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#1 - Name and info

Olfactory - it's in the nose. Smellllllll! Coffee is a great tool to test this.

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#2

Optic - eyes! Central and peripheral vision.
Test eye one at a time. Have patient look at your nose and ask them if they notice movement outside of that gaze.

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#3

Oculomotor - pupillary constriction.
Test pupils!

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#4

Trochlear - moves the eyes down! Have patient follow your finger as you move it toward the nose.

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#5

Trigeminal - covers most of the face - Check sensation in the forehead, cheek or jaw.

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#6

Abducens - eye movement to the sides.

Look toward each ear - have the patient follow your fingers through the size cardinal gazes. Or draw an X in the air with a line through it and see if the patient has any twitching/nystagmus.

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#7

Facial - facial movements and expression. Have the patient move their face and make faces, etc.

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#8

Acoustic nerve - ears/hearing. Check hearing

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#9, #10

Glossopharyngeal (8) and vagus nerve (9). These are for the tongue and throat. Taste and have them say ahhhh!

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#11

Spinal accessory nerve - controls neck and shoulder. Have the patient move their shoulders and such.

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#12

Hypoglossal nerve - innervates the tongue. Assess swallowing, etc.