Cranial Nerve XI
Cranial Nerve XI
Please assess the student examining cranial nerve XI.
Student's Email:

GENERAL - Observe the student doing the following:

Washes hands
       
Introduces self and exam to patient
               
Appropriate draping of patient

The patient's neck and shoulders should be exposed

               

INSPECTION - The student should comment on the following:

Muscle atrophy/hypertrophy
               
Asymmetry
               

SPECIAL TESTS - Observe the student performing the following manoeuvers:

Tests trapezius power

Shrug shoulders against resistance. Also palpate for tenderness, stiffness, involuntary contractions.

               
Test sternocleidomastoid power

Patient turns head against resistance. Also palpate for tenderness, stiffness, involuntary contractions.