16. The physical assessment technique most frequently used to assess joint symmetry is:
Inspection 17. Throughout the history and physical examination, the clinician should: The clinician should evaluate the whole patient including physical, emotional and social needs. 18. Inquiry about nocturnal muscle spasms would be most significant when taking the musculoskeletal history of: Older adults 19. The foramen ovale should close: At birth when the lungs become functional. 20. Palpation of a normal prostate in an older adult is likely to feel: Rubbery 21. You are interviewing a 20-year-old patient with a new-onset psychotic disorder. The patient is apathetic and has disturbed thoughts and language patterns. The nurse recognizes this behavior pattern as consistent with a diagnosis of: Schizophrenia 22. While collecting personal and social history data from a woman complaining of breast discomfort, you should question her regarding: Alcohol, tobacco and caffeine. 23. The Mini-Mental State Examination: estimate cognitive changes quantitatively. 24. Postural hypotension is defined as a _____ when the patient stands, compared with sitting or supine readings. Blood pressure dropped more than 20 mm Hg in systolic and more than 10 mm Hg in diastolic. 25. You are initially evaluating the equilibrium of Ms. Q. You ask her to stand with her feet together and arms at her sides. She loses her balance. Ms. Q. has a positive: Romberg Sign
26. The reliability of health-related findings and observations is the responsibility of the: professional and patient. 27. When you attempt to move a 10-month-old child from his mother's lap to the examination table, he screams loudly. Your best action is to: Perform the examination while the child is in the mother’s lap. 28. You are inspecting the genitalia of an uncircumcised adult male. The foreskin is tight and cannot be easily retracted. You should: Inquire about previous penile infections. 29. For purposes of examination and communication of physical findings, the breast is divided into: Four quadrants plus a tail 30. While examining a 30-year-old woman, you note that one breast is slightly larger than the other. In response to this finding, you should: Note the finding in the patient’s chart. 31. When is the mental status portion of the neurologic system examination performed? Continually throughout the entire interaction with the patient. 32. You are conducting a clinical breast examination for your 30-year-old patient. Her breasts are symmetrical with bilateral, multiple tender masses that are freely moveable with well-defined borders. You recognize that these symptoms and assessment findings are consistent with: Fibrocystic changes. 33. At your first meeting with a patient, it is usually best to say: Take your time and ask open ended questions to ensure that the patient has the opportunity to report accurate.
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