In this episode of the Straight A Nursing podcast, we’re breaking down the key things a nurse needs to know about peripheral neuropathy. This is a condition in which the distal nerves of the hands and feet are damaged and unable to transmit messages correctly. The result is numbness, tingling, weakness and pain (often quite severe pain!).

In this episode you’ll learn: 

  • The many different causes of peripheral neuropathy and which one is most common
  • Complications of the condition
  • Signs and symptoms of peripheral neuropathy
  • Important nursing assessments
  • Tests utilized to diagnose or evaluate peripheral neuropathy
  • Treatments including pharmacological and non-pharmacological therapies
  • Key elements to include in your education plan

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