Medical Review Quiz 21

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  • 1. 
    Standard Precautions are designed to be used for
    • A. 

      Patients known to be infected

    • B. 

      Patients suspected of being infected

    • C. 

      All patients

    • D. 

      Patients recovering from an infectious disease

    • E. 

      Infected health care workers

  • 2. 
    Disposable single-use gloves should be worn
    • A. 

      When taking a blood pressure

    • B. 

      When handling specimens

    • C. 

      When performing venipuncture

    • D. 

      All of the above

    • E. 

      B and C

  • 3. 
    Normal oral temperature, in degrees, is
    • A. 

      96.8' F

    • B. 

      97.6' F

    • C. 

      98.6' F

    • D. 

      36' C

    • E. 

      38' C

  • 4. 
    Normal respiratory rate for an adult is
    • A. 

      10 to 16 breaths per minute

    • B. 

      14 to 20 breaths per minute

    • C. 

      20 to 26 breaths per minute

    • D. 

      30 to 38 breaths per minute

    • E. 

      30 to 60 breaths per minute

  • 5. 
    The pulse rate is
    • A. 

      Usually higher in adults than in children

    • B. 

      Usually higher in children than in adults

    • C. 

      The same for both

    • D. 

      Lower at birth than at 1 year

    • E. 

      Higher in adults over 60 than in a child under 7 years of age

  • 6. 
    Pulse rate is decreased by
    • A. 

      Sleep

    • B. 

      Brain injury, causing increased pressure

    • C. 

      Hypothyroidism

    • D. 

      A and B

    • E. 

      All of the above

  • 7. 
    A high fever occurs when the body temperature, in degrees, is
    • A. 

      98' to 99' F

    • B. 

      99' to 101' F

    • C. 

      101' to 103' F

    • D. 

      103' to 105' F

    • E. 

      38.3' to 39.5' C

  • 8. 
    The pulse pressure is
    • A. 

      The difference between the systolic and the diastolic blood pressure

    • B. 

      An occasional missed beat

    • C. 

      Absence of a carotid pulse

    • D. 

      Alternating weak and strong beats

    • E. 

      The difference between apical and radial pulses

  • 9. 
    A patient who weighs 45kg also weighs how many pounds?
    • A. 

      45

    • B. 

      99

    • C. 

      105

    • D. 

      145

    • E. 

      150

  • 10. 
    A patient who is 72 inches tall is
    • A. 

      6 feet

    • B. 

      6 feet, 2 inches

    • C. 

      6 feet, 4 inches

    • D. 

      5 feet, 2 inches

    • E. 

      5 feet, 6 inches

  • 11. 
    During a physical examination, percussion is most commonly used to examine the
    • A. 

      Chest and back

    • B. 

      Mouth and Throat

    • C. 

      Eyes and ears

    • D. 

      Breasts

    • E. 

      Nose and neck

  • 12. 
    A patient's reaction to stress, use of defense mechanisms, and resources for support would be recorded under
    • A. 

      Chief complaint

    • B. 

      Past history

    • C. 

      History of present illness

    • D. 

      Social history

    • E. 

      Family history

  • 13. 
    Subjective findings include
    • A. 

      How the patient feels

    • B. 

      Information about the patient's family

    • C. 

      Previous pregnancies

    • D. 

      All of the above

    • E. 

      A and B

  • 14. 
    Visual acuity is
    • A. 

      Pressure in the eyeball

    • B. 

      Nearsightedness

    • C. 

      Farsightedness

    • D. 

      Color vision

    • E. 

      Clearness of vision

  • 15. 
    The purpose of a proctoscopy is to examine the
    • A. 

      Prostate gland

    • B. 

      Uterus

    • C. 

      Rectum

    • D. 

      Sigmoid colon

    • E. 

      Esophagus

  • 16. 
    A patient in the Sims' position is lying on the
    • A. 

      Right side, with left leg flexed

    • B. 

      Left side and chest, with right leg flexed

    • C. 

      Back with both legs bent

    • D. 

      Right side, with right leg flexed

    • E. 

      Left side, with left leg flexed

  • 17. 
    A patient lying flat on the abdoment is in the
    • A. 

      Dorsal position

    • B. 

      Lithotomy position

    • C. 

      Supine position

    • D. 

      Prone position

    • E. 

      Fowler's position

  • 18. 
    The physician uses which of the following to examine the patient's eye?
    • A. 

      Ophthalmoscope

    • B. 

      Percussion hammer

    • C. 

      Tonometer

    • D. 

      Otoscope

    • E. 

      Speculum

  • 19. 
    The patient should be placed in which of the following positions for examination of the head and neck?
    • A. 

      Standing

    • B. 

      Sitting

    • C. 

      Prone

    • D. 

      Supine

    • E. 

      Sims'

  • 20. 
    For an obstetics examination, urine is routinely checked for the presence of
    • A. 

      Glucose and protein

    • B. 

      Glucose and ketones

    • C. 

      Human chrionic gonadotrophin (HCG)

    • D. 

      Protein and ketones

    • E. 

      Blood and glucose

  • 21. 
    A patient should be taught that the best time to perform breast self-examination is approximately
    • A. 

      1 week after her period

    • B. 

      The sixth day of every month

    • C. 

      1 week before her period

    • D. 

      2 weeks after her period

    • E. 

      2 weeks before her period

  • 22. 
    An infection that has a rapid onset, severe symptoms, and subsides in a short period is called
    • A. 

      Acute

    • B. 

      Chronic

    • C. 

      Local

    • D. 

      Systemic

    • E. 

      Contagious

  • 23. 
    Sterile-wrapped items can be safely stored, and considered sterile, for up to
    • A. 

      7 to 14 days

    • B. 

      14 to 21 days

    • C. 

      21 to 28 days

    • D. 

      28 to 30 days

    • E. 

      Indefinitely

  • 24. 
    When removing a pack from the autoclave, you notice that the sterilization indicator has not changed color.  You should:
    • A. 

      Do nothing

    • B. 

      Place the pack back in the autoclave and resterilize

    • C. 

      Place a new indicator on the pack and resterilize

    • D. 

      Place the pack back in the autoclave but in a different location

    • E. 

      Unwrap the pack, rewrap the pack, replace the indicator, and resterilize

  • 25. 
    Scrubbing an item with soap and water before sterilization is
    • A. 

      Cleaning

    • B. 

      Sanitization

    • C. 

      Disinfection

    • D. 

      Sterilization

    • E. 

      Antisepsis

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