Putting It All Together

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Question 1
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Which is true regarding the relationship between the examiner and patient?

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A

It is the examiner's responsibility to help the patient understand that he or she is qualified to make decisions regarding health care.

B

The patient must trust the examiner completely.

C

The examiner-patient relationship is enhanced by ignoring cultural issues.

D

The patient is a full partner with the examiner.

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Question 2
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Which examiner behavior would help minimize your patient's dissatisfaction?

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A

Assume a busy and rushed attitude.

B

Convey your own feelings of discomfort.

C

Keep the patient waiting for more than 30 minutes.

D

Seek information about the patient's problem.

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Question 3
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An examiner might be able to help a patient who seems uncomfortable with close contact during an examination by:

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A

acknowledging the discomfort.

B

backing away from the patient.

C

joking about the patient's discomfort.

D

moving briskly to completion.

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Question 4
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When performing a history and physical assessment, the examiner should:

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A

change the sequence of observation with each interview.

B

develop a sequence of standard observations.

C

develop a preliminary diagnosis at the onset.

D

direct patient responses to fit the history sequence.

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Question 5
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The examiner should develop a demeanor that is exemplified by which one of the following behaviors?

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A

Exhibits visible distaste about the condition.

B

Gives immediate reassurances to the patient.

C

Gives patient unsolicited advice.

D

Validates the patient's justified concerns.

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Question 6
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At your first meeting with a patient, it is usually best to say:

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A
"Let's get to the point."
B
"I hope you will learn to trust me."
C
"Let me tell you what I can do for you."
D
"Tell me about yourself."
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Question 7
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Which patient characteristic is most likely to limit patient reliability during history taking?

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A
The patient's measured IQ is above average.
B
The patient is alert and oriented to time and place.
C
The patient is depressed.
D
The patient speaks the same language as examiner.
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Question 8
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The reliability of health-related findings and observations is the responsibility of the:

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A
patient.
B
professional and medical assistants.
C
attending clinician.
D
professional and the patient.
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Question 9
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Which is most likely to enhance examiner reliability?

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A
The examiner who seeks input from others.
B
The examiner is uncomfortable with his or her own skills.
C
The examiner believes that he or she must always be correct.
D
The examiner prejudges the patient and family.
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Question 10
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Which statement accurately reflects the sensitivity and specificity of laboratory tests?

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A
The gold standard test has 100% sensitivity and specificity.
B
Sensitivity and specificity are inversely correlated.
C
Sensitivity and specificity are directly correlated.
D
No test has 100% sensitivity and specificity.
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Question 11
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As you greet the patient, which examination technique is first implemented?

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A
Auscultation
B
Inspection
C
Measurement
D
Palpation
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Question 12
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Which data is not part of your general inspection?

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A
Dress and habitus
B
Sinus tenderness
C
Gait
D
Facial expression
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Question 13
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The sequence of the physical examination should be individualized to:

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A
minimize the number of times that the patient must change positions.
B
maximize the convenience of the examiner.
C
improve patient flow.
D
minimize the time that the patient is in the room.
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Question 14
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According to the usual examination procedure, you would first assist your patient to assume which position?

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A
Lithotomy
B
Prone
C
Sitting
D
Supine
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Question 15
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An ophthalmoscopic eye examination involves:

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A
lens inspection.
B
near vision evaluation.
C
sclera observation.
D
visual field assessment.
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Question 16
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Palpation of the epitrochlear nodes is part of the:

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A
examination of the upper extremities.
B
assessment of the chest and thorax.
C
palpation of the abdomen.
D
examination of the head and neck.
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Question 17
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Which are examined with the patient in a reclining 45-degree position?

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A
Bilateral hips and popliteal angles
B
Facial bones and cranial nerves V and VII
C
Jugular venous pulsation and pressure
D
Oropharynx and thyroid gland placement
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Question 18
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Which patient position facilitates inspection of the chest and shoulders?

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A
Sitting
B
Supine
C
Trendelenburg
D
Prone
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Question 19
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When assessing the abdomen, the examiner needs to expose the patient:

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A
from the waist down.
B
from the pubis to the epigastrium.
C
in entirety.
D
at no point during the examination.
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Question 20
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To inspect the abdominal muscles, ask the:

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A
supine patient to raise their head.
B
standing patient to bend forward.
C
prone patient to raise their lower legs.
D
standing patient to stand on tiptoes.
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