Assignment: Neurological Assessment

Assignment: Neurological Assessment

Assignment: Neurological Assessment

Module 8 Vocabulary- Neurological Assessment

ItemNursing Journal Article: CE: The Physiology and Processing of Pain: A ReviewAttached Files:
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Neurological Article Questions
1. Pain- both acute and chronic-cost on an annual basis in the U.S. approximately how much?
2. What is the frequency of pain and visits for pain complaints to physicians at the present time?
3. More than 2/3’s of persons with chronic pain have had it how long?
4. What is the International Association for the Study of Pain (IASP) definition of pain?
5. A nociceptor is defined as…?
6. Name the steps for pain perception from the peripheral tissue nociceptive receptor.
7. Name three different types of non-nociceptive receptors.
8. Name the two types of fibers found in the spinal cord.
9. Describe what you would find in both ventral horns and dorsal horns of the spinal cord (hint: see figure 3).
10. What is Lissauer’s tract?
11. What are the three tracts that transmit nociceptive/pain impulses?
12. Name six supraspinal structures in the brainstem and diencephalon where the nociceptive signal travels?
13. What is a major component of pain modulation circuit called?
14. Control of ascending sensory input by tonic inhibitory control of neurons occur where?
15. Which area of the medulla of the brain exhibits both inhibitory and facilitation of nociceptive transmission?
16. How do NSAIDS work to modulate the pain network?

AssignmentNeurological Article Assignment
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Randy Adams is a 38-year-old male patient of Dr. Joseph Reynolds who was admitted yesterday morning for 24-hour observation for mild concussion following a motor vehicle accident. Randy lost consciousness during the accident and was very confused when he arrived in the ER after EMS transport. He is an Iraq war veteran and he seemed to think after the accident that this all happened in Iraq. Dr. Reynolds is concerned that Randy has some residual problems from a couple of explosive incidents that occurred while he was in Iraq. The physician is unsure whether Randy’s current symptoms are from the car accident or from prior injuries so he has referred him for consultations to both a neurologist and to a behavioral health specialist.

Based on the above please discuss the following.

  1. Pathophysiology of concussive injuries and treatment
  2. Neurological assessment tools used in your current practice setting (if not presently working, please describe one used during prior employment or schooling)
  3. Current best practices associated with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
  4. Nursing interventions you would include in this patient’s plan of care.

 

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