About this Course

Jointly provided by Postgraduate Institute for Medicine and Parkinson & Movement Disorder Alliance 

Release date: April 26, 2022

Expiration date: April 26, 2024

Estimated time to complete activity: 51 minutes


 Target Audience

This course is for advanced practice professionals, neurologists, and other healthcare providers involved in the care of patients with a movement or related disorder.  

Educational Objectives

After completing this activity, the participant should be better able to:

  • Identify a candidate for DBS surgery 
  • Compare DBS components/technology 
  • Describe DBS programming 
  • Assess the interprofessional care of the DBS patient 
  • Explain how to educate patients and families about DBS 
  • Evaluate considerations in PD & DBS patient hospitalization


Joan Miravite, DNP, RN, FNP-BC
Assistant Professor of Neurology
Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai

Disclosure of Conflicts of Interest

Postgraduate Institute for Medicine (PIM) requires faculty, planners, and others in control of educational content to disclose all their financial relationships with ineligible companies. All identified conflicts of interest (COI) are thoroughly vetted and mitigated according to PIM policy.   PIM is committed to providing its learners with high quality accredited continuing education activities and related materials that promote improvements or quality in healthcare and not a specific proprietary business interest of an ineligible company.

The faculty reported the following relevant financial relationships with ineligible entities related to the educational content of this CE activity:

Joan Miravite, DNP, RN, FNP-BC – Advisory Board – Abbott, Medtronic

The PIM planners and others have nothing to disclose. The PMD Alliance planners and others have nothing to disclose.

Joint Accreditation Statement 


Jointly%20Accredited%20Provider%20TMIn support of improving patient care, this activity has been planned and implemented by the Postgraduate Institute for Medicine and PMD Alliance.  Postgraduate Institute for Medicine is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.

Credit Designation

Physician Continuing Medical Education

The Postgraduate Institute for Medicine designates this enduring material for a maximum of 1 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Continuing Nursing Education

The maximum number of hours awarded for this Continuing Nursing Education activity is 1 contact hour(s).    

Computer System Requirements

A smartphone, tablet, or computer with access to the internet.

Disclosure of Unlabeled Use

This educational activity may contain discussion of published and/or investigational uses of agents that are not indicated by the FDA.  The planners of this activity do not recommend the use of any agent outside of the labeled indications.  The opinions expressed in the educational activity are those of the faculty and do not necessarily represent the views of the planners.  Please refer to the official prescribing information for each product for discussion of approved indications, contraindications, and warnings.


Participants have an implied responsibility to use the newly acquired information to enhance patient outcomes and their own professional development.  The information presented in this activity is not meant to serve as a guideline for patient management.  Any procedures, medications, or other courses of diagnosis or treatment discussed or suggested in this activity should not be used by clinicians without evaluation of their patient's conditions and possible contraindications and/or dangers in use, review of any applicable manufacturer's product information, and comparison with recommendations of other authorities.

Method of Participation and Request for Credit

In order to obtain your CE certificate, please follow the directions provided at the conclusion of the course.  

If you have questions regarding the certification of this activity, please contact PIM via email at [email protected] or PMD Alliance at [email protected]


Joan Miravite, DNP, RN, FNP-BC

Advanced Practice Provider in Movement Disorders

Joan Miravite, DNP, RN, FNP-BC is a practicing Family Nurse Practitioner with over 20 years of clinical experience working in Neurology. Joan received her Bachelor and Master of Science in Nursing from Columbia University, School of Nursing. She completed her Doctorate in Nursing Practice at New York University, Rory Meyers School of Nursing. Dr. Miravite has been appointed Assistant Professor of Neurology at Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai and serves as Director of Interdisciplinary Clinical Care in Movement Disorders at Mount Sinai Beth Israel in New York City, where she has helped build a strong DBS program. She is also an Adjunct Professor at NYU Rory Meyers College of Nursing and Clinical Instructor at Columbia University School of Nursing. Dr. Miravite was awarded the 2021 AANP Nurse Practitioner State Award for Excellence from New York. She was chosen for the 2019-2020 Columbia University School of Nursing, Adult Gerontology Primary Care DNP Preceptor of the Year Award.

Course curriculum

    1. Educational Objectives

    2. Available CME Credit

    1. Presentation: Deep Brain Stimulation (DBS) 101

About this course

  • Free
  • 3 lessons
  • 1 hour of video content

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