School of Nursing

5th Floor Fisher Hall
600 Forbes Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15282
Email: nursing@duq.edu
Phone: 412.396.6550
Fax: 412.396.6346

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Neuromuscular System

Expected findings:
  • Maintains postion of flexion
  • When prone, turns head side to side
  • Holds head and back in horizontal plane when held prone
  • Ability to hold head momentarily erect
Signs of potential distress or deviations from expected findings:
  • Hypotonia
  • Quivering
  • Limp extremities or straightening of extremities
  • Clonic jerking
  • Paralysis