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Advanced practice nursing guide to the neurological exam

Advanced practice nursing guide to the neurological exam

Armitage, Alex, author

Today's APN and PA programs have been allocating less time to the study of neurology, leaving new practitioners with an uncertain grasp of how to approach the neurologic patient. Here is a ""how to"" manual for knowledgably conducting the basic neurological examination and confidently applying exam findings to the interpretation of common neurologic symptoms. It explains all facets of the standard neuro exam that is conducted in a clinic or hospital setting including useful algorithms. The book then focuses on using the exam results to determine a likely diagnosis and/or area of concern for f

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Published New York : Springer Publishing Company 2015
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Statement of responsibility: Alex Armitage
ISBN: 082612609X, 9780826126085, 9780826126092
Note: Includes bibliographical references and index.
Note: Print version record.
Physical Description: 1 online resource (x, 255 pages)
Subject: MEDICAL Clinical Medicine.; Clinical neuropsychology Practice.; MEDICAL Evidence-Based Medicine.; Neurologic Examination nursing.; Nursing Assessment.; MEDICAL Internal Medicine.; HEALTH & FITNESS Diseases General.; Neuropsychological tests.; Nervous System Diseases diagnosis.; MEDICAL Diseases.
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Contents

  1. History taking
  2. Mental status testing
  3. Cranial nerves I and II
  4. Cranial nerves III, IV, and VI
  5. Cranial nerves V, VII, and VIII
  6. Cranial nerves IX, X, XI, and XII
  7. Testing motor strength
  8. Testing sensation
  9. Testing reflexes
  10. Testing balance and gait
  11. Testing coordination
  12. Imaging and EMG studies
  13. Vertigo
  14. Tremor
  15. Low back pain
  16. Peripheral neuropathy
  17. Weakness
  18. Dementia
  19. Diplopia
  20. Gait disturbance
  21. Headache.