Pre-test Respiratory Assessment

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Pre-test Respiratory Assessment

This quiz will test your knowledge of respiratory assessment.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    A nurse is assessing a client whi is experiencing shortness of breath. The client exhibits nasal flaring, use of accesory muscles, a respiratory rate of 36 breaths per minute, and an oxygen saturation of 89% on 2 Liters of oxygen via nasal cannula. After listening to the client's breath sounds, which of these interventions is appropriate based on the assessment data?
    • A. 

      Get the client back to bed

    • B. 

      Notify the client's Physician

    • C. 

      Ask the respiratory therapist to give a breathing treatment

    • D. 

      Check th position of the nasal cannula

  • 2. 
    When ausculatating the lungs of a client with asthma, the nurse hears high pitched, shrill breath sounds on expiration. Which of these nursing interventions is appropriate based on the assessment data.
    • A. 

      Chest physiotherapy

    • B. 

      Postural drainage

    • C. 

      A nebulizer treatment

    • D. 

      Increase the oxygen

  • 3. 
    A client who has COPD is receiving oxygen via a Bipap mask with external positive pressure ventilation. The nurse determines f the theapy is effective if which of these values decreases on an arteial blood gas?
    • A. 

      PaO2

    • B. 

      Hco3

    • C. 

      Paco2

    • D. 

      PH

  • 4. 
    A client states " I never feel as though I'm getting enough air"  The client has a 20 yea history of COPD  and is hospitalized with pneumonia. His respiratory rate is 40 breaths per minute and shallow. Bilateral course crackles in the upper lung lobes are auscultated by the nurse. The client has a dry cough and is restless. Which of these nursing diagnoses would the nurse choose to plan care for the client?
    • A. 

      Impaired gas exchange

    • B. 

      Insufficient airway clearance

    • C. 

      Ineffective breathing pattern

    • D. 

      Risk for aspiration

  • 5. 
    A client presents to the emergency room with fever, malaise and a productive cough. During the physical examination, the nurse papates the chest from one side to other while the client says "99". This technique will assist in detecting which of these physical findings?
    • A. 

      Ecophony

    • B. 

      Bronchophony

    • C. 

      Pectoriloquy

    • D. 

      Fremitis

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