Benign Head and Neck Disorders
This course offers an overview of the normal anatomy and physiology of the organs of the head and neck. It will review the evaluation and care of patients with facial fractures, and various conditions including Bell’s Palsy, vocal cord paralysis, thyroid disease and esophageal conditions. It will also review the nursing care of an individual with a tracheostomy.
Course Learning Outcomes:
1. Identify normal anatomy and physiology of the larynx, trachea, neck and associated lymph node
2. Interpret the evaluation, management to the nursing care of patients with facial fractures.
3. Illustrate the 12 cranial nerves, the function and test used to assess patients.
4. Compare the etiology, management of benign head and neck issues such as Bell’s Palsy, Vocal Cord Paralysis, abnormalities of the thyroid and esophagus to nursing care.
5. Relate the indications for tracheostomy to nursing care of the tracheostomy patient.
Course Contact Hours: 1.37
Normal anatomy and physiology of the larynx, trachea, neck and associated lymph nodes
Each Cranial Nerve, function and test
Evaluation, management and nursing care of patients with facial fractures.
Mandibular fractures Benign Head Neck Abnormalities
Barbara Carter is recently retired from 42 years of nursing. Her last position was that of a Head and Neck Nurse Navigator at the Georgia Cancer Center affiliated with Augusta University in Augusta, Georgia. Barbara has an MSN and is a Certified ORL and Head-Neck Nurse (CORLN)