Pa Exam Mc

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Physical assessment with multiple choice questions


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  • 1. 
    The nurse is assessing a postoperative patient for signs of hemorrhage.  Which adaptation is most indicative of shock?
    • A. 

      Hyperemia

    • B. 

      Hypotension

    • C. 

      Irregular pulse

    • D. 

      Slow respirations

  • 2. 
    The nurse is monitoring the vital signs of a group of pts. When reviewing these results, the nurse must remember that body temperature usually is at its highest:
    • A. 

      12 am- 2 am

    • B. 

      6am-8am

    • C. 

      4pm-6pm

    • D. 

      8pm-10pm

  • 3. 
    The nurse plans to take a pt's pulse.  Which method of examination should be used by the nurse?
    • A. 

      Palpation

    • B. 

      Inspection

    • C. 

      Percussion

    • D. 

      Auscultation

  • 4. 
    The nurse concludes that a pt is experiencing hyperthermia.  Which assessment precipitated this conclusion?
    • A. 

      Metal confusion

    • B. 

      Increased appetite

    • C. 

      Decreased heart rate

    • D. 

      Rectal temperature of 101 F

  • 5. 
    The nurse is obtaining a pt's BP.  Which information is most important for the nurse to document?
    • A. 

      Staff member who too the blood pressure

    • B. 

      Pt's tolerance to having the blood pressure taken

    • C. 

      Position of the pt if the pt is not in a sitting position

    • D. 

      Difference between the palpated and auscultated systolic readings

  • 6. 
    The nurse is assessing a pt's bilateral pulses for symmetry.  However, the nurse should not assess which pulse sites on both sides of the body at the same time?
    • A. 

      Radial

    • B. 

      Carotid

    • C. 

      Femoral

    • D. 

      Brachial

  • 7. 
    The nurse identifies that a pt with a fever has warm skin.  An additional adaptation that confirms the deferescence phase of a fever is
    • A. 

      Profuse diaphoresis

    • B. 

      Shivering

    • C. 

      Cyanotic nail beds

    • D. 

      Contraction of the arrector pili muscles

  • 8. 
    The nurse is unable to palpate a pt's brachial pulse. Which pulse should the nurse assess to determine adequate brachial blood flow in this pt.
    • A. 

      Radial

    • B. 

      Carotid

    • C. 

      Femoral

    • D. 

      Popliteal

  • 9. 
    The nurse obtains the BP of several adults. What BP result causes the most concern?
    • A. 

      102/70

    • B. 

      140/90

    • C. 

      125/85

    • D. 

      118/75

  • 10. 
    The nurse must take a pts rectal temp.  The nurse should
    • A. 

      Take the temperature for 5 min

    • B. 

      Wear gloves throughout the procedure

    • C. 

      Place the pt in the right lateral position

    • D. 

      Insert the thermometer 2 in into the rectum

  • 11. 
    A pt states, " do you think I could have cancer?"  The nurse responds, "What did the doctor tell you?"  What interviewing approach did the nurse use?
    • A. 

      Paraphrasing

    • B. 

      Confrontation

    • C. 

      Reflective technique

    • D. 

      Open-ended question

  • 12. 
    A pt says, "I don't know if I'll make it through his surgery."  Which response by the nurse may block further communication by the pt?
    • A. 

      You sound scared

    • B. 

      You think you will die

    • C. 

      Surgery can be frightening

    • D. 

      Everything will be all right