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Sunday, November 14, 2010

Cranial Nerves

Ah, Cranial Nerves. Beyond amusing mnemonics, I have trouble remembering which does what, and I found this link while clicking around AN today.

This was probably the most helpful way to remember them that I've run across so far. I wish I had seen this picture while I was still in my assessment class... so I shall post it here for you :)

Full article is here, from americannursetoday.com

Useful videos:

Full-size cranial nerve assessment (we were taught to have the pt smell coffee grounds through each nare to confirm olfactory nerve intact)

Or a shorthand version, probably more useful in the clinical setting:


NPO said...

I like that quick assessment.

Unknown said...

Thanks for sharing!
I reblogged this one b/c it was so useful.
You found a new follower.

Frazzled-Razzle-RN said...

How cool is the diagram and the video. Thank you for sharing. I'm sure this will be very useful for my future schooling.

undergrad RN said...

Awshum, I am glad you liked it :) Thanks for stopping by, Sean!

Unknown said...

Thanks so much for this "cranial nerves by the numbers" picture... I searched the entire www -- because I misplaced my flashcard that I originally used with this pic...(in block II). I am ecstatic that you put this here. Also, thanks for the videos... last medsurg exam is coming up for me (plus final). I'll be graduating May 11.

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