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Cranial Nerve Function and Assessment Cranial nerve Method Normal Responses Olfactory Ask the client to smell and identify the smell of cologne with each nostril separately and with the eyes closed. Client is able to identify different smell with each nostril separately and with eyes closed unless such condition like colds is present. Optic Provide adequate lighting and ask client to read from a reading material held at a distance of 36 cm. (14 in.). The client should be able to read with each eye and both eyes. Oculomotor Using a penlight and approaching from the side, shine a light on the pupil. Observe the response of the illuminated pupil. Shine the light on the pupil again, and Illuminated and non-illuminated pupil should constrict. observe the response of the other pupil. Trochlear Abducens Trigeminal Hold a penlight 1 ft. in Client’s eyes should be able to front of the client’s eyes. Ask the client to follow the penlight as it moves. follow the movements of the penlight with the eyes only. Move the penlight upward, downward, sideward and diagonally Hold a penlight 1 ft. in front of the client’s eyes. Ask the client to Both eyes coordinated, move follow the movements in unison with parallel of the penlight with the alignment. eyes only. Move the penlight through the six cardinal fields of gaze. While the client looks upward, lightly touch the lateral sclera of eye to elicit blink reflex. To test light sensation, have client close eyes, wipe a wi ...
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