ALS Nursing Study Guide

Posted by Camille Gray on

Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis/ALS Nursing Study Guide

ALS is a progressive neurodegenerative disease. The study guide covers the key areas that you will need to know for nursing school. Check out the study guides here.

  • Disease Process:
    • Motor neurons degenerate
    • Upper motor neurons
    • Lower motor neuron
  • Causes
    • Unknown
    • Environmental links
  • Signs and Symptoms
    • Primary lateral sclerosis
    • Progressive muscular atrophy
    • Common attributes
  • Diagnosis
    • Procedures
    • Lab test
    • Lab values
  • Complications
    • Progressive disease
    • 4-7 year prognosis 
  • Treatment
    • Managing symptoms
    • Maximizing body functions
    • Medications
  • Nursing Considerations
    • Assessment and monitoring
    • Planning care
  • Patient Education
    • Medications
    • Daily living

The ALS podcast is available on iTunes and Spotify. You can follow along with the study guide. Use the fill in the blank or coloring page study guides to help you stay focused. Writing always helps me retain information better but rewriting all your notes takes too much time. The fill in the blank and coloring page study guides cut down on time but still gives you the benefit of writing out your notes.

Don’t forget I’m also on YouTube! You can find the ALS video here. Please subscribe to my channel so you can find out when more guides come out.

Happy studying!!!


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