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Week 3 Intracranial Regulation and Level of Consciousness
Learning Objectives 1. Identify awake/asleep, alert, orientation to person, place and time as norms, vs. abnormal findings. 2. Explain how intracranial regulation controls level of consciousness and vital signs. 3. Identify key normal neurologic assessment techniques and findings with consideration for variations across the lifespan.
Definitions: Intra: Within, or inside. Cranial: Relating to, involving, or located in the skull, especially the part covering the brain.
Intracranial Regulation: The ability of the cranial contents (brain, blood, cerebral spinal fluid) to maintain normal intracranial pressure.
What does the brain do? The brain is made up of many specialized areas that work together. The skull (cranium) helps protect the brain from injury.