Quick Question -- Neurological test?

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Can someone please tell me the name of the neurological test that is performed when a patient is asked to place their hands out in front of them and flip them over repeatedly as fast as they can? That's a very hard thing to Google. Thanks!

RoxanRN

388 Posts

Specializes in CCRN, CNRN, Flight Nurse.
Can someone please tell me the name of the neurological test that is performed when a patient is asked to place their hands out in front of them and flip them over repeatedly as fast as they can? That's a very hard thing to Google. Thanks!
I have never heard of this one. It sounds more like a motor/muscle function test. Where did you hear about it?

Venus Envy

33 Posts

It was performed on me once, and our teacher was talking about it in class a few days ago. Basically, you put your hands out in front of you (in the air), and flip them from palms up to down repeatedly and quickly. It's testing for coordination and our teacher said someone who fails the test often has a problem with nerve communication, or something like that.

mommatrauma, RN

470 Posts

Specializes in ER.

Rapidly Alternating Movement Evaluation

http://endeavor.med.nyu.edu/neurosurgery/coordination.html

button2cute

233 Posts

Rapidly Alternating Movement Evaluation

http://endeavor.med.nyu.edu/neurosurgery/coordination.html

Hello,

momma, you are correct and you won a trip to disney land. How do you feel?

I agree with momma and sometimes the police will use this skill for a dui person. It is so funny to watch a person intoxicated performing this motion. You are going down for the count and you are cited for dui. I laugh each time when the police does it because they cannot perform it correctly...lol.

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