Introduction: Ataxia is a condition where a person lacks coordination during voluntary movement. He walks with an unstable gait and loses balance. His trunk may sway from side-to-side. He may show symptoms like slurring of speech, involuntary eye movements, difficulty with swallowing and tremor with movement. Damage, degeneration or loss of nerve cells in the part of your brain that controls muscle coordination (cerebellum), results in ataxia. Diseases that damage the spinal cord and peripheral nerves that connect your cerebellum to your muscles also may cause ataxia. Ataxia causes include:- Head trauma, Stroke, Transient ischemic attack (TIA), Cerebral palsy, Multiple sclerosis (MS), Chickenpox, Par neoplastic syndromes, Tumour, Toxic reaction, Vitamin E or vitamin B-12 deficiency,
Purpose: To reduce the risk of ataxia among the patients and to improve the health of the patients.
Objectives: To assess the knowledge of staff nurses regarding the side effects of the drugs.
Problem Solving Approach: The process of working through details of a problem to reach a solution. Problem solving may include mathematical or systematic operations and can be a gauge of an individual’s critical thinking skills. Thus it helps to generate new possible solutions of knowledge which is necessary to solve the problem. The problem solving approach has following steps.
1. Problem identification
2. Data collection
3. Generation of solution
4. Selecting a solution
5. Implementing the selected solution
6. Evaluating a problem solution