Card Set Information
Neurological Assessment includes
Language and Speech
Sensory and Perceptual status
LOC - alert, disorientation, stupor, simicomatose, Comatose
Earliest most sensitive indicator of the patients neurologic status.
Earliest sign of increased intracranial pressure.
Glasgow Coma Scale
Standardized system for assessing the degree of consciousness impairment predicting the duration and ultimate outcome of coma.
three parts, eye opening, verbal response, motor response
Score of 15-3 (8 or less defined as coma)
FOUR Score Coma Scale
Full Outline of Unresponsiveness
used to assess patient with neurologic conditions that affect cognitive function suck as stroke, craniotomy and traumatic brain injury.
Assess eye response, motor response, brainstem reflexes and respirations
an abnormal neurologic condition in which the language function is defective or absent
Receptive aphasia (sensory aphasia)
Inability to comprehend spoken or written word.
Wernicke's area of the temporal lobe
Motor Aphasia (Expressive Aphasia)
Uses Symbols of speech
Broca's area in the frontal lobe mediates motor speech
Inability to understand the spoken work or to speak.
Characterized by the inability to name objects
Difficult, poorly articulated speech