Clinical Detective: Neurological

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Updated 20 Sep 2023 Certificate ANCC Accredited

This highly interactive Ausmed Course takes you through a real-life case study where you, the Clinical Detective, must investigate why certain diagnostic tests, observations, and procedures are undertaken.

As you move through the case study, you’ll be able to confirm or eliminate potential clinical problems. You will be asked a series of questions throughout the course to assist you with your findings.

Content

7 Video Units • 14 Questions
Introduction
2m
Pretest
2 Questions
Case Study
3 Questions
13m
Differential Diagnosis
3 Questions
8m
Diagnostic Testing and Elimination of Suspects
1 Question
11m
Rationale and Establishment of the Diagnosis
2 Questions
4m
Treatment
1 Question
2m
Conclusion
2m
Pre-reflection
1 Question
Post-reflection
1 Question

What you'll learn:

1

Promptly identify signs and symptoms of a condition that are evident from a patient’s presentation and their history.

2

Undertake a comprehensive assessment relative to the patient’s presentation and concerns and implement timely action based on the interpretation of the data obtained.

3

Use knowledge of diagnostic tests for the specific condition to further confirm the presenting condition and how these will influence treatment required for the patient.

4

Provide an outline of the expected outcomes for the patient with the condition related to the potential treatment and nursing management.

Who it's for:

Registered nurses, registered midwives and other healthcare professionals working in primary health, community and acute settings.

Why it's needed:

We use critical thinking skills and professional judgment on a daily basis in our practice. It is important that we continue to revise and strengthen these skills to ensure that we are able to recognise and respond to deteriorating patients and changes to conditions in a timely manner.

Purpose

The purpose of this Ausmed Course is to enhance your critical thinking, assessment, and problem-solving skills by working through a case study in order to identify and act on a common clinical condition.

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Last updated20 Sep 2023

Published20 Nov 2018

Due for review29 Apr 2025
ANCC Accredited
This course has been published with the American Nurses Credentialing Center Accreditation.
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Anyone involved in the creation of Ausmed content declare that they have no conflicts of interest. Generic or non-proprietary names of medications or products have been used where possible.

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