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Mental Status Exam and Cranial Nerves

Mental Status Exam and Cranial Nerves

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poerpoint presentation regarding how to test for the mental status nd cranial nerve function of a patient
poerpoint presentation regarding how to test for the mental status nd cranial nerve function of a patient

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The Neurological Examination
Dante P. Bornales, MD, MHPEdFellow of the Philippine Neurological Association
 
 
In doing the Neuro. Exam., always bear the following in mind:5.The purpose of the detailed neurological evaluation is to isolatethe “deficits” so that one could make aneurological localization,reserve the determination of “what is the lesion” after one has correlatedthe findings with the “temporal profile” of the case; 2. The complexity of the procedures relates to the extensiveness of thefunctions of the nervous system, it is necessary for a clinician tomaster the procedure with constant and regular practice so that onecan vary and even short cut the procedures depending on theneurological complaint of the patient;
 
The Neurological Examination
 
 
The Neurological Examination
In doing the Neuro. Exam., always bear the following in mind:3. It is necessary to integrate parts of the neurological exam with theother parts of the history and general physical examination
eg.:assess MSE and speech during the intervieevaluate some of the CN exam as one go through thehistory and PE 
4. During the conduct and in the documentation of the findings, makesure that one’s thinking is organized in the following categories:
I.
 
Cerebral Examination / Mental Status ExaminationII. Cranial Nerve ExaminationIII. Motor System Examination, including CoordinationIV. Sensory System ExaminationV. Muscle Stretch ReflexesVI. Other Significant Neurological Findings

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