Guillain-Barré Syndrome: A Complex of Disorders
The purpose of this course is to define acute immune polyneuropathies, Guillain-Barré syndrome and its variants, and to explain the history, causative factors, symptoms, and treatments.

Course Publication Date: August 28, 2018

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Author:Wanda Lockwood RN, BA, MA
Course No:GBS072518
Contact Hours:4.00
Delivery Method:Online Self Study
Category:Community & Home Health
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Learning Objectives
  • Describe typical presentation of “classic” Guillain-Barré syndrome (GBS).
  • Describe at least 5 different types of symptoms related to GBS.
  • List and describe at least 4 different variants of GBS.
  • Describe the normal structure of the neuron and degeneration cause by GBS.
  • Provide a brief history of GBS.
  • Differentiate between demyelinating and axonal degenerating variants.
  • Discuss causative factors.
  • Explain the two primary diagnostic procedures.
  • Describe at least 3 additional diagnostic procedures that may be indicated.
  • Describe the 2 most common medical treatments for GBS.
  • Describe at least 4 supportive treatments.


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