The Use of Automated Pupillometry in Critical Care

Dai Wai M Olson, Megan Fishel

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Abstract

The neurologic examination (neuroexamination) is one of the most powerful tools available to nurses and physicians caring for patients with neurologic or neurosurgical illness. Assessing cranial nerve function is one of the most vital components of the neuroexamination. The pupillary light reflex helps to evaluate the status of the second and third cranial nerves and is one of the most well-known elements of the cranial nerve examination. Automated pupillometers have been developed that provide objective measures of size of the pupil and the responsiveness of the pupil to light (neuropupillary index).

Original languageEnglish (US)
JournalCritical Care Nursing Clinics of North America
DOIs
StateAccepted/In press - 2015

Keywords

  • Cranial nerve assessment
  • Multimodal monitoring
  • Neurologic assessment
  • Pupillometer

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Critical Care

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