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Education & Training for Health Professionals

Seminars

Parkinson’s Queensland frequently holds information seminars with a wide range of speakers from various medical backgrounds. Watch our event space and follow us on Facebook and Twitter for up coming seminars in your area. Parkinson’s Queensland members receive a discount to all PQI events.

Our current “In Touch Seminar Series” is currently touring around the state. The first seminar event will be “Living with Parkinson’s – A Holistic Approach,” to be held at Ipswich, August 20th. The seminar is designed to give you the knowledge required to best assist your patients with Parkinson’s. Click the link for more details.

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Health Professionals Map

Health Professionals Map ScreenshotThe Parkinson’s Queensland Health Professionals Map is a resource created by us, designed to assist you and patients with Parkinson’s alike. The resource can be used by patients to locate a health care practitioner in their area, and it is a useful tool for health professionals wishing to add to their network, or searching for a service or specialist to refer a patient to. Any health professionals who wish to be considered for inclusion in the resource, should contact the Parkinson’s Queensland Office on 07 3209 1588. View the Health Professionals Map HERE.


GPs’ Guide to Parkinson’s Disease

Parkinson’s Australia and the Australian College of Rural Remote Medicine (ACRRM) jointly run the ‘General Practitioners Guide to Parkinson’s Disease’ module on the Rural Remote Medicine Education Online (RRMEO) website. This module has been accredited with ACRRM PRPD Extended Skills points and 40 RACGP QI &CPD Category One points for the current GP triennium (2014-2016).

This 6 hour online educational course is designed to help GPs address the issues of most GPs to enact their role to assess, diagnose, treat and manage the care of patients with this illness. The course caters for learners with different levels of knowledge and experience in this area, while also providing flexibility in the way it can be used.

We recommend this course for any health professional who would benefit from this knowledge.

To Enrol in the 6 hour online educational course, please click below:

For information go to
http://www.acrrm.org.au/subscribers/parkinsons/about

To enrol for free go to
http://www.acrrm.org.au/subscribers/parkinsons/register

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Parkinson’s Queensland Nurse Educator Service

This service is currently not available. We apologise for any inconvenience.

The Parkinson’s Nurse Educator role is to:
• Provide expert advice and support to PwP and carers
• Promote awareness and effective management of symptoms
• Provide a point of contact for PwP and care givers
• Reduce inappropriate hospital admissions
• Play a leading role in the education of health professionals.

Expected learning outcomes include
• Increase awareness and knowledge of the signs, symptoms and treatments of Parkinson’s
• Increase the understanding of the needs of someone living with Parkinson’s
• Increase the capacity of staff in providing care for someone living with Parkinson’s.

Parkinson’s education sessions are conducted in the client’s own work environment or an arranged venue and are delivered by Parkinson’s Queensland’s Health Team members in easy to understand formats which can be tailored to individual needs. The content is based from the National Aged Care Training Project (further info below).

Download the brochure.


National Aged Care Training Package

This service is currently not available. We apologise for any inconvenience.

Parkinson’s Australia’s new Aged Care Training Package called Caring for People with Parkinson’s is now available nationally. 

It is designed to educate and inform all the staff of Residential Aged Care Facilities to improve the quality of care provided for residents living with Parkinson’s.

The training package is evidence based, with clearly stated and measurable learning outcomes, while incorporating the principles of best practice in care and utilizes a person-centred approach.

Learning Outcomes

  1. Increase the awareness and knowledge of the signs, symptoms and treatments of Parkinson’s disease.
  2. Increase the understanding of the needs of someone living with Parkinson’s.
  3. Increase the capacity of staff in providing care for someone living with Parkinson’s.

The training workshops, which are interactive and include a range of adult teaching/learning strategies, are facilitated by specialist educators with expertise in providing care for people with Parkinson’s.