New Parkinson’s Disease e-Learning Module: Improving University of Michigan Hospital Stays for Patients with Parkinson’s Disease Learning Module
Kelvin L. Chou, MD, Professor of Neurology and Neurosurgery at the University of Michigan, Co-Director of the STIM (Surgical Therapies Improving Movement) Program, and the Education and Outreach Core Director for the University of Michigan Udall Center of Excellence for Parkinson’s Disease, created and launched an e-learning module Improving Hospital Stays for Patients with Parkinson’s Disease Learning Module at the University of Michigan. This learning module is educating inpatient RNs, LPNs, pharmacists, house officers, and hospitalists about the specific and unique needs of the hospitalized PD patient. They will learn to identify medications that can lead to a worsening or exacerbation of symptoms, prolonging the hospital stay, and understand the importance of administering appropriate medications on time, every time, to the hospitalized patient with Parkinson’s disease. It is hoped the knowledge gained from this module will shorten hospitalization stays for patients with PD and provide them with a safer and more pleasant hospital experience.