Neurology Update

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Instructor: Deborah H. Allen

Length: 3 - 6 hours. [Program can be expanded or shortened depending on needs.]

This program will provide the learner with neurological assessment skills as well as the ability to plan, intervene in and evaluate the care of the patient with neurological deficits. An overview of neuro anatomy will enable the learner to understand normal brain physiological mechanisms that become impaired during illness. Key neurologic diseases will be discussed with special attention to updated treatments and future trends.

    At the end of this program, participants will be able to:
  • Review cranial anatomy, cerebral circulation, and the general organization of the brain.
  • Apply the elements of the nursing process to the care of the patient with neurological deficits.
  • Identify signs and symptoms associated with common neurological diagnoses.
  • Interpret the epidemiology and management of stroke and TIA
  • List common neurologic infectious diseases observed in North Carolina and their management.

Audience: Primary audience is RNs and LPNs. The program may be modified for Nursing Assistants.