Performing neurological observations

Derbyshire, Julie and Hill, Barry (2018) Performing neurological observations. British Journal of Nursing, 27 (19). pp. 1110-1114. ISSN 0966-0461

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Trauma to the brain from injury or illness can cause sustained, raised intracranial pressure. In such patients, neurological observations are a fundamental aspect of nursing care and the ability to make and record such observations accurately is an essential nursing skill. Neurological observations are a collection of information on the function and integrity of a patient's central nervous system - the brain and spinal cord. This article will discuss the tools used in their observation, including the Glasgow Coma Scale tool, pupillary response, and limb power observations, and provide a 'how-to' guide on neurological observations.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Neurological observations, Neurological nursing, Intracranial pressure, Glasgow Coma Scale
Subjects: B700 Nursing
C800 Psychology
Department: Faculties > Health and Life Sciences > Nursing, Midwifery and Health
Depositing User: Paul Burns
Date Deposited: 22 Nov 2018 13:15
Last Modified: 10 Oct 2019 19:50

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