Supporting patients with Parkinson’s disease

This CPD module looks at medicines optimisation advice in Parkinson's disease.

In CPD Modules

This CPD module is about Supporting Patients with Parkinson's Disease. It will consider the symptoms associated with Parkinson's disease and signpost pharmacists to provide the best advice for Parkinson's disease patients.

Record your learning from this module and how you applied it in your practice using the action and evaluation record at the end

Goal

To enable pharmacists to provide proactive medicines optimisation advice for people with Parkinson’s disease (PD) and their carers.

Objectives

After studying this module you should be able to:

  • Recognise the early signs and symptoms associated with possible PD and signpost appropriately
  • Identify medicines that may be harmful in PD
  • Plan and conduct a MUR for a person taking levodopa or a dopamine agonist.

Contributing author:

Dr Denise Taylor, senior lecturer in clinical pharmacy, Department of Pharmacy and Pharmacology, University of Bath.

How to use this module

You can test your existing understanding of this topic by completing the initial pre-test. Then work through the module before taking the post-test to see if your knowledge has improved.

Record your learning and how you applied it in your practice using the action and evaluation record at the end of this module, which will then be stored in your personal learning log. You must be registered on the website to do this.

Continuing professional development (CPD) is a statutory requirement for pharmacists. Completion of this module will contribute to the nine pieces of CPD that must be recorded a year, as stipulated by the GPhC.

 

Working in association with the RPS Faculty

These CPD modules are an important part of advancing your professional development, providing you with essential knowledge and skills.
They can be considered alongside other activities for inclusion in your RPS Faculty portfolio. The RPS Faculty is a professional recognition programme for all pharmacists in all sectors at all stages of their career and involves assessment of a practice-based portfolio that recognises your professional development. This allows you to demonstrate to others your level of attainment and stage of advanced practice. It also helps you identify what you need to know at different stages of your career. Start your Faculty journey by accessing the portfolio and tools at www.rpharms.com/Faculty.

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Click here to download a PDF of the module as it appeared in print. You can still use your online learning log to record your learning outcomes and impact on your practice.

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