Assessing Gait
Can you assess the gait of John Cleese?

Assessing Gait

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Gait is a highly co-ordinated action. It requires the integration of sensory and motor information and the functioning of many separate areas. It needs correct sensory function, muscle strength, propriception,…

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Confusion: AMTS and MMSE (Mini Mental State Exam)
Confusion

Confusion: AMTS and MMSE (Mini Mental State Exam)

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AMTS – Abbreviated Mental Test Score AMTS is a (very) quick way to assess confusion. It is used as a quick screening tool, usually on the hospital ward. Patient is…

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Cranial Nerve Testing
Unlabelled diagram of cranial nerves. Image by by jlcampbell104 is marked under CC0 1.0

Cranial Nerve Testing

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Overview Olfactory I Quick method – ask the patient if: They notice smells in the morning (e.g. coffee, toast) They notice smells that others do They think their sense of…

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