A thorough examination of a comatose patient is essential given the spectrum of clinical diagnoses. The most immediate threat to patients is airway, breathing and circulation. All attending physician should employ a structured and focused approach in dealing with a comatose patient. It is important to recognise the urgent steps needed at the time to prevent further deterioration, followed by the final diagnosis of patient’s neurologic status. Here we provide the essential practical guide to the neurological exam of a comatose patient that would assist to determine the aetiology, location and nature of the neurological lesion.
You can join and gain knowledge from this session for free. You also have the option to pay SR 75 to upgrade for some additional benefits. When you upgrade you will receive a certificate of achievement if you attend the session live.
By the end of the session, learners will be able to:
1- Identify the common causes of coma
2- Illustrate a practical approach to a comatose patient
3- Assess the state of a comatose patient
An online session for 2 hours, aiming to help the healthcare providers to develop practical neurological examination skills for comatose patients