The nonmotor symptoms of Parkinson's disease are clinically important, and the neuropsychiatric symptoms of Parkinson's disease psychosis (PDP) are particularly underreported. As the number of Parkinson’s disease cases rises, primary care clinicians are central in identifying patients who manifest PDP. In this activity, Dr Hubert Fernandez shares his insights on a patient-centered approach to assessing for PDP, selecting appropriate treatment options, and strategies for long-term disease management with an emphasis on collaboration with caregivers and family.
eNewsletter with interactive benchmarking and audio commentary
After completing this activity, participants should be better able to:
- Assess patients for symptoms of PDP
- Summarize the risks and benefits of treatment options for PDP
- Apply strategies for the overall long-term management of patients with PDP
NPs and PAs
Joint Accreditation Statement
In support of improving patient care, Practicing Clinicians Exchange is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.
ANCC Credit Designation
NP course advisor: Denise Vanacore-Chase, PhD, CRNP, ANP-BC, FNP-BC, PMHNP-BC, Gwynedd Mercy University, Gwynedd Valley, Pennsylvania
Nursing contact hours: 1.00, which includes 1.00 hour of pharmacology credit
AAPA Credit Designation
Practicing Clinicians Exchange has been authorized by the American Academy of PAs (AAPA) to award AAPA Category 1 CME credit for activities planned in accordance with AAPA CME Criteria. This activity is designated for 1.00 AAPA Category 1 CME credit. Approval is valid until September 29, 2021. PAs should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation.
PA course advisor: Daniel Forsberg, PA-C, MPH, CPH, Touro College, New York, New York
IPCE Credit Designation
This activity was planned by and for the healthcare team, and learners will receive 1.00 Interprofessional Continuing Education (IPCE) credit for learning and change.
This activity is supported by an educational grant from Acadia Pharmaceuticals Inc.
The opinions or views expressed in this CE/CME activity do not necessarily reflect the opinions or recommendations of Practicing Clinicians Exchange or any educational supporter.
All faculty and planners participating in continuing education activities sponsored by Practicing Clinicians Exchange are required to disclose to the audience any relevant support or substantial relationships with providers of commercial products and/or devices discussed in this activity and/or with any commercial supporters of the activity. In addition, all faculty are required to openly disclose any off-label, experimental, or investigational use of drugs or devices discussed in this activity. The faculty and planning committee have been advised that this activity must be free from commercial bias, and based upon all the available scientifically rigorous data from research that conforms to accepted standards of experimental design, data collection, and analysis.
Dr Fernandez: consultant: BIAL Neurology, Biopas, Cerevel Therapeutics, CNS Rating, Covance, Kyowa Kirin, Partners Healthcare System, Revance, Sun Pharma; consultant/research support: Parkinson Study Group, Sunovion; PI: Teva; research support: Acorda, Alkahest, Amneal Pharmaceuticals, Biogen, Michael J. Fox Foundation, Movement Disorders Society, National Institutes of Health/National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke.
None of the members of the planning committee or PCE staff have any relevant relationships to disclose.
Participants wishing to earn CE/CME credit must:
- Read the content in its entirety
- Relate the content material to the learning objectives
- Complete the post-test and evaluation form
Successful completion of the post-test is required to earn CE/CME credit. Successful completion is defined as a cumulative score of at least 70%.
The estimated time to complete this activity is 1.00 hours.
Release date: September 30, 2020
Expiration date: September 29, 2021
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