How to improve your neuro exam

So, if your idea of hell is being asked to examine the neuro system, then this video might help.

First up is Jen, one of our excellent junior doctors. I asked her to do a motor exam of the upper limbs. We skipped sensory as it is really, really, really boring and rarely that helpful.

Anyway …

Jen does a good job and picks up all the key points.

I just think it could be better so barged in in my usual fashion and took over. Watch how I do it and what I hope you’ll see is that it is quicker and a little simpler. Don’t forget, I am a neurologist, so should be better at this than you.

There are some more top tips on neuro examination here.

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