Chapter 9: Pulmonary Function Testing
1. Which of the following is not a general purpose of performing pulmonary function tests
The functional status of the lungs
The diffusion characteristics of the alveolar-capillary me
Chapter 19: Sleep and Breathing Assessment
1. According to the National Heart Lung and Blood Institute (NHLBI), approximately how many
Americans suffer from some type of sleep disorder?
Chapter 8: Interpretation of Blood Gases
1. Before an arterial blood gas (ABG) value is obtained, the patients clotting parameters should
be evaluated because:
they may affect the patients PaO2.
if reduced, they may hinder fillin
Chapter 20: Home Care Patient Assessment
1. For which of the following conditions (which is the third most common cause of death in the
United States) are both mortality rates and prevalence rates increasing?
Chapter 6: Neurologic Assessment
1. Which of the following is not an important factor in determining the needed frequency of the
Acuity of the condition
How rapidly changes are occurring
Chapter 11: Interpretation of Electrocardiogram Tracings
1. Why is it important for a respiratory therapist (RT) to be able to identify cardiac
It is likely that the RT will observe the onset of the initial event
Chapter 13: Older Patient Assessment
1. Ageism in the healthcare setting can lead to:
a. practitioners spending more time with older patients.
b. practitioners listening to older patients less carefully.
c. practitioners treating
Chapter 15: Vascular Pressure Monitoring
1. Arterial cannulation is indicated for all of the following except:
a. determining cardiac output.
b. severe hypotension.
c. unstable respiratory failure.
d. avoiding arterial injury fro
Chapter 12: Neonatal and Pediatric Assessment
1. What range of gestational weeks is considered term?
a. 32 to 36
b. 34 to 40
c. 37 to 42
d. 38 to 44
Term infants are born at between 37 and 42 weeks of gestational age.
Chapter 17: Bronchoscopy
1. What is the maximum depth that the standard adult bronchoscope can visualize in some
Chapter 16: Cardiac Output Measurement
1. What is the most important factor in assessment of the ability of the cardiovascular system to
meet the bodys metabolic demands?
Respiratory quotient (RQ)
Chapter 10: Chest Imaging
1. Electrons coming off the cathode in an x-ray machine are focused to hit a small area of the
anode called the:
Electrons coming off the cat
Chapter 7: Clinical Laboratory Studies
1. Which of the following terms is used for red blood cells?
Red blood cells are also known as erythrocytes.
REF: pg. 128
Chapter 14: Respiratory Monitoring in Critical Care
1. All the following activities are included in respiratory monitoring except:
a. alarm setting.
b. pulmonary consults.
c. physical examinations.
d. measurements and calculation
Chapter 18: Nutrition Assessment
1. What gas is required for optimum production of adenosine triphosphate (ATP)?
b. Carbon dioxide
c. Nitrous oxide
The use of food for energy at the cellular level requir
Chapter 21: Documentation
1. The patients medical record is a/an:
a. financial document.
b. legal document.
c. educational tool.
d. all of the above.
The reasons for creating a record of the patients interactions with any
Chapter 2: The Medical History and the Interview
1. Communication between two people can occur only if:
a. The speaker speaks clearly.
b. The receiver understands the message.
c. Each person is willing to listen to the other.
Chapter 5: Fundamentals of Physical Examination
1. All of the following are components of the physical examination except:
The four components of the physical
Chapter 3: Cardiopulmonary Symptoms
1. Which of the following sequences of events best describes the cough mechanism?
a. Inspiration, closure of glottis, forceful opening of glottis
b. Opening of glottis, relaxation of diaphragm,
Chapter 4: Vital Signs
1. Which of the following is not classified as a classic vital sign?
c. Blood pressure
d. Respiratory rate
The four classic vital sign measurements are temperature, pulse, respi
Chapter 1: Preparing for the Patient Encounter
1. Which of the following activities is not part of the role of respiratory therapists (RTs) in
Assist the physician with diagnostic reasoning skills.
Help the ph