Neurology

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  1. Neurology
    Branch of medicine that study's and treats disorders of the nervous system
  2. The nervous system's two major divisions
    • Central nervous system: (brain and spinal cord)
    • Peripheral nervous system: Neural elements, such as eyes, ears, skin, and other "sensory receptors"
  3. Non-traumatic neurologic emergencies assessment findings
    • Altered mental status
    • Seizure
    • Stroke/TIA
    • Headache
  4. Management of non-traumatic neurological emergencies
    • Oxygen
    • IV and meds (Ativan)
    • Supportive care
    • Rapid transport (CT scanners/stroke centers)
  5. AEIOU tips
    • • A Alcohol /  Acidosis
    • • E - Epilepsy
    • • I - Infection
    • • O - Overdose
    • • U - Uremia (kidney failure)
    • • T - Trauma
    • • I - Insulin 
    • • P - Psychosis / Poison
    • • S - Stroke / seizure
  6. The physical findings or changes in behavior that occur after an episode of abnormal electrical activity in the brain

    Sudden erratic firing of neurons
    Seizure
  7. Common causes of Seizures
    • Alcohol
    • Birth defects
    • Brain infections (meningitis)
    • Brain trauma
    • Diabetes
    • Febrile
  8. Causes of syncope
    • Cardiac rhythm disturbances
    • Cardiomyopathy (weakening)
    • MI
    • Dehydration
    • Hypoglycemia
  9. Management of Syncope
    • Determine if trauma?? (c-spine)
    • Blood pressure 
    • Cardiac causes
    • Blood sugar
    • SPO2
    • Orthostatic Vitals
  10. Assessment finding associated with headaches
    • General health
    • Previous medical conditions
    • Medications
    • Previous experiences
    • Time of onset
  11. Neoplasms
    Tumor

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