Assessment Of The Thorax And Lungs

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Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Which of the following terms refers to difficulty breathing in supine position?
    • A. 

      Dyspnea

    • B. 

      Orthopnea

    • C. 

      Dyspnea nocturia

    • D. 

      None of the above

  • 2. 
    Which of the following conditions is awakening from sleep with SOB and needing to be upright to achieve comfort? The condition may have cyanosis and diaphoresis present.
    • A. 

      Orthopnea

    • B. 

      Nocturia dyspnea

    • C. 

      Paroxysmal nocturnal dyspnea

    • D. 

      None of the above

  • 3. 
    What level should the examiner's thumbs be placed while assessing symmetric expansion?
    • A. 

      T8 T9

    • B. 

      T9 T10

    • C. 

      T11-T12

  • 4. 
    Which of the following fremitus occurs when anything obstructs transmission of vibrations such as pleural effusion, pneumothorax, and emphysema?
    • A. 

      Decreased

    • B. 

      Increased

    • C. 

      Rhonchal

    • D. 

      None of the above

  • 5. 
    Which of the following fremitus occurs with compression or consolidation of lung tissue like lobar pmeumonia.
    • A. 

      Decreased

    • B. 

      Increased

    • C. 

      Rhonchal

    • D. 

      None of the above

  • 6. 
    Which of the following fremitus is palpable with thick bronchial secretions?
    • A. 

      Increased

    • B. 

      Rhochal

    • C. 

      Pleural friction

    • D. 

      None of the above

  • 7. 
    Which of the following fremitus is palpable with inflammation of the pleura
    • A. 

      Increased

    • B. 

      Rhonchal

    • C. 

      Pleural friction

    • D. 

      None of the above

  • 8. 
    Assessing a patient with subcutaneous emphysema, the nurse observes a coarse crackling sensation palpable over the skin surface.  Which of the following terms refers to this>
    • A. 

      Crepitus

    • B. 

      Pleuaral friction rub

    • C. 

      Rhonchal fremitus

    • D. 

      None of the above

  • 9. 
    The nurse is percussing over the lungs of a patient with pneumonia. The nurse knows that percussion over an area of atelectasis in the lungs will reveal:
    • A. 

      Tympany

    • B. 

      Resonance

    • C. 

      Crackles

    • D. 

      Dullness

  • 10. 
    When inspecting the anterior chest of an adult, the nurse should include which assessment?
    • A. 

      Diaphragmatic excursion

    • B. 

      Symmetric chest expansion

    • C. 

      Shape and configuration of the chest wall

    • D. 

      Presence of breath sounds

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