The nurse is preparing to assess cranial nerve VIII on a client. Which tests will the nurse perform?

Select all that apply.
  1. Allen’s test
  2. Phalen’s test
  3. the Rinne test
  4. the Weber test
Numbers 3 and 4 are correct.
Rationale: The Rinne test compares bone conduction of sound with air. The Weber test uses a tuning fork to provide lateralization of the sound. Allen’s test evaluates the patency of the ulnar and radial arteries by compressing them with the thumbs. Phalen’s test involves 90-degree flexion to the wrists and tests for carpal tunnel syndrome