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Course description: 

This course is part of the Anatomy and Physiology Review for NMT/RT. This course on Neurology presents an overview of the structures; microstructures, and macrostructures of the neurological system. Course content includes discussion of basic and complex neurological assessments, intracranial dynamics, and optimal management of the critically ill patient. Also presented are several diagnostic tests and procedures used in the evaluation of a neurological patient.




Course objectives: 

Upon completion of this course, participants will be able to:

  • Name the microstructures of the neurological system and describe their functions, including impulse conduction and neurotransmitters
  • List the macrostructures of the neurological system and identify their locations in the body
  • Describe the major functions of the neurological system's macrostructures
  • Explain the intracranial dynamics of the neurological system including the Monroe-Kellie hypothesis and intracranial pressure
  • Identify types and causes of herniation syndromes
  • Summarize the steps involved in basic and complex neurological assessment
  • Identify common diagnostic tests used for neurological assessment and diagnosis including use, data generated, and related nursing protocols
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Delivery method: 

  • eLearning


  • English

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