Physical Health Assessment Quiz

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  • 1. 
    When Mr. Espero performed the exam on the 73-year-old male, he observed the client in a deliberate and systematic manner. What type of technique did Mr. Espero use?
    • A. 

      Palpation

    • B. 

      Inspection

    • C. 

      Percussion

    • D. 

      Auscultation

  • 2. 
    When Mr. Espero is performing the eye examinations, which piece of equipment does he use to inspect the eye structures?
    • A. 

      Otoscope

    • B. 

      Ultrasonic stethoscope

    • C. 

      Sphygmomanometer

    • D. 

      Ophthalmoscope

  • 3. 
    Throughout the physical assessment, the professional nurse is required to apply the principles of asepsis.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 4. 
    When Mr. Espero is evaluating a 3-year-old child, it is not necessary for the client’s parents to sign a permit for the examination.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 5. 
    The nurse is completing a head-to-toe assessment of the client. When the nurse is assessing the eye, the otoscope is used to perform the assessment.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 6. 
    The nurse is preparing to assess a 55-year-old female. Which of the following will the nurse do first?
    • A. 

      Inspection

    • B. 

      Percussion

    • C. 

      Palpation

    • D. 

      Auscultation

  • 7. 
    A client comes into the clinic with the complaint of swollen ankles. The nurse will utilize which assessment technique to find out more information about this complaint?
    • A. 

      Inspection

    • B. 

      Percussion

    • C. 

      Palpation

    • D. 

      Auscultation

  • 8. 
    A client comes into the clinic with acute right lower quadrant abdominal pain. During the abdominal assessment of this client, the nurse realizes that:
    • A. 

      This area should be palpated first.

    • B. 

      This area should be palpated last.

    • C. 

      This area should be assessed using deep palpation techniques.

    • D. 

      This area should not be palpated.

  • 9. 
    The nurse is preparing to assess a client with flank pain and discomfort and pink-tinged urine. Which of the following assessment techniques would be appropriate for the nurse to use?
    • A. 

      Direct percussion

    • B. 

      Reflexive percussion

    • C. 

      Indirect percussion

    • D. 

      Blunt percussion

  • 10. 
    During the percussion of a client's abdomen, the nurse hears a loud, high-pitched, drumlike tone. The nurse would document this sound as being:
    • A. 

      Resonance

    • B. 

      Hyperresonance

    • C. 

      Tympany

    • D. 

      Flatness

  • 11. 
    After auscultating the bowel sounds of a client, the nurse realizes the sounds were long. Which of the following would be appropriate for the nurse to use to document this finding?
    • A. 

      Intensity

    • B. 

      Pitch

    • C. 

      Duration

    • D. 

      Quality

  • 12. 
    The nurse is preparing to use a stethoscope while assessing a client. The bell is going to be placed on the client. Which of the following would the nurse assess with the bell of the stethoscope?
    • A. 

      Heart murmur

    • B. 

      Lung sounds

    • C. 

      Normal heart sounds

    • D. 

      Abdominal sounds

  • 13. 
    The nurse is going to assess a client's blood pressure. To do this, the nurse will need to have:
    • A. 

      A flashlight and gloves

    • B. 

      A stethoscope and a thermometer

    • C. 

      A tongue blade and a tuning fork

    • D. 

      A stethoscope and a sphygmomanometer

  • 14. 
    A client complaining of a sore elbow is being assessed by the nurse. Which of the following would help the nurse assess this client?
    • A. 

      Skin-fold calipers

    • B. 

      Goniometer

    • C. 

      Penlight

    • D. 

      Reflex hammer

  • 15. 
    A client with lower-extremity edema comes into the clinic. During the assessment, the nurse is unable to palpate the client's pedal pulses. Which of the following would be appropriate for the nurse to do?
    • A. 

      Nothing

    • B. 

      Use a blood pressure cuff around the client's calf in efforts to feel the pulse.

    • C. 

      Use a tourniquet around the calf and then palpate the pulse.

    • D. 

      Use a Doppler to listen to the pulse.

  • 16. 
    During a physical assessment, the nurse notices several small scabs along the inner aspects of both of the client's lower extremities. Which of the following would be appropriate for the nurse to say to this client?
    • A. 

      "You really did a job on yourself while shaving!"

    • B. 

      "Are you in an abusive situation at home?"

    • C. 

      "Can you tell me what caused all of these scabs on your legs?"

    • D. 

      "Those scabs look painful. What happened to you?"

  • 17. 
    The nurse is preparing to conduct a physical assessment on a 20-year-old male client with a gaping wound on his right forearm. Which of the following should the nurse do before beginning this examination?
    • A. 

      Wash hands

    • B. 

      Put on goggles

    • C. 

      Put on a sterile gown

    • D. 

      Put on a face mask

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