Glossopharyngeal & Vagus Nerve
- CNIX & CNX
- Innervate the tongue and throat (pharynx & larynx)
- 1. Assess the sense of taste on the back of the tongue.
- 2. Observe the patient's ability to swallow by noting how they handle secretions.
- 3. Ask the patient to open his mouth and say "Ahhhh". The uvula should be in the midline and the palate should rise.