Ron's EKG Basic Interpretation

49 Questions | Total Attempts: 133

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Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    The most common way to measure a heart rate is by taking the ______ pulse.
    • A. 

      Apical

    • B. 

      Radial

    • C. 

      Brachial

    • D. 

      Carotid

  • 2. 
    What is considered a normal adult pulse rate in bpm?
    • A. 

      20-40

    • B. 

      110-130

    • C. 

      50-60

    • D. 

      60-100

  • 3. 
    The radial pulse is located in the ______.
    • A. 

      Chest

    • B. 

      Neck

    • C. 

      Wrist

    • D. 

      Head

  • 4. 
    The least reliable measurement of body temperature is ______.
    • A. 

      Rectal

    • B. 

      Oral

    • C. 

      Axillary

    • D. 

      Ear

  • 5. 
    What is considered a normal number of respirations for an adult in one minute?
    • A. 

      5-10

    • B. 

      14-20

    • C. 

      25-30

    • D. 

      60-100

  • 6. 
    Tachypnea is _________
    • A. 

      The inability to take a breath

    • B. 

      Shortness of breath

    • C. 

      Respiration greater than 24 per min.

    • D. 

      Respiration less than 5 per min

  • 7. 
    Persistent measurements above the normal systolic and diastolic pressures are considered ______.
    • A. 

      Hypotension

    • B. 

      Hypertension

    • C. 

      Normal

    • D. 

      None of the answers are correct

  • 8. 
    The blood pressure should not be taken on an arm if ______.
    • A. 

      The patient has had breast surgery on that side

    • B. 

      The arm has an IV infusion

    • C. 

      The arm has a cast

    • D. 

      All answers are correct

  • 9. 
    A ______ is used with a stethoscope to measure blood pressure
    • A. 

      Sphygmomanometer

    • B. 

      Thermometer

    • C. 

      Barometer

    • D. 

      Respirometer

  • 10. 
    Which of these is recorded as the diastolic blood pressure?
    • A. 

      The point where the first sound is heard

    • B. 

      The point where the last sound is heard

    • C. 

      The difference between the first and second points

    • D. 

      The total of the first and second sound points

  • 11. 
    When measuring blood pressure, which of the following is correct?
    • A. 

      The cuff should be applied to the bare upper arm

    • B. 

      Maintaining quiet helps the blood pressure to be heard

    • C. 

      The arm should be held in a downward position

    • D. 

      All answers are correct

  • 12. 
    When asked to take a patient’s vital signs, which of the following do you measure?
    • A. 

      Temperature

    • B. 

      Neck

    • C. 

      Wrist

    • D. 

      Head

  • 13. 
    When a patient makes abnormal noises while breathing (i.e., snoring sounds), it is called ______.
    • A. 

      Cheyne-Stokes

    • B. 

      Irregular

    • C. 

      Abdominal

    • D. 

      Stertorous

  • 14. 
    Which of these measures blood pressure when the heart is contracting?
    • A. 

      Systolic

    • B. 

      Diastolic

    • C. 

      The difference between a and b

    • D. 

      The sum of a and b

  • 15. 
    To listen to the brachial pulse, use a(n) ______.
    • A. 

      Sphygmomanometer

    • B. 

      Earphone

    • C. 

      Stethoscope

    • D. 

      Radio

  • 16. 
    When the depth of breathing changes and the rate of the rise and fall of the chest is not stead, it is called ______ respiration.
    • A. 

      Abdominal

    • B. 

      Stertorous

    • C. 

      Shallow

    • D. 

      Irregular

  • 17. 
    When taking a pulse, you must be able to accurately report the ______.
    • A. 

      Rhythm

    • B. 

      Rate

    • C. 

      Force

    • D. 

      All answers are correct

  • 18. 
    When patients lie flat on their backs with arms at their sides, it is called ______ position.
    • A. 

      Prone

    • B. 

      Supine

    • C. 

      Dorsal

    • D. 

      Lazy

  • 19. 
    Listening to sounds of the body by using a stethoscope is called ______.
    • A. 

      Auscultation

    • B. 

      Percussion

    • C. 

      Palpation

    • D. 

      Inspection

  • 20. 
    Leads 1, 2, and 3 are the ______ leads.
    • A. 

      Augmented

    • B. 

      Chest

    • C. 

      Standard

    • D. 

      Limb

  • 21. 
    Which switch controls how much gain (i.e., amplification) the ECG will have?
    • A. 

      Record

    • B. 

      Sensitivity

    • C. 

      Main

    • D. 

      Position

  • 22. 
    Devices that will detect the skin voltage are known as ______.
    • A. 

      Amplifiers

    • B. 

      Galvanometers

    • C. 

      Sensors

    • D. 

      None are the correct answer

  • 23. 
    Electrical interference may originate in the electrical wiring in the walls of the room; many times this interference can be eliminated or minimized by ______.
    • A. 

      Moving the patient table away from the wall

    • B. 

      Moving the table to another part of the room

    • C. 

      Using another plug in the room

    • D. 

      All answers are correct

  • 24. 
    An extension cord running under the patient table is likely to cause ______ interference.
    • A. 

      Muscle voltage

    • B. 

      Dc

    • C. 

      Ac

    • D. 

      Baseline

  • 25. 
    Muscle artifact voltages can sometimes be erratic in amplitude and frequency in ______ leads.
    • A. 

      Limb

    • B. 

      Augmented limb

    • C. 

      Chest

    • D. 

      All answers are correct

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