Ch18 Peripheral Vascular System

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Circulatory System Quizzes & Trivia

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  • 1. 
    When performing an assessment on a client the nurse notes the presence of an enlarged epitrochlear lymph node. The nurse would anticipate finding which of the following on the assessment?
    • A. 

      The forearm and hand for infection or inflammation

    • B. 

      The lower legs for injury

    • C. 

      The equality of radial pulse

    • D. 

      Capillary refill and temperature of the extremities

  • 2. 
    When performing an assessment on a client the nurse notes the presence of an enlarged superficial inguinal nodes. The nurse would anticipate finding which of the following on the assessment?
    • A. 

      The forearm and hand for infection or inflammation

    • B. 

      The lower legs for injury

    • C. 

      The equality of radial pulse

    • D. 

      Capillary refill and temperature of the extremities

  • 3. 
    When performing an assessment on a client the nurse notes the determine circulation. The nurse would anticipate finding which of the following on the assessment?
    • A. 

      The forearm and hand for infection or inflammation

    • B. 

      The lower legs for injury

    • C. 

      The equality of radial pulse

    • D. 

      Capillary refill and temperature of the extremities

  • 4. 
    When performing an assessment on a client the nurse notes the determine circulation to the extremities. The nurse would anticipate finding which of the following on the assessment?
    • A. 

      The forearm and hand for infection or inflammation

    • B. 

      The lower legs for injury

    • C. 

      The equality of radial pulse

    • D. 

      Capillary refill and temperature of the extremities

  • 5. 
    When performing an assessment, the nurse notes the presence of ankle edema bilaterally. The nurse knows that:
    • A. 

      It is caused by an infection.

    • B. 

      It is caused by blood pooling in the legs.

    • C. 

      It is caused by a blood clot in the lower leg.

    • D. 

      It is caused by decreased arterial circulation.

  • 6. 
    When performing an assessment, the nurse notes the presence of inflammation and edema over the affected area. The nurse knows that:
    • A. 

      It is caused by an infection.

    • B. 

      It is caused by blood pooling in the legs.

    • C. 

      It is caused by a blood clot in the lower leg.

    • D. 

      It is caused by decreased arterial circulation.

  • 7. 
    When performing an assessment, the nurse notes the presence of edema in the affected extremity. The nurse knows that:
    • A. 

      It is caused by an infection.

    • B. 

      It is caused by blood pooling in the legs.

    • C. 

      It is caused by a blood clot in the lower leg.

    • D. 

      It is caused by decreased arterial circulation.

  • 8. 
    When performing an assessment, the nurse notes the presence of decreased pulses. The nurse knows that:
    • A. 

      It is caused by an infection.

    • B. 

      It is caused by blood pooling in the legs.

    • C. 

      It is caused by a blood clot in the lower leg.

    • D. 

      It is caused by decreased arterial circulation.

  • 9. 
    The neonatal(rookie) nurse obtains a newborn's blood pressure of 76/40 mm Hg. Which of the following should the nurse do?
    • A. 

      Continue with the assessment as this is a normal neonatal blood pressure reading.

    • B. 

      Perform a focused assessment and call the health care provider.

    • C. 

      Assess the thigh blood pressure expecting that it will be lower than that of the arm.

    • D. 

      Ask another nurse to validate the blood pressure because it is low.

  • 10. 
    An eight-month-pregnant client states that she has developed a few varicose veins during her pregnancy. What can the nurse tell the client about these veins?
    • A. 

      "These are common and will go away after delivery."

    • B. 

      "We need to talk to your health care provider about this."

    • C. 

      "This is a normal finding and is caused by pressure from your uterus delaying blood return from your legs."

    • D. 

      "This is related to decreased circulation."

  • 11. 
    When assessing the carotid arteries, the nurse should:
    • A. 

      Palpate both carotid arteries simultaneously to assess for the symmetry of the pulse.

    • B. 

      Palpate firmly to occlude the artery.

    • C. 

      Utilize the bell of the stethoscope to assess for bruits.

    • D. 

      Massage the area noting any masses or hardness.

  • 12. 
    The neonatal(rookie) nurse obtains a newborn's blood pressure of 76/40 mm Hg. Perform a focused assessment and call the health care provider.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 13. 
    The neonatal(rookie) nurse obtains a newborn's blood pressure of 76/40 mm Hg. Assess the thigh blood pressure expecting that it will be lower than that of the arm.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 14. 
    The neonatal(rookie) nurse obtains a newborn's blood pressure of 76/40 mm Hg. Ask another nurse to validate the blood pressure because it is low.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 15. 
    An eight-month-pregnant client states that she has developed a few varicose veins during her pregnancy. the nurse tell the client about these veins, "These are common and will go away after delivery."
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 16. 
    An eight-month-pregnant client states that she has developed a few varicose veins during her pregnancy. the nurse tell the client about these veins, "We need to talk to your health care provider about this."
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 17. 
    An eight-month-pregnant client states that she has developed a few varicose veins during her pregnancy. the nurse tell the client about these veins, "This is related to decreased circulation."
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 18. 
    An eight-month-pregnant client states that she has developed a few varicose veins during her pregnancy. the nurse tell the client about these veins, "This is related to decreased circulation."
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 19. 
    When assessing the carotid arteries, the nurse should utilize the bell of the stethoscope to assess for bruits.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 20. 
    When assessing the carotid arteries, the nurse should palpate both carotid arteries simultaneously to assess for the symmetry of the pulse.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 21. 
    When assessing the carotid arteries, the nurse should palpate firmly to occlude the artery.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 22. 
    When assessing the carotid arteries, the nurse should massage the area noting any masses or hardness.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 23. 
    When assessing the characteristics of the pulse, the nurse notes which of the following? Select all that apply.
    • A. 

      Rate

    • B. 

      Rhythm

    • C. 

      Symmetry

    • D. 

      Amplitude

    • E. 

      Capillary refill

  • 24. 
    A client has a 1+/0-4+ dorsalis pedis pulse on the right. The lower leg is cool, pale, and painful. This description is most consistent with:
    • A. 

      Venous insufficiency

    • B. 

      Arterial insufficiency

    • C. 

      Thrombophlebitis

    • D. 

      Lymphatic insufficiency

  • 25. 
    A client has a 1+/0-4+ dorsalis pedis pulse on the right. The lower leg is cool, pale, and painful. This description is most consistent with arterial insufficiency.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

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