exam 2 chp 31,32

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  1. How long should the pulse be counted for the most accurate results?
    1 Minute
  2. what pulse is palpated on top of the foot?
    Dorsalis Pedis
  3. cheyne-Stokes describes
    A type of respiration
  4. A patient with a high apical pulse than a radial pulse rate demonstrates a symptoms known as
    Pulse deficit
  5. the cardinal signs include:
    TPR and B/P
  6. If a patient is diagnosed with secondary hypertension, this means
    the hypertension is associated with another disease
  7. An increase in respiration may be caused by
  8. If the pulse is taken at the wrist the vessel used is the
    Radial Artery
  9. If a patient is anxious, the medical assistant would expect the pulse to be
  10. What should be done when determining a pulse rate correctly?
    Count for a period of 1 minute
  11. A patient is demonstrating normal breathing only in a sitting position. this term as
  12. what site provides the quickest means of measuring body temperature?
    Tym-panic membrane
  13. A normal REspiration  rate for adults is
  14. What would be considered a normal pulse for an aerage-sized 37 year old patient in good health?
  15. the normal respiration rate for infants if approximately
  16. a major organ in the respiratory stystem is the _____.
  17. whan taking the pulse, where should you position the artery to be measured in relation to the level of the heart?
    Below or at the same level.
  18. What term means normal breathing?
  19. what represents hypotension?
    B/P of 90/58
  20. what will cause an increase in pulse?
  21. In taking an oral temperature, the standard oral thermometer should be left in place for how many minutes?
    3  Minutes
  22. what artery is used to determine the pulse at the neck?
  23. What pulse is palpated behind the ankle?
    Posterior Tibial
  24. abnormally slow pulse is
  25. A fever that remains elevated, hovering slightly above 101 degrees F for a period of two days is described as
  26. a patient has a temperature reading of 102.0 degrees F.  the equivalent temperature reading on the Celsius(centigrade) scale is
    38.9 Degree c
  27. analyze the following to interpret healthcare results:
    10/3/2010, 9:50am, the 45year old patient presents to the office on todays's date complaining in his right ear. vital signs were the following p=76,b/p=124/80,,R=14, T=101.5 degree f.------------Jane Doe, MA What objective finding is elevated as indicted in the patient's chart?
  28. what describes the action of a specific poison, medication , or excess body chemical on the pulse rates?
    Any of the Above
  29. what decribes the axillary temperature range of a healthy adult?
    96.6-98.6 degrees F
  30. What pulse is palpated on either side of the eyes?
  31. before weighing a patient on a beam balance scale, it is important to have the weights of the scale set at
  32. Normally, the pulse rate is the same as the
    Number of heart beats in 1 minute
  33. what factor would most likely cause a decrease in blood pressure?
  34. How should you direct your patient to obtain the most accurate respiration rate?
    do not give instuction nor tell her that you are counting respirations.
  35. when a blood pressure cuff is deflated, the last tapping sound is the
    Diatolic Pressure
  36. If the pulse is taken at the wrist, the artery used is the
    Radial Artery
  37. Pulse is taken by the following technique?
  38. What pulse is palpated behind the knee?
  39. A patient has a height of 74 inches.this is
    6 feet 2 inches
  40. what pulse is palpated above the elbow?
  41. what is the normal respiration rae for an adult
  42. a patient has a height of 67 inches. this is
    5 feet 7 inches.
  43. to record the blood pressure result in the patient's chart:
    Indicate which arm R or L and indicate the patients's position (sitting, standing , lying).
  44. How do rectal and axillary temperatures compare with oral temperatures?
    rectal higher; axillary is lower
  45. the normal rectal temperature reading, which is higher than the normal oral or axillary temperature, is
    99.6 degrees f.
  46. Normally the pulse rate is the same as the
    number of heart beats in 1 minutes
  47. Difficut or labored breathing that may require the patient to be placed in a orthopneic or fowler's position for comfprt is
  48. what color is used to label and oral thermometer bulb?
  49. Pulse deficit is
    Number produced by subtracting radial pulse from heart rate.
  50. Anthro-po-metric measurements that are taken routinely on maternity patients, infants and children, dieting patients and others would include which of the following :
    body dimensions, including height, weight, and size.
  51. Electronic thermometers:
    Lower the risk of cross infection.
  52. The prefixes centi-, milli-, micro-, nano-, and pico- are all used in what syetem of measurements.
  53. What pulse is auscultated with a stethoscope?
    Apical Pulse
  54. An increase  in one's pulse rate is at least
  55. At birth, the normal pulse rate is at least
  56. if a patient is a marathon runner, you expect the resting pulse to be
  57. patient education regarding vital signs includes:
    Confirming the ability of the patient to monitor vital signs at home as needed; providing assistance is working home-based equipment confirming understanding of the need to comply with physician recommendations.
  58. What site for taking the body temperature gives the most accurate result?
    Tympanic Membrane of Aural temperature.
  59. the selection of one of the three available blood pressure cuff sizes depends on the
    Diameter of the Limb
  60. when charting the pulse, note
    Rate; strength ;site
  61. What term mean difficulty in breathing when lying down?
  62. the preferred method to take a pulse rate is to count for
    1 full minute
  63. Low blood pressure is defined as :
  64. bradycardia is a term meaning:
    Is an abnormally slow heart rate
  65. a major organ in the circulatory system is the
  66. Vital sign
    indicate the patient's health and state of being
  67. to chart the respiration, note:
    Rate, depth, rhythm, and any irregularities
  68. the pulse rate is the same as
    the number of heart beats in one minutes
  69. Vital signs include:
    Temperature, blood pressure and TPR
  70. a patient suffering from pneumonia may experience diffculty in breathing, the condition is called:
  71. what type of fever returns to the patient's normal average range as part of its pattern?
  72. the loudest kortokoff sound is the
    PHASE 3
  73. adult axillary temperatures
    are measured by the thermometer being inserted in the axilla region for approximately 5 min.
  74. the aprical pulse is taken
    At the heart
  75. the typical pulse range for normal adults is
  76. what factor affects body temperature?
    Age, environment , diurnal variation activity.
  77. If a patient is experiencing chills and shivering, what effet would you expect this to have on this body temperature?
  78. What describes the average rectal temperature value(s) in the average healthy adult?
    99.6 degrees f
  79. Systolic pressure of 160 or above is referred to as
  80. what term means normal breathing
  81. all of the following are characteristics of the pulse EXCEPT?
  82. to record the patient's temperature in the chart,
    indicates after thenmber whther if
  83. A decrease in respiration may be caused by
  84. An axillary temperature has a reading of 99.2 f. .
    this would translate rectally as 101.2 f.
  85. the normal Axillary (armpit) reading, which is lower than either the oral or rectal temperature is
    97.6 degrees f.
  86. The guidelines for patient education;
    Providing knowledge and skills that promote recovery and health, Encouraging patient ownership of the education process promoting  safe use of medications and treatments.
  87. How can you help patients feel comfortable about having their weight measured in the office ?
    Place the scale in a private area of the office.
  88. Kortokoff sound matching

    Phase 2
    Swishing/ Murmur sound
  89. Phase 2
    Swishing/murmur sound
  90. Phase 3 
    Crisp/loudest sounds
  91. Phase 4
    Dull muffled sounds
  92. Phase 5
    Sound vanishes
  93. Rhythm
    is the breathing pattern.
  94. Rate:
    is the number of breaths
  95. Depth:
    amount of air inhaled or exhaled
  96. Axillary Temperature
    97.6 degrees F
  97. Rectal Temperature:
    99.6 degrees F.
  98. Oral, Tympanic Temperature:
    98.6 degrees f.
  99. analyze the following to interpret healthcare results: 10/6/2010, 2:30pm. 5 year old patient presents on today 's date complaining of a cough that will not go away vital signs were the following, T=101.8 f. P=96, b/p=110/70. R=16.Jane Doe, MA is the pulse rate in the patient's chart normal(answer yes or no ) and what is the normal pulse  rate ofr children from 1 to 7 years of age is
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exam 2 chp 31,32
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exam 2 chp 31,32
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