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.