Emergency management of patients with Parkinson's

Guidance on how to manage patients with Parkinson's in an emergency situation. Professionals who don’t see people with Parkinson's day-to-day may find this especially useful. 

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  • Care strategies
  • Inpatient care and medicines management
  • Service improvement
  • Treatments and medication
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Missing doses of medication can cause serious complications for people with Parkinson's; this guide  focuses on how you can make sure your patient continues to get the medication they need in an emergency.

Note: this resource references the PD 'nil by mouth medication dose calculator. Please ensure that you read the notes on this calculator fully before use.

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Emergency management of patients with Parkinson's (PDF, 253KB)

This guide is aimed at hospital staff who are involved in the emergency treatment of patients with Parkinson’s. It covers important information and advice on observations, medication recommendations and complications.