Nervous System. Temple College EMS Professions. Nervous System Components. Central Nervous System Brain Spinal Cord Peripheral Nervous System Motor nerves Sensory nerves. Brain. Body’s controlling organ Responsible for organizing functions of other body organ systems. Brain.
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Left side of cerebrum
Right side of cerebrum
Sensory, motor functions of body’s right side
Sensory, motor functions of body’s left side
Autonomic Nervous System
Voluntary Nervous System
Unconscious (Visceral) Functions
DO NOT TRY TO STOP FLOW OF BLOOD, FLUID FROM NOSE OR EARS
MAY CAUSE INCREASED INTRACRANIAL PRESSURE AND BRAIN INFECTION
Because of slow or delayed onset, may be mistaken for stroke
Spontaneous = 4
To Voice = 3
To Pain = 2
None = 1Glasgow Scale
Score each response then total scores
Maximum Score = 15
Minimum Score = 3
Isolated head injury does not cause hypotension or tachycardia!
Signs of shock in head injured patient indicate other injuries are present!
Dilated pupil is on SAME side as injury
Any patient with significant head injury has neck injury until proven otherwise