Allied Team Training for Parkinson’s™ (ATTP)
Elaine Book, MSW, RSW - University of British Columbia, Vancouver, BC, Canada
Ruth Hagestuen, RN, MA – Parkinson’s Foundation ATTP Director, Minnetonka, MN, USA
Irene Litvan, MD - University of California, San Diego, CA, USA
The Vancouver Allied Team Training for Parkinson’s (ATTP™) is a three-day onsite course which will take place in Vancouver, BC, Canada, April 4-6, 2018.
The faculty consists of an interdisciplinary team of Parkinson’s Foundation (PF) and International Parkinson and Movement Disorder Society-Pan American Section (MDS-PAS) senior movement disorder specialists.
The Vancouver ATTP™ has been developed in collaboration with PF and MDS-PAS to increase knowledge of Parkinson’s disease (PD) and build capacity for comprehensive interprofessional care in the treatment of Parkinson’s disease.
The course is intended for nurses, nurse practitioners, occupational therapists, physician assistants, physical therapists, speech language pathologists, social workers and physicians who are interested in education about management of medications and care challenges in Parkinson’s disease. State of the art care can make the difference between satisfaction and despair for patients, caregivers and the staff providing the care.
Prior to the course, each registrant will complete three online preparatory modules which include an overview of Parkinson’s disease (PD), interdisciplinary care teams, and neuropsychiatric symptoms and management.
Learning objectives apply to all professions in the target audience:
- Participate effectively as an interdisciplinary or inter-professional team member
- Identify challenges associated with Parkinson’s disease and side effects of the medication
- Discuss how to support a person with Parkinson’s disease and the person's care partners in self-management
- List key characteristics of early, middle and late stage Parkinson’s disease
- Describe the unique and complementary role of each discipline in your care team
- Identify strategies for building inter-professional networks and community partnerships
The recommended audience includes nurses, nurse practitioners, occupational therapists, physician’s assistants, physical therapists, speech language pathologists, social workers, and physicians. The course will be targeted to a North American audience with particular focus on the United States and Canada.
Accreditation Statement for MDs, PAs, NPs, Nurses, OTs, PTs, LCSW/LMFT/LMHC, SLPs
Full accreditation information through USF Health and can be obtained here.