Health Assessment In Nursing - Breath Sounds

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Some basic knowedge needed for a lung assessment


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  • 1. 
    The nurse is preparing to auscultate the posterior thorax of an adult female client.  The nurse should
    • A. 

      Place the bell of the stethescope firmly on the posterior chest wall

    • B. 

      Ascultate from the base of the lungs to the apices

    • C. 

      Ask the client to breathe deeply through her mouth

    • D. 

      Ask the client to breathe normally through her nose

  • 2. 
    The nurse assesses an adults client's breath sounds and hears sonorous wheezes, primarily during the client's expirtaion.  the nurse should refer the client to a physician for possible
    • A. 

      Asthma

    • B. 

      Chronic emphysema

    • C. 

      Pleuritis

    • D. 

      Bronchitis

  • 3. 
    Match the terms to the correct descriptionOrthopnea
    • A. 

      An increase in carbon dioxide in the blood

    • B. 

      Low-pitched, bubbling, moist sounds

    • C. 

      Difficulty breathing when lying supine

  • 4. 
    Match the terms to the correct descriptionCrepitus
    • A. 

      A "cracking" sensation

    • B. 

      Low-pitched snoring or moaning sounds

    • C. 

      Markedly sunken sternum and adjacent cartilage

  • 5. 
    Match the terms to the correct description, check all that applyVesicular breath sounds
    • A. 

      Low pitch

    • B. 

      High pitch

    • C. 

      Ausculated over most lung fields

    • D. 

      Auscultated over main bronchus area

    • E. 

      Ascultated over upper right posterior lung fields

    • F. 

      Short on exhilation, long inhalation

    • G. 

      Exhalation equals inhalation

  • 6. 
    Match the terms to the correct description, check all that applyBronchovesicular breath sounds
    • A. 

      Medium pitch

    • B. 

      Exhalation equals inhalation

    • C. 

      Loud and long exhalation

    • D. 

      Heard over trachea area

    • E. 

      Heard over main bronchus area & upper right posterior lung fields

    • F. 

      High pitch

  • 7. 
    Match the terms to the correct description, check all that applyBronchial breath sounds
    • A. 

      Low pitch

    • B. 

      Medium pitch

    • C. 

      High pitch

    • D. 

      Loud & long exhalation

    • E. 

      Short exhalation & long inhalation

    • F. 

      Heard over trachea

    • G. 

      Heard over most lung fields

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