Dealing with Neurological Dysfunctions: The Nurse’s Role

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Instructor: Betty Nance

Length: 6 - 8 hours

This intensive one-day course is designed to teach nurses how to care for patients with a neurological dysfunction. Content in the course will address specific neurological disorders including cerebral vascular disease, Parkinson's disease, MS, meningitis, seizures, increased intracranial pressure, and headaches. A didactic lecture and demonstration of a thorough neurological examination will be given in the course with adequate time for participants to practice skills and obtain supervised return demonstration.

    At the end of this program, participants will be able to:
  • Discuss the pathophysiology and neurological deficits of the patients with the following neurological disorders: CVA, Parkinsons, MS, meningitis, seizures, increased ICP, headaches, and traumatic brain injury.
  • Identify the current treatment and nursing management of the conditions listed.
  • Demonstrate a thorough nursing assessment of the neurologic system.

Audience: RNs