NeuroAssess Fall 2010

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Click to edit Master subtitle style NURS 311 Ellen Synovec, RN, MN, MBA,  NEA-BC Neurological Assessment
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22 Central Nervous System Cerebrum
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Autonomic Nervous System Regulates the internal environment of the body
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44 Peripheral Nervous System Links the CNS to the  rest of the body Spinal Nerves (31) –  sensory and motor Cranial Nerves - 12 Peripheral autonomic  nervous system (DTR)
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Cranial Nerves
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What           Where Brain Brainstem Spinal cord Peripheral nerve Neuromuscular  junction Muscle
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Health History History of Neurological Problems Current medications History of head trauma, LOC, dizziness,  headaches, seizures Memory problems Weakness, numbness, paralysis Problems with walking or performing ADLs
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Major Neurological Symptoms Mental Status Changes Headache Dizziness, Vertigo and Syncope Numbness or Loss of Sensation Deficit in Five Senses
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Earliest Sign of ICP Subtle change in LOC  Loss of detail Forgetfulness Restlessness
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Neurological Exam Components General Survey Level of Consciousness/Mental  Status  Cranial Nerves
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General Survey  Appears stated age  Affect or mood appropriate  Responses appropriate  Engaged in interview  Well groomed and neatly dressed
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Vital Signs Important but more reliable in detecting progression  to late symptoms of ICP BP  HTN risk for Stroke Widening pulse pressure – increased ICP Pulse Bradycardia – increased ICP
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This note was uploaded on 02/16/2011 for the course NURS 311 taught by Professor Synovec during the Fall '10 term at South Carolina.

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