Clinical Care Committee
Â· Rotation of Committee Chair: Leadership for the clinical care committee rotates amongst the PADRECCs. Houston leads the committee for July and August. Committee meets the first Tuesday of the month at 12pm ET.
Â· Standardize Clinical Care: Continues to discuss a variety of clinical issues, provide clinical support to the Consortium network, and work on measures to standardize clinical care across the PADRECC network.
o Azilect is now on the national formulary
o LA new patient note template is being piloted. It will capture the AAN guidelines for nonmotor symptoms
o Discussion are taking place about standardizing pharmacy recommendations/allowances so that all PADRECCs have the same drugs available.
Â· PD Handbook: A smaller subcommittee will spearhead a project in 2011 to draft a handbook for the VHA (similar to a MS Handbook developed by MSCoE) that addresses such things as definition of PD, purpose, authority and scope, system of care, population served, etc.
Â· PADRECC Transmitter: PADRECC clinicians provide reviews of recent movement disorder publications that are included in the PADRECC Transmitter
Â· PADRECC/EES Movement Disorder Series: The FY 2011 series is currently underway. The last audio conference for this series is on September 8th titled: Neuroprotection and Parkinsonâ€™s Disease. The audio conference series will be archived on the www.parkinsons.va.gov website under the Movement Disorder Series tab.
Â· Patient Education Video Project: 8 videos were taped for FY 2011. Once editing is completed they will be available on DVD, the PADRECC website and You Tube. Request was placed with EES for taping of 8 more videos in FY2012.
Â· PADRECC Transmitter: The committee continues to assemble and distribute this e-newsletter every other month.
Â· National Website: The committee is assisting in updating the National VA PADRECC/Consortium Website.