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Abnormal findings:
12. Neurological
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Headaches Head injury Dizziness or vertigo Seizures Tremors Weakness Incoordination Numbness or tingling Difficulty swallowing Difficulty speaking Significant past history Environmental / occupational hazards
Changes in LOC Appearance and behaviour Speech and expression Cognitive functioning: memory, orientation, attention span, calculation ability, thought content, abstract thinking, judgment, insight and emotional status Constructional ability (perform simple tasks)
Assess sensory function:
Pain perception Touch sensation Vibratory sense Position sense Discrimination
Muscle tone Muscle strength Cerebellar function
Deep tendon reflexes (biceps, triceps, brachioadialis, patellar and Achilles) Superficial reflexes (Babinski’s, cremasteric and abdominal)
Cranial nerves – olfactory impairment, visual impairment, auditory problems, speech and swallowing impairment, constructional problems Muscles – tics, tremors, fasciculations, gait
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Headaches Head injury Dizziness or vertigo Seizures Tremors Weakness Incoordination Numbness or tingling Difficulty swallowing Difficulty speaking Significant past history Environmental / occupational hazards
Changes in LOC Appearance and behaviour Speech and expression Cognitive functioning: memory, orientation, attention span, calculation ability, thought content, abstract thinking, judgment, insight and emotional status Constructional ability (perform simple tasks)
Assess sensory function:
Pain perception Touch sensation Vibratory sense Position sense Discrimination
Muscle tone Muscle strength Cerebellar function
Deep tendon reflexes (biceps, triceps, brachioadialis, patellar and Achilles) Superficial reflexes (Babinski’s, cremasteric and abdominal)
Cranial nerves – olfactory impairment, visual impairment, auditory problems, speech and swallowing impairment, constructional problems Muscles – tics, tremors, fasciculations, gait
Assess motor function:
Assess reflexes:
Assess mental status and speech:
Abnormal findings:
12. Neurological
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Obtain health history:
Headaches Head injury Dizziness or vertigo Seizures Tremors Weakness Incoordination Numbness or tingling Difficulty swallowing Difficulty speaking Significant past history Environmental / occupational hazards
Changes in LOC Appearance and behaviour Speech and expression Cognitive functioning: memory, orientation, attention span, calculation ability, thought content, abstract thinking, judgment, insight and emotional status Constructional ability (perform simple tasks)
Assess sensory function:
Pain perception Touch sensation Vibratory sense Position sense Discrimination
Muscle tone Muscle strength Cerebellar function
Deep tendon reflexes (biceps, triceps, brachioadialis, patellar and Achilles) Superficial reflexes (Babinski’s, cremasteric and abdominal)
Cranial nerves – olfactory impairment, visual impairment, auditory problems, speech and swallowing impairment, constructional problems Muscles – tics, tremors, fasciculations, gait
Assess motor function:
Assess reflexes:
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