Based on the above please discuss the following.
Pathophysiology of concussive injuries and treatment
Neurological assessment tools used in your current practice setting (if not presently working, please describe one used during prior employment or schooling)
Current best practices associated with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
Nursing interventions you would include in this patient’s plan of care
How can changes in nervous system functioning affect an individual’s psychosocial health status?
What resources are available at the local, state, and federal levels to assist those suffering from PTSD?
While reviewing Randy’s discharge instructions with him, you notice that he is having difficulty holding the pen in his hand and appears to be unable to sign his name. You ask him if he is okay. He looks at you and attempts to smile but only the right side of his face appears to move—the left side is fixed. You fear he may be having a stroke. What would your next steps be?