An elderly male is complaining of shortness of breath. You discover pitting edema that is 1/2 to 1 inch deep. This is _____ pitting edema.
A 23-year-old female is complaining of lower abdominal and genital pain. Upon examination you find a white, curdlike vaginal discharge. This is most typical of:
A scalp condition marked by mild flaking of skin is known as:
You are en route to a hospital with a patient who appears stable following a motor vehicle collision. To detect changes in the patient's condition, you should do which of the following during transport?
B. repeat the primary assessment
Which of the following best describes the correct positioning of a patient for an abdominal exam?
A. supine with the head and knees supported by pillows
You are assessing a 28-year-old male with multiple gunshots to his abdomen. You should expect his skin to be:
D. cool and moist
At the scene of a multiple-vehicle collision, which of the following actions should you take first?
A. quickly scan the scene to count patients
Steps in assessing circulation during a primary assessment include all of the following EXCEPT:
C. determining the blood pressure
Which of the following statements regarding stridor is true?
B. the correct treatment of stridor depends upon the underlying problem
Which of the following questions is designed to find out about palliation?
C. "What makes the pain feel better?"
Mottled, cyanotic, pale, or ashen skin color may indicate any of the following EXCEPT:
A. Hypertensive crisis
"Public distance" refers to a space of how many feet between people?
B. 12 or more
A patient who appears to be intoxicated has fallen and is complaining of pain to his right arm. He is loud and using profane language. Which one of the following should be your initial approach to the patient?
B. "Let me put an ice pack on your wrist. It will help it feel better."
Your patient remains unresponsive after a painful stimulus is applied. The family reports that the patient was found unconscious in bed after complaining of a "terrible headache". Which of the following represents the correct sequence of actions in this situation?
1 Obtain a brief history from the family
2 Conduct a rapid secondary assessment
3 Perform a detailed exam
4 Determine vital signs
5 Perform a primary assessment
D. 5, 2, 1, 4
After determining that a patient does not respond to verbal stimuli, your next action would be to:
B. pinch one of his fingernails
You would like to test a patient's visual acuity, but a visual acuity card or wall chart is not available. You can still test for visual acuity by:
B. having the patient count your raised fingers
Which of the following findings is NOT a sign of peritoneal irritation?
D. DeLorenzo's sign
An important aspect of the reassessment is to monitor and evaluate all of the following EXCEPT the:
D. accumulation of charges for care
When checking for skin turgor, you should:
D. gently pick up a fold of skin, then release it
Which of the following statements regarding patient communication is true?
B. use language appropriate to the patient's level of understanding
Pain or tenderness on palpation of the tragus could suggest:
Which of the following is included in examination of the mouth?
B. looking under the tongue
A 45-year-old patient presents with abdominal pain in the right lower quadrant. Upon auscultation of bowel sounds, you hear high-pitched gurgles and clicks lasting around 10 seconds. This patient may have:
B. normal sounds
You are speaking with a patient who responds to you questions with clear speech but completely inappropriately. This might indicate a condition known as:
B. Receptive aphasia
Which of the following is NOT part of the medical history?
A. type of health care insurance
Quiz 1.3 - Patient assessment, Scene size up, Therapeutic communication, History taking