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Part 1 Anatomy and Physiology

 1. Introduction
 2. The Central Nervous System
 3. The Brain
 4. The Spinal Cord
 5. The Peripheral Nervous System
 6. The Cranial Nerves
 7. The Spinal Nerves
 8. Nerve Action
 9. Reflex Arc
 10. The Autonomic Nervous System

Part 2 Neurological Assessment

 11. Introduction
 12. Vital Signs
 13. Mental Status
 14. Sensory Function
 15. Motor Function
 16. Level of Consciousness

Part 3 Diagnostic Procedures

 17. Skull X-Rays
 18. Lumbar Puncture
 19. Electroencephalogram
 20. Brain Scan
 21. Cerebral Angiography

Part 4  Care of the Unconscious Patient

 22. General
 23. Airway and Breathing
 24. Nutritional Needs
 25. Skin Care
 26. Elimination
 27. Positioning

Part 5 Infectious Nervous System Disorders

 28. Introduction
 29. Meningitis
 30. Encephalitis
 31. Poliomyelitis
 32. Guillain-Barre Syndrome

Part 6 Degenerative Nervous System Disorders

 33. Multiple Sclerosis
 34. Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis
 35. Parkinson's Disease
 36. Myasthenia Gravis

Part 7 Cranial Nerve Disorders

 37. Bell's Palsy
 38. Trigeminal Neuralgia

Part 8 Head and Spine Injuries

 39. Head Injuries
 40. Increased Intracranial Pressure
 41. Spinal Cord Injuries

Part 9 Disorders of the Brain

 42. Cerebral Vascular Accident
 43. Epilepsy
 44. Brain Tumor

About this Course

After completing this course, you should be able to:

  1. Identify the parts of the central nervous system.
  2. Identify the parts of the peripheral nervous system.
  3. Identify the parts of the meninges.
  4. State the functions of the cerebellum.
  5. State the functions of the medulla.
  6. Name the parts of the brainstem.
  7. Identify the functions of the frontal lobe.
  8. Identify the functions of the parietal lobes.
  9. Identify the functions of the temporal lobes.
  10. Identify the functions of the occipital lobe.
  11. Define neuraxis.
  12. Identify the parts of the spinal cord.
  13. Identify the parts of a spinal nerve.
  14. Define afferent nerve.
  15. Define efferent nerve.
  16. Identify the pathway of a reflex arc.
  17. State the functions of the autonomic nervous system.
  18. Describe five areas of concern to be evaluated when assessing mental status.
  19. Evaluate level of consciousness.
  20. Identify the purposes for lumbar puncture.
  21. Identify the patient care needs of the unconscious patient.
  22. Define the coup-contrecoup phenomenon.
  23. Identify the signs and symptoms of infectious nervous system disorders.
  24. Identify nursing care objectives for the care of patients with degenerative nervous system disorders.
  25. Identify the signs and symptoms of increased intracranial pressure.
  26. State the nursing care objectives for the care of a patient with increased intracranial pressure.
  27. Identify the signs and symptoms exhibited by a patient with a spinal cord injury.
  28. Identify risk factors associated with cerebral vascular accidents.
  29. Identify the signs and symptoms of a stroke.
  30. Identify the rehabilitation needs of a patient who has experienced a CVA.
  31. Identify five types of seizure activity.
  32. State the steps necessary to protect the patient during a seizure.
  33. Identify the nursing care considerations for the patient who has had surgery for a brain tumor.

 

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