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RH1501: NEUROANATOMY AND ASSESSMENT: PART 2

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OBJECTIVES

  1. Describe the components of a neurological assessment.
  2. List and describe the function of the cranial nerves
  3. Discuss the differneces in assessment of the nervous sytem in older adults
  4. Describe the implications and contraindications of CT, PET, MRI, LP and EEG studies
  5. Discuss the pre and postoperative care of patients undergoing CT, PET, MRI, LP and EEG studies

THE ADULT NEUROLOGIC ASSESSMENT

OUTLINE

A. PURPOSE OF THE NEUROLOGIC ASSESSMENT

B. PERFORMANCE OF THE ADULT NEUROLOGIC ASSESSMENT

  1. History
  2. Assessment of Mental Status
  3. Assessment of Motor Function
  4. Assessment of Sensory Function
  5. Assessment of the Pupils, Vision, and Eye Movement
  6. Assessment of Vital Signs
  7. Assessment of the Peripheral Nervous System
  8. Cranial Nerves
  9. Assessment of Cerebellar Function
  10. Assessment of the Autonomic Nervous System
  11. Assessment of the Spinal Cord

C. TYPES OF NEUROLOGIC ASSESSMENT

  1. Emergent Assessment in the Field and During Transportation
  2. Inpatient Hospital Assessment
  3. Serial Assessment / Reassessment
  4. Assessment for Rehabilitation Potential

D. NEUROLOGIC ASSESSMENT OF THE OLDER ADULT

  1. Central Nervous System
  2. Peripheral Nervous System
  3. Autonomic Nervous System

E. CONCLUSION


NEURODIAGNOSTIC AND LABORATORY STUDIES

NEURODIAGNOSTIC STUDIES

A. PREPARATION FOR TESTING

  1. Patient Preparation and Education
  2. Documentation
  3. Informed Consent

B. RADIOGRAPHIC STUDIES

  1. Skull Radiographs
  2. Spine Radiographs
  3. Computed Tomography (CT)
  4. Xenon CT Quantitive Cerebral Blood Flow (Xe / CT / CBF)
  5. Helical CT
  6. Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI)
  7. Blood Oxygen Level-Dependent (BOLD) Imaging
  8. Magnetic Resonance Spectroscopy (MRS)
  9. Superconducting Quantum Interference Device (SQUID)
  10. Magnetoencephalographic (MEG) Mapping
  11. Magnetic Source Imaging (MSI)

C. ANGIOGRAPHY

  1. Magnetic Resonance Angiography (MRA)
  2. Digital Subtraction Angiography (DSA)
  3. Cerebral Angiography

D. MYELOGRAPHY

E. CISTERNAL PUNCTURE

F. CISTERNOGRAPHY

  1. Cisternogram
  2. Radioisotope
  3. Magnetic Resonance (MR) Cisternography
  4. Diskography

G. CEREBROSPINAL FLUID EVALUATION: LUMBAR PUNCTURE (LP)

H. BIOPHYSICAL STUDIES

  1. Carotid Doppler Imaging
  2. Echoencephalogram
  3. B-Mode Ultrasound
  4. Doppler Ultrasound
  5. Transcranial Doppler (TCD) Sonography
  6. Regional Cerebral Blood Flow (rCBF)

I. ELECTROPHYSIOLOGIC STUDIES

  1. Echoencephalography (EEG)
  2. Electromyography (EMG)
  3. Nerve Conduction Velocity (NCV)
  4. Evoked Potentials (EPs)

J. NUCLEAR MEDICINE TESTING

  1. Brain Scan
  2. Positron Emission Tomography (PET)
  3. Single Photon Emission Computed Tomography (SPECT)

K. SPECIAL SENSES TESTING

  1. Electronystagmography
  2. Calorific Testing
  3. Audiometric Studies
  4. Visual Field Testing
  5. Oculoplethysmography (OPG)

L. OXIMETRY: OXYGEN SATURATION

M. NEUROPSYCHOLOGIC TESTING

N. TELEMEDICINE

LABORATORY SPECIALS

O. URINE TESTING

  1. Urine Specific Gravity (SG)
  2. Urine Osmolality

P. PLASMA VALUES

  1. Serum Osmolality

Q. OLDER ADULT CONSIDERATIONS

R. CONCLUSION

 
 
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