Astrocytomas and Glioblastomas
The purpose of this course is to define astrocytomas/glioblastomas and to explain the diagnosis, the causes, the symptoms, the complications, the treatments, and pre-operative and post-operative management.

Course Publication Date: February 27, 2017

This course is available with NO ADDITIONAL FEE if you have an active one year unlimited membership!

Author:Wanda Lockwood RN, BA, MA
Course No:AG010517
Contact Hours:5.00
Delivery Method:Online Self Study
Category:Community & Home Health
Critical Care Medicine
Geriatric Medicine
Leadership & Case Management
Medical & Surgical Issues
Oncologic Medicine
Pediatric Medicine

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Learning Objectives
  • Explain the difference between primary and metastatic tumors.
  • Explain the origin of astrocytic tumors.
  • List and discuss symptoms of brain tumors in relation to affected region of the brain.
  • List and explain at least 5 diagnostic procedures.
  • List and explain 3 primary types of treatment for astrocytic brain tumors.
  • List and explain the 4 WHO categories for tumors.
  • List and discuss general characteristics of 6 astrocytic tumors.
  • Explain 3 open surgical approaches.
  • Explain the difference between Gamma KnifeĀ® and Cyber KnifeĀ® radiosurgery.
  • List at least 5 preoperative nursing interventions.
  • Discuss postoperative nursing interventions.
  • List and explain the 3 parameters for the Glasgow Coma Scale.
  • Explain the Monroe-Kellie Hypothesis.
  • List and discuss at least 5 of 8 common postoperative complications.
  • Discuss nursing interventions for patient discharge.


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