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Chapt 15 Neurologic

Chapter Pretest. AAOS 10th

Stroke is a common cause of a brain disorder that: Is potentially treatable.
When assessing a scene, do not be distracted by the seriousness of the situation or by frightened family members who want you to rush. Look first for: Threats to your safety.
The time of onset during a suspected stroke is critical because it helps determine: Whether the patient is a candidate for treatment with clot dissolving drugs.
Petit Mal Seizures are also called: Absence Seizures.
Often, a pt may have experienced a warning prior to the seizure event. The warning is referred to as a(n): Aura.
In some situations, the postical state may be characterized by hemiparesis, or: weakness on one side of the body, resembling a stroke
In geriatric pts, you should consider headache as potentially serious
A pt who almost always has an altered or decreased LOC usually is suffering from hypoglycemia
Treat stroke and altered mental status (AMS) in children the same as you do for adults
You should always do at least three neurological tests on patients you suspect of having a stroke. Test their speech, facial, and arm movement.
Headaches can be caused by stroke, tumors, sinusitis
More than 80% of strokes are: ischemic strokes
In the mnemonic TIPS AEIOU, first "I" stands for: Infection
Created by: MrJagermeister