A nurse is caring for a patient who has orders for assessment of cranial nerves I-VII. Which of these techniques will the nurse use for her assessment?
Ask the patient to open his mouth and say “Ahh” watching for symmetrical rise of the uvula in the posterior pharynx.
Ask the patient if he can hear a noise (finger snap, etc.) from each ear.
Ask the patient to shrug his shoulders upward against resistance.
Ask the patient to follow an object through the six cardinal fields of gaze.
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