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Movement Disorder Series  

The Movement Disorder Series-Webinars are designed to provide VHA healthcare professionals with current practice standards and emerging trends in the treatment of Parkinson’s disease and other movement disorders. Continuing education credits are provided for live webinars. Click here for the Movement Disorder series page. 

Free Patient Education Material
PADRECC clinicans and Consortium members can order bulk supply of FREE patient education resources from the PD non-profit community.

The Parkinson's Foundation (PF)
To order education resources directly from PF check out the Ordering FREE Resources Instruction Sheet.

American Parkinson's Disease Foundation (APDA)
To order APDA education resources complete the Resource Request Form and email to the Consortium Coordinating Center.
Professional Education

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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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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

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.