Emergency management of patients with Parkinson's

This guide tells you how to manage someone with Parkinson's in an emergency situation. It will be particularly useful for professionals who don’t see people with Parkinson's day-to-day.

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Topic
  • Care strategies
  • Inpatient care and medicines management
  • Service improvement
  • Treatments and medication
Resource type
  • Publications
Profession
  • All professions
  • Care manager
  • Care worker
  • Dietitian
  • Doctor (Geriatrician)
  • Doctor (GP)
  • Doctor (Neurologist)
  • Doctor (Other)
  • Healthcare Assistant
  • Nurse (other)
  • Nurse (Parkinson's nurse)
  • Occupational therapist
  • Pharmacist
  • Physiotherapist
  • Psychiatrist
  • Psychologist
  • Social care assessor
  • Social worker
  • Speech and language therapist
Stage
  • Complex
  • End of life
  • Maintenance

Missing doses of medication can cause serious complications for people with Parkinson's; this guide particularly 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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