"Now in a greatly expanded and updated new edition: The essential pocketbook for rapid and correct differentiation and interpretation of signs and symptoms of neurological and neurosurgical diseases and conditions. Key Features: - Exhaustive range of neurological and neurosurgical diseases and conditions covered - Vital information presented in short texts, high-yield lists, and concise tables, for maximum efficiency in diagnostic work-ups - Clinical and neuroimaging findings, guidelines and classifications, summarized in readily accessible tabular form - Statistic overviews (common vs. rare, etc.) help guide diagnostic thought processes - Special chapters highlight epidemiology, pediatric disorders, neuroradiology Differential Diagnosis in Neurology and Neurosurgery is ideal as a quick reference in your daily practice, or as an exam preparation guide. This wealth of easily accessible information makes it invaluable for experienced practitioners (especially ER physicians) and novices alike" - Provided by publisher.
Decreased level of consciousness, hemiparesis, and severe frontal headache. Serious--and possibly life-threatening--neurologic signs and symptoms such as these require expert assessment skills. And that's what this video provides--along with the nursing interventions needed to ensure optimal patient care.
-how shining a penlight into your patient's eyes can produce both a direct and indirect pupillary reaction.
-how to perform motor and sensory testing in a patient who has had a CVA.
-why increased ICP can cause the optic disk to swell, resulting in papilledema.
-which signs of increased ICP may signal pending brain stem herniation.
-how to elicit Brudzinski's sign and Kernig's sign--and what these findings mean.
...and much, much more.
-- Blanchard & Loeb website.