Pa Exam Pt 1

48 Questions | Total Attempts: 44

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Nursing Quizzes & Trivia

Test for nursing Physical Assessment


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    What is the first and most important part of data collection?
  • 2. 
    Pt. say's "I don't know if I'll make it through the surgery". What response by the nurse would block further communication?
    • A. 

      Everything will be all right

    • B. 

      What are you worried about?

    • C. 

      What have you been told about the surgery?

  • 3. 
    What is the professional distance to stand away from the pt when conducting an interview?
    • A. 

      Stand over the pt to assure that you can hear each other.

    • B. 

      4-5 feet

    • C. 

      Within 18 inches

    • D. 

      You should sit 4-5 feet away, rather than stand

  • 4. 
    A Pt is being admitted from the ER. You ask about contacting the next of kin or significant other.  The pt say's "don't bother to call my son, he is too busy". 
    • A. 

      Why is he so busy?

    • B. 

      He will be worried about you

    • C. 

      Is there someone else that you would like me to call for you?

  • 5. 
    If the pt is angry, you should
    • A. 

      Talk louder

    • B. 

      Argue with them

    • C. 

      Remain calm and in control

    • D. 

      Get closer to show you want to comfort them

  • 6. 
    Open or closedHow old are you?
  • 7. 
    Open or closedHow do you feel?
  • 8. 
    Open or closedWhen did this happen?
  • 9. 
    Open or closedWhat does it feel like?
  • 10. 
    What are some goals during the Interview?
  • 11. 
    Asking someone to clarify what they mean is an example of
    • A. 

      Decoding

    • B. 

      Encoding

  • 12. 
    What are some internal factors that may be barriers in receiving/decoding information?
  • 13. 
    What are some external factors that can effect communication?
  • 14. 
    Is writing, verbal or nonverbal?
  • 15. 
    Taking anything into account when interpreting what is happening to get the whole message is
    • A. 

      Verbal communication

    • B. 

      Metacommunication

    • C. 

      Nonverbal communication

    • D. 

      External communication

  • 16. 
    Is silence acceptable during an interview?
  • 17. 
    Is it ok to use biased or leading questions?
  • 18. 
    Do subjective and objective data always agree?
  • 19. 
    What are the 8 characteristics of an illness/history of present illness?
  • 20. 
    How would you document that the pt has a splitting headache?
  • 21. 
    What is the main reason that the nurse documents?
  • 22. 
    What do these initials represent related to documentation?SOAP
  • 23. 
    What technique is used to look at someone's skin rash?
  • 24. 
    In what order do you perform the 4 assessment techniques?
  • 25. 
    Where will you test for tenderness of the ears?
  • 26. 
    How do you documet RT grip strength is very strong, but Lt grip is slightly weaker?
  • 27. 
    What should you assess to evaluate the cerebellm functioning?
  • 28. 
    Describe characteristics of a normal gait
  • 29. 
    My pt's hands and feet are cool to the touch. I look at them to check the color.  What else can I do to check circulation to them?
  • 30. 
    If they are wearing nail polish
  • 31. 
    You determine the capillary refill to be normal.  How will it be documented?
  • 32. 
    Name the layer of skin that goes with the function:protects; contains connective tissue, nerves, blood vessels, hair follicles, and lymph;adipose tissues for energy, cushion, and insulation
    • A. 

      Epidermis, subcutaneous, dermis

    • B. 

      Epidermis, dermis, subcutaneous

    • C. 

      Dermis, epidermis, subcutaneous

  • 33. 
    What color is typical when there is loss of o2 and blood flow to the skin?
  • 34. 
    What color is typical when there is an increase in blood flow to the skin?
  • 35. 
    What causes erythema
  • 36. 
    What causes jaundic
  • 37. 
    What is fluid under the skin that causes swelling called
  • 38. 
    What if edema is all over
  • 39. 
    What if edema is in one body area
  • 40. 
    What is would drainage called
  • 41. 
    Name the lesioncan feelless than 1 cmsolid tissue wartnevus
  • 42. 
    Mosquito bites arfluid filled raised 
  • 43. 
    Clear fluid filled less than 1 cmraised
  • 44. 
    Tiny hemorrhages < 2mmbleeding from superficial capillaries
  • 45. 
    Palpable bruisecollection of blood
  • 46. 
    Patch of capillary bleeding into tissues
  • 47. 
    Will purpuric lesions blanch
    • A. 

      Yes

    • B. 

      No

  • 48. 
    What causes clubbing of the nails