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Tests for 12 Cranial nerves

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Trigeminal Neuralgia/ Tic Douloureux
involves 5th cranial nerve (trigeminal) Intense, recurring episodes of pain described as jabbing, burning or knifelike
Bells palsy
Facial nerve VII. Becomes inflamed & edematous, causing interruption of nerve impulses.
OPTIC (II)
Visual acuity; 1 eye @ a time, then both by holding fingers ^ & asking "how many fingers do I have up?"
OPTIC (II)
test done for VISUAL FIELD TEST; "follow my finger" around the clock
Olfactory (I)
Have pt close eyes & 1 nostril @ a time have pt identify the familiar odor such as coffee or a lemon
OCULOMOTOR (III)
The ability to move each eye in all directions c/ symmetry. Pupil's response to light is checked by shining a bright light into each pupil in a darkened room.
TROCHLEAR (IV)
Test the ability to move each eye in all directions c/ symmetry
TRIGEMINAL (V)
Temporal mandibular joint test. Also have pt. close eyes & identify different places being touched on face.
ABDUCENS (VI)
Test ability to move each eye in all directions c/ symmetry
FACIAL (VII)
Test having pt make various faces chk for symmetry/ have pt close eyes & place salt/sugar on tongue & have pt state whether its salty/sweet
ACOUSTIC (VIII)
HEARING Test; stand @ foot of bed in in a low voice give simple commands/ BALANCE: (done by Dr. Only) Ice water or Electronystagraphy.
GLOSSOPHARYNGEAL (IX)
Test 2 parts; place your hand on the persons' throat & ask them to swallow. Then chk gag reflex if swallow is present & there are no S&S of ICP
VAGUS (X)
Test 2 parts; place your hand on the persons throat & ask them to swallow. Then check gag reflex if swallow is present & there are no S&S of ICP
ACCESSORY (XI)
TEST; pt can shrug shoulders symmetrically & can hold head erect when slight pressure is added
HYPOGLOSSAL (XII)
TEST; the pt is asked to stick out tongue & check for midline