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neuro assessment

exam 7 alterations

components of neurological assessment assess LOC, obtain vitals, check pupils response to light, assess strength and determine ability to sense touch/pain of extremity
decorticate flexed in elbows, wrists and fingers, legs extended and rotated inward
decerebrate extended outward, involuntary extension of the upper extremities in response to external stimuli, head is arched back, arms and legs extended; patient is rigid with teeth clenched
LOC Glasgow coma scale Unilateral neglect Abnormal gait and posture Emotional swings Face appears mask like Apathy Aphasia Dysphonia Dysarthria Drowsiness Disorientation to time, place, location Memory deficits Perceptual deficits Impaired cognition
cranial nerve assessment abnormalities to each nerve
motor function assessment Atrophy of muscles Tremors Muscle tone decreased (flaccidity) Muscle tone increased (spasticity) Hemiplegia Paralysis
cerebellar function assessment Ataxia (loss of coordination) Positive rombergs test Balance issues
reflex assessment hyperactive or decreased
Created by: bkgrota