NCCT - Medical Procedures - Part B - Patient Examination & Clincal Skills

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NCCT - MEDICAL PROCEDURES - PART B - PATIENT EXAMINATION & CLINICAL SKILLS


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  • 1. 
    HOW QUICKLY WILL AN ELECTRONIC THERMOMETER MEASURE BODY TEMPERATURE?
    • A. 

      7 TO 8 MINUTES

    • B. 

      3 MINUTES

    • C. 

      2 TO 60 SECONDS

    • D. 

      5 MINUTES

  • 2. 
    WHICH OF THE FOLLOWING LOCATIONS IS USUALLY USED FOR TAKING A PULSE?
    • A. 

      APICAL PULSE

    • B. 

      RADIAL PULSE

    • C. 

      BRACHIAL PULSE

    • D. 

      APICAL-RADIAL PULSE

  • 3. 
    WHAT IS CONSIDERED A NORMAL ADULT PULSE RATE?
    • A. 

      70-170

    • B. 

      90-130

    • C. 

      70-80

    • D. 

      60-100

  • 4. 
    THE RADIAL PULSE IS LOCATED IN THE?
    • A. 

      CHEST

    • B. 

      NECK

    • C. 

      WRIST

    • D. 

      HEAD

  • 5. 
    THE LEAST RELIABLE MEASUREMENT OF BODY TEMPERATURE IS?
    • A. 

      RECTAL

    • B. 

      ORAL

    • C. 

      AXILLARY

    • D. 

      ALL ARE EQUALLY RELIABLE

  • 6. 
    THE MOST ACCURATE & RELIABLE MEASUREMENT OF BODY TEMPERATURE IS?
    • A. 

      RECTAL

    • B. 

      ORAL

    • C. 

      AXILLARY

    • D. 

      NASAL

  • 7. 
    WHAT IS CONSIDERED A NORMAL ADULT RESPIRATION PER MINUTE?
    • A. 

      14 TO 20

    • B. 

      5 TO 10

    • C. 

      25 TO 30

    • D. 

      NO CORRECT ANSWER

  • 8. 
    A RESPIRATORY RATE GREATER THAN 24 PER MINUTE IS CALLED?
    • A. 

      APNEA

    • B. 

      HYPOVENTILATION

    • C. 

      TACHYPNEA

    • D. 

      BRADYPNEA

  • 9. 
    PERSISTENT INCREASED SYSTOLIC & DIASTOLIC PRESSURES ARE INDICATIVE OF?
    • A. 

      HYPOTENSION

    • B. 

      HYPERTENSION

    • C. 

      NORMAL

    • D. 

      NO CORRECT ANSWER

  • 10. 
    THE BLOOD PRESSURE SHOULD NOT BE TAKEN ON AN ARM IF?
    • A. 

      THE PATIENT HAS HAD BREAST SURGERY ON THAT SIDE

    • B. 

      ON AN ARM WITH AN IV INFUSION

    • C. 

      ON AN ARM WITH A CAST

    • D. 

      ALL ANSWERS ARE CORRECT

  • 11. 
    TO MEASURE A BLOOD PRESSURE, THE MEDICAL ASSISTANT WILL NEED?
    • A. 

      A STETHOSCOPE & SPHYGMOMANOMETER

    • B. 

      A THERMOMTER

    • C. 

      A MERCURY MANOMETER

    • D. 

      TO CLEAN THE AREA FIRST

  • 12. 
    WHICH IS RECORDED AS THE SYSTOLIC BLOOD PRESSURE?
    • A. 

      THE POINT WHERE THE FIRST SOUND IS HEARD

    • B. 

      THE POINT WHERE THE LAST SOUND IS HEARD

    • C. 

      ANYTHING UNDER 100 ON THE SPHYGMOMANOMETER

    • D. 

      ANYTHING OVER 100 ON THE SPHYGMOMANOMETER

  • 13. 
    WHEN MEASURING BLOOD PRESSURE, WHICH OF THE FOLLOWING IS CORRECT?
    • A. 

      THE CUFF SHOULD BE APPLIED TO THE BARE UPPER ARM

    • B. 

      ROOM SHOULD BE QUIET SO THAT THE BLOOD PRESSURE CAN BE HEARD

    • C. 

      SPHYGMOMANOMETER NEEDS TO BE CLEARLY VISIBLE

    • D. 

      ALL ANSWERS ARE CORRECT

  • 14. 
    WITH VITAL SIGNS, ANY ABNORMAL MEASUREMENT MUST BE IMMEDIATELY REPORTED TO THE?
    • A. 

      PATIENT

    • B. 

      PHYSICIAN

    • C. 

      RECEPTIONIST

    • D. 

      CHART

  • 15. 
    A MEDICAL ASSISTANT WOULD MEASURE THE PATIENT'S TEMPERATURE, PULSE AND RESPIRATION WHEN THE PHYSICIAN ASKS HIM OR HER TO?
    • A. 

      TAKE BLOOD PRESSURE

    • B. 

      TAKE THREE

    • C. 

      TAKE VITAL SIGNS

    • D. 

      ALL ANSWERS ARE CORRECT

  • 16. 
    WHICH OF THE FOLLOWING IS USED TO TAKE AN INFANT'S RECTAL TEMPERATURE?
    • A. 

      ORAL THERMOMETER

    • B. 

      AXILLARY THERMOMETER

    • C. 

      SECURITY THERMOMETER

    • D. 

      NO CORRECT ANSWER

  • 17. 
    NEVER CLEAN A GLASS THERMOMETER WITH?
    • A. 

      DISINFECTANT

    • B. 

      COLD WATER

    • C. 

      ALCOHOL

    • D. 

      HOT WATER

  • 18. 
    WHEN THE PATIENT IS BREATHING WITH ONLY THE UPPER PART OF THE LUNGS THIS IS REFERRED TO AS?
    • A. 

      SHALLOW RESPIRATION

    • B. 

      CHEYNE-STOKES RESPIRATION

    • C. 

      STERTOROUS RESPIRATION

    • D. 

      ABDOMINAL RESPIRATION

  • 19. 
    WHEN THE PATIENT MAKES ABNORMAL NOISES LIKE SNORING SOUNDS WHEN SHE/HE IS BREATHING, IT IS CALLED?
    • A. 

      CHEYNE-STOKES RESPIRATION

    • B. 

      IRREGULAR RESPIRATION

    • C. 

      ABDOMINAL RESPIRATION

    • D. 

      STERTOROUS RESPIRATION

  • 20. 
    WHEN THE HEART IS CONTRACTING, THE PRESSURE IS HIGHEST. THIS PRESSURE IS CALLED?
    • A. 

      SYSTOLIC PRESSURE

    • B. 

      DIASTOLIC PRESSURE

    • C. 

      AIR PRESSURE

    • D. 

      HIGH PRESSURE

  • 21. 
    WHEN LISTENING TO THE BRACHIAL PULSE YOU WILL USE A(N)?
    • A. 

      SPHYGMOMANOMETER

    • B. 

      EARPHONE

    • C. 

      STETHOSCOPE

    • D. 

      RADIO

  • 22. 
    THE MAIN TYPE OF SPHYGMOMANOMETERS USED IN A CLINICAL SETTING IS THE?
    • A. 

      MERCURY TYPE

    • B. 

      ALCOHOL TYPE

    • C. 

      ANEROID TYPE

    • D. 

      NO CORRECT ANSWER IS CORRECT

  • 23. 
    WHEN THE PRESSURE IS LOWEST, THIS PRESSURE IS CALLED?
    • A. 

      DIASTOLIC PRESSURE

    • B. 

      AIR PRESSURE

    • C. 

      SYSTOLIC PRESSURE

    • D. 

      WATER PRESSURE

  • 24. 
    THE PROCESS OF INHALING & EXHALING IS CALLED?
    • A. 

      TEMPERATURE

    • B. 

      PULSE

    • C. 

      RESPIRATION

    • D. 

      COUGHING

  • 25. 
    WHEN THE DEPTH OF BREATHING CHANGES AND THE RATE OF THE RISE & FALL OF THE CHEST IS NOT STEADY, IT IS CALLED?
    • A. 

      ABDOMINAL RESPIRATION

    • B. 

      STERTOROUS RESPIRATION

    • C. 

      SHALLOW RESPIRATION

    • D. 

      IRREGULAR RESPIRATION

  • 26. 
    WHEN TAKING THE PULSE, YOU MUST BE ABLE TO REPORT ACCURATELY THE?
    • A. 

      RHYTHM OF PULSE BEATS

    • B. 

      RATE (NUMBER OF PULSE BEATS PER MINUTE)

    • C. 

      FORCE OF THE BEAT

    • D. 

      ALL ANSWERS ARE CORRECT

  • 27. 
    THE BALANCE BETWEEN THE HEAT PRODUCED & THE HEAT LOST IS THE?
    • A. 

      PULSE

    • B. 

      RESPIRATION

    • C. 

      BODY TEMPERATURE

    • D. 

      NO CORRECT ANSWER

  • 28. 
    A RUBBER OR PLASTIC TUBE USED TO DRAIN OR INJECT FLUID THROUGH A BODY OPENING IS CALLED?
    • A. 

      INJECTION

    • B. 

      VENIPUNCTURE

    • C. 

      CATHETER

    • D. 

      NO CORRECT ANSWER

  • 29. 
    THE PROCESS OF INSERTING A CATHETER IS CALLED?
    • A. 

      MAJOR SURGERY

    • B. 

      CATHETERIZATION

    • C. 

      SPECIMEN COLLECTION

    • D. 

      TESTING FOR VENEREAL DISEASE

  • 30. 
    WHEN YOU USE AN AUTOCLAVE, FILL THE WATER RESERVOIR WITH?
    • A. 

      DISTILLED WATER

    • B. 

      ALCOHOL

    • C. 

      OIL

    • D. 

      AUTOCLAVE FLUID

  • 31. 
    A PATIENT POSITIONED ON HER BACK WITH FEET IN STIRRUPS IS SAID TO BE IN THE?
    • A. 

      SIM'S POSITION

    • B. 

      SITTING POSITION

    • C. 

      LITHOTOMY POSITION

    • D. 

      NO CORRECT ANSWER

  • 32. 
    A STETHOSCOPE IS USED TO LISTEN TO BODY SOUNDS BY?
    • A. 

      PERCUSSION

    • B. 

      AUSCULTATION

    • C. 

      AUDIOMETRY

    • D. 

      PROPRIOCEPTOR IDEAUL

  • 33. 
    WHEN THE PHYSICIAN FEELS WITH FINGERS OR HANDS TO DETERMINE THE PHYSICAL CHARACTERISTICS OF TISSUES OR ORGANS IT IS CALLED?
    • A. 

      AUSCULTATION

    • B. 

      PERCUSSION

    • C. 

      PALPATION

    • D. 

      MEASURING

  • 34. 
    BODY TEMPERATURE MEASURED UNDER THE ARM OF A PATIENT IS CALLED THE __________ TEMPERATURE?
    • A. 

      ORAL

    • B. 

      RECTAL

    • C. 

      MAXILLARY

    • D. 

      AXILLIARY

  • 35. 
    LISTENING TO THE SOUNDS PRODUCED WHILE TAPPING THE PATIENT WITH FINGERS IS CALLED?
    • A. 

      PERCUSSION

    • B. 

      AUDITION

    • C. 

      AUDITIVE

    • D. 

      PROPITIATION

  • 36. 
    THE INSTRUMENT USED TO EXAMINE THE EYES IS CALLED THE?
    • A. 

      OPHTHALMOSCOPE

    • B. 

      STETHOSCOPE

    • C. 

      SPHYGMOMANOMETER

    • D. 

      OTOSCOPE

  • 37. 
    AN INSTRUMENT USED FOR AUDITORY & SENSORY PERCEPTION IS CALLED THE?
    • A. 

      PERCUSSION HAMMER

    • B. 

      TUNING FORK

    • C. 

      TAPE MEASURE

    • D. 

      SPECULUM

  • 38. 
    AN APICAL PULSE IS THE METHOD OF CHOICE FOR?
    • A. 

      INFANTS & YOUNG CHILDREN

    • B. 

      CHILDREN OVER 4 YEARS OLD

    • C. 

      ADOLESCENTS

    • D. 

      YOUNG ADULTS (20-40)

  • 39. 
    WHICH DEGREE OF BURN IS THE MOST SERIOUS?
    • A. 

      1ST

    • B. 

      2ND

    • C. 

      3RD

    • D. 

      ALL ANSWERS ARE CORRECT

  • 40. 
    ON A VISUAL ACUITY READING OF 20/60, WHAT DOES THE 20 REPRESENT?
    • A. 

      DISTANCE BETWEEN PATIENT & TEST CHART

    • B. 

      PATIENT EYE ACUITY

    • C. 

      DISTANCE THAT THE PATIENT CAN SEE WITH GLASSES

    • D. 

      THAT THE PATIENT HAS PERFECT VISION

  • 41. 
    SOME CLINICAL SIGNS FOR HEAD INJURY COULD BE?
    • A. 

      VOMITING

    • B. 

      HEADACHE

    • C. 

      CONFUSION

    • D. 

      ALL ANSWERS ARE CORRECT

  • 42. 
    LYING FLAT ON ONE'S BACK WITH ARMS AT ONE'S SIDE IS THE __________ POSITION?
    • A. 

      PRONE

    • B. 

      SUPINE

    • C. 

      DORSAL

    • D. 

      LAZY

  • 43. 
    LYING SUPINE WITH KNEES SHARPLY FLEXED & SEPARATED IS KNOWN AS THE __________ POSITION?
    • A. 

      PRONE

    • B. 

      DORSAL RECUMBENT

    • C. 

      KNEE CHEST

    • D. 

      SUPINE

  • 44. 
    WHEN A PATIENT'S FEET ARE PLACED IN STIRRUPS & THE BUTTOCKS ARE POSITIONED AT THE EDGE OF THE EXAM TABLE, THE PATIENT IS IN THE __________ POSITION?
    • A. 

      SUPINE

    • B. 

      PRONE

    • C. 

      LITHOTOMY

    • D. 

      SIM'S

  • 45. 
    WHEN A PATIENT IS POSITIONED ON THE ABDOMEN, ARMS UNDER THE HEAD, WITH THE HEAD TURNED TO ONE SIDE THE PATIENT IS IN THE __________ POSITION?
    • A. 

      DORSAL RECUMBENT

    • B. 

      LITHOTOMY

    • C. 

      PRONE

    • D. 

      SUPINE

  • 46. 
    WHEN THE PATIENT KNEELS, AND PLACES HIS/HER HEAD & CHEST ON THE TABLE WITH BUTTOCKS ELEVATED, IT IS CALLED THE __________ POSITION?
    • A. 

      KNEE-CHEST

    • B. 

      PRONE

    • C. 

      LITHOTOMY

    • D. 

      PROCTAL

  • 47. 
    AN OTOSCOPE IS USED FOR EXAMINATION OF THE?
    • A. 

      EYES

    • B. 

      EARS

    • C. 

      NOSE

    • D. 

      MOUTH

  • 48. 
    WHEN MEASURING BLOOD PRESSURE, THE BOTTOM NUMBER IS CALLED?
    • A. 

      DIASTOLIC PRESSURE

    • B. 

      SYSTOLIC PRESSURE

    • C. 

      AIR PRESSURE

    • D. 

      WATER PRESSURE

  • 49. 
    WITH VITAL SIGNS, ANY ABNORMAL MEASUREMENT MUST BE IMMEDIATELY REPORTED TO THE?
    • A. 

      PATIENT

    • B. 

      DOCTOR

    • C. 

      NURSE

    • D. 

      ORDERLY

  • 50. 
    A(N) __________ REPORT INCLUDES INFORMATION RELATING TO THE PATIENT'S MAIN REASON FOR SCHEDULING AN APPOINTMENT TO SEE THE PHYSICIAN?
    • A. 

      CONSULTATION

    • B. 

      OPERATIVE

    • C. 

      HISTORY & PHYSICAL EXAMINATION

    • D. 

      REFERRAL