NEUROLOGY

  • Describe the difference between selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors and monoamine oxidase inhibitors?
  • Give an example of each.
  • Discuss the difference in nursing interventions.
  • Describe the difference between atypical antidepressants and mood stabilizers.
  • Give an example of each.
  • Discuss the difference in nursing interventions.
  • What are the drugs of choice for epilepsy in pregnant women?
  • What is the mechanism of action for those drugs?
  • What is one contraindication?
  • What is an appropriate nursing diagnosis?
  • What nursing interventions are appropriate for an epileptic pregnant woman?
  • What nursing education should you give to the patient and their family?
  • Name a medication used to treat ADHD.
  • What is that medication’s mechanism of action?
  • What is one contraindication?
  • What is an appropriate nursing intervention?
  • How could you differentiate between addiction and pseudo-addiction in patients who are taking medications for ADHD?
  • How could you differentiate between addiction and pseudo-addiction in patients who are taking opioids?
  • Describe the parasympathetic nervous system.

Describe the sympathetic nervous system.

  • For each generalized seizure state the medication used for treatment and a nursing intervention. Note: some seizures can be treated using the same medication, however you should list a different medication for each.

 

Seizure Medication Nursing Intervention
Absence seizures
Status epilepticus
Tonic clonic
Partial seizures
  • Describe Parkinson’s disease.
  • What two main classes of medications are used for treatment of Parkinson’s disease? Give an example of each class.

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