Question 17 1 out of 1 points The physical assessment technique most frequently used to assess joint symmetry is: Selected Answer: inspectio n. Question 18 1 out of 1 points
You are performing a two-point discrimination test as part of a well physical examination. The area with the ability to discern two points in the shortest distance is the: Selected Answer: fingertip s. Question 19 1 out of 1 points Temporalis and masseter muscles are evaluated by: Selected Answer: having the patient clench his or her teeth. Question 20 1 out of 1 points When palpating breast tissue, the examiner should use the _____ at each site. Selected Answer: finger pads, gliding Question 21 1 out of 1 points Inspection of the scrotum should reveal: Selected Answer: left scrotal sac lower than the right. Question 22 1 out of 1 points Your patient's chief complaint is repeated pencil-like stools. Further examination should include: Selected Answer: digital rectal examination (DRE). Question 23 1 out of 1 points Which cranial nerves are usually evaluated during the examination of the eyes? Selected Answer: III and VI Question 24 1 out of 1 points
Throughout the history and physical examination, the clinician should: Selected Answer: evaluate the whole patient. Question 25 1 out of 1 points Assessing orientation to person, place, and time helps determine: Selected Answer: state of consciousness. Question 26 1 out of 1 points Breath odors may clue the examiner to certain underlying metabolic conditions. The odor of ammonia on the breath may signify: Selected Answer: uremi a. Question 27 1 out of 1 points Recent unilateral inversion of a previously everted nipple suggests: Selected Answer: cance r. Question 28 1 out of 1 points The best way to ease the apprehension of a 3-year-old child before a physical examination is to: Selected Answer: let the child hold the stethoscope while you listen. Question 29 1 out of 1 points One of the most important aspects to consider in the orthopedic screening examination is: Selected Answer: symmetr y. Question 30 1 out of 1 points
When assessing a 17-year-old for nuchal rigidity, you gently raise his head off the examination table. He involuntarily flexes his hips and knees. To confirm your suspicions associated with this positive test, you would also perform a test for the _____ sign. Selected Answer: Kerni g Question 31 1 out of 1 points 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: Selected Answer: perform the examination while the child is in the mother's lap. Question 32 0 out of 1 points You are inspecting the genitalia of an uncircumcised adult male. The foreskin is tight and cannot be easily retracted. You should: Selected Answer: transilluminate the glans.
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