2-19. Evaluate level of consciousness.
2-20. Identify the purposes for lumbar puncture.
2-21. Identify the patient care needs of the
2-22. Define the coup-contrecoup phenomenon.
2-23. Identify the signs and symptoms of infectious
nervous system disorders.
2-24. Identify nursing care objectives for the care of
patients with degenerative nervous system
2-25. Identify the signs and symptoms of increased
2-26. State the nursing care objectives for the care of
a patient with increased intracranial pressure.
2-27. Identify the signs and symptoms exhibited by a
patient with a spinal cord injury.
2-28. Identify risk factors associated with cerebral
2-29. Identify the signs and symptoms of a stroke.
2-30. Identify the rehabilitation needs of a patient who
has experienced a CVA.
2-31. Identify five types of seizure activity.
2-32. State the steps necessary to protect the patient
during a seizure.
2-33. Identify the nursing care considerations for the
patient who has had surgery for a brain tumor.
After studying the assignment, complete the exercises
at the end of this lesson. These exercises will help you
to achieve the lesson objectives.