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A rubber or plastic ring should be around the bell endpiece of a stethoscope toensure secure contact with the body surface.Which technique should be used to stabilize the stethoscope during auscultation?A patient in the emergency department has a concussion to the head. You suspect that the patient may also have a retinal hemorrhage. You are using the ophthalmoscope to examine the retina of this patient. Which aperture of the ophthalmoscope is most appropriate for this patient?The Tumbling "E" vision acuity chart would most likely be used for _____ patients.The pneumatic attachment for the otoscope is used to evaluatetympanic membrane movement.The patient tells you that his ears are "stopped up." An objective assessmentof this complaint is achieved by using a(n)To perform a deep tendon reflex measurement, you shouldbriskly tap the tendon with the rubber end of the hammer.A variant of the percussion hammer is a neurologic hammer, which is equipped with which of the following?
When monitoring serial measurements, such as head circumference or abdominal girth, which procedure is best to ensure that the tape measure is placed in the same position each time?When performing transillumination of a body cavity, the use of which of the following could be harmful to the patient?For a woman with a small vaginal opening, the examiner should use a _____ speculum.You are performing a vaginal examination on a patient with a history of spinabifida. As you insert the metal speculum, the patient suddenly feels nauseated and is sweating, and her skin turns blotchy. What is your most immediate reaction to this situation?Mr. Walder is a 56-year-old man who has been complaining of chest palpitations. Which position is useful for auscultating heart sounds?Which technique is used during both the history taking and the physical examination process?