MUSCULOSKELETAL AND NEURO ASSESSMENT NURSING STUDY GUIDE
This 9 page study guide starts with the structure and function of the musculoskeletal system. As well as the health history, four keys to address, onset of symptoms, deformity, paralysis, and pain. Function of bones, ligaments, joints, muscles, cartilage, tendons, and bursae. The principle techniques to assess the MS system, foods high in calcium, foods that can decrease calcium, and their importance. Acetive and passive range of motion, skeletal muscle movements, muscle strength grading scale, two tests for carpal tunnel assessment, 3 different spine curvature disorders, cultural considerations, health promotion of MS system, and considerations for the hospitalized patient. Twelve different tests/scans, osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis, their cause, risk factors, and signs & symptoms. The different parts of the nervous system and how each is broken down (color coordinated with visuals). An in depth look and explanation of the Cerebrum, celebrllum, diencephalon, basal ganglia, brainstem, and spinal cord (12 creanial nerves, spinal nerves, reflex arcs). Brain Laterization, Broca’s aphasia, Wernicke’s aphasia, Cranial Nerves and the abnormalities of each, testing for balance and coordination of the cerebellum, motor system, and 3 meningeal signs. Assessment of healthy history, family history, sensory system, mental status, level of consciousness, arousal, gait, deep tendon reflexes, and Babinski (plantar) reflex. Pediatric considerations, geriatric considerations, considerations for the hospitalized patient, terminology, diagnostic evaluation, and the health promotion of a CVA.