In addition, before arriving on the unit, there was a demonstration and review of the following: (a) neurological assessment
specifics about the patient population; (b) safety guidelines for fall, seizure, aspiration, and helmet precautions; and (c) the electronic medical record as applied to the neuroscience population.
The consensus group recommended that work-up of a child with suspected PANS should include a family history, medical history, physical examination, psychiatric evaluation, infectious diseases evaluation, neurological assessment
, assessment of symptoms and history to gauge possible immune dysfunction, assessment of somatic symptoms, and genetic evaluation.
Once the neonate is stable, further neurological assessment
must be done:
Finally, in this issue we high-light the renewal of a Renal Nursing Professional Practice Model in an article by Harwood, Downing and Ridley of London, ON, and offer up an approach to Neurological Assessment
for Nephrology Nurses in an article by McCallum, also of London, ON.
In their article, the authors proposed a potential association between a single, exceedingly high concentration of urinary bisphenol A (BPA) measured at the beginning of the third trimester of pregnancy in a single case mother and a single abnormal neurological assessment
conducted 4 months later in a single and apparently otherwise healthy infant at approximately 1 month of age.
Straight leg lifts and internal rotation of the hip can be helpful in assessing knee and hip pain, respectively, while part of his neurological assessment
includes a stair step with each leg, toe and heel walk, and great toe dorsiflexion.
Treatment options include surgical or conservative methods depending upon the patient's neurological assessment
These symptoms progressively worsened and neurological assessment
revealed a spastic diplegia associated with reduced sensation to vibration, light touch and pinprick.
We went into Beaumont Hospital for a neurological assessment
and he started treatment and the blindness eventually started to resolve.
He is subject to an independent neurological assessment
subject to IRB regulations which takes the decision out of our hands.
But he is subject to an independent neurological assessment
under IRB regulations which takes the decision out of our hands.
Provides real-time neurological assessment
of patients presenting in hospital Emergency Departments