This course provides an overview of the human body’s autonomic nervous system, including the sympathetic, parasympathetic, and enteric nervous systems. The course examines the mechanisms, signs, symptoms, causes, and evaluation of dysautonomia. Multidisciplinary guidelines and therapeutic approaches in caring for patients with dysautonomia is also presented. Symptoms, effects, and treatment options of different pathophysiological disorders associated with dysautonomia are also reviewed.
Upon completion of this course, you will be able to:
- Describe the structure and function of the autonomic nervous system.
- Understand and relate the differences between sympathetic, parasympathetic, and enteric nervous systems.
- Explain what the autonomic nervous system controls.
- Discuss the pathophysiology and causes of dysautonomia.
- Discuss the definition of dysautonomia and other related medical conditions.
- List symptoms of dysautonomia.
- Discuss the mechanisms, signs, symptoms, causes, and evaluation of orthostatic hypotension.
- Discuss the mechanisms, signs, symptoms, causes, and evaluation of Postural Orthostatic Tachycardia Syndrome (POTS).
- Discuss the mechanisms, signs, symptoms, causes, and evaluation of neurocardiogenic syncope (NCS).
- Discuss the mechanisms, signs, symptoms, causes, and evaluation of Multiple System Atrophy (MSA).
- Discuss the mechanisms, signs, symptoms, causes, and evaluation of Guillain-Barre syndrome.
- Discuss the mechanisms, signs, symptoms, causes, and evaluation of Familial Dysautonomia.
- Describe treatment guidelines for dysautonomia.
- List nursing processes in caring for patients with dysautonomia
- List physical therapy considerations when caring for patients with dysautonomia.
- Identify ways to diagnose dysautonomia.
Contact Hours : 2 Hours
Course Fee: $10 / Participant
Author: Desiree Jassin M. Jouria, Jr., MD
Target Audience: Nursing Healthcare Professionals
Instructional Methods: Online Independent Self-Study (Training + Post-Test). A minimum passing score of 70% is required for course completion. A Printable (Pdf) Certificate By Email.
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