do a neuro exam?
Many components of the neurologic examination are included in the basic
physical examination of the patient. In a normal patient this helps
to rule-out any underlying neurologic disorders. In a patient showing
neurologic deficits this examination becomes far more important. In
a patient with a neurologic disorder the neurologic examination is necessary
in identifying differential diagnoses and in making a diagnosis.
to use this CD
This CD is broken into three major sections. This section overviews
how to use the CD and why you would do a neurologic exam on a patient.
The next section is the neurologic examination,
it has text explaining the various steps in the neuro exam, a video
clip demonstrating how to perform these steps, audio clips to listen
to as you watch the video, and finally links to the review
section. These links are highlighted so if while reading the text or
watching the video you realize that you need a review of a basic concept
you can click on the highlighted topic and find a brief overview of
that topic available to you.
The authors would like to thank the Department of Media Services, especially
Joseph Parenteau, Beth Mellor, and Andy Cunningham.
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