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Authors

  1. Fritz, Deborah PhD, APRN, FNP
  2. Musial, Maryann K. MSN, RN

Abstract

Reasons for completing a neurological exam include: detecting life-threatening conditions, identifying nervous system dysfunction and the effects of this dysfunction on activities of daily living, comparing current data to previous exams to determine trends, and to provide a database upon which to base collaborative care across disciplines. In this third article of a four-part series, subjective and objective assessment of the neurological exam is reviewed.