Nurs 200 : Vital Signs Exam! Trivia Questions Quiz

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Nurs 200 : Vital Signs Exam! Trivia Questions Quiz

Vital signs refer to the measurement of critical body functions, which includes the heartbeat, temperature, breathing rate, and blood pressure. Vital signs can be monitor and measured in health care, home, or in a medical emergency by medical professionals. This quiz has been developed for medical students preparing for the nursing exam. Take this quiz to test your knowledge about vital signs. For questions with more than one correct answer, select the appropriate answer. Good Luck!


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    _____ is reflected in the vital signs by indicating the status of the body's function, which is regulated through homeostatis mechanisms and falling within certain normal ranges.
    • A. 

      Lifestyle

    • B. 

      Vital signs

    • C. 

      Homeostasis

    • D. 

      Health status

    • E. 

      None of the above

  • 2. 
    How often are vital signs assessed in patients who are taking medications that affect cardiovascular or respiratory function or who have had surgery? Every:
  • 3. 
    True or false:A nurse can delegate to other healthcare personnel to do vital sign assessment of patients.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 4. 
    Body temperature indicates the difference between the ____ of heat and the ____ of heat. (separate answers with a space)
  • 5. 
    Core body temperature is normally maintained within the rage of ____ degrees F to _____ degrees F. (separate answers with a space)
  • 6. 
    Core body temperature is highest at:
    • A. 

      Early morning

    • B. 

      Noon

    • C. 

      Late afternoon

    • D. 

      Evening

    • E. 

      Night

  • 7. 
    Core body temperature is ____ surface body temperature.
    • A. 

      Less than

    • B. 

      Higher than

    • C. 

      Equal to

    • D. 

      None of the above

  • 8. 
    Core temperatures are not measured at:
    • A. 

      Tympanic site

    • B. 

      Rectal site

    • C. 

      Bladder

    • D. 

      Sublingual site

    • E. 

      Pulmonary artery site

  • 9. 
    Core body temperature is normally maintained within a rage of ____ degrees C and ____ degrees C. (separate answers with a space)
  • 10. 
    A newborn's temperature should be
    • A. 

      37 degrees Celcius (oral)

    • B. 

      37 degrees Celcium (axillary)

    • C. 

      37.7 degrees Celcius (rectal)

    • D. 

      36.8 degrees Celcius (axillary)

    • E. 

      36.8 degrees Celcius (rectal)

  • 11. 
    A normal temperature for a child between 1-3 years of age is:
    • A. 

      37.7 degrees Celcius (axillary)

    • B. 

      36.8 degrees Ceclius (rectal)

    • C. 

      37.7 degrees Celcius (rectal)

    • D. 

      36.8 degrees Celcius (axillary)

    • E. 

      36 degrees Celcius (orally)

  • 12. 
    The normal temperature for an adult is:
    • A. 

      37 degrees Celcius (axillary)

    • B. 

      37 degrees Celcius (oral)

    • C. 

      36 degrees Celcius (oral)

    • D. 

      37.7 degrees Celcius (oral)

    • E. 

      36.8 degrees Celcius (axillary)

  • 13. 
    The average temperature of an adult older than 70 years of age is _____ degrees celcius orally.
  • 14. 
    The average pulse for a teen is
    • A. 

      80-180 bpm

    • B. 

      75-110 bpm

    • C. 

      80-140 bpm

    • D. 

      60-120 bpm

    • E. 

      60-100 bpm

  • 15. 
    The primary source of heat in the body is _____
  • 16. 
    ____ is produced as a byproduct of metabolic activities that generate energy for cellular functions.
  • 17. 
    When additional heat is required to maintain balance, epinephrine and norepinephrine (sympathetic neurotransmitters) are released and alter metabolism so that energy production ____ and heat production ____. (separate answers with a space)
  • 18. 
    Which hormone increases metabolism and heat production, but over a much longer time period than epinephrine and norepinephrine.
  • 19. 
    _____ is a response that increases the production of heat; it is initiated by the hypothalamus and results in muscle tremours.
  • 20. 
    ______ occurs with shivering, causing "goose bumps" and reducing the size of the surface to minimize heat loss.
  • 21. 
    Shivering and piloerection are forms of:
    • A. 

      Heat loss

    • B. 

      Heat production

    • C. 

      Environmental temperature

    • D. 

      Fever

    • E. 

      None of the above

  • 22. 
    Connections in the skin that remain open to allow heat to dissipate to the skin or close to retain heat in the body are called
  • 23. 
    Which of the following controls the opening and closing of the arteriovenous shunts in response to changes in core body temperature and in environmental temperature.
    • A. 

      Autonomic nervous system

    • B. 

      Parasympathetic nervous system

    • C. 

      Sympathetic nervous system

    • D. 

      All of the above

    • E. 

      None of the above

  • 24. 
    True or False:Heat production also occurs through warming and humidigying of inspired air and elimination of urine and feces.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 25. 
    Which group's body temperature changes more rapidly in response to both heat and cold air temperatures?
    • A. 

      Infants and children

    • B. 

      Older adults

    • C. 

      Women

    • D. 

      Men

    • E. 

      None of the above