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PT68 Deep Brain Stimulation in Parkinson’s Disease, Part 1: Is It a Viable Alternative to Drug Therapy?
Deep Brain Stimulation in Parkinson’s Disease, Part 1: Is It a Viable Alternative to Drug Therapy?
Author: Steve Bhimji, MD, PhD
The goal of this Parkinson’s disease/deep brain stimulation continuing education program is to provide pharmacists, paramedics and EMTs, health educators, occupational therapists, physical therapists and physicians with knowledge about deep brain stimulation for the treatment of various neurological disorders, including Parkinson’s disease. Following the completion of this educational activity, you will be able to:
- Discuss the pathophysiology of Parkinson’s disease
- Describe how different surgical procedures have evolved for the treatment of Parkinson’s disease
- List the indications and contraindications for deep brain stimulation
Gannett Education is an approved sponsor by the New York State Education Department of continuing education for physical therapists and physical therapist assistants from 10/21/09 to 10/20/15.
This activity is provided by the Texas Board of Physical Therapy Examiners Accredited Provider #GED012010TPTA2012004 for 1/1/2010 to 1/31/2013 and #1601004 for 02/01/13 to 01/31/16 and meets continuing competence requirements for physical therapist and physical therapist assistant licensure renewal in Texas. The assignment of Texas PT CCUs does not imply endorsement of specific course content, products, or clinical procedures by TPTA or TBPTE.
Gannett Education is recognized by the Physical Therapy Board of California as an approved reviewer and provider of continuing competency courses for the state of California.
This course has been approved as meeting the continuing education requirements for PTs and PTAs by the Ohio Physical Therapy Association (approval no. 12S2097 for 12/01/12 to 12/01/13), the Florida Physical Therapy Association (approval no.for 01 CE130019788 01/01/13 to 12/31/13); the Tennessee Physical Therapy Association for Class 1 Continuing Education Requirement (approval no. 4825 for 01/01/13 to 12/31/13); the Pennsylvania Board of Physical Therapy (approval no. PTCE004023 for 01/26/13 to 12/31/14); and the New Jersey Board of Physical Therapy Examiners (approval no. 962-2012 for 01/08/13 to 01/31/14). Approval of this course does not necessarily imply the Florida Physical Therapy Association supports the views of the presenter or the sponsors.
This course has been approved by the Nevada State Board of Physical Therapy Examiners for 0.1 units of continuing education for 01/15/13 to 07/31/14.
The Illinois Chapter Continuing Education Committee has certified that this course meets the criteria for approval of Continuing Education offerings established by The Illinois Physical Therapy Association (approval no. 437-4595 for 01/01/13 to 01/01/14). According to the Rules for the Administration of the Illinois Physical Therapy Act (section 13460.61) published by the Illinois Department of Professional Regulation, a physical therapist or physical therapist assistant applying for re-licensure in Illinois can earn a maximum of 50 percent of their required continuing education hours from self-study. The hours awarded of this course are designated for self-study CE credit.
Other states may accept this course for meeting their CE requirements. Check with your state association or board.