Mosby's Physical Examination Video Series: DVD 14: Neurologic System: Motor and Sensory Functions and Reflexes, Version 2By
- Henry Seidel, MD, Professor Emeritus of Pediatrics, The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD
- Jane Ball, RN, DrPH, CPNP, DPNAP, Trauma Systems Consultant, American College of Surgeons, Gaithersburg, MD
- Joyce Dains, DrPH, JD, RN, FNP, BC, DPNAP, Advanced Practice Nursing Program Director, The University of Texas, MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX
- G. William Benedict, MD, PhD, Assistant Professor, Medicine, The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD
This 17 minute video shows the steps needed to perform three essential parts of the neurologic examination: assessment of the patient's motor function, sensory function, and reflexes. (The two other parts of a complete neurologic examination are covered in the Neurologic System: Mental Status and Cranial Nerves video.) With the patient in various positions, this video demonstrates how to evaluate coordination, fine motor skills, and balance; primary and cortical sensory functions; and superficial and deep tendon reflexes, using the appropriate equipment. The video shows expected findings in healthy adults and presents modifications of assessment techniques and variations in expected findings for pediatric and geriatric patients.
Published: March 2006