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2012-08-06 12:50:41
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AMS1T4 Nervous System Assessment
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Nervous System Assessment
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  1. CNS brain structures
    • Cerebrum
    • Basal Ganglia
    • Diencephalon
    • Cerebellum
    • Brainstem
  2. Brain metabolism
    • Unable to store glucose
    • Continous blood flow and glucose supply needed. 
    • 15%-20% of cardiac ouput goes to brain via carotic and 
  3. PNS
    • Peripheral nervous system consists of:
    • 12 pairs of cranial nerves
    • --Sensory
    • --Motor
    • --CN V, VII, IX, and X have both
    • 31 pairs of spinal nerves. Damage-->loss of movement and sensation. 
  4. ANS
    • Sympathetic vs. parasympathetic
    • Review
  5. Assessment of neurological functions
    • Glasgow coma scale: Ideal score is 15. Anything less indicates deminished neural functions to some degree. ie, MD may order call to him/her if score drops 2 points. 
    • Mental status
    • --conscious
    • --language skills
    • --memory
    • Crainal nerve function
    • --pupillary, corneal, cough, gag, and swallow routinely assessed. Should be intact pretty much at all times. 
    • 12 CNs.
  6. Assessment
    • Hx
    • Rx
    • Previous surgery and other treatments?
    • Functional health patterns
  7. Assess stuff
    • Posture
    • Motor function
    • Diagnostics
    • --lumbar putncture
    • --xray
    • --mri/mra
    • --cebral angiography
    • --eeg (electro enecephalogram) 

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