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Nurs 200 - Exam 2 - Chapter 24: Vital Signs

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Chapter 24, vital signs, from Fundamentals of Nursing by Taylor. For questions with more than one correct answer, select the best answer.

  
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1.  Hyperthermia differs from fever in that the hypothalamic set point is changed, and in situations of extreme heat exposure the mechanisms that control the body temperature are ineffective.
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2.  Sinus bradycardia is not caused by which of the following:
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3.  ______ occurs with shivering, causing "goose bumps" and reducing the size of the surface to minimize heat loss.
4.  Vital signs that are taken are compared with:
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5.  _____ is reflected in the vital signs by indicating the status of the body's function, which is regulated through homeostatis mechanisms and falling within certain normal ranges.
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6.  An irregular pattern of heartbeats is called a _____
7.  When the body gives off waves of heat from uncovered surfaces, it is called
8.  Yes or No:Should aspirin be used as an antipyretic drug for children and teenagers with influenza or chickenpox?
9.  In older adults, fever may be an [early or later] sign of illness.
10.  True or false:A nurse can delegate to other healthcare personnel to do vital sign assessment of patients.
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11.  Some disposable single-use thermometers, that are commonly applied to abdomen or forehead, often of young children and toddlers, have a temperature-senstive patch or tape what changes ______
12.  The normal temperature for an adult is:
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13.  ____ is produced as a byproduct of metabolic activities that generate energy for cellular functions.
14.  The conversion of a liquid to vapour is called
15.  If the cause of any type of fever is difficult to determine, it is often diagnosed as
16.  ____ (temperature) is generatred by metabolic processes in the core tissues of the body.
17.  How often are vital signs assessed in patients who are taking medications that affect cardiovascular or respiratory function or who have had surgery? Every:
18.  Body temperature indicates the difference between the ____ of heat and the ____ of heat. (separate answers with a space)
19.  _____ is a response that increases the production of heat; it is initiated by the hypothalamus and results in muscle tremours.
20.  ____ occurs when oscillating fan blows currents of cool air across the surfaces of a warm body.
21.  What term that describes fever is defined as: The fever retruns to normal gradually.
22.  Shivering and piloerection are forms of:
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23.  _______ mechanisms attempt to maintain a sufficient supply of blood to the cells at all times.
24.  When body fluid in the form of perspiration and insensible loss is vapourized from the skin, it is a form of _____
25.  WHich of the following doesn't contribute to bradycardia
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26.  Which of the following controls the opening and closing of the arteriovenous shunts in response to changes in core body temperature and in environmental temperature.
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27.  Many enironmental and physiologic processes occur in repeated cycles of time, such as _____  _______ which is 24-hour intervals.
28.  Tachycardia is a pulse rate between ____ and ___ bpm. (separate answers with a space)
29.  A temperature between 100.5 and 105 degrees F is termed
30.  Core body temperature is normally maintained within the rage of ____ degrees F to _____ degrees F. (separate answers with a space)
31.  A normal temperature for a child between 1-3 years of age is:
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32.  Normal pulse rate for adolescences and adults rangers from _____ to _____ beats per minute.
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33.  Which type of fever is defined as: The body temperature returns to normal fo rat least a day, but then the fever recurs.
34.  Drugs, such as aspirin or acetaminophen, are believed to lower the elevated set point regulated by the hypothalamus are called _____. They do not affect body temperature when it is within normal range.
35.  Non-mercury glass thermometers may be either spirit-filled (using a petroleum-based liquid) or alcohol-based; the bulb contains a liquid that _____ with heat and rises within the stem.
36.  A newborn's temperature should be
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37.  Emergency treatment for severe bradycardia is the administration of _____ intravenously to block vagal stimulation and to restore normal heart rate.
38.  The primary source of heat in the body is _____
39.  Core temperatures are not measured at:
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40.  Apart from administering antipyretic drugs, name one possible nursing intervention used to lower body temperature.
41.  What is the term used to describe a pulse rate below 60 bpm
42.  When one is exposed to extreme cold without adequate protective clothing, heat loss may be increased to the point of _____, which can lead to serious illness or death.
43.  The transfer of heat to another object during direct contact is called _____
44.  Which group tends to have more fluctuations in body temperature, probably due to the result of changes in hormones/ The increase in progesterone secretion increases body temperature as much as 0.5F to 1.0F.
45.  Vital signs not not include a person's
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46.  Which type of fever is usually the result of damage to the hypothalamus and in which antipyretic medications are ineffective.
47.  When additional heat is required to maintain balance, epinephrine and norepinephrine (sympathetic neurotransmitters) are released and alter metabolism so that energy production ____ and heat production ____. (separate answers with a space)
48.  The diffusion or dissemination of heat by electromagnetic waves is called
49.  Core body temperature is normally maintained within a rage of ____ degrees C and ____ degrees C. (separate answers with a space)
50.  A throbbing sensation that can be palpated over a peripheral artery or auscultated over the apex of the heart is called a
51.  Which group's body temperature changes more rapidly in response to both heat and cold air temperatures?
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52.  This type of thermometer is swiped across the skin over the respective artery, taking 1000 readings per second and selecting the most accurate.
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53.  Parasympathetic stimulation of the SA node via the ______ nerve decreases the heart rate.
54.  The average pulse for a teen is
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55.  Which type of fever is defined as: the body temperature remains consistently elevated and fluctuates less than 2 degrees C (3.6 F)
56.  When a person has a body temperature above normal (considered to be 37C or 98.6F) the person is said to be _____
57.  True or False:Most fevers are not self-limiting.
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58.  When the set point is increased, as in fever, the hypothalamus inatiates
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59.  Which group lose some thermoregulatory control and are at risk for harm from extremes of temperature?
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60.  Sinus bradycardia results from the ____  ____ creating a slower-than-normal impulse rate.
61.  True or False:Heat production also occurs through warming and humidigying of inspired air and elimination of urine and feces.
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62.  Which of the following does not contribute to tachycardia.
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63.  The pulse amplitude describes the quality of the pulse in terms of its fullness and reflects the strength of _____ contraction
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64.  Bradycardia is a pulse rate below ___ bpm
65.  An example of ____ is when the body transfers heat to an ice pack, causing the ice to melt.
66.  _____ increases heat production through muscle movements.
67.  Two terms synonymous to "fever" are:(separate answers with a space)
68.  A mild elevation in temperature might indicate a serious infection in infants younger than _____ of age who do not have a well-developed temperture-control mechanism.
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69.  Which part of the brain maintains a farily constant range of core body temperature by the termoregulatory center?
70.  A temperature less than 95 degrees F is termed
71.  Core body temperature is lowest at:
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72.  When one is exposed to extreme heat for long periods of time _____ may result, which can lead to serious illness or death.
73.  The difference between hyperthermia and pyrexia is: Fever occurs when the body temperature is raised without the consent of the heat control centers. A hyperthermia occurs when the body sets the core temperatures to a higher temperature, through the action of the pre-optic region of the hypothalamus.
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74.  Connections in the skin that remain open to allow heat to dissipate to the skin or close to retain heat in the body are called
75.  The average temperature of an adult older than 70 years of age is _____ degrees celcius orally.
76.  Which type of fever is defined as: The body temperature fluctuates several degrees more than 2 degrees C (3.6 F) above normal but does not reach normal betwenn fluctuations.
77.  The pulse is regulated by the autonomic nervous system through the cardiac sinoatrial (SA) node. ______ stimulation of the SA node via the vagus nerve decreases the heart rate, and _______ stimulation of the SA node increases the heart rate and force of contraction.
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78.  Which type of fever is defined as: the body temperature alternates regularly between a period of fever and a period of normal or subnormal temperature.
79.  What is the term used to describe decreased cardiac filling time, which, in turn, decreases stroke volume and cardiac output, due to rapid rate.
80.  What terms used to describe fever is defined as: The fever returns to normal suddenly
81.  Core body temperature is highest at:
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82.  Body _____ is the heat of the body measured in degrees.
83.  In patients who are hosptialized with elevated temperatures, high or low blood pressures, changes in pulse rate or rhythm, and respiratory difficulty, vital signs are assessed at least every ____ hours.
84.  The ____ is the primary site of heat loss.
85.  The dissemination of heat by motion between areas of unequal density is called
86.  Which hormone increases metabolism and heat production, but over a much longer time period than epinephrine and norepinephrine.
87.  When a person has a normal body temperature it is called
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88.  A temperature above 105.8 is termed
89.  Which of the following is a location for surface body temperature?
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90.  Core body temperature is ____ surface body temperature.
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