Pathophysiology: The Central Nervous System

Pathophysiology: The Central Nervous System

by NetCE, Jane Norman

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As health care becomes more complex, it is essential that the theoretical concepts of the basis of illness (pathophysiology) be well understood. The purpose of this course is to reinforce the scientific rationales for the interventions nurses perform and the decisions nurses make as patients move through the ever-changing management of their central nervous system disorder. In addition, members of the public may use this course to enhance their personal knowledge of the subject matter presented.

Upon completion of this course, you should be able to:

1. Identify the key structures and functional inter-relationships in the central nervous system (CNS).
2. Discuss structures and mechanisms in place to protect the CNS.
3. Describe the components and functions of CNS circulation.
4. Discuss the pathophysiologic and environmental influences and effects on the CNS.
5. Outline the role of subjective data in completing a full nursing assessment of the CNS.
6. Describe objective data compiled during a nursing assessment of the CNS.
7. Identify diagnostic tests used in the identification and classification of CNS diseases.
8. Outline the nursing diagnoses, planning, and management of conditions related to CNS dysfunction.
9. Discuss clinical manifestations of congenital diseases of the CNS.
10. Review signs and symptoms of CNS disorders of multifactorial origin and related nursing actions.
11. Describe the common causes, appearances, and treatment of degenerative CNS disorders.
12. Analyze the presentation and nursing management of immunologic CNS disorders.
13. Evaluate pathologic causes and manifestations of infectious and inflammatory disorders of the CNS.
14. Discuss the pathophysiology and clinical manifestations of neoplastic and obstructive CNS disorders.
15. Outline the concepts and information the nurse should provide for the patient who has sustained a traumatic CNS injury.

This 15-hour continuing education course is available for download for professional development; if continuing education credit is desired, please see instructions included in eBook.

Product Details

BN ID: 2940161191439
Publisher: NetCE
Publication date: 12/01/2018
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Sales rank: 119,917
File size: 326 KB

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