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Neurological Assessment and GCS

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Neurological observations collect data on a patient’s neurological status and can be used for many reasons, including in order to help with diagnosis, as a baseline observation, following a neurosurgical procedure, and following trauma. The most widely known and used tool is the Glasgow Coma Scale.

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Symptoms of neurological changes often vary but may include sensory changes, motor changes, reflex changes, altered awareness and/or personality, altered level of consciousness and headaches. Neurological observations collect data on a patient’s neurological status and can be used for many reasons, including in order to help with diagnosis, as a baseline observation, following a neurosurgical procedure, and following trauma. Therefore, it is important that all healthcare professionals are efficient and accurate in assessing the neurological status of their patients.

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Sally Moyle
Clinical Nurse Specialist, Clinical Nurse Educator
Sally Moyle is a rehabilitation nurse educator who has completed her masters of nursing (clinical nursing and teaching). She is passionate about education in nursing so that we can become the best nurses possible. Sally has experience in many nursing sectors including rehabilitation, medical, orthopaedic, neurosurgical, day surgery, emergency, aged care, and general surgery.
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