Nursing: Neurological Assessment

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Neurological Assessment It is entirely possible to be considered healthy your whole life without attaining any major diseases, disorders, or complications. However, everybody shares the same attribute of being susceptible to getting an illness or disease. There are major factors that can contribute to an individual getting a disease such as lifestyle behaviors, nutrition, genetics, and exercise habits. Not every problem that can occur can be so easily avoided when your genetics come into play. Some patients may be allergic to certain substances, as others will have no problem with the penicillin antibiotic that is right in front of them. This just shows that all our bodies are unique and different. In nursing, this puts the faculty at the…show more content…
Multiple sclerosis occurs when damage is brought about to the myelin in the central nervous system (CNS), and to the nerve fibers themselves. What causes this illness or disorder is still not known, but the body response to this by initiating an immune-mediated unwanted response to the stimuli that possibly comes from the environment. This unwanted response interferes with the bodies transmission of nerve signals between the brain and spinal cord and other parts of the body (National Multiple Sclerosis Society, n.d., para. 2). The questions that a nurse would ask a patient with multiple sclerosis are going to be questions about reports of muscle weakness, tingling sensation in the limbs, and poor…show more content…
Encephalitis is different than meningitis on the fact that encephalitis infects the brain directly. The exact cause of this disorder is not known, but main cause of encephalitis that we do understand is different from meningitis. Encephalitis is most often caused by Herpes Simplex Viruses, a viral infection (Mayo Clinic Staff, 2017a, para. 17). Patients dealing with symptoms of this disease would be asked in assessment about loss of consciousness, problems with speech and hearing, and muscle weakness Mayo Clinic Staff, 2017a, para. 4-6). Patients with these symptoms could require urgent care, especially if an infant is found with this

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