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1

What nerve don’t you test?

1. Olfactory

-sense of smell and taste

2

What nerve is tested with reading and peripherals?

2. Optic

-ask patient for any blurred, spotty, loss of, or tunnel vision

3

What nerve does response to light test?

3. Oculomotor

4

What does looking at your nose test?

4. Trochlear

-tested during quadrants

5

What does rubbing the face and clenching the jaw test?

5. Trigeminal

-governs sensation of the forehead and muscles for chewing

6

What does the finger to four quadrants test?

6. Abducens

-lateral movement of the eye

7

What does smiling, frowning, and whistling test?

7. Facial

-examine facial folds for symmetry

8

What does the rubbing of fingers in ears test?

8. Acoustic

-hearing and balance

9

What is the gag reflex test?

9. Glossopharyngeal

-not normally tested

10

What does having the patient say “ahhh” test?

10. Vagus

-look for hoarseness in tone
-also controls heartbeat

11

What does shrugging the shoulders and turning the neck test?

11. Spinal Accessory

-opposite side of effected nerve will be weak

12

What does sticking the tongue out test?

12. Hypoglossal

-tongue will roll to affected side

13

Name the 12 nerves

Acoustic
Olfactory
Optic
Oculomotor
Abducens
Facial
Trochlear
Hypoglossal
Vagus
Glossopharyngeal
Spinal accessory
Trigeminal