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Positions to Ensure Safety and Comfort for Neurological system ( NCLEX Review)

  • Assess level of consciousness.
  • Make frequent periodic attempts to awaken the client until the client awakens.
  • Orient the client to the environment.
  • Speak in a soft tone; filter out extraneous noises in the environment.
  • Maintain the client’s body temperature and prevent heat loss by providing the client with warm blankets and raising the room temperature as necessary.

Physiological Changes in Neurological system

  • Slowed reflexes
  • Slight tremors and difficulty with fine motor movement
  • Loss of balance
  • Increased incidence of awakening after sleep onset
  • Increased susceptibility to hypothermia and hyperthermia
  • Short-term memory decline possible
  • Long-term memory usually maintained

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