Practicing as a hospitalist in a tertiary care center.

You are an AGACNP practicing as a hospitalist in a tertiary care center. You are tasked with admitting a patient with a chief complaint of an acute neurological disease state. Please choose from one of the following and try to avoid duplicating posts.

  • Transient Ischemic Attack (TIA)
  • Ischemic and Hemorrhagic Stroke
  • Seizures
  • Intracranial Hypertension
  • Encephalitis
  • Meningitis
  • Encephalopathy
  • Space-Occupying Lesions
  • Peripheral Neuropathy
  • Parkinson’s Disease
  • Alzheimer’s Disease
  • Closed Head Injuries With and Without Chronic Anticoagulation
  • Multiple Sclerosis
  • Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis

Outline a typical presentation for the disease state you have chosen. List appropriate diagnostic testing, admission orders, and referrals and consultations. Include appropriate screening tools, identify potential risks, and list appropriate interventions to minimize risk and provide preventative care, including tertiary prevention. Highlight differences in presentation of adult versus geriatric patients with neurological emergencies. Support your answer with two or three peer-reviewed resources.