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Nursing Studies - Clinical Skills: Neurological Disorders

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Nursing Studies - Clinical Skills: Neurological Disorders
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  • The free online course Nursing Studies - Clinical Skills: Neurological Disorders will be of great interest to any learner who wants to learn more about the function and structure of the central nervous system as well as the symptoms and treatments of the main disorders associated with it.

    The course begins by examining the function of the central nervous system (CNS). You will learn about the structure of the brain and the spinal cord which share a continuous and protective membrane cover called the meninges. You will learn about neurological assessment and how to accurately and completely evaluate the patient's vital signs, mental status, sensory function, motor function, and level of consciousness.

    The course then focuses on the various diagnostic procedures used for identifying problems, such as intracranial pressure, tumors, bleeding, and infection. Here you will learn how to identify the various signs and symptoms and to observe and record the a patient's vital signs and level of consciousness. Next you will examine the organs involved in the sensory system such as the eyes and ears which allow us to detect changes in our environment and provide the body with information necessary for homeostasis. You will also learn about these sensory organs are examined and how to administer treatments.

    Finally, you will learn about the different types of infectious neurological diseases such as meningitis, encephalitis, poliomyelitis acute and Guillain-Barre syndrome. You will learn how to identify the symptoms and differing treatments for each disorder. You will also learn about cranial nerve disorders such as bells palsy, how to identify its symptoms, and make the patient aware of the signs and symptoms as well as the treatment procedures. You will gain insight into degenerative nervous system disorders such as as multiple sclerosis, amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) and Parkinson's disease, as well as the symptoms and treatments that are available.

    This free online nursing course will be of great interest great interest to all health care professionals who would like to learn more about nursing practices and assessment techniques in relation to patient care and treatment of nervous system disorders.

  • Having completed this course you will be able to:
    - Describe the anatomy of the central nervous system;
    - Discuss the mechanics of neurological assessments;
    - 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;
    - Discuss how the internal ear provides one of the input systems for general body sense and equilibrium;
    - Describe the types of Infectious neurological diseases that can render the patient acutely ill;
    - Explain the different types of cranial nerve disorders;
    - Discuss the objectives of care for medical and nursing management in relation to seizures associated with cranial disorders;
    - Describe the main types of degenerative neurological diseases;
    - Explain the steps to take in medical and nursing management treatment of degenerative neurological diseases.

  • All Alison courses are free to study. To successfully complete a course you must score 80% or higher in each course assessments. Upon successful completion of a course, you can choose to make your achievement formal by purchasing an official Alison Diploma, Certificate or PDF.

    Having an official Alison document is a great way to celebrate and share your success. It is:

    • Ideal to include with CVs, job applications and portfolios
    • A way to show your ability to learn and achieve high results

Modules List( 4 )
  • NURSING STUDIES - CLINICAL SKILLS: NEUROLOGICAL D...
  • Module
    1
    The Function of the Central Nervous System
  • Module
    2
    Diagnostics and Care Procedures
  • Module
    3
    Nervous System Disorders
    • In this module you will learn about the different types of some of the most common infectious neurological diseases such as meningitis and encephalitis. You will also learn about cranial nerve disorders and head injuries, generally categorized as direct and indirect. You will also learn about degenerative neurological disorders such as multiple sclerosis (MS), Parkinson’s disease and amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) as well as the signs and symptoms, and emergency treatment procedures.
    • Learning Outcomes
    • Infectious Disorders
    • Cranial Disorders
    • Degenerative Disorders
    • Lesson Summary
  • END OF COURSE ASSESSMENT
  • Module
    4
    Nursing Studies - Clinical Skills: Neurological Disorders Assessment
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