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Nursing Studies - Clinical Skills: Neurological Disorders - Revised

Learn the key clinical nursing skills and techniques used to care for patients with neurological disorders.

Nursing
Free Course
This course will teach you the function and structure of the central nervous system, as well as the symptoms and treatments of the disorders associated with it. You will study the function of the central nervous system and the structures of the brain and the spinal cord. You will also learn about neurological assessments and how to accurately evaluate a patient's vital signs, mental status, sensory functions, and level of consciousness.

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Outcome

Certification

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Description

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.

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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

Certification

All Alison courses are free to enrol, study and complete. To successfully complete this Certificate course and become an Alison Graduate, you need to achieve 80% or higher in each course assessment. Once you have completed this Certificate course, you have the option to acquire official Certification, which is a great way to share your achievement with the world. Your Alison Certification is:

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