Parkinson's Disease Learning Module for Pharmacists
This online learning module Parkinson’s Disease Management was especially designed byParkinson 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.