Project #47012 - Physical assessment in nursing

Lobes and principal fissures of the cerebral cortex, cerebellum, and brainstem (left hemisphere, lateral view).




1-Differentiate between descending and ascending spinal tracts.

2-Compare motor nerve function with sensory nerve function.

3-What occurs if the spinal cord is incompletely severed?

4-What is the potential long-range effect on a child if meningitis occurs during the first year of life?

5-You are observing the neurologic examination of a 75-year-old man. You notice that before beginning the physical examination, the examiner asks the patient whether he is currently taking any medication.

     Why is it important to assess medications used by older adults?

6-Describe the nervous system.

7-Name the three major units of the brain.

8- Differentiate between the descending spinal tracts and the ascending spinal tracts of the spinal cord.

9-Define dermatome.

10-Why is the 5.07 monofilament test used?

11-What is the function of the pituitary gland? 

12-Name the fourth cranial nerve and state its function.

13-Explain the 0 to 4+ scale for scoring deep tendon reflexes.

14-List the risk factors for cerebrovascular accidents.

15-Compare and contrast the following conditions of central nervous system:

 a.  Bell’s palsy

      b. Multiple sclerosis

c.   Generalized seizure disorder 

 

d.   Meningitis 

 

e.   Encephalitis 

 

f.    Peripheral neuropathy 

 

g.   Intracranial tumor 

       h. Stroke (Cerebrovascular accident[CVA])

 

Must be answered in APA format.

Subject Medicine
Due By (Pacific Time) 11/13/2014 12:00 am
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