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Question 1
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When does the health assessment begin?

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A

When the nurse first meets the patient

B

When the patient tells the nurse his name and age

C

When the nurse asks the patient the first health-related question

D

When the patient consents to have a health assessment performed

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Question 2
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Which assessments are routine examination techniques of the upper extremities?

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A

Palpating the epitrochlear lymph nodes for size and tenderness

B

Palpating the arms for skin characteristics, symmetry, tenderness, and deformities

C

Testing the range of motion and muscle strength comparing one arm with the other

D

Testing triceps, biceps, and brachioradialis deep tendon reflexes bilaterally

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Question 3
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Which data does a nurse collect during the general survey when meeting a patient for the first time? (Select all that apply.)

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A

Gait

B

Muscle strength

C

Heart sounds

D

Hearing and speech abilities

E

Mood or affect

F

Position of the trachea

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Question 4
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Which techniques does a nurse use routinely to collect data when assessing a patient's posterior thorax? (Select all that apply.)

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A

Inspection of the thorax for symmetry of shoulders

B

Percussion of the costovertebral angle bilaterally

C

Inspection of respiratory movement for symmetry, depth, and rhythm of respiration

D

Percussion of the posterior and lateral thorax for resonance

E

Palpation of vertebrae for alignment and tenderness

F

Inspection of thorax for muscular development and scapular alignment

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Question 5
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Which techniques does a nurse use routinely to collect data when assessing a patient's anterior thorax? (Select all that apply.)

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A

Palpation of the thorax for fremitus

B

Inspection of the skin for color, intactness, lesions, and scars

C

Auscultation of breath sounds bilaterally

D

Auscultation of heart sounds for rate, rhythm, frequency, and S1 and S2

E

Palpation of the anterior chest wall for thoracic expansion

F

Inspection of respiratory movement for symmetry and ease of respiration

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Question 6
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Which techniques does a nurse use routinely to collect data when assessing the abdomen of a patient? (Select all that apply.)

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A
Testing for presence of abdominal reflexes
B
Inspecting skin for contour, scars, lesions, vascularity, and bulges
C
Percussing in all quadrants for tone
D
Lightly palpating for tenderness, guarding, and masses
E
Auscultating for bowel sounds, bruits, and venous hums
F
Deeply palpating for tenderness, guarding, and masses
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Question 7
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Which techniques does a nurse routinely use to collect data when assessing the lower extremities of a patient? (Select all that apply.)

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A
Inspecting of legs, ankles, and feet for skin characteristics and hair distribution
B
Assessing for knee stability with the drawer test, McMurray test, or Apley test
C
Palpating lower legs and feet for temperature, pulses, and tenderness
D
Assessing for nerve root compression with straight leg raises
E
Palpating hips for stability and tenderness
F
Testing for patellar and Achilles deep tendon reflexes bilaterally
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