Administering Parkinson’s therapy with pumps and pens

Administer Parkinson’s therapies with pumps and pens like a pro! Learn how to prepare the pump and pen parts for injection and start each therapy.

Nicole Pohlschmidt
Nicole Pohlschmidt
26th Jan 2024 • 1m read

To moderate the wearing-off phenomenon between medication doses seen in Parkinson’s disease, advanced therapies like infusions or injections are often needed. But it can be daunting to administer these treatments if you aren’t familiar with how they work! In this course, we’ve brought in an expert nurse educator to demonstrate the setup and administration of continuous infusion pumps and injectable pens.

Here is what you’ll be able to do after completing this course.

  • Administer continuous apomorphine therapy using a pump.
  • Administer levodopa / carbidopa / entacapone gel therapy with a pump.
  • Administer levodopa / carbidopa intestinal gel therapy with a pump.
  • Give apomorphine injections using a pen.


Please note that this course is non-accredited and does not offer CME credits. 

Start the first chapter of our Administering Parkinson's Therapy with Pumps and Pens course for free