I'm just curious about the serial assessment and the neuro obs that you would do on a pt that was brought in with a head injury.
Here is what I we have been told in class:
Airway, C spine stabilisation (is suspested spinal injury)
Circulation, heamerrhage control
Disability - neuro obs, GCS, pupils
It is then suggested a full serial assessment be undertaken as well, but I am not all that sure what exactly that entails?
Also, I understand GCS and the pupil assessment, as well as vital signs, but what else is part of the "neuro obs"?
And is there anything else in the serial assessment that I may have missed?
Then we do things like MRI, CT etc when resus is happening and pt is stable.
We also add
Fharenheit (temp - preventing hypothermia)
Have I missed anything in the initial assessment??