The Patient Interview

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Question 1
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The respiratory therapist is conducting a patient interview. The main purpose of this interview is to:

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A

review data with the patient.

B

gather subjective data from the patient.

C

gather objective data from the patient.

D

fill out the history form or checklist.

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Question 2
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For there to be a successful interview, the respiratory therapist must:

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A

provide leading questions to guide the patient.

B

be an active listener.

C

reassure the patient.

D

use medical terminology to show knowledge of the subject matter.

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Question 3
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Which of the following would NOT be found on a history form?

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A

Age

B

Chief complaint

C

Present health

D

Family history

E

Health insurance provider

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Question 4
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The physical setting for the interview should provide for all of the following EXCEPT:

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A

minimize or prevent interruptions.

B

ensure privacy during discussions.

C

interviewer is the same sex as the patient to prevent bias.

D

be comfortable for the patient and interviewer.

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Question 5
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The respiratory therapist is conducting a patient interview. The therapist chooses to use open-ended questions. Open-ended questions allow the therapist to do all of the following EXCEPT:

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A

gather information when a patient introduces a new topic.

B

introduce a new subject area.

C

begin the interview process.

D

gather specific information.

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Question 6
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During the interview the patient states, "Every time I climb the stairs I have to stop to catch my breath." Hearing this, the respiratory therapist replies, "So, it sounds like you get short of breath climbing stairs." This interviewing technique is called:

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A
clarification.
B
modeling.
C
empathy.
D
reflection.
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Question 7
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The respiratory therapist may choose to use the patient interview technique of silence in which of the following situations?

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To prompt the patient to ask a question
B
After a direct question
C
After an open-ended question
D
To allow the patient to review his or her history
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Question 8
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To have the most productive interviewing session, the respiratory therapist must avoid all of the following types of verbal messages EXCEPT:

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A
confrontation.
B
giving advice.
C
using avoidance language.
D
distancing.
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Question 9
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The respiratory therapist should be aware of a patient's culture and religious beliefs for which of the following reasons?

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To be able to engage in a meaningful conversation
B
To change any misguided notions the patient has that may impact his or her health
C
To explain to the patient how these beliefs will lead to discrimination and stereotyping
D
To better understand how the patient's beliefs may impact how the patient thinks and behaves
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Question 10
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Which of the following are the most important components of a successful interview?

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A
Communication and understanding
B
Authority and the use of medical terminology
C
Providing assurance and giving advice
D
Asking leading questions and anticipating patient responses to questions
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Question 11
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The respiratory therapist is conducting a patient interview and recording responses in the patient's electronic health record. The respiratory therapist should take which of the following into account regarding the use of the computer to record responses?

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A
The therapist's attention may be shifted from the patient to the computer.
B
The patient will feel more important than if the information is recorded on paper.
C
The therapist will be less likely to make spelling errors if using a spell-check program.
D
The environment will be more professional and the patient will be more likely to open up if the interview is conducted with paper.
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