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You may have completed the general neurological assessment module; however, this module provides more detail.

Learning Objectives

After successful completion of this module, you will be able to:

  • Identify and explain the different parts of a neurological history and physical
  • Discuss in depth the physical assessment aspect
  • Examine the patient’s vital signs and how he/she is affected by a neurological disorder
  • Examine different diagnostic procedures
  • Enumerate the techniques of painful stimulus
  • Enumerate the various components of the level of consciousness to be evaluated
  • Explain the techniques of evaluation according to the Glasgow Scale
  • Explain the importance of vital signs in the neurological evaluation
  • Explain how to monitor intracranial pressure
  • Enumerate the common diagnostic tests used to confirm ICP


Bickley, L.S. (2017), Bates guide to physical assessment and history taking (12th ed.). Philadelphia: Lippincott Wolters Kluwer

Emergency Nurses Association. (2014). Trauma nursing core course (7th ed.). Des Plaines, IL: Author.

Urden, L.D., Stacy, K.M., & Lough, M.E. (2018). Critical Care Nursing Diagnosis and Management. (8th ed). Maryland Heights, MO: Mosby.

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