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Nursing Studies - Clinical Skills: Neurological Disorders - Revised

Nursing
Free Course
In this course, learn about the function and structure of the central nervous system, the symptoms and treatments of the disorders associated with it.
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Description

This online nursing studies course will outline the knowledge and skills necessary to provide effective care and assistance to any patients who are experiencing neurological disorders. 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 how to conduct a neurological assessment 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 patient's vital signs and level of consciousness. 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 nerv disorders such as Bell’s Palsy, how to identify its symptoms and make the patient aware of the signs and symptoms as well as the treatment procedures. You will also gain insight into degenerative nervous system disorders such as multiple sclerosis, amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) and Parkinson's disease, as well as the symptoms and treatments that are available.

This 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 the treatment of nervous system disorders.

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Learning Outcomes

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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