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Neurological Assessment

If you spend a lot of time in remote areas you may, sooner or later, be called upon to conduct a neurological assessment of a traveling companion. Knowing how to conduct neurological assessments is especially useful for divers, because diving-related maladies like decompression illness can often have neurological manifestations.Take DAN Neurological Assessment course.If you spend a lot of time in remote areas you may, sooner or later, be called upon to conduct a neurological assessment of a traveling companion. Knowing how to conduct neurological assessments is especially useful for divers, because diving-related maladies like decompression illness can often have neurological manifestations.

The links and forms that follow were developed primarily for divers, but much of the information is also relevant to nondiving situations. An article titled "Field Neurology for Divers," written for DAN's AlertDiverOnline publication, contains detailed advice on conducting a neurological exam in the field. It also includes several forms for gathering information on the affected individual. Learn more about field neurology for divers.DAN has also published a handbook on conducting neurological assessments that travelers may find useful. In addition, DAN offers a course on conducting neurological assessments that divers and other travelers may find useful. Learn more about the DAN Neurological Assessment course.


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