Dolls-Eye Reflex

  1. Can anybody give me any pointers on explaining "doll's eye" reflex to a group of nursing students?
    Thanks for your help!:kiss
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  3. by   Jolie
    Take a baby doll with you and demonstrate it. I guaranted they'll remember that, as opposed to a lengthy explanation which does nothing to help visualize the reflex.
  4. by   NRSKarenRN
    Goggle search of 'Doll's eye reflex' has good articles---first one little too technical but has good info.
  5. by   mattsmom81
    What was my old school chant..."3-6-8 Doll's eyes are great" ?

    I like the idea of the doll props too... helps 'em remember ya wanna see those eyes moving around in the head....and it's a BAD thing for the patient when they don't.
  6. by   VickyRN
    Thank you!!!
  7. by   Zee_RN
    I use the "3-6-8, Doll's eyes are great" thing too. Heard it from Laura Gasparis Vonfrolio.
  8. by   mady
    babie.. is a good demon. Hehe
    Just be sure to mention that the cervical spine must be "cleared" before turning the patients neck side to side.