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Movement Disorder Series  

PADRECC Movement Disorder Series FY21 schedule. Continuing education credits are provided. Click here for the Movement Disorder series page. Archives of previous years are available. The Movement Disorder Series is 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

All VA providers interested in SF PADRECC's Deep Brain Stimulation Scan-Echo can click here to view scheduled sessions and links for desktop access; or, you can call the program manager, Shawn Green (415) 221-4810 x24485, or the San Francisco PADRECC at (415) 379-5530.  Scan-Echo's goal is to generate expertise across practices and extend specialty care to those who need it; the sessions include presentation, discussion, and study cases.

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Parkinson's Foundation Digital Resources for VA Health Professionals Treating Veterans with Parkinson's Disease: PF offers a wide range of online training and education resources

Parkinson's Foundation Virtual Team Training Program: teaches medical professionals from diverse disciplines the best techniquies in PD care, CMEs offered 

VHA National Desktop Library: available to staff VA-wide that provides full-text access to clinical textbooks, journals and databases.

International Parkinson and Movement Disorder Society is a world-wide professional society invested in providing educational programs designed to advance scientific and clinical knowledge about movement disorders, and promotes research into the causes, prevention and treatment of same.

American Academy of Neurology

Parkinson's Disease Across the Lifespan: A Roadmap for Nurses  an online course designed by Parkinson’s nurse specialists to help other nurses better understand how to deliver comprehensive care to people and families living with Parkinson’s disease.

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

Deep Brain Stimulation Management, 2nd Edition, Edited by William J. Marks, Jr.  ISBN: 1107084253 

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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

Parkinson's Disease Quick Reference Guide for Initiating Therapy-Pocket Card

VHA Directive 1420 Parkinson's System of Care
 Parkinson's Disease Program and Clinical Guide 
Clinical Indications for the Use of Dopaminergic Functional Imaging

Hoehn & Yahr Staging

Schwab & England

United Parkinson's Disease Rating Scale (UPDRS)

Patient Motor Diary

DBS in PD Fact Sheet

Montreal Cognitive Assessment (MoCA) - Instructions and Test Forms

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

Jan. 2021, Virtual
Sept 2016, Portland, OR
Sept 2010, San Francisco, CA
Sept 2008, Pittsburgh, PA

The VA Parkinson Report

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

The Transmitter

A bi-monthly electronic newsletter for the PADRECCs and National VA PD Consortium.