Consortium Conferences

Sept 2008, Pittsburgh, PA
Sept 2010, San Francisco, CA
Sept 2012, Portland, OR (West Coast Conference)

The VA Parkinson Report

A newsletter for the PADRECCs and the National VA PD Consortium.

The Monthly Transmitter

An electronic newsletter for the PADRECCs and National VA PD Consortium.