The neurosensory system will introduce the student to the anatomy and physiology of the neuron, the brain, the cranial nerves, the eye and the ear, common diseases, and diagnostic procedures. Related pharmacological agents and specific nutritional needs are discussed. The unit will emphasize nursing interventions including the importance of neurological assessment and measurements that are recommended in preventing complications. Psychosocial aspects and the effects of aging on the neurosensory system are discussed. Selected clinical experiences will allow the student to practice appropriate nursing skills.
VN100, VN200, VN300
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