Harrison's Neurology in Clinical Medicine, 3rd Edition

CHAPTER 2. THE NEUROLOGIC SCREENING EXAM

Daniel H. Lowenstein

Knowledge of the basic neurologic examination is an essential clinical skill. A simple neurologic screening examination—assessment of mental status, cranial nerves, motor system, sensory system, coordination, and gait—can be reliably performed in 3–5 min. Although the components of the examination may appear daunting at first, skills usually improve rapidly with repetition and practice. In this video, the technique of performing a simple and efficient screening examination is presented. Videos for this chapter can be accessed at the following link: http://www.mhprofessional.com/mediacenter/.