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This course is designed to help create a better understanding of a little-known neurological movement disorder called Dystonia. Dystonia is a complex and varied condition that can present, manifest, and be treated in many different ways. This course will differentiate and define the key characteristics of dystonia, discuss the prevalence and explain how the disorder impacts those affected. Understanding traditional treatment guidelines and medication therapies will help CNAs better care for and assistant patients suffering from Dystonia.
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Upon completion of this course, the participant will be able to:
Chapter 1: Dystonia
Chapter 2: Dystonia Classifications
Chapter 3: Diagnosing Dystonia
Chapter 4: The Most Common Dystonias
Chapter 5: Genetics
Chapter 6: Dystonia Treatment
Chapter 7: Is Dystonia Fatal?
Chapter 8: Dystonia's Impact on Quality of Life
Chapter 9: True Life Stories
Chapter 10: References
Kevin Stansbury, MBA, BSN, BS, RN, CEN, VA-BC, is a Registered Nurse with over 25 years’ experience in the medical field including critical care, emergency medicine, and infusion therapy. He is currently living and working in the Central Valley of California. Kevin is a 13-year veteran of the U.S. Army where he served as a combat medic and nurse. He received several military decorations during his tours in Desert Shield and Desert Storm, including an Army Achievement Medal, an Army Commendation Medal, and the Kuwaiti Liberation Medal. Kevin also received his Expert Field Medical Badge while serving two tours in Korea.Read Full Bio
Provider approved by the California Department of Public Health, Nurse Aide Certification (NAC) #: 7046. This document must be retained by the certified nurse assistant for a period of four years after the course completion. Provider approved by the Florida and Wyoming Boards of Nursing-Certified Nursing Assistants, CE Broker Provider #: 50-13256.