HLTH 1309 PSW Allison Cronkwright

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This quiz reviews all key concepts from HLTH 1309. This quiz was created by Allison Cronkwright, a current student of Niagara College. This is copyrighted, and not to be used without permission from Allison Cronkwright. 2010.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    What is metastasis?
    • A. 

      The deterioration of lung walls due to carbon monoxide buildup

    • B. 

      The spread of cancer cells to other parts of the body

    • C. 

      The decrease of white blood cell levels in the body, causing the bodies immune system to ultimately shut down

    • D. 

      Inflammation of the breast caused by cancerous cells

  • 2. 
    What is thrombocytopenia?
    • A. 

      Lack of white blood cells

    • B. 

      Lack of red blood cells

    • C. 

      Low blood platelets

    • D. 

      Lack of oxygen in the blood

  • 3. 
    What describes: Scarring of the blood vessels in the retina due to diabetes?
    • A. 

      Diabetic Retinopathy

    • B. 

      Diabetic Cataracts

    • C. 

      Presbyopia

    • D. 

      Glaucoma

  • 4. 
    What is anaemia?
    • A. 

      Low white blood cells

    • B. 

      Low platelets

    • C. 

      Lack of oxygen in the blood

    • D. 

      Low red blood cells

  • 5. 
    What is leukopenia?
    • A. 

      Low red blood cells

    • B. 

      Low platelets

    • C. 

      Low white blood cells

    • D. 

      Lack of oxygen in the blood

  • 6. 
    What does the acronym C A U T I O N stand for?CAUTION
  • 7. 
    What is glaucoma?
    • A. 

      Increased pressure in the middle ear causing vertigo

    • B. 

      Film over the eye lens

    • C. 

      Increased pressure in the eye leading to damage of the optic nerve

    • D. 

      Hardening of the ossicles in the ear leading to hearing loss

  • 8. 
    Hardening of the ossicles leading to conductive hearing loss.
  • 9. 
    An autoimmune disease that leads to sensorineural hearing loss and loss of balance.
  • 10. 
    Resemble original tissue, don't invade other tissues, don't metastasize, and don't recur.
  • 11. 
    Do not resemble original tissue, invade other tissues, metastasize, and lead to systemic problems.
  • 12. 
    How should a sputum specimen be obtained?
    • A. 

      Before Breakfast

    • B. 

      After client has rinsed mouth out with water

    • C. 

      When following standard precautions

    • D. 

      All of the above

  • 13. 
    What two symptoms must be present for a diagnosis of influenza?
  • 14. 
    The type of diet appropriate for a client with a cardiovascular disorder.
    • A. 

      Low Fat

    • B. 

      Low Cholesterol

    • C. 

      Low Sodium

    • D. 

      None of the Above

    • E. 

      All of the Above

  • 15. 
    Persistent blood pressure with systolic > 140 mmHg and/or diastolic >90 mmHg
  • 16. 
    The term used for accumulation of cholesterol and fibrous tissue on the walls of arteries
  • 17. 
    Heart rate <60 beats per minute
  • 18. 
    Heart rate > 100 beats per minute
  • 19. 
    On which side has heart failure occurred when blood backs up into the lungs
  • 20. 
    Why are anorexia, nausea, and vomiting common side effects of right-sided heart failure?
    • A. 

      Liver and abdomen collapse

    • B. 

      Liver and abdomen become engorged with water

    • C. 

      Liver and abdomen become engorged with blood

    • D. 

      Liver and abdomen suffer tears and breakage of the skin lining

    • E. 

      None of the above

  • 21. 
    The best time to obtain a sputum specimen.
  • 22. 
    What types of "exercises" can improve respiration?
    • A. 

      Deep breathing, sitting in prone position, coughing

    • B. 

      Coughing, deep breathing, ambulating

    • C. 

      Coughing, deep breathing, incentive spirometry

    • D. 

      All of the above

    • E. 

      None of the above

  • 23. 
    This chronic obstructive pulmonary disease results in alveoli losing elasticity and not recoiling during expiration.
  • 24. 
    Why is it important for a client with a respiratory disorder to be well hydrated?
    • A. 

      To avoid over exertion

    • B. 

      To remove excess oxygen in lungs

    • C. 

      To keep patient hydrated through exercising

    • D. 

      To liquefy sputum

    • E. 

      None of the above

  • 25. 
    This respiratory disorder presents itself with night sweats and chills
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