Gastric motility decreases.
(d) Urinary and anal sphincters close
(e) Blood sugar level rises.
Adrenalin (epinephrine) is released by the adrenal medulla.
(2) Later, when the stress or threat has been eliminated, equilibrium is
restored by the parasympathetic nervous system.
Section II. NEUROLOGICAL ASSESSMENT
A thorough neurological assessment is one that accurately and completely
evaluates the patient's vital signs, mental status, sensory function, motor function, and
level of consciousness.
2-12. VITAL SIGNS
a. Vital signs should include:
Apical heart rate and rhythm.
Radial pulses, bilaterally.
Femoral pulses, bilaterally.
Respiratory rate and rhythm.
b. Vital signs should be evaluated as follows:
Compare current vital signs with baseline and previous vital signs.
Note any changes in pulse rate or rhythm.
Note respiratory changes.
Note temperature elevations.