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This module introduces you to various neurological disorders and their pathologies.

Learning Objectives

After successful completion of this module, you will be able to:

  • Recognize risk factors relating to CVD
  • Understand anatomy and physiology relating to CVD
  • Identify the risk factors associated with CVD
  • Describe the different types of ischemic CVAs
  • Describe the different types of hemorrhagic CVAs
  • Distinguish signs and symptoms associated with different types of CVD
  • Describe treatment modalities for CVD
  • Identify all nursing care relating to CVD


American Heart Association Website (2019). URL: https://learn.heart.org/default.aspx

Heart and Stroke Foundation (2019). Website. URL: http://www.heartandstroke.ca/stroke

Gogan, S., Fischer, A. (2005). Ontario regional stroke centres: Survey of neurological nursing assessment practices with acute stroke patients. Axon, 26(4), 8-13.

Urden, L.D., Stacy, K.M., & Lough, M.E. (2018). Critical Care Nursing Diagnosis and Management. (8th ed). Maryland Heights, MO: Elsevier

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