App: Cranial Nerves: Pocket Clinical Resource
What it is: An incredibly simple app to use to learn and look up information on cranial nerves.
System: iOS (iPhone and iPad)
Let me start off by saying: I LOVE THIS APP!
I was referenced to a cranial nerve app which was $60. I thought to myself there has to be a less expensive version that I can utilize just as easily.
I found the app!
We’re told often to complete a cranial nerve assessment, especially looking at neuro patients including CVA and patients with dysphagia.
Cranial nerves can be daunting and scary. They don’t have to be!
Along the left side of your iPad (for that version of the app), you have a list of the nerves by roman numeral. Touch the roman numeral corresponding to the cranial nerve you are trying to find.
You will find a full description of that nerve: function, nerve tract, integrity tests, symptoms and signs and images.
Yes! This app will tell you how to test the nerve and symptoms signs if the nerve is not intact.
Sometimes there just is not enough information. If you are a Google/Wikipedia fan like me, then this app was designed for you. You might notice at the top of the description of the nerve in the above picture, there is a box icon, a G icon, a globe icon and a picture icon. If you have internet access, touch the G icon. Amazingly you will be directed to a Google search of that nerve. Similarly, touch the globe icon (third from the left) and you will be directed to a Wikipedia search of that nerve.
This app can be used as a learning tool and a quick reference when you just can’t remember what that nerve is for or how to test it!
This is a 5-star app in my book!