Important Vital Signs Quiz Questions

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Important Vital Signs Quiz Questions

This quiz is designed as a study tool for first year nursing students.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    What are the four main vital signs?
    • A. 

      BP, O2 Sat, Temp, Pulse

    • B. 

      BP, Respiration, Temp, Pulse

    • C. 

      BP, Respiration, Temp, O2 Sat

    • D. 

      BP, Respiration, Pulse, Pain

  • 2. 
    Pulse is the fifth vital sign.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 3. 
    Select all that apply for body temperature.
    • A. 

      Reflects the balance between the heat produced and the heat lost in the body

    • B. 

      Two kinds of body temp are core and peripheral

    • C. 

      Core temp is the measure of the subcutaneous tissue and fat

    • D. 

      Core temp remains relatively constant

  • 4. 
    Select all that apply.  What are the factors that affect body heat production?
    • A. 

      Basal metabolism

    • B. 

      Radiation

    • C. 

      Shivering

    • D. 

      Thyroxine

    • E. 

      Convection

  • 5. 
    The skin has more receptors for cold than warmth.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 6. 
    Pyrexia is?
    • A. 

      A body temp that is normal

    • B. 

      A body temp that is above normal

    • C. 

      A body temp that is below normal

    • D. 

      Afebrile

  • 7. 
    During an intermittent fever,
    • A. 

      The fever has a wide range of temp fluctuations occurring over a 24 hour period

    • B. 

      There are short febrile periods of a few days interspersed with periods of normal temps lasting 1 to 2 days

    • C. 

      Body temp fluctuates minimally but always remains above normal

    • D. 

      The body temp alternates a regular intervals between periods of fever and periods of normal or subnormal temps

  • 8. 
    By definition, Hypothermia has a core temp of?
    • A. 

      98.6 and below

    • B. 

      96.8 and above

    • C. 

      96.8 and below

    • D. 

      95.8 and above

  • 9. 
    • Which is the most accurate method to measure body temperature?
    • A. 

      Oral

    • B. 

      Rectal

    • C. 

      Axillary

    • D. 

      Temporal

  • 10. 
    The stages of fever include in order?
    • A. 

      Onset, course, and abatement

    • B. 

      Onset, abatement, course

    • C. 

      Onset, manifestation, abatement

    • D. 

      Onset, Chill, Cold

  • 11. 
    1. In a tachycardic patient, the heart rate is said to be?
    • A. 

      80 bpm and over

    • B. 

      60 bpm and under

    • C. 

      100 bpm and under

    • D. 

      100 bpm and over

  • 12. 
    Bradycardia is a pulse less than
  • 13. 
    When doing an apical pulse examination what do you observe? Select all that apply.
    • A. 

      Rate

    • B. 

      Quality

    • C. 

      Rhythm

    • D. 

      Depth

  • 14. 
    Letter A indicate the location of which pulse?
    • A. 

      Carotid

    • B. 

      Posterior Dorsalis

    • C. 

      Brachial Dorsalis

    • D. 

      Dorsalis Pedis

    • E. 

      Carotid Pedis

  • 15. 
    Pain increases the pulse rate
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 16. 
    The normal pulse rate is
    • A. 

      57 beats per minute

    • B. 

      Between 60 and 100 beats per minute

    • C. 

      102 beats per minute

    • D. 

      45 beats per minute

    • E. 

      120 beats per minute

  • 17. 
    Which of the following is a desirable blood pressure reading?
    • A. 

      130/90

    • B. 

      Lower than 120/80

    • C. 

      140/80

    • D. 

      180/110

  • 18. 
    Pulse rythem is?
    • A. 

      A heart rate of less than 60 bpm

    • B. 

      The pattern of the beats and the intervals between the beats

    • C. 

      A pulse located away from the heart

    • D. 

      The strength of a heart beat

  • 19. 
    Respiration is the act of breathing.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 20. 
    Apnea is,
    • A. 

      Absence of breathing

    • B. 

      Fast respirations

    • C. 

      Abnormally slow respirations

    • D. 

      Deep respirations

  • 21. 
    Bradypnea is
    • A. 

      Absence of breathing

    • B. 

      Abnormally slow breathing

    • C. 

      Abnormally fast breathing

    • D. 

      Normal breathing

  • 22. 
    1. Tachycardia in an adult is a heart rate of,
    • A. 

      100 bpm or more

    • B. 

      90 bpm or more

    • C. 

      100 bpm of less

    • D. 

      90 bpm or less

  • 23. 
    PIE stands for?
    • A. 

      Patients, Interventions, & Evaluation

    • B. 

      Problems, Interventions, & Evaluation

    • C. 

      Patients, Interventions, & Education

    • D. 

      Problems, Interventions, & Education

  • 24. 
    In documentation, which method is used when each person/department writes notations in a separate section of the clients chart?
    • A. 

      Narrative charting

    • B. 

      POMR

    • C. 

      Focus charting

    • D. 

      Source oriented record

    • E. 

      Charting by exception

  • 25. 
    PHI is patient health information.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

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