Neurological Assessment of the Neonate, Infant, Child, and Adolescent

Chapter

Abstract

A bedside nurse is often the first to note a subtle change in a child’s level of responsiveness, pattern of movement, or signs and symptoms of decline in neurological function. Both keen observation skills, and knowledge of the patient’s baseline neurological function are essential tools for the pediatric neurosurgical nurse.

This chapter gives a thorough description of the neurological examination of children in all age groups. Important tables are included so that the reader does not need multiple sources. There are excellent specific patient examples, and tips from the experts on how to perform the neurological examination of the pediatric patient.

Keywords

Traumatic Brain Injury Cranial Nerve Brain Death Neurological Assessment Neurological Exam 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Perioperative ServicesChildren’s Hospital ColoradoAuroraUSA
  2. 2.University of Colorado College of Nursing, Women, Children and Family HealthAuroraUSA
  3. 3.Department of PediatricsSie Center for Down Syndrome, Children’s Hospital Colorado, University of Colorado School of MedicineAuroraUSA

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