A lecturer once told Renee Di Giuseppe not to automatically assume someone is drunk if they are stumbling down the street; for they could quite possibly be having a hypoglycaemic attack... Since then, the four factors that can cause an altered state of consciousness have stayed with her: sugars, sedation, seizures, and stroke. Join Renee for this easy-to-understand refresher on how to conduct a comprehensive neurological assessment - a cornerstone of clinical nursing practice.
Renee Di Giuseppe is a Critical Care Registered Nurse. She currently works in the intensive care unit at a large private hospital in Melbourne and holds a Master’s degree in Health Science (Critical Care). Renee has a great passion for nursing, with experience as a clinical teacher for undergraduate nursing students, and is heavily involved in clinical teaching in the intensive care unit.