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Causes of Acute Neurological Deterioration

Speciality Classification
Nurses and Midwives
Location
Online
Delivery
Online
Duration
3 minutes
Provider
Ausmed

Early detection of neurological deterioration in patients means interventions are more likely to be successful (CCSO 2015)

Therefore, you must be informed about the possible causes of neurological deterioration, know how to correctly assess the patient and intervene appropriately.

What is Neurological Deterioration?

Neurological deterioration can be defined as a decrease of two or more points on the Glasgow Coma Scale (GCS), which measures a patient’s level of consciousness on a scale of 3 to 15 (Shkirkova et al. 2018).

Patients may present in a variety of consciousness states ranging from full alertness and awareness, to some level of impairment, to complete unawareness and unresponsiveness (Cooksley, Rose & Holland 2018).

A patient with a GCS score of less than eight is considered to be neurologically compromised, which is a medical emergency relying on prompt diagnosis and medical management for a favourable patient outcome (Cooksley, Rose & Holland 2018).

Delivery
Title
Causes of Acute Neurological Deterioration
Speciality Classification
Interest Areas / Topics Covered
Critical care ( ICU Cardiothoracic | High Dependency | Surgery )
Location
Provider Type
Education Provider
Duration
3 minutes
Start Date
19-May-2020
End Date
19-May-2023
CPD Points
3 minutes of CPD
Price
Free
Location
Online
Price:
Free
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