RMA Chpt 17

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  1. The normal pulse rate ( in beats per min) for adults is

    A. 40-60
    B. 60-100
    C. 80-100
    D. 100-120
    E. 120-140
  2. Which of the following thermometers is considered the most accurate indicator of body temperature?

    A. Oral
    B. Aural or tympanic
    C. Axillary
    D. Rectal
    E. Cutaneous
  3. The Artery most common used for taking a patients's pulse is

    A. Carotid
    B. Celiac
    C. Radial
    D. Apical
    E. Temporal
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  4. You've taken a patient's temperature and recorded it as 96.9 degree F. Later, the physician asks you to convert this measurement to Celsius. What is the patient's temperature in Celsius?

    A. 21.8
    B. 116.8
    C. 36.1
    D. 37.9
    E. 25.8
  5. Which of the following is not considered a vital sign?

    A. Blood pressure
    B. Pulse Rate
    C. Body temperature
    D. Respiration
    E. Weight
  6. A patient has an oral temperature of 100.5 F. The medical term for this condition is

    A. Hyperpyrexia
    B. Pyuria
    C. Pyrexia
    D. Hypothermia
    E. Normal
  7. Which of the following respiratory terms means "difficulty breathing"?

    A. Bradypnea
    B. Orthopnea
    C. Dyspnea
    D. Apnea
    E. Eupnea
  8. When temperature is taken rectally, the thermometer should be left in the rectum for how long?

    A. 3 seconds
    B. 3 minutes
    C. 5 minutes
    D. 10 minutes
    E. 15 minutes
  9. The adult normal range of respiration cycles per minute is

    A. 12-16
    B. 14-20
    C. 16-30
    D. 20-30
    E. 20-50
  10. The absence of respiratation for periods lasting more than 15 seconds is called

    A. Bradypnea
    B. Hyperpnea
    C. Schock
    D Cheyne-Strokes
    E. Apnea
  11. Blood pressure readings should routinely be started at age

    A. 5 years
    B. 10 years
    C. 15 years
    D. 20 years
    E. 25 years
  12. Which of the following refers to the process of determining the circumference of an infant's head?

    C. Palpation
    D. Inspection
    E. Ausculation
  13. Which of the following areas of the body is the site at which to detect the popliteal pulse?

    A. knee
    B. Ankle
    C. Palpation
    D. Inspection
    E. Auscultation
  14. Which of the following is an instrument used to amplify sounds?

    A. Tympanoscope
    B. Arthroscope
    C. Stethoscope
    D. Endoscope
    E. Otoscope
  15. Which of the following is included in a pt vital signs?

    A. Visual acuity
    B. Reflexes
    C. Abdominal circumference
    D. Height and weight
    E. Respiration rate
  16. Which of the following are measured when obtaining a pt vital signs?

    A. Blood pressure, temp, pulse,
    B. Blood pressure, respirations, temp, weight
    C. Blood pressure, height, pulse, respirations
    D. Blood pressure, respirations, pulse, temperature
    E. Blood pressure, weight, temperature, pulse
  17. Which of the following body temperature is most likel fatal?

    A. 93.4
    B. 94.5
    C. 95.2
    D. 101.5
    E. 103.8
  18. An infant's pulse is most accuratel measured at which of the following sites?

    A. Inside of the forearm
    B. side of the wrist
    C. Side of the neck
    D. Over the apex of the heaart
    E. Temple of the head
  19. In a normal adult, which of the following is the ratio of respiration to pulse rate?

    A. 1:2
    B. 1:4
    C. 1:6
    D. 1:8
    E. 1:10
  20. Which of the following arteries is most commonly used to monitor lower limb circulation?

    A. popliteal
    B. posterior tibial
    C. Femoral
    D. Common iliace
    E. Dorsalis pedis
  21. Which of the following methods of obtaining body temperature is not appropriate for a pt with dyspnea?

    A. rectal
    B. Aural
    C. Axillary
    D. Oral
    E. Tympanic
  22. Which of the following pulses is measured when a medical assistant palpates the fifth intercostal space at the midclavicular line?

    A. Femoral
    B. Apical
    C. Radial
    D. Brachial
    E. Dorsalis pedis
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