Getting an accurate, early diagnosis of Parkinson’s is critical to managing symptoms. In this video, you’ll learn the key criteria that must be present for a diagnosis, from the critical physical exam findings to three supportive findings, as well as the five red flags that you should look out for that may indicate it is not a Parkinson’s diagnosis.
There are four important questions to consider when making the diagnosis of Parkinson’s disease:
- Is the patient’s history consistent with Parkinson’s?
- Does their examination have signs of Parkinsonism?
- Are there supportive features? If yes, how many?
- Are there any red flags that would make you pause or consider other diagnoses? If so, count them.
This video lesson and the algorithm included in the course handbook both elaborate on the supportive features and red flags. So dive in and master your ability to diagnose Parkinson’s like a pro!
How confident are you in your ability to differentiate Parkinson’s disease from its look-alikes and correctly diagnose it? There is a gap in comprehensive training related to this complex disease and we are excited to bring you up to speed!
Dive into this course as we cover pathophysiology, evaluate common motor and non-motor symptoms, learn how to initiate the best therapy, and more!