How I Remember the 12 Cranial NervesRegister Today!
- by sealford Oct 4Now, we have all heard of the "On Old Olympus" bit as well as the X-rated methods for remembering the 12 cranial nerves, but the one that I use kinda sticks with me for some reason so I thought that I'd share it with you guys. Here goes:
One of our two timing adults found very good values at home.
Also, 3, 4, and 6 make eyes do tricks. You only have 1 nose, so that is olfactory. 5 fills the face and makes you taste. 7 moves the face. 8 fills the ear, so it's acoustic. 9 and 10 on the chin. 11 and 12 stick out your tongue, and then you're done.
I hope that this helps someone. I found it very useful this week in my neuro/mental status assessment.
- Oct 6 by sunnychrisThanks that was cool, after reading once I can remember 3.
- Nov 11 by Claire825I have my own way to remember the cranial nerves. It might be confusing to some but I like it since it uses more than just the first letter of the pneumonic (with the "oh oh oh" I got the order of the first three nerves confused)...
Maybe there's another person like me who might find this useful.
- Nov 11 by northmississippimake sure you know the ones that have to do with swallowing and tongue movement, those are the ones that may affect taking meds po.