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Neurological Assessment: In a Nutshell (Nursing)

by Rhonda Lawes

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    00:00 Let's wrap up this video series.

    00:03 A nursing neuro assessment can include level of consciousness, mentation, pupillary response, movement, sensation and reflexes.

    00:12 And now with good practice, you'll know how to assess each one of those areas.

    00:16 Remember, it's more useful to describe the patient's behavior and responses to stimuli than to just use terms that are like "lethargic" or "obtunded" that might be misunderstood.

    00:27 Any negative changes in mentation or level of consiousness are early signs of possible neurological deterioration and an elevated ICP.

    00:36 So remember, if anyone who knows the patient well tells you they're acting differently, take that very seriously.

    00:44 Thank you for watching our video series today.


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    The lecture Neurological Assessment: In a Nutshell (Nursing) by Rhonda Lawes is from the course Neurological Assessment (Nursing) .


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    1. The neurological test should include level of consciousness, pupillary response, movement, sensation, and reflexes.
    2. Describing the client's behavior is more useful than only using the neurological terminology.
    3. Negative changes should be reported to the health care provider because they can indicate neurological deterioration.
    4. Neurological assessments should be completed only on clients who are alert.
    5. A more accurate assessment will be completed if the nurse does not establish any relationship with the client.

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     Rhonda Lawes

    Rhonda Lawes


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    great video,thanks lecturio
    By Jean Robert M. on 06. May 2020 for Neurological Assessment: In a Nutshell (Nursing)

    great videos i enjoyed this neurological lecture series, she is a good teacher