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Wednesday, January 10, 2018
Quick neurological exam
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It’s not feasible to carry out a full neurological examination in a short primary care consultation - so it’s helpful to know which aspects of the exam are most important to check in which patients. In BMJ Learning's video module on a Quick neurological exam for primary care, consultant neurologist Dr Giles Elrington starts by demonstrating a 15-point neurological screen that can be completed in just a few minutes. He then explains how to use the results, together with the presenting symptoms, to target specific diagnoses with more focused examinations - including for multiple sclerosis, Parkinson’s disease, sciatica, carpal tunnel syndrome, cervical radiculopathy, radial nerve dysfunction and foot drop. This module has been getting great reviews from other GP users: "Excellent, I wish I had seen this 25 years ago!" "Fantastic, it simplifies the neurological examination and helps to separate the vital aspects of the history and examination from the non-specific."