Parkinson’s Disease for the Hospitalist
Dr. Hooman Azmi & Dr. Fiona Gupta
Patients with Parkinson’s disease are more susceptible to developing hospital related complications. Healthcare providers equipped with a better understanding of PD and its implications in the hospital can improve the quality of care of this unique patient population and help avoid admissions related complications.
Written by two experts in the treatment of Parkinson’s disease, this thorough reference guide is designed to provide hospitalists, internists, intensivists, geriatricians, anesthesiologists, physician’s assistants, nurse practitioners, residents, medical students, or any other hospital-based practitioner that may come across a patient with Parkinson’s disease with all they need to better understand this patient population, including:
- How Parkinson’s disease is diagnosed and managed
- The importance of medication regimen and avoidance of contraindicated medications
- The pitfalls of hospitalization and how to avoid them
With this valuable handbook, hospital healthcare providers will be better prepared to effectively treat patients admitted to the hospital who happen to have Parkinson’s disease. This can lead to safer hospitalization, a shorter length of stay, and a better experience for both the patients and their families or caregivers.