Twenty million Americans have some form of peripheral neuropathy. Due to the prevalence of peripheral neuropathy, health care providers need to have an understanding of neuropathy. This course will discuss a basic overview of the nervous system as a foundation and will continue with discussing types of neuropathy, causes of neuropathy, signs and symptoms of neuropathy, and methods of treatment. By having a basic understanding of neuropathy, you will have a better understanding of your patients’ diagnosis and treatment.
Upon completion of the course, the learner will be able to:
- Understand what a pressure injury is
- Describe the layers of the skin
- Identify risk factors for skin breakdown
This course is intended for nurses.
1.0 CE for Nurses