Pt Assessment - Exam Techniques And Vital Signs

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Pt Assessment - Exam Techniques And Vital Signs

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Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    What is the process of concentrated watching?
  • 2. 
    What is the examination through sense of touch?
  • 3. 
    Inspection is a more focused examination technique than palpation
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 4. 
    What is crepitation?
  • 5. 
    What part of hand surface do you use for fine tactile discrimination?
  • 6. 
    What part of hand do you use to check temperature?
  • 7. 
    What do you feel for when using the metacarpophalangeal joints and ulnar surface?
  • 8. 
    Where are the metacarpophalangeal joints located on hand?
  • 9. 
    Where is the ulnar surface located on hands?
  • 10. 
    What is the technique where you press to depth of 1 cm and check for surface abnormalities?
  • 11. 
    What is the technique you use to palpate organs or masses?
  • 12. 
    What is the technique you use to envelope or capture a body part or organ?
  • 13. 
    What is an organ that can not be palpated by bimanual palpation?
    • A. 

      Kidney

    • B. 

      Spleen

    • C. 

      Uterus

    • D. 

      Liver

  • 14. 
    What technique uses tapping on pt's skin to assess density of underlying structures?
  • 15. 
    Which statement is incorrect?
    • A. 

      Percussion helps to map out the location of an organ by identifying its borders.

    • B. 

      Indirect percussion uses finger of one hand acting as a hammer on the finger of another hand that acts as a striking surface.

    • C. 

      Striking the finger or hand directly against a pt's body is indirect percussion.

    • D. 

      Percussion is used to determine the density of a structure.

  • 16. 
    What is the technique to listen to sounds produced by body
  • 17. 
    A stethoscope with a thicker tubing will transmit more sound
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 18. 
    What part of the stethoscope should you use for high pitched sounds?
  • 19. 
    What is not true about the bell part of the stethoscope?
    • A. 

      Best for low pitched sounds

    • B. 

      Slight pressure is needed against the body

    • C. 

      Should be used to hear hyperresonant sounds

    • D. 

      Should be used to hear resonant sounds

  • 20. 
    When calculating the waist-to-hip ratio, where should you measure for the waist?
  • 21. 
    What value for waist to hip ratio predicts increased risk for obesity related disease and early mortality for women?
  • 22. 
    What value for waist to hip ratio predicts increased risk for obesity related disease and early mortality for men?
  • 23. 
    What is the peripheral measurement of heart rate?
  • 24. 
    What is the normal pulse range?
  • 25. 
    Where is the flexor side of the hand?
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