Health Professionals

Health Professionals Map

The 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. 

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 for 30 PRPD Points. 40 CPD points can be claimed for the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners’ (RACGP) Quality Improvement and Continuing Professional Development (QI&CPD) Program by completing an individual application form for Category 1 activities, or 12 CPD points can be self-recorded (capped at 20 CPD points per triennium).

Education


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Parkinson’s Queensland are delighted to report the Australian College of Nursing has released details of ‘Parkinson’s Care’ – a postgraduate unit of study that is designed for health professionals who care for people diagnosed with typical and atypical Parkinson’s Disease.

The subject can be studied as part of a graduate certificate through ACN or can be taken as a single unit of study.

We believe the program will assist with reinforcing the importance of the role of the Parkinson’s Nurse Specialists within the community.

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.

Parkinson’s Queensland Nurse Educator Service

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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

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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.

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