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Presented by Parkinson’s Foundation as part of the Nurse Webinar Series.

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Includes 1 complimentary CE credit*

*ASWB CE Credit Changes 2018: Beginning September 25, 2018, ASA will no longer be able to  issue ASWB CE credits for recorded web seminar attendance. You can only claim ASWB CE credit if you watch “Nursing Solutions: Living With Parkinson’s Disease During Transitions in Care” at 10:00 AM PT on May 7, 2019. We apologize for any inconvenience. This change is due to ASWB ACE Provider distance learning requirements. 

If you require ADA accommodation to participate in this web seminar, please contact Steve Moore at your earliest convenience to make arrangements –

Older adults with chronic conditions are at risk for increased physician, emergency room and hospital visits compared to those without chronic conditions. People with Parkinson’s disease are among this vulnerable population and at risk for devastating consequences. Transitions in care generally refers to movement across and within healthcare settings and healthcare providers (e.g. from home to the emergency room, home to hospital, hospital to home care or skilled nursing care, skilled nursing care to home, etc.). Missed, delayed or withdrawal of Parkinson’s medications are known to cause significant morbidity and mortality. This nursing web seminar will present issues specific to Parkinson’s disease patients during care transitions, present recent nursing research on this issue, and provide an opportunity for nurses to contemplate care improvements to avoid adverse outcomes during care transitions. 

Participants in this web seminar will be able to:

  • Define transitional care concepts and elements as they pertain to Parkinson’s disease patients;
  • Discuss the vulnerabilities of those with Parkinson’s disease across care transitions;
  • Describe nursing research in interprofessional transitional care simulations; and,
  • List nursing care avenues to improve transitional care for those with Parkinson’s disease.


Diane%20Ellis.jpgDiane Ellis, M.S.N., R.N., C.C.R.N., is a clinical assistant professor at Villanova University M. Louise Fitzpatrick College of Nursing and a Neuroscience and Critical Care Nurse Specialist with an extensive background working with patients with Parkinson’s Disease. Ellis is the principle investigator for the Parkinson’s Foundation funded study “An Intraprofessional mock code study: Parkinson’s disease missed, omitted or delayed simulation study for nurse anesthesia and nursing students.”

Melissa%20O%E2%80%99Connor.pngMelissa O’Connor, Ph.D., M.B.A., R.N., is an associate professor at Villanova University M. Louise Fitzpatrick College of Nursing, a John Hartford Center Distinguished Educator in Gerontological Nursing and a co-investigator on the Parkinson’s Foundation Nurse Faculty Grant held by Professor Ellis.


Shelley%20Hickey.pngShelley Hickey, M.S.N., B.S.N., R.N., is a clinical assistant professor at Villanova University M. Louise Fitzpatrick College of Nursing and a co-investigator on Professor Ellis’s Parkinson’s Foundation study grant.


Target Audience: All

PLEASE NOTE: This web seminar is being hosted by the Parkinson’s Foundation, and registration will be handled through their website,

Questions about registration? Call the Parkinson’s Foundation at 800-457-6676. 

Questions about CEUs? Call ASA at 415-974-9628.

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