The Nervous System

The Nervous System 

Identify common condition/disorders of the nervous system and understand how to provide care to client's requiring neurological assistance.


Hours: 1.00


Certificates provided by accrediting body (1 Match)

Florida Board of Nursing - Certified Nursing Assistants


This is not an accredited course for professional license renewal. Florida CNAs may use this inservice toward meeting their annual inservice requirement.This activity is approved for 1.00 contact hours.

Course Details

Course Code: REL-PAC-0-NS
Hours: 1
Type: Online Course
Content Expiration Date: 11/30/2024
Learning Objectives:
Identify common conditions/disorders of the nervous system.
Restate the related signs and symptoms of each disorder to observe and report.
Understand how to provide care to the neurological client.

Objectives Understand the basic components of the nervous system Identify common conditions/disorders of the nervous system that can lead to hospitalization or emergency care Restate the related signs and symptoms of each disorder to observe and report Understand how to provide care to the person with a neurological condition Nervous system The CNS and PNS Nervous System Functions CNS – the brain spinal cord CNS – nerves and senses Neurological diseases and conditions Gradual or sudden Observe and report changes Signs and symptoms Level of consciousness (LOC) Conscious Decreased consciousness Unconsciousness LOC learning game Report changes in LOC Cerebrovascular accident (CVA) Stroke example Ischemic and hemorrhagic strokes Stroke observations Stroke symptoms Stroke treatment Sides of the brain Care and changes in function Stroke care Multiple sclerosis (MS) MS Observations MS outcomes MS Treatment MS Care CVA and MS learning game Parkinson’s disease Dopamine Parkinson’s observations Muscles Movement Muscles in face and throat Walking and balance Dependence and depression Parkinson’s treatment Parkinson’s care Epilepsy Seizures Partial seizures Generalized seizures When a seizure occurs After a seizure Seizure precautions Spinal cord injury Reversal of spinal cord injuries Spinal cord injury observations Spinal cord injury treatment Spinal cord injury care Head injury Protecting the brain Permanent brain damage Head injury observations Head injury care Cerebral palsy Adults with CP CP and the degree of care CP observations CP treatment CP care Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias Progression of AD Personalized dementia care Simplify the environment Injury prevention Observation Nutrition Familiarities Pain Behavior Family Alzheimer’s summary

Instructor: Sally Brounstein, RN
Sally Brounstein, RN, is a Regional Nurse Educator with Providence Health & Services in Oregon, with more than 40 years experience overseeing competency assessment for all RNs, CNAs, and Techs hired in the Portland, Oregon, service area.  She has also developed the CNA2 acute care program at Portland Community College, where she has been an instructor for more than six years, providing training in conjunction with OHSU and Legacy Health System.  Disclosure: Sally Brounstein, RN has declared that no conflict of interest, Relevant Financial Relationship or Relevant Non-Financial Relationship exists.
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Asynchronous/Online Distance Learning; please see certificate details for specifics on delivery format.
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