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