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Parkinson’s charity offers free online training post-COVID

Parkinson’s UK virtual course to focus on the effects of lockdown on patients

Parkinsons UK virtual course counts towards continuing professional development and focuses on the effects of lockdown on patients

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A free online educational course will help Parkinsons nurses restart services after the COVID-19 lockdown, a UK-based charity has announced.

Parkinsons UK developed the Restoration of therapy services post-COVID-19 virtual course for Parkinsons nurses, therapists, doctors and any healthcare professionals who have an interest in Parkinsons.

Course includes how to restart Parkinsons services post-COVID-19

The charitys education manager Claire Hewitt said the course is good for nurses to take as it covers how to restart services post-COVID-19.

Parkinson’s UK virtual course counts towards continuing professional development and focuses on the effects of lockdown on patients

Parkinson’s nurse on an online training course
Picture: iStock

A free online educational course will help Parkinson’s nurses restart services after the COVID-19 lockdown, a UK-based charity has announced.

Parkinson’s UK developed the Restoration of therapy services post-COVID-19 virtual course for Parkinson’s nurses, therapists, doctors and any healthcare professionals who have an interest in Parkinson’s.

Course includes how to restart Parkinson’s services post-COVID-19

The charity’s education manager Claire Hewitt said the course is good for nurses to take as it covers how to restart services post-COVID-19.

She said: ‘It focuses on the effects of lockdown on patients, the decision around using virtual or face-to-face appointments and gives an insight into the challenges faced by the wider multidisciplinary team.

‘The webinar part of the course will give them the opportunity to discuss challenges and solutions with other Parkinson's nurses and members of the multidisciplinary team.’

Resources and support for nurses treating patients with Parkinson’s disease

The course will cover:

  • The effects of lockdown on a patient living with Parkinson’s disease.
  • Resources and guidance available to support individuals recovering from COVID-19.
  • Overcoming issues and judging the suitability of virtual or face-to-face consultations for people with Parkinson’s.

The course takes an estimated three hours to complete and participants can log in at any time to take part.

A variety of multimedia resources, such as videos, webinars and interactive sources will be used in the course.

On passing an assessment, participants will receive three continuing professional development points.

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Parkinson’s UK: Restoration of therapy services post-COVID-19 (Excellence Network)


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