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Dental Hygiene Theory and Practice Study Set 1

Nursing

Quiz 11 :

Vital Signs

Quiz 11 :

Vital Signs

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img Adapted from Malamed SF: Medical emergencies in the dental office, ed 6, St Louis, 2007, Mosby. *See Chapter 10 for an explanation of ASA Physical Status Classification. †When the blood pressure is slightly above the cutoff for category IV and when anxiety is present, the use of inhalation sedation may diminish the blood pressure (via the elimination of stress) below the 200/115 level. The patient should be advised that if the nitrous oxide and oxygen succeeds in decreasing the blood -The client's blood pressure readings taken 10 minutes apart are 120/89.When the client came in last week the blood pressure was 120/80.According to the blood pressure guidelines in the chart,which best describe the recommendations for dental treatment?
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The pulse rate is determined by palpating the brachial pulse.The blood pressure is obtained by auscultation of the radial pulse.
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B

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The dental hygienist takes the client's temperature and obtains a reading of 102 F.Which of the following choices would be the most appropriate step for the dental hygienist?
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C

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All of the following vital signs are usually recorded as baseline data for the client's first office visit except which one?
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Which term best describes a very rapid pulse rate?
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A _____ best describes the most accurate reading for the systolic blood pressure.
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Which of the following instruments are used in taking a client's blood pressure?
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The dental hygienist is assessing which of the following when determining the presence of preventricular contractions?
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All of the following can be indicators of heart disease or high blood pressure except which one?
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Which of the following best describes the normal respiration rate for adults?
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An adult client who has a blood pressure reading of 120/80 mm Hg is considered to be prehypertensive.Lifestyle changes and oral medication are recommended for a client who is prehypertensive to aid in lowering the blood pressure.
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img Adapted from Malamed SF: Medical emergencies in the dental office, ed 6, St Louis, 2007, Mosby. *See Chapter 10 for an explanation of ASA Physical Status Classification. †When the blood pressure is slightly above the cutoff for category IV and when anxiety is present, the use of inhalation sedation may diminish the blood pressure (via the elimination of stress) below the 200/115 level. The patient should be advised that if the nitrous oxide and oxygen succeeds in decreasing the blood -The client's blood pressure readings taken 10 minutes apart are 150/116.When the client came in last week the blood pressure was 120/80.According to the blood pressure guidelines in the chart,which best describes the recommendations for dental treatment?
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When blood pressure is taken which reading best describes the minimum pressure occurring in the blood vessels?
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img Adapted from Malamed SF: Medical emergencies in the dental office, ed 6, St Louis, 2007, Mosby. *See Chapter 10 for an explanation of ASA Physical Status Classification. †When the blood pressure is slightly above the cutoff for category IV and when anxiety is present, the use of inhalation sedation may diminish the blood pressure (via the elimination of stress) below the 200/115 level. The patient should be advised that if the nitrous oxide and oxygen succeeds in decreasing the blood -The client's blood pressure readings taken 10 minutes apart are 145/89.When the client came in last week the blood pressure was 120/80.According to the blood pressure guidelines in the chart,which best describe the recommendations for dental treatment?
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The blood pressure cuff should be placed slightly above (approximately 1 inch)the bend in the elbow (the antecubital fossa).The dental hygienist first determines the blood pressure by inflating the cuff to 250 mm Hg and then uses the stethoscope to determine the systolic and diastolic readings.
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