1st MDS-ES Summer School for Nurses

1st MDS-ES Summer School for Nurses
Torres Vedras, Portugal – September 29-October 1, 2017

The 1st Summer School for Nurses takes place September 29-October 1, 2017 in Torres, Vedras, Portugal.Course Description

The MDS-European Section Summer School for Nurses is a hands-on educational opportunity for nurses in Europe who work within a neurology setting and are interested in specializing in Parkinson’s disease.  Participants will receive in-depth instruction from UK Parkinson’s Disease Nurse Specialists, and other expert professionals in Movement Disorders. Students will attend lectures and panel discussions with question and answer sessions, and will have the opportunity to examine patients with Parkinson’s disease. They will learn how to manage motor and non-motor symptoms of Parkinson’s disease through the four stages of the disease trajectory.  Students will present their own case-studies to small groups for discussion and critique, and will be involved in group presentations and case discussions.

A working knowledge of English is required as well as an interest in Parkinson’s disease.

Recommended Audience

This course is intended for nurses who work in a neurology setting and are interested in specializing in Parkinson’s disease.

Learning Objectives
  • Recognize the clinical presentation, management and progression of Parkinson’s disease
  • Identify and explain the management of both motor and non-motor symptoms of Parkinson’s disease
  • Describe treatment approaches for the four stages of the disease trajectory
  • Identify and differentiate between pharmacological and non-pharmacological treatments in Parkinson’s disease
  • Describe the unique and complementary role of each discipline in a multi-disciplinary care for Parkinson’s disease
  • Present a case history of a patient with Parkinson’s disease

Physician Competencies
  • Patient care and procedural skills
  • Work in interdisciplinary teams
  • Increase medical knowledge
  • Practice-based learning and improvement
  • Interpersonal and communication skills
  • Professionalism
  • Teams and teamwork
  • Roles and responsibilities
  • Inter-professional communication
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