Neurological Assessment In Nursing

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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…
The most typical causes of this disease are bacterial, viral, and fungal infections (Mayo Clinic Staff, 2017b, para. 1-3). This inflammation of the meninges can be serious and require medical assistance, or can diminish by itself with the help of your body’s immune system in minor cases. Streptococcus pneumoniae is the main bacteria that causes meningitis, and is transmitted to us through the bloodstream where it begins to infect the areas of the brain and spinal cord causing acute symptoms to occur. A nurse would ask the patient with symptoms of this disease of pain or stiffness in the neck or back. A nurse would ask if the patient if they have experienced confusion or a sensitivity to light (Mayo Clinic Staff, 2017b, para. 6). In all cases the infection should be cared for in all seriousness because if left untreated, meningitis can cause permanent brain damage and or

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