Week 11: HEADing to the end

Module 6

This module is a review of Neuro and introduces care of the critical care Neuro patient.

At the end of this module, students will be able to:

  • Identify and describe acute and chronic conditions related to neurological care including pathophysiology, presenting signs and symptoms, etiology and contributing factors, sequelae and progression, and goals of nursing management
  • Compare and contrast acute versus chronic disease illness related to the care of the neuro patient
  • Identify key nursing management strategies for neuro patients
  • Categorize appropriate nursing care planning (assessment, diagnosis, goals, interventions, evaluation) related to care of the neuro patient in critical care.

Required Reading

  • Morton Chapter 21-23

Classroom Learning Activities

  • Guest Lecture: Past CI graduate Lauren Fink, RN, BSN, Surgical ICU Cottage Health Care System
  • 1130 – 1250 pm ATI Proctored Comprehensive Medical Surgical Exam (Bring your laptops)

Homework

You choose!

Option 1: Find a Neuro related article or newer intervention in care of Neuro-Spine patients. Report your interesting findings so we all learn together!

Option 2: Continue our class discussion. Find some interesting information about HCAPS and patient satisfaction driving health care costs.

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