Neurological examination
Neurological examination is assessment of sensory and motor to determine whether the nervous system is impaired. Classification [[MMSE]] [[Cranial nerve exam]] [[Upper limb exam]] [[Lower limb exam]] Sensation Dermatome is an area of skin that is mainly supplied...
Jugular venous pressure
Jugular venous pressure (JVP) is the indirectly observed pressure, over the venous system, as observed over the internal jugular vein. JVPNE/JVPNR is shorthand for JVP not elevated/raised. [faq]What is JVP. And what...
Rubella
Rubella (from Latin "little red", aka German measles, 3 day measles) is a disease caused by the rubella virus. Known as "German" measles because it was first described by German doctors. [faq]What...
IV cannulation
IV cannulation (IVC, aka peripheral venous catheter) is the insertion of a cannula into a vein. Arterial cannulation is a variation involving insertion into an artery (commonly the radial artery) to...
Measles
Measles (aka morbilli, rubeola) is a highly contagious infection caused by the measles virus. [faq]What is measles? It's a very contagious infection. It's caused by the measles virus.[/faq] Sx Sx develop 10-12 days after...
Kawasaki disease
Kawasaki disease (aka lymph node syndrome) is an autoimmune disease involving vasculitis (i.e. inflammation of blood vessels) throughout the body. [faq]What is kawasaki disease? It's a disease where the body attacks itself....
Laryngitis
Laryngitis is inflammation of the larynx/voice box. Sx Hoarse voice Temporary complete dysphonia (i.e. loss of the voice) Classification Acute, is <3 weeks Chronic, is >3 weeks Pathophysiology Irritation to the vocal folds/cords Epidemiology Chronic occurs mostly in middle age,...
Dysarthria
Dysarthria (from Greek "dys" meaning "hard", "arthria" meaning "articulation") is a motor speech disorder, resulting from neurological injury of the motor component of the motor-speech system. Anarthria is total loss...
Hypothermia
Hypothermia is body core temperature <35°C. [faq]What is hypothermia? Low body temperature. Normal temperature is 37°C ± 0.5°C. Low body temperature is strictly below 36.5, but we don't call it hypothermia until it hits below...
Observation chart
Observation chart (obs chart) is a chart used to quickly determine the degree of illness of a Pt. Being between the flags (aka early warning score, EWS) means that the observations are...
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