Monitoring and recording patients’ neurological observations
Emma Dawes Practice development nurse, Sunderland Royal Hospital, Sunderland
Hilary Lloyd Principal lecturer, Sunderland Royal Hospital, Sunderland
Lesley Durham Nurse consultant in critical care, Sunderland Royal Hospital, Sunderland
This article provides a detailed account of how to monitor and record neurological observations. It outlines the importance of neurological observations in acutely ill patients and focuses on carrying out observations using the Glasgow Coma Scale.
Nursing Standard. 22, 10,40-45. doi: 10.7748/ns2007.11.22.10.40.c6237
Published in print: 14 November 2007Peer review
This article has been subject to double blind peer review