neuro check

neuro check

Etymology: Gk, neuron + ME, chek, stop
Usage notes: nontechnical,
a brief neurological assessment ordered by the physician to be performed every 4 hours on patients that may have evolving disease, such as stroke. The level of consciousness is evaluated as alert and oriented, lethargic, stuporous, or comatose. The movements of the extremities are determined to be voluntary or involuntary. The pupils of the eyes are observed for equality of dilation, reactivity to light, and ability to accommodate.
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Certainly you have to perform pupil checks as part of your neuro check, part of your paperwork, but in between neuro checks let's not check pupils.
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Because of her lethargy, every hour neuro checks were performed.