Nursing Studies - Clinical Skills: Neurological Disorders - Revised
Learn the key clinical nursing skills and techniques used to care for patients with neurological disorders.
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The nervous system has three major subdivisions. These are the central nervous system(CNS), the peripheral nervous system(PNS), the autonomic nervous system (ANS). This course will teach you the physiology of the central nervous system. You will study the anatomy and function of spinal nerves and learn how to use a standardized neurological assessment scale, such as the Glasgow Coma Scale(GCS). This course will also discuss the different types of diagnostic procedures used to evaluate cranial, spinal, and brain injuries.
You will then study the basic principles of unconscious patient care and learn to identify, observe, and record a patient's vital signs and level of consciousness. Infectious neurological diseases usually render a patient acutely ill. This course will discuss the different types of infectious neurological diseases, cranial nerve disorders, and degenerative neurological diseases. It will also teach you the medical and nursing management of seizures associated with cranial disorders, as well as the stages of treatment for degenerative neurological diseases.
Neurological disorders are diseases of the brain, spine, and the nerves that connect them. By the end of this course you will have gained an in-depth understanding of the function of the central nervous system and the structures of the brain and the spinal cord. You will also have closely studied the different types of infectious neurological diseases, cranial nerve disorders, degenerative nervous system disorders. This is important knowledge that can bring your nursing skills to the next level. So why wait? Start your next learning journey, today.
Having completed this course you will be able to:
- You will be examined on the following learning outcomes:
- Describe the anatomy of the central nervous system
- Discuss the mechanics of neurological assessments
- Examine how to use a standardized neurological assessment scale, such as the Glasgow Coma Scale (GCS)
- Describe the different types of diagnostic procedures used to evaluate cranial, spinal and brain injuries
- Discuss the basic principles of unconscious patient care
- Identify, observe and record the patient's vital signs and level of consciousness
- Explain how stimuli affect the sense organs, and how information is sent to the brain through specific cranial nerves
- Describe the types of infectious neurological diseases that can render the patient acutely ill
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