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Grantz-Chapters 1-4
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  1. Which of the following activites is NOT part of the role of respiratory therapists in patient assessment?
    A. Interpret arterial blood gas values and suggest mechanical ventilation changes
    B. Assist physician with diagnostic reasoning skills
    C. Document patient diagnosis in the patient's chart
    D. Help physician select appropriate pulmonary function tests
    C. Document patient diagnosis in patient's chart
    (this multiple choice question has been scrambled)
  2. In which of the following stages of patient-clinician interaction is the review of physician orders carried out?
    A. Treatment stage
    B. Introductory stage
    C Pre-interaction stage
    D. Initial assessment stage
    C. Pre-interaction stage
  3. In which stage of patient-clinician interaction is the patient identification bracelet checked?
    A. Initial assessment stage
    B. Introductory stage
    C. Treatment stage
    D. Pre-interaction stage
    B. Introductory stage
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  4. What should be done just before the patient's ID bracelet is checked?
    A. Check the chart for vital signs
    B. Check the patient's SpO2
    C. Listen to breath sounds
    D. Ask the patient permission
    D. Ask the patient permission
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  5. What is the goal of the introductory phase?
    A. Determine the patient's diagnosis
    B. Assess the patient's apparent age
    C. Establish a rapport with the patient
    D. Identify the patient's family history
    C. Establish a rapport with the patient
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  6. Which of the following behaviors is NOT consistent with resistive behavior of a patient?
    A. Brief answers to questions
    B. Crossed arms
    C. Asking the purpose of the treatment
    D. Minimal eye contact
    C. Asking the purpose of the treatment
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  7. What is the main purpose of the initial assessment stage?
    A. To personally get to know the patient better
    B. To identify any allergies to medications
    C. To verify that the prescribed treatment is still needed and appropriate
    D. To document the patient's smoking history
    C. To verify that the prescribed treatment is still needed and appropriate
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  8. What should the RT do if the patient suffers serious side effects during treatment?
    A. Go get the head nurse
    B. Stop the treatment and notify the supervisor or physician
    C. Call a code
    D. Continue buy monitor the patient more closely
    B. Stop the treatment and notify the supervisor or physician
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  9. What is the appropriate distance for the social space from the patient?
    A. 6 to 18 feet
    B. 3 to 5 feet
    C. 8 to 20 feet
    D. 4 to 12 feet
    D. 4 to 12 feet
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  10. What is the appropriate distance for the personal space?
    A. 4 to 12 feet
    B. 0 to 18 inches
    C. 6 to 15 feet
    D. 18 inches to 4 feet
    D. 18 inches to 4 feet
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  11. Which of the following activities is best performed in the personal space?
    A. The physical examination
    B. The interview
    C. Listening for breath sounds
    D. The introduction
    B. The interview
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  12. What type of behavior is LEAST appropriate in the patient's intimate space?
    A. Auscultation
    B. Eye contact
    C. Simple commands
    D. Pulse check
    B. Eye contact
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  13. You are riding in an elevator at the hospital where you are employed as an RT. The elevator is full, but standing next to you is Joe, the RT who is scheduled to relieve you. He turns to you and asks "How is Mr. Cooper doing?" Earlier int eh day, Mr. Coooper had a cardiac arrest and is not being mechanically ventilated. How should you respond to Joe?
    A. "Let's talk later in the report room"
    B. "He took a turn for the worse."
    C. "He is on the ventilator and will keep you very busy"
    D. "He is fine."
    A. "Let's talk later in the report room"
    (this multiple choice question has been scrambled)
  14. In 1996, Congress passed the HIPAA. What does the letter "P"stand for?
    A. Portablility
    B. Patient
    C. Personal
    D. Payment
    A. Portability
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  15. Which of the following techniques for expressing genuine concern is the most difficult to use appropriately?
    A. Eye contact
    B. Touch
    C. Proper introductions
    D. Posture
    B. Touch
    (this multiple choice question has been scrambled)
  16. Which of the following techniques is not associated with the demonstration of active listening?
    A. Asking for clarification
    B. Good eye contact
    C. Use of touch
    D. Taking notes while the patient is talking
    D. Taking notes while patient is talking
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  17. What does the phrase "Universal Precautions" refer to?
    A. Protecting the patient from hospital germ and microbes
    B. Protecting care givers from contagious diseases the patient may have
    C. Global policies intended to prevent the transmission of disease across countries
    D. Use of potent antibiotics to prevent disease transmission
    B,. Protecting care givers from contagious diseases the patient may have
  18. Your patient has tuberculosis, but has skin test is read as normal. This probably was caused by his weakened immune system, which is the result of AIDS. What terms are used to describe the skin test results?
    A. True negative
    B. False positive
    C. True positive
    D. False negative
    D. False negative
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  19. If a diagnostic test is positive most of the time when a ptient is ill with the disease of concern, what can be said about the test?
    A. It has a high sensitivity
    B. It has a high specificity
    C. It is of little use
    D. It is highly accurate
    A. It has a high sensitivity
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  20. What term refers to the likelihood of a negative test result in a patient who does not have the disease?
    A. Reliability
    B. Sensitivity
    C. Specificity
    D. Accuract
    C. Specificity
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  21. Communication between two people can occur only if:
    A. The speaker speaks clearly
    B. The receiver understands the message
    C. Each person is willing to listen to the other
    D. All of the above
    D. All of the above
  22. Communication between individuals is affected by all of the following factors EXCEPT:
    A. Religious beliefs
    B. Time of day
    C. Level of education
    D. Cultural heritage
    B. Time of day
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  23. When one is conductin an interview with a patient, which of teh following points is MOST important in facilitating an effective interaction with the patient?
    A. Introducing yourself appropriately at the beginning of the interview
    B. Recognizing the nonverbal signals that the patient is sending
    C. Answereing all of the patient's questions completely without using jardon
    D. Your ability to project a sense of undivided interest in the patient
    D. Your ability to project a sense of undivided interest in the patient
    (this multiple choice question has been scrambled)
  24. Which of the following types of questions are prefered for all interactions with the patient?
    A. Indirect questions
    B. Direct questions
    C. Open-ended questions
    D. Neutral questions
    D. Neutral questions
    (this multiple choice question has been scrambled)
  25. If a patient is unable to provide an accurate history, the RT should:
    A. Proceed to treat the patient's symptoms based on information already obtained.
    B. Ask a family member or friend to supply the information
    C. Refuse to treat the patient because effective therapy cannot be initiated without a complete history
    D. Ask shorter and more direct questions to determine the cause of the problem
    B. Ask a family member or friend to supply the information
    (this multiple choice question has been scrambled)
  26. Which of the following should the RT keep in mind when obtaining a pulmonary history?
    A. Signs and symptoms of pulmonary disease will rarely be seen outside the cardiopulmonary system
    B. Assessment usually is limited to the respiratory system
    C. Patients with long-standing chronic disease can give a detailed account of how their lives have changed and of the signs and symptoms that the disease has caused
    D. Evaluation of the patient's entire health status is essential
    D. Evaluation of the patient's entire health status is essential
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  27. Obtaining background information during an interview is very important because it allows the interviewer to:
    A. Learn the impact of culture, relationships, and finances on his/her health
    B. Predict whether the patient is willing to cooperate in the treatment of his/her disease
    C. Develop a basic understanding of the patient's experience with his/her disease
    D. Achieve all of the above
    D. Achieve all of the above
  28. Screening information is:
    A. Given to the interviewer by the patient at the very beginning of the interview process
    B. Obtained at health fairs to determine whether the person should see a physician
    C. Obtained by the triage nurse in the emergency department to determine how life threatening the patient's symptoms are
    D. Designed to uncover problem areas that the patient forgot to mention or omitted
    D. Designed to uncover problem areas that the patient forgot to mention or omitted
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  29. The review of systems is very important because it provides to the interviewer:
    A. A combination of subjective and objective data in a narrative form
    B. Information grouped by major organs and physiological systems
    C. Information relevant to the patient's problem that may have been overlooked
    D. Additional subjective information about the patient's problem
    C. Information relevant to the patient's problem that may have been overlooked
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  30. A pertinent negative is defined as:
    A. Any negative response by the patient to an important question about possible symptoms
    B. Any negative response made by the patient during the interview
    C. A negative response to an important interview question about the patient's symptoms
    D. Refusal by the patient to answer questions about a certain topic
    A. Any negative response by the patient to an important question about possible symptoms
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  31. A pertinent positive is defined as:
    A. An affirmitative response by the patient when asked whether he/she needs a breathing treatment
    B. Any positive response made by the patient during the interview
    C. An affirmative response to an important interview question about the patient's symptoms
    D. A direct question asked during the interview that elicits a positive response
    C. An affirmative response to an important interview question about the patient's symptoms
    (this multiple choice question has been scrambled)
  32. The main purpose of the chief complaint is to:
    A. Present a diagnosis that is based on information obtained during the interview
    B. Give a brief explanation about why the patient sought health care
    C. List symptoms in order from most severe to least severe according to organ system involvement
    D. Direct the interviewer to the organ system in which the problem is located
    B. Give a brief explanation about why the patient sought health care
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  33. Which of the following cariopulmonary conditions would NOT be found in the chief complaint list?
    A. Chest pain
    B. Asthma
    C. Hemoptysis
    D. Wheezing
    B. Asthma-it is a diagnosis
    (this multiple choice question has been scrambled)
  34. When a patient is interviewd so the chief complaint can be determined, the BEST questions that can be asked to elicit this information are?
    A. Direct questions
    B. Neutral questions
    C. Open-ended questions
    D. A combination of the above
    D. A combination of the above
  35. Which of the following would NOT be found in the past medical history?
    A. Associated symptoms and aggravating factors
    B. Injuries and accidents
    C. Over-the-counter medications, vitamins and "home-remedies"
    D. Surgeries and hospitalizations
    A. Associated symptoms and aggravating factors
    (this multiple choice question has been scrambled)
  36. Which of the following formulas should be used to calculate the pack-year history of cigarette consumption?
    A. Packs per day + years smoked
    B. Packs per day x years smoked
    C. Packs per day / years smoked
    D. Packs per day - years smoked
    B. Packs per day x years smoked
    (this multiple choice question has been scrambled)
  37. One disadvantage of using the pack-year method for calucalting cigarette consumption is that:
    A. The method does not reveal how may packs per day were smoked over how many years
    B. The method is not used widely throughout the US
    C. The values are more meaningful to respiratory therapists and physicians than to other healthcare providers
    D. Advanced mathematical calculations are required to obtain figures
    A. The method does not reveal how many packs per day were smoked over how many years
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  38. Which of the following is NOT a purpose for obtaining the family history?
    A. To determine whether the patient is adopted
    B. To assess the current health status of the extended family
    C. To identify the presence in the family of diseases with a hereditary tendancy
    D. To learn about the health status of the patient's blood relatives
    A. To determine whether the patient is adopted
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  39. Which of the following diseases would NOT be recorded in the family history as a hereditary disorder?
    A. Cystic fibrosis
    B. Asthma
    C. Alpha 1-antitrypsin deficiency
    D. Pneumonia
    D. Pneumonia
    (this multiple choice question has been scrambled)
  40. Modern-day office workers may be exposed to which of the following occupational and environmental diseases?
    A. Pneumoconiosis
    B. Bagassosis
    C. Sick building syndrome
    D. Monday fever
    C. Sick building syndrome
    (this multiple choice question has been scrambled)
  41. Which of the following symptoms is oftern seen in patients with tight building syndrome?
    A. Headache
    B. Stuffy nose
    C. Cough
    D. All of the above
    D. All of the above
  42. What pulmonary disorder is associated with visiting or living in Ohio, Maryland, and the central Mississippi Valley?
    A. Coccidioidomycosis
    B. Blastomycosis
    C. Silicosis
    D. Histoplasmosis
    D. Histoplasmosis
    (this multiple choice question has been scrambled)
  43. Who writes the inital admission note?
    A. The head RT
    B. The physician
    C. The head nurse
    D. Any of the above
    B. The physician
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  44. Who writes the progress notes each day?
    A. The physician
    B. The physical therapist
    C. The nurse
    D. Any of the above
    D. Any of the above
  45. Which of the following sequences of events best describes the cough mechanism?
    A. Inspiration, forceful opening of glottis, contraction of diaphragm
    B. Inspiration, closure of glottis, forceful opening of glottis
    C. Opening of glottis, contraction of diaphragm, explosive release of trapped intrathoracic air
    D. Opening of glottis, relaxation of diaphragm, closure of glottis
    B. Inspiration, closure of glottis, forceful opening of glottis
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  46. Which of the following mechanisms does not explain why patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) have a poor cough?
    A. Airway obstruction
    B. Weak muscles of breathing
    C. Glottis function failure
    D. Increased elastic recoil
    D. Increased elastic recoil
    (this multiple choice question has been scrambled)
  47. Chronic productive cough is caused most commonly by which of the following clinical conditions?
    A. Upper airway infection
    B. Postnasal drip
    C. Bronchopulmonary disease
    D. Viral infection
    B. Postnasal drip
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  48. Which of the following is NOT a complication of forceful coughing?
    A. Pleural effusion
    B. Rib fracture
    C. Torn chest muscle
    D. Pneumothorax
    A. Pleural effusion
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  49. Which of the following condition is not associated with a characteristic "hacking" cough?
    A. Nervous habit
    B. Smoking
    C. Lung cancer
    D. Viral infection
    C. Lung cancer
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  50. Which of the following is the best definition of sputum?
    A. Secretions from the lungs and lower airways
    B. Secretions
    C. Secretions from the nose, mouth and tracheobronchial tree
    D. Thick tenacious secretions
    C. Secretions from the nose, mouth and tracheobranchial tree
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  51. What term is used to describe secretions strictly from the lungs and lower airways?
    A. Mucus
    B. Phlegm
    C. Emyema
    D. Sputum
    B. Phlegm
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  52. Excessive sputum production is associated with all of the following conditions EXCEPT:
    A. Airway infection
    B. Allergies
    C. Pleural infection
    D. Cigarette smoking
    C. Pleural infection
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  53. Which of the following terms best describes foul-smelling sputum?
    A. Purulent
    B. Fetid
    C. Mucopurulent
    D. Mucoid
    B. Fetid
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  54. A patient presents in the ER with blood-tinged sputum. The term associated with such sputum is:
    A. Hematemesis
    B. Gelatinous
    C. Mucopurulent
    D. Hemoptysis
    D. Hemoptysis
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  55. Which of the following conditions is believed to be the most common cause of hemoptysis?
    A. Bronchogenic carcinoma
    B. Tuberculosis
    C. Pneumonia
    D. Erosive bronchitis
    D. Erosive bronchitis
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  56. Which of the following definitions is consistent with massive hemoptysis?
    A. 600 mL in 48 hours
    B. 400 mL in 3 hours
    C. 600 mL in 72 hours
    D. 400 mL in 12 hours
    B. 400 mL in 3 hours
    (this multiple choice question has been scrambled)
  57. Hemoptysis in the patient with sudden onset of chest pain who is at risk for venostasis is suggestive of what condition?
    A. Myocardial infection
    B. Pneumonia
    C. Atelectasis
    D. Pulmonary embolism
    D. Pulmonary embolism
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  58. In the presense of a nausea and vomiting, a history of cirrhosis of the liver suggest which of the following organs as the source of hematemesis?
    A. Esophagus
    B. Kidneys
    C. Liver
    D. Duodenum
    A. Esophagus
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  59. Dyspnea is defined as:
    A. Breathlessness as perceived by the patient
    B. A visible increase in the work of breathing
    C. Difficulty breathing in the upright position
    D. An increase in respiratory rate and depth
    A. Breathlessness as perceived by the patient
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  60. Which of the following grading systems is useful in qualifiying the degree of dyspnea?
    A. Dubowitz score
    B. Murray lung injury score
    C. Asthma score
    D. Modified Borg scale
    D. Modified Borg scale
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  61. Dyspnea tends to occur when which of the following is present?
    A. Increase in ventilatory capacity
    B. Work of breathing that is adequate for a given level of exertion
    C. Increase in ventilatory drive to breathe
    D. Decrease in ventilatory drive to breathe
    C. Increase in ventilatory drive to breathe
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  62. Breathing at a rate and depth in excess of the body's metabolic needs is known as:
    A. Platypnea
    B. Hyperventilating
    C. Psychogenic dyspnea
    D. Hyperpnea
    B. Hyperventilating
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  63. All of the following conditions are associated with acute dyspnea in children EXCEPT:
    A. Bronchiolitis
    B. Asthma
    C. Croup
    D. Cystic fibrosis
    D. Cystic fibrosis
    (this multiple choice question has been scrambled)
  64. Which of the following diseases is one of the most common causes of dyspnea in adults?
    A. Cystic fibrosis
    B. Asthma
    C. Congestive heart failure
    D. Bronchiolitis
    C. Congestive heart failure
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  65. Paroxysmal nocturnal dyspnea is associated commonly with which of the following conditions?
    A. Congestive heart failure
    B. Asthma
    C. Obstructive sleep apnea
    D. COPD
    A. Congestive heart failure
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  66. An inablility to breathe while lying down is known as:
    A. Orthopnea
    B. Dyspnea
    C. Paroxysmal nocturnal dyspnea
    D. Platypnea
    A. Orthopnea
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  67. Chest pain is the cardinal symptom of which of the following diseases?
    A. Chest wall disease
    B. Heart disease
    C. Neuromuscular disease
    D. Pleural disease
    B. Heart disease
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  68. What is the difference between pleuritic and nonpleuritic chest pain?
    A. Pleuritic pain usually involves the pleura; nonplueritic pain involves the lungs
    B. Pleuritic pain is inspiratory; nonpleuritic pain is expiratory
    C. Pleuritic pain involves the lung itself; nonpleuritic pain involves the chest wall
    D. Pleuritic pain is sharp and stabbing; nonpleuritic pain is dull and crushing
    D. Pleuritic pain is sharp and stabbing; nmonpleuritic pain is dull and crushing
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  69. All of the following pulmonary conditions are associated with syncope EXCEPT:
    A. Hyperoxia
    B. Pulmonary embolism
    C. Valsalva maneuver
    D. Prolonged bought of coughing
    A. Hyperoxia
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  70. Cough syncope is associated most often with which of the following types of patients?
    A. Children with asthma
    B. Middle-aged men with underlying COPD
    C. Older obese men with diabetes
    D. Pregnant women
    B. Middle-aged men with underlying COPD
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  71. The presence of anasarca is associated commonly with which of the following conditions?
    A. Hepatomegaly
    B. Dyspnea
    C. Pleural effusion
    D. Edema
    D. Edema
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  72. Which of the following conditions is often associated with right heart failure?
    A. Loud A-2
    B. Organomegaly
    C. Shallow breathing
    D. Hepatomegaly
    D. Heptatomegaly
    (this multiple choice question has been scrambled)
  73. What is the most common manifestation of infection in a patient with pulmonary disease?
    A. Diaphoresis
    B. Fever
    C. Increased sputum production
    D. Cough
    B. Fever
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  74. The presence of early morning headache may be caused by which of the following conditions?
    A. Hypoxemia
    B. Hypoglcemia
    C. Hypercapnia
    D. Anoxia
    C. Hypercapnia
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  75. The peak incidence of snoring adult males occurs at ages ____ years
    A. 51 to 55
    B. 60 to 64
    C. 45 to 50
    D. 50 to 59
    D. 50 to 59
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  76. Gastroesophageal reflux disease is defined as reflux that occurs more than:
    A. Twice a week
    B. Twice a month
    C. Once a week
    D. Once a month
    A. Twice a week
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