A neurological examination is the assessment of sensory neuron and motor responses, especially reflexes, to determine whether the nervous system is impaired this typically includes a physical examination and a review of the patient's medical history ,  but not deeper investigation such as neuroimaging. The neurological examination is one of the least popular and (perhaps) most poorly performed aspects of the complete physical i suspect that this situation exists for several reasons: this exam is perceived as being time and labor intensive. This feature is not available right now please try again later.
A neurological exam may be performed with instruments, such as lights and reflex hammers, and usually does not cause any pain to the patient. A neurological examination is the assessment of sensory neuron and motor responses, especially reflexes, to determine whether the nervous system is impaired this typically includes a physical examination and a review of the patient's medical history, but not deeper investigation such as neuroimaging.
As you begin your general physical assessment, you may notice some symptoms that will reveal the need for a more detailed neuro examination this text will provide a step-by-step procedure for performing the exam.
Also included is a neurological assessment, with the measurement of sensory and motor functioning, especially the legs, any headaches present, their ability to void, stiff neck, photophobia and fever. 8850319 rev 05/05 neurological assessment flow sheet_nursing page 2 of 2 descriptive terms for level of consciousness part of the medical record initial signature initial signature title: 8850319_1xls author: tim rolf created date. Assessment of cranial nerve function, cerebellar function and reflex activity are covered in a comprehensive neurological assessment before beginning a focused neurological assessment, evaluation of the patient’s vital signs should be conducted, as current or progressive injury to the brain and brain stem may make vital signs unstable, which could reduce neurologic responses.
Because the gcs is widely known, it is a quick way to communicate a patients neurological status and provides a standardised assessment of an indivdual’s neurological functioning however, there can be some inconstancies with its use. During a neurological exam, the healthcare provider will test the functioning of the nervous system the nervous system is very complex and controls many parts of the body the nervous system consists of the brain, spinal cord, 12 nerves that come from the brain, and the nerves that come from the spinal cord.
Initial exam establishes baseline data to compare against subsequent assessment findings evaluating level of conciousness evaluation of level of consciousness (loc) and mentation are the most important parts of the neuro exam. Symptoms of neurological changes often vary but can include sensory changes, motor changes, reflex changes, altered awareness and/or personality, altered level of consciousness and headaches (koutoukidis et al 2017. Will learn how alterations in your neurological assessment findings could indicate potential nervous system abnormalities after successful completion of this course, the participant will be able to: 1 outline a systematic approach to neurological assessment 2.