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Assessing the Neurological System: Chapter 24 Lesson Assessment
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Which elements should be addressed to evaluate the vagus nerve (CN X) ?
Taste, Gag Reflex, Swallowing
Which superficial reflexes should the nurse evaluate?
Plantar, Abdominal, Cremasteric
Which aspects of involuntary movements should the nurse assess as part of a coordination and fine motor skills evaluation?
Rate, Quality, Rhythm, Affected body parts
The nurse should use which tests to assess the accuracy of the patient's movements?
Finger-to-nose test, Finger-to-finger test, Heel-to-shin test
The nurse would evaluate primary and cortical sensory functions by having the patient identify sensory stimuli in which parts of the body?
Feet, Hands, Lower legs, Lower arms
Which elements of the pupils should be evaluated as part of the assessment of the cranial nerves of the eyes?
Size, equality, response to light
Which type of assessment of the cranial nerves should the nurse perform in order to evaluate cranial nerve 2?
Visual acuity test, visual fields test, ophthalmologic examination
In which ways should the nurse test the pupils for response to light as part of the assessment of the cranial nerves of the eyes?
Swinging flashlight test, direct response to light, consensual response to light
When evaluating the vagus nerve (CN 5), the nurse should inspect which aspect of the palate and uvula?
Which aspect of the tongue should the nurse evaluate as part of the hypoglossal (CN 7) nerve assessment?
When assessing the trigeminal nerve (CN 5), which aspects should the nurse evaluate?
Corneal reflect, facial atrophy, facial sensation, strength of the jaw
Which elements of the face should the nurse assess when evaluating the facial cranial nerve (CN 7) for motor function?
Lips, eyes, cheeks, forehead
Which sensory elements should the nurse assess when evaluating the acoustic nerve (CN 8)?
Hearing and balance
When assessing the cremasteric reflex, which are of the patient's body would the nurse assess?
The nurse should assess rapid rhythmic alternating movements by asking the patient to make which movements>
Touch a thumb to finger and alternately turn the palms of the hands up and down
Which elements of the patient's primary sensory function would the nurse assess?
Temperature, joint position, superficial pain, superficial touch
Which cortical sensory function would the nurse assess by drawing a number 8 on the patient's hand?
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