I'm not a neuro nurse by any means, tele here but I have a question. My grandmother who is 91 fell in her bathtub yesterday and was taken to the doctor. He apparently examed her and then sent her home. No CT scan.
Here's the thing: She's on chronic Coumadin therapy for afib (she's off now for high INR!!) and she has a huge bump, bruise on her head. Neurologically there's no focal deficits and the doc obviously didn't seem concerned, but come on no CT scan? You can better believe I'll be watching her for neuro signs.