Health Assessment Review questions ch. 1,2,3,11,4,5,6,13,14,15,16,17,22

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  1. A patient is having side effects from a medication. The nurse calls the provider to request a change to the medication order. The nurse is functioning as an/a
    A. Advocate
    B. Organizer
    C. Educator
    D. Counselor
    A. Advocate
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  2. Nurses advocate for underserved populations to reduce health disparities. This promotes
    A. social justice
    B. Human dignity
    C. Altruism
    D. Autonomy
    A. Social justice
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  3. Nurses belong to the ANA as part of their
    A. Role as manager of care
    B. ongoing professional responsibility
    C. Cultural education activities
    D. Wellness promotion for patients
    B. Ongoing professional responsibility
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  4. The purpose of health assessment is to
    A. Obtain subjective and objective data
    B. Determine if interventions are effective
    C. Intervene to correct problems
    D. Outline care that is appropriate
    A. Obtain subjective and objective data
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  5. The nurse documents the following information in a patient's chart: "cough and deep breathe every hour while awake." This is an example of
    A. Comprehensive assessment
    B. Priority setting
    C. Nursing interventions
    D. Evidence-based nursing
    C. Nursing interventions
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  6. The nurse provides teaching about smoking cessation to a 20-year-old man. The nurse assesses that the patient is concerned because his father died from lung cancer. Which theory would the nurse most likely use when providing teaching to this patient?
    A. Body systems model
    B. Diagnostic reasoning model
    C. Cultural competence model
    D. Health belief model
    D. Health belief model
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  7. Which of the following processes is the most important when providing nursing care to an ill patient?
    A. Using Critical thinking
    B. Collecting objective data
    C. Writing outcomes
    D. Performing a focused assessment
    A. Using critical thinking
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  8. A patient is admitted to a hospital for surgery for colon cancer. What type of assessment is the nurse most likely to perform upon admission?
    A. Emergency
    B. Comprehensive
    C. Focused
    D. Illness
    B. Comprehensive
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  9. Which of the following are components of a comprehensive health assessment?
    A. Examination of body systems
    B. Collaborative problems
    C. Goals and outcomes
    D. Nursing diagnoses
    A. Examination of Body systems
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  10. The nurse conducts the health history based upon the patient's responses to the medical diagnosis. This type of framework is based on the
    A. Functional framework
    B. Collaborative framework
    C. Objective framework
    D. Coordinator framework
    A. Functional framework
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  11. Nonverbal communication skills include
    A. facial expression and body position
    B. word choice and questions
    C. Voice volume and gestures
    D. speed of the voice and dress
    A. facial expression and body position
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  12. The nurse talks with the patient and asks, "So tell me more about the chest pain that you had." This is an example of
    A. clarifying
    B. restatement
    C. encouraging elaboration
    D. reflection
    C. Encouraging elaboratoin
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  13. When the patient says, "I'm so angry that I have to have surgery," the nurse says, "you sound very frustrated." This is an example of
    A. Focusing
    B. Summarizing
    C. silence
    D. reflection
    D. refelction
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  14. The nurse is gathering the health history data before performing the physical assessment. This phase of the interview process is the
    A. Beginning phase
    B. working phase
    C. preinteraction phase
    D. closing phase
    A. Working phase
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  15. When working with a medical interpreter, the nurse knows that it is best to
    A. Look directly at the patient
    B. speak slightly louder than normal
    C. use close-ended questions
    D. avoid using medical terms
    A. Look directly at the patient
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  16. When interviewing adolescents, the nurse recognizes that
    A. privacy may be especially important
    B. parents retain strict control
    C. medical authorities have the answers
    D. the peer group has little influence
    A. Privacy may be especially important
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  17. The patient is crying after being given a diagnosis with a poor prognosis. The best response from the nurse is
    A. "I think that you should have surgery."
    B. "Don't cry. It will be OK."
    C. "My mother has the same thing."
    D. "I'll stay with you." (and gets a tissue)
    D. "I'll stay with you." (and gets a tissue)
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  18. An older adult says, "How come you're asking me so many questions?" The best response from the nurse is
    A. "Why are you asking me that?"
    B. "Are you getting tired? I can come back later."
    C. "It's all a part of the health history."
    D. "We need a complete understanding of your problems."
    B. "Are you getting tired? I can come back later."
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  19. When the nurse asks the patient during a health history about mental health problems, the patient responds by saying, "Don't you tell me I'm crazy!" The best response by the nurse is
    A. "This sounds like a sensitive subject for you."
    B. "Tell me more about what you mean by that."
    C. "I didn't say that you were crazy."
    D. "having mental health problems is different from being crazy."
    B. "Tell me more about what you mean by that."
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  20. The mother of an infant with severe asthma is extremely anxious. The nurse is treating the patient in the emergency room. When collecting the history, the best response of the nurse is
    A. "You seem worried, but I need to ask a few questions."
    B. "I'd be in worse shape than you are if it was my baby."
    C. "Is there anyone here that you can talk to?"
    D. "You must be extremely worried."
    A. "You seem worried, but I need to ask a few questions."
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  21. A patient says that she is having throbbing pain that she rates as 6 o a 10-point scale. This is referred to as
    A. Subjective primary data
    B. Objective secondary data
    C. Subjective secondary data
    D. Objective primary data
    A. Subjective primary data
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  22. The patient is having crushing chest pain that he rates as 8 on a 10-point scale. His blood pressure is 80/62. The nurse performs which type of assessment?
    A. Comprehensive
    B. Emergency
    C. Focused
    D. Acute
    B. Emergency
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  23. As part of the past health history, the nurse collects the following data:
    A. Patient uses walker to ambulate at home
    B. Patient had breast cancer in 2007; treated with chemotherapy
    C. Mother had a history of thyroid disease at 50 years.
    D. Child rolls onto stomach; reflexes intact
    B. Patient had breast cancer in 2007; treated with chemotherapy
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  24. When gathering the family history, the nurse draws a genogram, using
    A. Lines between parents to show marriage.
    B. Circles for males and squares for females
    C. The patient on the left to show birth order
    D. Health problems listed above the symbol
    A. Lines between parents to show marriage.
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  25. The history of present illness includes an assessment of
    A.health perception, nutrition, elimination, activity, sleep, cognition, self-perception, roles, sexuality, coping, and values
    B. feeding, bathing, toileting, dressing, grooming, mobility, home maintenance, shopping, and cooking
    C. location, intensity,duration, description, aggravating and alleviating factors, functional impairment, and pain goal
    D. nutrition/hydration, skin/hair/nails, head/neck, eyes/ears, heart, peripheral vascular, breasts, abdominal, musculoskeletal, neurological, genitalia, rectum, and endocrine/hematological
    C. location, intensity,duration, description, aggravating and alleviating factors, functional impairment, and pain goa
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  26. The nurse asks, "What are the most important things to you in life?" to assess the function pattern related to
    A. role
    B. coping
    C. self-perception
    D. values
    D. values
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  27. To assess self-perception, the nurse asks
    A. Are you having difficulty handling any family problems?
    B. How would you describe yourself?
    C. What gives you hope when times are troubled?
    D. How do you usually deal with stress? Is it effective?
    B. How would you describe yourself
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  28. When the nurse asks about feeding, bathing, toileting, dressing, grooming, mobility, home maintenance, shopping, and cooking, he or she is assessing
    A. ADLs
    B. functional health patterns
    C. review of systems
    D. whether the patient is a reliable historian
    A. ADLs
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  29. The nurse assessing the child focuses the health history on
    A. previous pregnancies, obstetrical history, psychosocial factors
    B. birth history, immunizations, growth and development
    C. religion, spirituality, culture, and values
    D.sensory deficits, illness history, lifestyle factors
    B. birth history, immunizations, growth and development
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  30. The nurse performs patient teaching after assessing that the nutritional history reveals a patient generally consumes a high-fat, high-calirie diet. This critical thinking
    A. uses subjective data to analyze findings and intervene
    B. documents and communicates data using appropriate medical terminologies
    C. individualizes health assessment considering the age, gender, and culture of the patient
    D. uses assessment findings to identify medical and nursing diagnoses
    A. uses subjective data to analyze findings and intervene
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  31. National standards for Culturally and Linguistically Appropriate Services in Health Care mandate that the standards
    A. should be used in hospitals
    B. be upheld in every health care setting
    C. should be applied in private offices
    D. may be used in public settings
    B. be upheld in every health care setting
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  32. CAM therapies used instead of conventional treatments to restore health are often termed
    A. conventional
    B. alternative
    C. advantaged
    D. complementary
    B. alternative
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  33. The social context influences the patterns of health and illness for individuals, communities, and societies. An example is
    A. Assessment of the patients health beliefs and practices
    B. Assessment of culturally based postpartum practices
    C. Assessment of focus groups in multiple locations
    D. Assessment of the religious practices of the patient
    C. Assessment of focus groups in multiple location
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  34. The purpose of comparing culture care needs of the specific individual to the general themes of people from similar cultural background is to
    A. Consider how closely the patient follows his or her religion
    B. identify the dietary needs of a specific religious preference
    C. Determine if the patient needs a spiritual consultation
    D. Provide a picture of the individual's culture-based health care needs
    D. Provide a picture of the individual's culture-based health care needs
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  35. With transcultural assessment, the nurse must
    A. Determine which questions to ask
    B. include all the questions as part of an admitting assessment
    C. wait until the relationship is established to ask questions
    D. ask all the questions for completeness
    A. Determine which questions to ask
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  36. A shared, learned, and symbolic system of values, beliefs, and attitudes that shapes and influences the way people see and behave in the world is defined as
    A. culture
    B. society
    C. community
    D. spirituality
    A. culture
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  37. Even when daily prayers or other religious practices are not a part of a patient's life routine, they often take central position during life transitions, such as loss of a loved one, accident, or serious illness. A related nursing diagnosis might be
    A. readiness for enhanced spiritual well-being
    B. spiritual distress
    C. social isolation
    D. impaired social interaction
    B. spiritual distress
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  38. It is important to identify similarities and differences among the cultural beliefs of the patient, health care agency, and the nurse to
    A. get the proper diet
    B. perform a spiritual consult
    C. avoid making assumptions
    D. communicate with family
    C. avoid making assumptions
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  39. Seeking understanding of one's culturally base health care practices is essential to nursing because each culture has its own traditional values and beliefs about health and illness that
    A. has things that need to be avoided
    B. may affect patients' adherence to treatments
    C. affect the body image and overweight habits
    D. use various health methods that might be harmful
    B. may affect patients' adherence to treatments
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  40. What is the nurse's best response when a Muslim patient has a basin of water on his bedside stand that he does not want emptied?
    A. Empty it because it could spill and get the bed wet
    B. Support and accommodate his preference
    C. Tell him that the water is a health hazard
    D. Talk with him about why he should not have it there
    B. Support and accommodate his preference
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  41. Which of the following interventions is most important to prevent nosocomial infections?
    A. Quiet environment
    B. Appropriate draping
    C. Proper glove use
    D. Hand hygiene
    D. Hand hygiene
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  42. Standard precautions
    A. include the use of gowns, gloves, and masks with all patients
    B. recognize that transmission-based precautions are common
    C. State that hand gel is used for infection with C. difficile
    D. are used on every patient, because many infections are unknown
    D. are used on every patient, because many infections are unknown
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  43. Latex allergies
    A. are more common in nurses and frequently hospitalized patients.
    B. can be reduced by moisturizing the hands after washing
    C. cannot be cause by equipment such as a stethoscope
    D.always result in anaphylactic reactions and shock
    A. are more common in nurses and frequently hospitalized patients.
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  44. Which of the following is an appropriate use of gloves? Gloves are
    A. removed when going from clean to contaminated areas
    B. worn during anticipated contact with body secretions
    C. worn during anticipated contact with intact skin
    D. removed when assessing the back of an incontinent patient
    B. worn during anticipated contact with body secretions
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  45. Which of the following is an example of inspection?
    A. Skin pink
    B. Lungs clear
    C. Heart rate and rhythm regular
    D. Abdomen tympanic
    A. Skin pink
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  46. The patient is complaining of abdominal pain. What technique is used to form an overall impression?
    A. Direct percussion
    B. Auscultation
    C. Deep palpation
    D. Light palpation
    D. Light palpation
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  47. Tympany is a percussion sound commonly located in the
    A. abdomen
    B. thorax
    C. upper arm
    D. lower leg
    A. abdomen
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  48. The nurse auscultates which organs as part of the admitting assesment?
    A. Heart, lungs and abdomen
    B. Kidneys, bladder, ureters
    C. Neck, jaw, and clavicle
    D. Abdomen, flank, and groin
    A. Heart, lungs and abdomen
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  49. What technique facilitates accurate auscultation?
    A. The diaphragm of the stethoscope is used for low-frequency sounds
    B. Earpieces of the stethoscope are positioned to point toward the back
    C. the chestpiece of the stethoscope is sealed against the skin
    D.The tubing of the stethoscope is long and dark in color
    C. the chestpiece of the stethoscope is sealed against the skin
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  50. When assessing the child, the nurse makes the following adaption to the usual techniques:
    A. The room is full of toys for play
    B. A pediatric stethoscope provides better contact
    C. The child is undressed, including the diaper
    D. The child is seated away from the parent
    B. A pediatric stethoscope provides better contact
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  51. Which of the following are advantages of the electronic medical record? Select all that apply
    A. It allows primary providers to directly order into the computer
    B. Nurses can enter data by checking boxes and adding free full text
    C. It is economical and easy to learn and implement
    D. It cannot be used as a legal document in case of a lawsuit
    B. Nurses can enter data by checking boxes and adding free full text
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  52. Which of the following are high-risk assessments for liability? Select all that apply.
    A. Failure to document completely
    B. Inadequate admission assessment
    C. Charting in advance
    D. Bunch charting at the end of the shift
    • All of the above
    • failure to doc completely, inadequate admission assessment, charting in advance, bunch charting at the end of the shift.
  53. Which of the following is the purpose of auditing charting?
    A. To locate data in the chart the evening before a morning clinical
    B. To identify staff members who document completely and counsel those who do not
    C. To enhance nurses' learning and understanding of complex clinical situations
    D. To determine if staff members are providing and documenting standards of care
    D. To determine if staff members are providing and documenting standards of care
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  54. Which of the following are acceptable under the Hippa Privacy Rule?
    A. Describe patient assessment findings to a colleague in the cafeteria
    B. Communicate with the primary provider about a patient's change in assessment
    C. Consult in the hall with the instructor about the patient's abnormal feelings
    D. Communicate report with the next nurse during change of shift
    D. Communicate report with the next nurse during change of shift
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  55. Which of the following is the proper technique for correcting written documentation?
    A. Write over the error in dark ink
    B. Draw a single line through the error and initial
    C. Completely black out the error with a black marker
    D. Use whiteout and write over the error
    B. Draw a single line through the error and initial
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  56. What do the different formats of progress notes have in common?
    A. All have a section for evaluation of care so that nurses may revise interventions
    B. All use the nursing process in some form to show nursing thinking
    C. All include head-to-toe assessment data for completeness
    D. All identify the patient outcomes or goals to evaluate
    B. All use the nursing process in some form to show nursing thinkin
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  57. What are some strategies for effective handoffs during change-of-shift report?
    A. Put report in writing so that the next shift provider can get right to work
    B. Tape record the report for efficiency
    C. Allow an opportunity to ask and answer questions
    D. Vary the format to individualize to the patient
    C. Allow an opportunity to ask and answer questions
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  58. In the SBAR reporting format, which of the following would be an example of data found in the assessment?
    A. Mr. Imami's lungs sounds are decreased
    B. Mr. Jones was admitted at 10:30 this morning
    C. Ms. Choi needs to have a social work consult
    D. Mrs. Kelly's diagnosis is Stage II breast cancer
    A. Mr. Imami's lungs sounds are decreased
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  59. Nursing assessment of trends in an unconscious patient's neurological status over time is best recorded on
    A. a focused assessment flow sheet
    B. a progress note
    C. an admission assessment
    D. a POC
    A. a focused assessment flow sheet
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  60. Your patient with a humerus fracture is stating pain of 15 on a 10-point scale. His hand is pale, cool, and swollen. His pain medication is ineffective, and he is at risk for compartment syndrome. What action will the nurse take first?
    A. Give additional pain medication and reassess the pain in 30 minutes
    B. Document the abnormal findings and give an extra dose of pain medication now.
    C. Reassess the pain in 30 minutes and contact the provider if unresolved
    D. Contact the primary provider and document the findings now
    D. Contact the primary provider and document the findings now
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  61. Mr. Holmes has come to the clinic for a well-patient visit. When assessing his vital signs, the nurse palpates an irregular heart rate. The nurse must then auscultate for a full minute at the apical pulse site. Locate the apical pulse on the diagram below.
    The apical pulse is close to the left nipple
  62. What are the four characteristics of a pulse?
    Rate, rhythm, force(amplitude ), elasticity
  63. An unconscious 20-year-old woman arrives at the hospital after drinking large quantities of alcohol. Her vital signs are T 98.2 0F, po; P 58; R 9; BP 100/64. What conclusion would a nurse make about this patient's respiratory status?
    A. The patient is experiencing bradypnea
    B. The patient is experiencing apnea
    C. The patient's respiratory status is within normal limits
    D. The patient is experiencing bradycardia
    A. The patient is experiencing bradypnea
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  64. The patient's radial pulse is weak and thready. The nurse would document the finding as
    A. 3+/4+
    B. 2+/4+
    C. Radial pulse absent
    D. 1+/4+
    D. 1+/4+
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  65. The nurse is preparing to assess the vital signs of a 62-year-old woman following hip surgery. When the nurse arrives, the patient is sitting in her chair having just finished breakfast. What is the appropriate nursing action?
    A. Wait 20 to 30 minutes and then take vital signs
    B. Take vital sings as planned
    C. Ask the patient to lie down in bed to assess vital signs
    D. Take a rectal temperature
    A. Wait 20 to 30 minutes and then take vital sign
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  66. The postoperative vital signs of a 47-year-old man with a ruptured appendix are BP 112/68, pulse 56, R 8, T 37.6 C temporally. The patient is pale and confused, with minimal urine output. The nurse should
    A. notify the clinician
    B. recheck the vitals signs in 30 minutes
    C. administer pain medication
    D. continue with care as planned
    A. notify the clinician
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  67. The pulse pressure for a patient with a BP of 144/86 is
    A. 58
    B. 144
    C. 86
    D. 230
    A. 58
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  68. The nurse is caring for an elderly confused patient. In assessing temperature, the nurse will obtain the reading using
    A. an oral thermometer
    B. A tympanic thermometer
    C. A rectal thermometer
    D. A mercury thermometer
    B. A tympanic thermometer
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  69. PThe nurse notes an irregular radial pulse in a patient. Further assessment includes assessing
    A. carotid pulse
    B. femoral pulse
    C. apical pulse
    D. brachial pulse
    C. apical pulse
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  70. Which action will result in an accurate BP reading? Select all that apply.
    A. Applying the center of the bladder of the cuff directly over the brachial artery
    B. Raising the arm to the level of the heart
    C. Using the bell to assess the BP
    D. Pumping the cuff 60 mm Hg above the estimated BP
    • A. Applying the center of the bladder of the cuff directly over the brachial artery
    • B. Raising the arm to the level of the heart
    • C. Using the bell to assess the BP
  71. The nurse is admitting a 75-year-old man with a 50-year history of smoking one pack of cigarettes per day. Among the patient's concerns is his chronic shortness of breath. One nail finding that demonstrates chronic hypoxia is
    A. pitting
    B. Thickening and discoloration of the nailbed
    C. clubbing
    D. Brittleness and cracking of the nails
    C. clubbing
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  72. All of the following skin lesions are papular except
    A. herpes zoster
    B. warts
    C. acne
    D. moles
    A. herpes zoster
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  73. The ABCDs of melanoma identification include all of the following except
    A. D (diameter): greater than 6 mm
    B. A (asymmetry): one half does not match the other half
    C. B (birthmark): recently changed in appearance
    D. C (color): pigmentation is not uniform; there may be shades of tan, brown, and black as well as red, white and blue
    C. B (birthmark): recently changed in appearance
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  74. A nurse observes a skin lesion with a well-defined borders on the upper left thigh. It is 1.5 cm in diameter, flat, hypopigmented, and nonpalpable. What is the correct terminology for this lesion?
    A. Patch
    B. Macule
    C. Plaque
    D. Papule
    A. Patch
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  75. When assessing hydration in an infant, the nurse would
    A. pinch a fold of skin on the medial aspect of the forearm and observe for recoil to normal
    B. Pinch a fold of skin on the abdomen and observe for recoil to normal
    C. pinch a fold of skin just below the midpoint of one of the clavicles and allow the skin to recoil to normal
    D. pinch a fold of skin on the head and allow for skin to recoil in children
    B. Pinch a fold of skin on the abdomen and observe for recoil to normal
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  76. A fari-skinned, blonde, 18-year-old woman is at the clinic for a skin examination. She reports that she always turns red within 10 minutes of going outside. She is planning a trip to Mexico and wants to avoid getting sunburned. What would the nurse teach the patient?
    A. Excessive exposure to UVA and UVB rays increases risk of sunburn and skin cancer.
    B. Apply a sunscreen or sunblock at least 15 to 30 minutes prior to sun exposure
    C. Avoid sun exposure between 10am and 4pm to reduce UVA and UVB exposure
    D. All of the above.
    • D. All of the above.
    • Excessive exposure to UVA and UVB rays increases risk of sunburn and skin cancer
    • Apply a sunscreen or sunblock at least 15 to 30 minutes prior to sun exposure
    • Avoid sun exposure between 10am and 4pm to reduce UVA and UVB exposure
  77. An 8-year-old patient presents to the clinic with erythematous vesicles on the face and chest. Some vesicles have broken open, revealing a moist, shallow ulcerated surface; some have scabbed over. The nurse suspects which of the following infectious illnesses?
    A. Measles
    B. Varicella
    C. Herpes simplex
    D. Roseola
    B. Varicella
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  78. A 24-year-old patient reports an itchy red rash under her breasts. Examination reveals large, reddened moist patches under both breasts in the skin folds. Several smaller, raised, red lesions surround the edges of the large patch. What is the correct terminology for the distribution patter of these smaller lesions?
    A. Discrete
    B. Zosteriform
    C. Satellite
    D. Confluent
    C. Satellite
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  79. A 22-year-old patient presents to the clinic with a large firm mass on her left earlobe. She had her ears pierced approximately 3 weeks ago. The mass began as a small bump and progressively enlarged to its current size of approximately 1 inch in diameter. It is not tender, redened, or seeping any drainage. What is the term used to describe this secondary skin lesion?
    A. Lichenification
    B. Crust
    C. Scale
    D.Keloid
    D.Keloid
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  80. An 83-year-old woman is undergoing a routine physical examination. Which of the following assessment findings would the nurse consider an expected age-related variation?
    A. Increased skin turgor
    B. Thinning of the skin
    C. Hypopigmented, flat macules and patches over sun-exposed areas
    D. Multiple purplish bruises on the arms and legs
    B. Thinning of the skin
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  81. A patient has several red, inflamed, superficial, palpable lesions containing a thickened yellowish substance. How would the nurse document this lesion?
    A. Vesicle
    B. Cyst
    C. Pustule
    D. Papule
    C. Pustule
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  82. While examining the patient's neck, the nurse finds the trachea midline but has difficulty palpating the thyroid. What action would the nurse take next?
    A. Tell the patient that this finding is abnormal
    B. Look for signs of hypothyroidism
    C. Report to the physician a suspicion of a slow growing goiter
    D. Document this finding as normal
    D. Document this finding as normal
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  83. The lymph nodes that lie superficial to the mastoid bone are the
    A. Posterior auricular nodes
    B. Supraclavicular nodes
    C. Preauricular nodes
    D. Superficial cervical nodes
    A. Posterior auricular node
    (this multiple choice question has been scrambled)
  84. Which of the following descriptions is most consistent with a patient who has hypothyroidism?
    A. Slightly obese, perspiring female, who complains of feeling cold all the time and having diarrhea
    B. Thin, anxious-appearing female with exophthalmos and a rapid pulse, and who complains of diarrhea
    C. Thin, perspiring male with a deep hoarse voice, facial edema, a thick tongue, and reports of diarrhea
    D. Slightly obese female with periorbital edema and a flat facial expression, who complains of constipation, deceased appetite and fatigue
    D. Slightly obese female with periorbital edema and a flat facial expression, who complains of constipation, deceased appetite and fatigue
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  85. Physical examination of a patient reveals an enlarged tonsilar node. Acutely infected nodes would be
    A. Irregular and hard
    B. Firm but movable and tender
    C. Fixed and soft
    D. Hard and nontender
    B. Firm but movable and tender
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  86. While assessing the skin of a 24-year-old patient, the nurse notes decreased skin turgor. The nurse should further assess for signs and symptoms of
    A. dehydration
    B. hypothyroidism
    C. hyperthyroidism
    D. malnutrition
    A. dehydration
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  87. The nurse can best evaluate the strength of the sternocleidomastoid muscle by having the patient
    A. turn his or her head against resistance
    B. bring his or her head to the chest
    C. extend his or her arms against resistance
    D. clench his or her teeth during muscle palpation
    A. turn his or her head against resistance
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  88. Which of the following best describes the instructions the nurse should give a patient when assessing the thyroid from the posterior approach?
    A. Please tilt your head back as far as possible
    B. pelase look straight ahead and tilt your head slightly down and to one side.
    C. Please bring your chin down toward your neck
    D. Please turn your head as far to the right as you can
    B. pelase look straight ahead and tilt your head slightly down and to one side.
    (this multiple choice question has been scrambled)
  89. While assessing a patient, the nurse finds a palpable lymph node in the left supraclavicular region. Which of the following should be the next action?
    A. Recognize that a palpable node in this region is a dangerous indication of metastatic cancer that requires further evaluation
    B. Recognize that it is common to palpate lymph nodes in this region and they are usually not pathologic
    C. Recognize that a palpable lymph node in this region is always indicative of malignancy
    D. Recognize that this is a common area for lymph nodes to be enlarged with minor infections
    A. Recognize that a palpable node in this region is a dangerous indication of metastatic cancer that requires further evaluation
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  90. While reviewing laboratory values for thyroid function on an adult patient, the nurse sees that the TSH is elevated, and the T3 and T4 are decreased. The nurse recognizes that these findings are indicative of
    A. hypothyroidism
    B. normal thyroid function
    C. thyroid cancer
    D. hyperthyroidism
    A. hypothyroidism
    (this multiple choice question has been scrambled)
  91. A patient presents with a complaint of drooping of his eyes, cheeks, and mouth on one side. This finding is most likely associated with pathology of which cranial nerve?
    A. Cranial nerve VII
    B. Cranial nerve VI
    C. Cranial nerve IX
    D. Cranial nerve III
    A. Cranial nerve VII
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  92. Which of the following patients would require the most emergent nursing care?
    A. A 77-year-old man with loss of vision in his peripheral fields.
    B. A 52-year-old woman with clouding of vision
    C. A 20-year-old man with sudden visual loss after playing football
    D. An 8-year-old girl with pink conjunctiva and drainage
    C. A 20-year-old man with sudden visual loss after playing football
    (this multiple choice question has been scrambled)
  93. Which of the following teaching points would the nurse emphasize related to eye health?
    A. Get at least 7 hours of sleep each night
    B. Exercise five times a week for at least 20 minutes
    C. Always wear eye protection for occupational exposures
    D. Eat a diet high in animal protein and dairy
    C. Always wear eye protection for occupational exposures
    (this multiple choice question has been scrambled)
  94. Which of the following symptoms would the nurse expect the patient to report as translucent specks that drift across the visual field?
    A. Blind spot
    B. Floater
    C.Halo
    D. Ptosis
    B. Floater
    (this multiple choice question has been scrambled)
  95. When working with an older adult, what would the nurse emphasize as increased risks for the patient?
    A. Exophthalmos and presbyopia
    B. Myopia and strabismus
    C. Glaucoma and cataracts
    D. Blepharitis and chalazion
    C. Glaucoma and cataracts
    (this multiple choice question has been scrambled)
  96. A school nurse is performing annual vision screening for seventh grade students. Which of the following charts would the nurse most likely be using?
    A. Allen's chart
    B. Confrontation cards
    C. Ishihara cards
    D. Snellen's chart
    D. Snellen's chart
    (this multiple choice question has been scrambled)
  97. Which of the following scores for distance vision indicates the patient with the poorest vision?
    A. 18/20
    B. 24/100
    C. 20/100
    D. 200/20
    C. 20/100
    (this multiple choice question has been scrambled)
  98. The nurse recognizes that the 60-year-old patient may have difficulty reading fine print because of the loss in the ability of the eye to
    A. aniscoria
    B. asthenopia
    C. amblyopia
    D. accommodate
    D. accommodate
    (this multiple choice question has been scrambled)
  99. Peripheral vision is elevated by the nurse using
    A. confrontation test
    B. cardinal fields of gaze
    C. corneal light test
    D. cover test
    A. confrontation test
    (this multiple choice question has been scrambled)
  100. The cranial nerves involved with eye movement include
    A. IV,V, and VIII
    B. III, IV, and VI
    C. II,V,VII
    D. V, VI, and VII
    B. III, IV, and VI
    (this multiple choice question has been scrambled)
  101. The nurse assesses the response of the eye to light and documents normal findings as
    A. PERLAA
    B. PEERLA
    C. PERLLA
    D. PERRLA
    D. PERRLA
    (this multiple choice question has been scrambled)
  102. The function of the ear is for
    A. equilibrium and perforations
    B. perforations and balance
    C. balance and equilibrium
    D. Hearing and equilibrium
    D. Hearing and equilibrium
    (this multiple choice question has been scrambled)
  103. The inner ear
    A. contains the malleus, incus, and stapes
    B. conducts sound waves to the external ear
    C. translates sound to the nerves and brainstem
    D. provides the body with proprioception
    D. provides the body with proprioception
    (this multiple choice question has been scrambled)
  104. Cues of hearing loss include which of the following?
    Choose all that are correct
    A. Using a loud or monotonous voice
    B. Asking to repeat questions
    C. Concentrating on lip movement
    D. Leaning forward to hear
    • A. Using a loud or monotonous voice
    • B. Asking to repeat questions
    • C. Concentrating on lip movement
    • D. Leaning forward to hear
  105. Risk factors for hearing loss include which of the following? Choose all that are correct.
    A. Frequent ear infections
    B. Being current on immunizations
    C. Exposure to smoke
    D. Decreased age
    • A. Frequent ear infection
    • C. Exposure to smoke
  106. Tinnitus is described as
    A. dizziness
    B. ear pain
    C. inability to hear well
    D. ringing in the ear
    D. ringing in the ear
    (this multiple choice question has been scrambled)
  107. Which of the following patients is most likely to have hearing loss?
    A. Hispanic woman older than 50 years
    B. Caucasian man older than 70 years
    C. African girl younger than 10 years
    D. Asian man younger than 30 years
    B. Caucasian man older than 70 years
    (this multiple choice question has been scrambled)
  108. Which of the following differentiates the RN assessment from the APRN assessment?
    A. History and risk factors
    B. Inspection and palpation
    C. Otoscopic assessment
    D. Symptom and analysis
    C. Otoscopic assessment
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  109. A nursing diagnosis appropriate for a patient with ear problems includes
    A. sensory perception, gustatory
    B. disturbed sensory perception
    C. olfactory sensory perception
    D. kinesthetic disturbed perception
    B. disturbed sensory perception
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  110. An outcome that is appropriate for a patient with hearing impairment is
    A. Minimize background noise and close door
    B. Provide a communication board or picture to assist teaching
    C. Stand in front of patient and explain procedure
    D. Patient explains plan to accommodate hearing impariment
    D. Patient explains plan to accommodate hearing impariment
    (this multiple choice question has been scrambled)
  111. Which of the following are appropriate interventions for the patient who is at risk for ear infection? Select all that apply
    A. Be current on immunizations
    B. Avoid second hand smoke
    C. Clean only external ear
    D. Have audiogram yearly
    • A. Be current on immunizations
    • B. Avoid second hand smoke
    • C. Clean only external ear
  112. Which of the following is part of the upper gastrointestinal tract?
    A. Throat
    B. Nasal septum
    C. Adenoids
    D. Sinuses
    A. Throat
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  113. The nurse is assessing the nares to evaluate the site of epistaxis. The most common site of bleeding is which of the following?
    A. Osteomeatal complex
    B. Kesselbach plexus
    C. Woodruff plexus
    D. Nasal septum
    B. Kesselbach plexu
    (this multiple choice question has been scrambled)
  114. The nurse knows that the floor of the mouth is highly vascular so it is a good location for which of the following?
    A. Considering an infection with streptococcus
    B. Absorption of sublingual medications
    C. Aspiration even if the gag reflex is present
    D. Identification of malignancy in the pharyngeal
    B. Absorption of sublingual medications
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  115. Acute airway obstruction is a situation that should be
    A. further assessed thoroughly
    B. reassessed during the next visit
    C. quickly assessed and treated
    D. Evaluated within 8 hours
    C. quickly assessed and treated
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  116. Risk factors for nose, sinus, mouth, and throat problems include,
    A. high blood cholesterol, topical decongestant use, and smoking
    B. allergies, high blood cholesterol, and topical decongestant use
    C. topical decongestant use, smoking, and allergies
    D. smoking, allergies, and high blood cholesterol
    C. topical decongestant use, smoking, and allergie
    (this multiple choice question has been scrambled)
  117. The nurse has assesssed the nose and documents normal findings as
    A. nose symmetrical and midline
    B. nose asymmetrical with clear drainage
    C. nose symmetrical with yellow drainage
    D. nose assymmetrical and proportional to facial features
    A. nose symmetrical and midline
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  118. The nurse is assessing a patient who has been taking antibiotics for 10 days. Oral assessment is important because of the increased risk for which of the following?
    A. Fordyce granules
    B. pharyngitis
    C. C. albicans
    D. Anosmia
    C. C. albicans
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  119. An adolescent and male presents with complaints of nose bleeds. The nurse would further assess for
    A. hemangioma
    B. angiogibroma
    C. nasal trauma
    D. cystic fibrosis
    C. nasal trauma
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  120. The nurse assess the child with purulent unilateral nasa discharge. The nurse knows that the most likely causative factor is
    A. cystic fibrosis
    B. allergic rhinitis
    C. choanal atresia
    D. foreign body in nose
    D. foreign body in nose
    (this multiple choice question has been scrambled)
  121. During routine physical examination of a 20-year-old woman, the nurse notes a septal perforation. This finding may be significant for which of the following causes?
    A. Illicit drug use
    B. Bifid uvula
    C. Nose picking
    D. Nasal trauma
    A. Illicit drug use
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  122. When performing an abdominal assessment, what is the correct sequence?
    A. Auscultation, inspection, palpation, percussion
    B. Palpation, percussion, inspection, auscultation
    C. Inspection, palpation, percussion, auscultation
    D. Inspection, auscultation, percussion, palpation
    D. Inspection, auscultation, percussion, palpation
    (this multiple choice question has been scrambled)
  123. A patient reports a long history of changes in bowel pattern. Which is the BEST questions to determine normal bowel habit?
    A. Have any of your parents or siblings had cancer of the colon?
    B. How often you do have a bowel movement?
    C. What was your bowel pattern before you noticed the change?
    D. Is there a family history of IBD
    C. What was your bowel pattern before you noticed the change?
    (this multiple choice question has been scrambled)
  124. When palpating the abdomen, the nurse notices a mass in the LUQ lateral to the MCL. Which organ is involved?
    A. Sigmoid colon
    B. Left kedney
    C. Liver
    D. Spleen
    D. Spleen
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  125. What percussion sounds is heart over most of the abdomen
    A. Resonance
    B. Dullness
    C. Hyperresonance
    D. Tympany
    D. Tympany
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  126. A patient with a history of kidney stones presents with complains of pain, hematuria, and nausea with vomiting. What assessment technique will illicit kidney pain?
    A. Psoas sign
    B. Blumberg's sign
    C. Fist percussion for CVA tenderness
    D. Rosving's sign
    C. Fist percussion for CVA tenderness
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  127. When auscultating the abdomen, the nurse hears a bruit to the right of the midline slightly below the umbilicus. The nurse documents this finding as a bruit of which of the following?
    A. Right renal artery
    B. Abdominal aorta
    C. Right iliac artery
    D. Right femoral artery
    C. Right iliac artery
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  128. A patient with a history of cirrhosis tells the nurse that his or her abdomen seems to be getting larger and that he or she has gained 20 lb in the last 6 months. How will the nurse determine whether the abdominal enlargement is from accumulation of fluid or fat from the weight gain?
    A. Palpate lightly and note the movement on the surface
    B. Percuss the abdomen with the patient in different positions
    C. Inspect the abdomen with the patient in different positions
    D. Listen for a fluid wave
    B. Percuss the abdomen with the patient in different positions
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  129. A patient with a protuberant abdomen complains of pain in the RUQ. Which sign would the nurse expect to be positive?
    A. Murphy's sign
    B. Obturator sign
    C. Rosving's sign
    D. Psoas sign
    A. Murphy's sig
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  130. Which assessment technique would best confirm splenic enlargement?
    A. Deep palpation under the left costal margin
    B. Fist percussion of the spleen with the patient in a sitting position
    C. Deep palpation over the RUQ with the patient lying on the right side
    D. Percussion to estimate the size of the spleen and gentle palpation
    D. Percussion to estimate the size of the spleen and gentle palpation
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  131. The documenting a finding in the region over the stomach and above the umbilicus, the nurse would identify the region as
    A. RUQ
    B. hypogastric
    C. epigastric
    D. LUQ
    C. epigastric
    (this multiple choice question has been scrambled)
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Health Assessment Review questions ch. 1,2,3,11,4,5,6,13,14,15,16,17,22
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