Neurological Emergencies Pt. 2

Information Covered:

  1. Overview of neurological conditions
    1. Epidemiology,
    2. Pathophysiology
  2. Central Nervous System
    1. Brain
    2. Spinal cord
    3. Autonomic and peripheral nervous systems
  3. Neurological assessment- normal and abnormal findings
    1. General Appearance
    2. Speech
    3. Skin
    4. Posture/Gait
    5. Mental Status
    6. Mood, thought, perception, judgment, memory and attention
    7. Cranial nerve assessment
    8. Glasgow coma scale
  4. General management considerations
    1. Airway, ventilation, respiration, circulation
    2. Emotional support
    3. Transport decisions
    4. Demyelinating Neurological Disorders
    5. Parkinson’s disease
    6. Cranial nerve disorders
    7. Movement disorders-- dystonia
    8. Neurological infections/inflammation
    9. Spinal Cord Compression
    10. Hydrocephalus

Content Creator: Joyce Lockwood
CAPCE Course Number: 17-EMTP-F3-1304
Total CE Hours: 1
Level: Advanced
EMT-CE uses the NEMSES guidelines as the foundation for every course outline.