Npte Physical Therapist Exam Review

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Npte Physical Therapist Exam Review - Quiz

The NPTE is used to evaluate the capability of licensure candidates who have graduated from either an accredited physical therapy program or comparable non-accredited program.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    A physical therapist is working in an outpatient orthopedic clinic. During the patient's history the patient reports, "I tore 3 of my 4 Rotator cuff muscles in the past." Which of the following muscles cannot be considered as possibly being torn?
    • A. 

      Teres minor

    • B. 

      Teres major

    • C. 

      Supraspinatus

    • D. 

      Infraspinatus

  • 2. 
    A physical therapist is caring for a patient who has recently been diagnosed with fibromyalgia and COPD. Which of the following tasks should the physical therapist delegate to an aide?
    • A. 

      Transferring the patient during the third visit.

    • B. 

      Ambulating the patient for the first time. 

    • C. 

      Taking the patient's vital sign while setting up an exercise program.

    • D. 

      Educating the patient on monitoring fatigue.

  • 3. 
    A physical therapist is instructing a person who had a left CVA and right lower extremity hemiparesis to use a quad cane. Which of the following is the most appropriate gait sequence?
    • A. 

      Place the cane in the patient's left upper extremity, encourage cane, then right lower extremity, then left upper extremity gait sequence.

    • B. 

      Place the cane in the patient's left upper extremity, encourage cane, then left lower extremity, then right upper extremity gait sequence.

    • C. 

      Place the cane in the patient's right upper extremity, encourage cane, then right lower extremity, then left upper extremity gait sequence.

    • D. 

      Place the cane in the patient's right upper extremity, encourage cane, then left lower extremity, then right upper extremity gait sequence.

  • 4. 
    A physical therapist is returning phone calls in a pediatric clinic. Which of the following reports most requires the physical therapist's immediate attention and phone call?
    • A. 

      A 8 year-old boy has been vomiting and appears to have slower movements and has a history of an atrio-ventricular shunt placement.

    • B. 

      A 10 year-old girl feels a dull pain in her abdomen after doing sit-ups in gym class.

    • C. 

      A 7 year-old boy has been having a low fever and headache for the past 3 days that has history of an anterior knee wound. 

    • D. 

      A 7 year-old girl that had a cast on her right ankle is complaining of itching.

  • 5. 
     A physical therapist is caring for a patient in the step down unit. The patient has signs of increased intracranial pressure. Which of the following is not a sign of increased intracranial pressure?
    • A. 

      Bradycardia

    • B. 

      Increased pupil size bilaterally

    • C. 

      Change in LOC

    • D. 

      Vomiting

  • 6. 
    The charge nurse on a cardiac unit tells you a patient is exhibiting signs of right-sided heart failure. Which of the following would not indicate right-sided heart failure?
    • A. 

      Nausea

    • B. 

      Anorexia

    • C. 

      Rapid weight gain

    • D. 

      SOB (shortness of breath)

  • 7. 
    A patient has recently been diagnosed with symptomatic bradycardia. Which of the following medications is the most recognized for treatment of symptomatic bradycardia?
    • A. 

      Questran

    • B. 

      Digitalis

    • C. 

      Nitroglycerin

    • D. 

      Atropine

  • 8. 
    Which of the following arterial blood gas values indicates a patient may be experiencing a condition of metabolic acidosis?
    • A. 

      PaO2 (91%)

    • B. 

      Bicarbonate 159

    • C. 

      CO(2) 48 mm Hg

    • D. 

      PH 7.33

  • 9. 
    A patient has suffered a left CVA and has developed severe hemiparesis resulting in a loss of mobility. The physical therapist notices on assessment that an area over the patient's left elbow appears as non-blanchable erythema and the skin is intact. The physical therapist should score the patient as having which of the following?
    • A. 

      Stage I pressure ulcer

    • B. 

      Stage II pressure ulcer

    • C. 

      Stage III pressure ulcer

    • D. 

      Stage IV pressure ulcer

  • 10. 
    A physical therapist working on an ICU unit, notices a patient is experiencing SOB, calf pain, and warmth over the posterior calf. All of these may indicate which of the following medical conditions?
    • A. 

      Patient may have a DVT.

    • B. 

      Patient may be exhibiting signs of dermatitis.

    • C. 

      Patient may be in the late phases of CHF.

    • D. 

      Patient may be experiencing anxiety after surgery.

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