Parkinson's: an introduction to caring for someone on your ward (Excellence Network)
This free, online, interactive course from Parkinson's UK will help any hospital ward staff learn best practice for caring for people with Parkinson's.
How does it work?
Over 2 weeks (and approximately 10 hours) participants read, watch and listen to multimedia resources on caring for people with Parkinson's in hospital, and take part in online group discussions - building their knowledge of best practice. Support is on hand from expert tutors.
Busy ward staff can log in any time, and do their learning/take part in discussions when it's convenient for them. The course tutor will log in several times a day to help discussions and answer any questions.
To keep discussions going, it's best if participants log in every day. People who take part get a certificate for completing the course.
PLEASE NOTE - To apply for this course you must first complete Parkinson's: Foundation modules for health and social care staff.
What will participants learn?
During the course, participants will:
- identify and reflect on their existing knowledge of Parkinson's
- discuss current theory and research underpinning best practice in caring for patients with Parkinson's
- discuss current theory and research underpinning best practice in medicines management for Parkinson's in hospitals
- recognise and appreciate key Parkinson's symptoms that may impact on an admission to a hospital ward
- develop an awareness of best practice for the care of patients with Parkinson's admitted to a hospital ward
- identify and reflect on their existing knowledge of medicines management for Parkinson's, and increase their understanding of best practice in this area
- share and discuss their experiences with others on the course
Participants will finish the course with a good overview of Parkinson's, symptoms that may impact on a hospital admission/stay, and best practice in medicines management in a hospital setting.
Who is the course for?
Any staff working on a hospital ward.