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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:

5 comments:

NP Odyssey said...

I like that quick assessment.

Sean said...

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

Zazzy Episodes 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!

Barbara Snyder 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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