Caring for someone with schizophrenia requires compassion, support, and knowledge of the changes that have occurred in their brain. These patients, often requiring various forms of healthcare, may present at clinics, emergency rooms, and different kinds of in-patient units. Knowledge of the disease is crucial to provide them with quality care.
In this course, you will learn about the changes in the brain that occur in this patient population, typical presentation of the disease, important nursing interventions, and how schizophrenia is managed.
You will also learn about positive and negative symptoms specific to schizophrenia and relevant pharmacotherapy.
She is a fantastic instructor - her intonation as she speaks and her examples given are so helpful. I find myself nodding my head in agreement with her. She keeps me focused.
Very informative and it shows the resource has hands-on experience dealing with this type of patient.
Excellent detail and delivery touches on important points from pathophys and anatomy to nursing interventions and strategies
Awesome lecture Brenda, very concise and to the point. By talking about the exact hormones that affect the brain, their transmitters and the exact etiology behind schizophrenia right at the beginning is helpful for me! So when they are repeated later, it is easier to remember. Thanks for this