The middle cerebral artery (MCA) affects a lot of body functions. Here’s an RN to discuss what happens with left MCA strokes.
The middle cerebral artery (MCA) is an important part of brain function. An RN goes over the areas of the brain that supply the MCA and what can happen when it’s blocked.
These are the most essential tips you need to know when you do your neuro nurse checks, all told from a nurse who has been there.
Neurological Exam: Level of Consciousness. If you’re learning how to do neuro checks, one of the most challenging aspects can be distinguishing level of consciousness. Let’s go through each level of consciousness (LOC) that you’ll see and the main differences between them.
If you ever receive a stroke patient and they are NPO, this is why that call was made and how you should handle it.
Neuro changes are tough! It is really hard to know if someone is truly changing or if they’re just exhausted because we keep waking them up....