LPN Chapter 16

13 Questions

Settings
Please wait...
LPN Quizzes & Trivia

Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    In what approach are physical assessments by nurses performed?
    • A. 

      Head to toe approach

    • B. 

      Toe to head approach

    • C. 

      Systemic approach

    • D. 

      Assessing the problematic system approach

  • 2. 
    When meeting a patient for the first time, it is important to establish a baseline assessment that will enable a nurse to refer back to
    • A. 

      Physiological outcomes of care

    • B. 

      The normal range of physical findings

    • C. 

      A pattern of findings identified when the patient is first assessed

    • D. 

      Clinical judgments made about a patient's changing health status

  • 3. 
    Which statement is true about palpating?
    • A. 

      When assessing the abdomen you should always practice palpation before auscultation

    • B. 

      Always palpate tender areas last

    • C. 

      Deep constant pressure is best

    • D. 

      You do not have to palpate the lymph nodes

  • 4. 
    At what point in your assessment should you perform painful procedures?
    • A. 

      First

    • B. 

      Last

    • C. 

      At anytime as long as you get it done

    • D. 

      Never

  • 5. 
    What are the most common causes of edema?
    • A. 

      Direct trama and impaired venous return

    • B. 

      Fluid retention

    • C. 

      Arthritis

    • D. 

      Fever and congestion

  • 6. 
    The character of the skins surface and how deep the layers feel is referred to as
    • A. 

      Turgor

    • B. 

      Integrity

    • C. 

      Edema

    • D. 

      Texture

  • 7. 
    The elasticity of the skin is referred to as
    • A. 

      Texture

    • B. 

      Turgor

    • C. 

      Edema

    • D. 

      Integrity

  • 8. 
    A patient complains of thirst and headache. The patient appears emaciated. On initial examination you find that the skin does not return to normal shape. This finding is consistent with
    • A. 

      Pallor

    • B. 

      Edema

    • C. 

      Erythema

    • D. 

      Poor skin turgor

  • 9. 
    What happens to the nails of the fingers and the toes when a person ages?
    • A. 

      They become harder and thicker

    • B. 

      They becomes thinner and weaker

    • C. 

      They become more brittle

    • D. 

      They become yellow in color.

  • 10. 
    In which patients are clubbing of the nails common?
    • A. 

      Cancer patients

    • B. 

      Pediatric patients

    • C. 

      Geriatric patients

    • D. 

      COPD patients

  • 11. 
    What does PERRLA stand for?
    • A. 

      Pupils even round reactive to light and accommodation

    • B. 

      Pupils equal round reactive to light and accommodation

    • C. 

      Pupils equal radiant reactive to light and accommodation

    • D. 

      Pupils evasive round reactive to light and aroma

  • 12. 
    Normally, the eardrum is
    • A. 

      Translucent, shiny, and pearly grey

    • B. 

      Pink

    • C. 

      Hard to see

    • D. 

      Oozing pus

  • 13. 
    Nasal discharge that consist of pale mucosa with clear drainage indicates
    • A. 

      Infection

    • B. 

      Sinusitis

    • C. 

      Allergies

    • D. 

      Viral infection