Here is a bit of a "fun" quiz to sharpen up your neuro assessment skills. Some questions have more than one right answer, some are difficult, some a dead easy and some are just added for a bit of fun!!
I will post the answers in a day or two.
Remember - you can have fun with the answers too.
When assessing a patient with a head injury which order should the assessment take:-
A) Deficit (neuro) Airway, Breathing Circulation
B) Airway, Deficit, Breathing, Circulation
C) Airway Breathing,Deficit, Circulation
D) Airway , Breathing , circulaton, Deficit
Ok now that one was easy lets see how you do on the next ones
The Glasgow Coma Scale
A) is always a 15 point scale
B) measures level of consciousness
C) less valid when used by inexperienced users
D) is the only scale in the world where you can be dead and still score 3
Pupil size is recorded as well as the pupils reaction to light. The size that is recorded should be the size of the pupil:-
A) in the ambient light of the room
B) that it constricts to when testing light reaction
c) after the patient is asked to change focus
D) when the young male patient sees a pretty young female!!
Spontaneous eye opening is a sign of:
D) Increased intracranial pressure
Different sized pupils is invariably a sign of
a) Raised intrcranial pressure
B) compression of the oculomotor nerve
C) compression of the midbrain
D) normal finding in patients with anisocoria
Accomodation is the term for
A) a really nice helpful patient
B) how many beds are left in the ward
C) pupil reaction to light
D) pupil reaction to change of focus
That is it for now I will write some more for tomorrow.