Flashcards in Cranial Nerves Deck (13):
Tested with various pungent odors (coffee, etc.)
Visual Acuity: Confrontation method to assess visual fields
Eye movements: Follow the penlight through the six cardinal fields of gaze
Eye movements (superior oblique): Same as oculomotor
Superfical and deep structures of head and face, mastication: Corneal reflex, show teeth.
Specific eye movements: Testing same as oculomotor
Taste of anterior 2/3 of tongue, sensation in ear canal, facial movements: Use salt and sugar for taste, evaluate corneal reflex, raise eyebrows, keeps eyes closed against resistance, puff cheeks.
Hearing: Ticking watch and whisper tests: Tuning fork with Rinne positive as normal when air conduction persists twice as long as bone conduction.
Swallow, taste the posterior 1/3 of the tongue, pain touch and temp of mucosa and pharnyx: Check for deviation of uvula to unaffected side.
Elevation of the uvula, swallow: Have patient say "ahh" and check uvula elevation. Check gag reflex and ability to swallow water.
Innervates the trapezius and sternocleidomastoid: Shrug shoulders and turn head against resistance.
Motor for the tongue: Push tongue against the inside of the cheek, stick out tongue and check for fasciculation and deviation.