Module 02 Discussion – Disorders of the Central Nervous System (CNS)
2 hours; Additional Time for Study, Research, and Reflection: 1 hour
You are preparing to work as a nurse in the neurology unit. The preceptor informs you to be prepared to discuss the following topics as they are commonly seen on the unit. In order to prepare, choose one of the following topics of interest as your initial discussion posting. Use this course’s resources and one evidenced-based article to explore the topic of your choice.
How do you assess a client when the nurse suspects onset of CVA?
Provide discharge information for a client with mild TBI.
Discuss surgical management of brain tumors.
Describe postoperative complications of a craniotomy.
When responding to the initial posting, provide an evidence based article to support your response. Respond to two other topics different than your initial topic.
While discharging a patient with traumatic brain injury (TBI), hospitals need to equip such patients with particular critical information. First, patients must be advised on the symptoms of complications that could demand urgent treatment. Furthermore, patients need advice on the activities to avoid, such as driving. They also need prescriptions and medications to deal with the cognitive changes they might face. Patients must also understand the ongoing rehabilitation requirements that they might need.