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Foundations and Adult Health Nursing Study Set 1

Nursing

Quiz 12 :

Vital Signs

Quiz 12 :

Vital Signs

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What is the term for the exchange of carbon dioxide and oxygen that takes place at the alveolar level?
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The patient's pulse is below 60 beats/min.The nurse is aware that the patient is not receiving digoxin.What does the nurse suspect is causing the bradycardia?
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A nurse assesses a patient's dorsalis pedis pulse.The pulse is difficult to feel and not palpable when only slight pressure is applied.How should the nurse document this finding?
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How should the nurse position the ear pinna when using the tympanic thermometer on a child?
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How should the nurse position the earpieces on a stethoscope to ensure optimum reception?
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A patient is suspected of having a cardiac arrhythmia.The nurse is concerned with the findings of an apical rate of 88 and a radial rate of 80.What is the term for the difference between these two rates?
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A nurse assesses a patient's dorsalis pedis pulse.The pulse is not palpable when light pressure is applied.How should the nurse document this finding?
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A nurse assesses a neonate's temperature by using a temporal artery scanner.What intervention should the nurse implement if the neonate's temperature is 99.5°F (37.5°C)?
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When assessing vital signs on a 40-year-old male,the nurse identifies a pulse rate of 120 beats/min.What is this pulse interpreted as by the nurse?
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What part of the body maintains a balance between heat production and heat loss,regulating body temperature?
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The nurse is alarmed when a patient with a severe head injury of the occipital lobe has a respiratory rate of 10 breaths/min.Where might this finding indicate that there is an injury?
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The nurse assesses respirations of a patient demonstrating pursed-lip breathing,flared nostrils,and retractions.How will the nurse describe these respirations?
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What does the nurse use the diaphragm of the stethoscope to best assess?
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The nurse uses cooling techniques to keep the body temperature below 105°F (40.6°C).What can result from an elevated temperature?
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What is the pulse-the expansion and contraction of an artery- produced by?
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What type of body temperature remains relatively constant?
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What is the term for a fever that rises and falls but does not return to normal until the patient is well?
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What site should be selected if a peripheral pulse needs to be assessed quickly?
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The emergency department nurse quickly assesses the temperature of an unconscious patient who has been outside all night in below-freezing temperatures.What temperature is the nurse aware of that can lead to death?
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A nurse assesses a neonate's temperature by using a temporal artery scanner.What intervention should the nurse implement if the neonate's temperature is 96°F (35.5°C)?
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