The National Parkinson Foundation (NFP) has announced that it will hold a Free online webinar on how to get the best care for those with Parkinson’s disease when they are hospitalized.
The Webinar will take place on April 5, 2012 at 1:00 PM (U.S. Eastern Time).
The Free Webinar is open to the public. Anyone can participate by Registering Online.
As part of an Aware in Care Campaign that it is sponsoring, the NFP presents statistics showing that People with Parkinson’s Disease (PD) are hospitalized 50% more than others, 3 out of 4 people with Parkinson’s do not receive medications on time in the hospital, 61% of patients who did not get their medications on time suffer serious complications, and people with Parkinson’s suffer avoidable complications at a higher rate than non-PD patients.
During the Webinar on April 5, “NPF’s National Medical Director, Michael S. Okun, MD, and Anhar Hassan, MD, will lead a discussion about how you or your loved one can get the best care possible during a hospital stay,” NFP states in its announcement.
Here is the announcement about the Webinar issued by the National Parkinson Foundation:
The Webinar is part of the Aware in Care Campaign being sponsored by the NFP.
According to information on the National Parkinson Foundation website:
The National Parkinson Foundation (NPF) is a non-profit organization that focuses on meeting the needs in the care and treatment of people with Parkinson’s disease (PD). Since 1982, the NPF has funded more than $164 million in care, research and support services.
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