Flashcards in Cranial Nerves Deck (17):
Name the 12 pairs of Cranial Nerves?
Olfactory, Optic, Oculomotor, Trochlear, Abducens, Trigeminal, Facial, Accustic, Glossopharyngeal, Vagus, Spinal Accessory, and Hypoglossal.
What does Olfactory test?
Sense of smell
What does Optic test?
Test one eye at time to determine reading ability.
Symptoms: blurred vision, Loss of vision, spots, loss of peripheral.
What three nerves control eye movements?
Oculomotor, Trochlear, Abducens
How do you test eye control movements?
All three nerves can be test by having the patient follow the examiners finger with their eyes and test the four quadrants.
True or False.
When testing Oculomotor, Trochlear, and Abducens the shinning of light into one eye at a time will cause both pupils to to constrict. - This is a normal response.
What areas of the face are you testing with Facial nerves?
Scalp, forehead, eyelids, facial expressions, cheeks, jaw, patients smile, showing of teeth, whistling, eyes closing tightly.
True or False
When testing Facial nerves, the patient should not have symmetry of the nasolabial folds (lines from nose to outside corners of the mouth).
Acoustic nerves control what?
Hearing and balance.
Glossopharyngeal nerves transmit sensation from...
Upper mouth and throat area.
How is Glossopharyngeal tested?
By touching a tongue depressor to the back of the patients throat. This will cause a gag reflex.
The roof of the mouth and coal cords are part of what Cranial Nerve?
How do you test a vagus nerve?
By having the patient say aahh while watching for the palate to raise.
What also may indicate Vagus nerve impairment?
What Cranial nerve is tested by having the patient turn his head from side to side and shrug shoulders?
Hypoglossal governs what?
The muscle activity of the tongue.