N312 Head And Neck

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Head And Neck Quizzes & Trivia

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Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    You are doing your daily, morning physical assessment on your patients. Out of the following, which would be the most likely to have visible facial veins/ arteries?
    • A. 

      32 y/o female patient with AIDS

    • B. 

      18 y/o female patient 5 months pregnant

    • C. 

      45 y/o male with COPD

    • D. 

      75 y/o female with pressure ulcers and a G-tube

  • 2. 
    After measuring your adult, males client’s height and head length, which proportion would be the best indication of a normocephalic head size?
    • A. 

      The head measures 6 inches shorter than the left arm span

    • B. 

      The head measures 1/7th of the adult body size.

    • C. 

      The head is 1/5th the weight of the person

    • D. 

      The head measures 5-9 inches

  • 3. 
    The sternocleidomastoids divide the neck into a portion called the anterior cervical triangle, which of the following would not be found in this physiological region?
    • A. 

      Anterior cervical lymph nodes

    • B. 

      Cervical spine

    • C. 

      Jugular veins

    • D. 

      Thyroid

  • 4. 
    Which client is most likely to have palpable lymph nodes in the neck?
    • A. 

      Female, 78 who is severely dehydrated

    • B. 

      Male, 45 with CHF

    • C. 

      Female, 18 with diabetes mellitus

    • D. 

      Male, 65 with rheumatic fever

  • 5. 
    In the larynx of a male, which anatomical structure forms the Adam’s apple?
    • A. 

      Arytenoid cartilage

    • B. 

      Epiglottis

    • C. 

      Thyroid cartilage

    • D. 

      Cricoid cartilage

  • 6. 
    Which structure in the neck is responsible for deflecting fluid and food away from the larynx and toward the esophagus?
    • A. 

      Arytenoid cartilage

    • B. 

      Epiglottis

    • C. 

      Thyroid cartilage

    • D. 

      Cricoid cartilage

  • 7. 
    True or false. Your lower vocal cords are your false vocal cords?
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 8. 
    Name the largest endocrine gland in the body.
    • A. 

      Ovaries

    • B. 

      Adrenal gland

    • C. 

      Hypothalamus

    • D. 

      Thyroid

  • 9. 
    A patient comes in complaining of head and neck problems. Out of the following, which is the least likely to be one of their chief complaints?
    • A. 

      Swollen lymph nodes

    • B. 

      Neck pain and stiffness

    • C. 

      Vertigo

    • D. 

      Headache

  • 10. 
    True or false. HTN headaches occur in the morning and tension headaches occur at night?
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 11. 
    The patient you’re assessing is from tension headaches. Upon questioning, which would you assume would be the most likely cause of his headaches?
    • A. 

      His recent withdrawal from caffeine

    • B. 

      Being on his computer for 10 hours a day

    • C. 

      His heavy recent three day alcohol binge

    • D. 

      His recent arrest and file of bankruptcy

  • 12. 
    What associated symptom would you expect the patient to experience along with his tension headaches?
    • A. 

      Vomiting

    • B. 

      Visual disturbances

    • C. 

      Anxiety

    • D. 

      Stiff neck and fever

  • 13. 
    Your 32-year-old, male patient is diagnosed with hydrocephalus (enlargement of head without enlargement of the facial structures). You suspect ________ caused this.
    • A. 

      His recent chemotherapy drugs

    • B. 

      An excessive accumulation of CSF in skull

    • C. 

      A viral infection

    • D. 

      His chronic struggle with meningitis and pneumonia

  • 14. 
    Which of the following is least likely to cause craniotabes (softening of the skull)?
    • A. 

      Rickets

    • B. 

      Syphilis

    • C. 

      Exophthalmos

    • D. 

      Hypervitaminosis A

  • 15. 
    When assessing your patients scalp you come across a lipoma? Which is the most reasonable answer to explain how this lipoma was formed?
    • A. 

      Months of an accumulation of dandruff

    • B. 

      The patient is recovering from cancer

    • C. 

      Retention of sebaceous gland secretions

    • D. 

      The patients’ scalp was exposed to extreme heat

  • 16. 
    Bell’s palsy is best defined as asymmetry affecting _________.
    • A. 

      The mouth

    • B. 

      The eyelids

    • C. 

      The lower face

    • D. 

      The entire side of the face

  • 17. 
    Which of the following is an abnormal finding during the examination of the ROM of the neck?
    • A. 

      Lateral bending – 80

    • B. 

      Flexion – 45 degrees

    • C. 

      Extension – 55

    • D. 

      Rotation – 70 degrees

  • 18. 
    You are assessing the neck movement of a 45 y/o male client. You notice that he has pain with flexion or rotation. Which of the following could be possible causes?
    • A. 

      Meningitis

    • B. 

      Degenerative changes of the spine

    • C. 

      Torticollis

    • D. 

      Muscle spasms

  • 19. 
    During the neck examination of a 30 y/o client you palpate a mass. Which are the most likely causes of the mass?
    • A. 

      Enlarged lymph node

    • B. 

      Infection

    • C. 

      Spasm

    • D. 

      DVT

  • 20. 
    When a node is palpable, check the area ______ to the location of the abnormal node.  
    • A. 

      Proximal, upstream

    • B. 

      Distal, downstream

    • C. 

      Around the node

    • D. 

      Palpate deeper

  • 21. 
    Lymph nodes should not be ________ in the healthy adult patient.
    • A. 

      Tender

    • B. 

      Too close together.

    • C. 

      Palpable

    • D. 

      Under muscle masses.

  • 22. 
    A severely ill client comes into your clinic complaining of enlarged lymph nodes. Which of the following is the least likely cause of his pathogenesis?
    • A. 

      His chronic struggle with PAD

    • B. 

      His recent battle with AIDs

    • C. 

      He recurrent infection of tuberculosis

    • D. 

      His recent knee replacement surgery

  • 23. 
    A frantic patient rushes into the ER with a deviated trachea. Upon assessment he tells you his co-morbidities and a detail of what happened before the deviation. Which of the following is the least likely cause?
    • A. 

      His tracheal tumor

    • B. 

      The unilateral enlargement of his thyroid

    • C. 

      His chronic dysphagia

    • D. 

      He has just been diagnosed with an aortic aneurysms

  • 24. 
    You are watching a nursing student assess the thyroid gland of a patient. Which of the following steps needs to be corrected?
    • A. 

      Note consistency, nodularity, or tenderness as the gland moves upward.

    • B. 

      Have the patient sit comfortably and stand in front of the patient.

    • C. 

      Move the finger pads over the tracheal rings.

    • D. 

      Have the patient lower the chin slightly in order to relax the neck muscles.

  • 25. 
    The thyroid gland becomes more ________ with age.
    • A. 

      Tender

    • B. 

      Fibrotic

    • C. 

      Enlarged

    • D. 

      Inflamed