NURS 6512N Final Exam – Question with Answers


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NURS 6512N Final Exam Week 11 – Advanced Health Assessment

(95 out of 100 points)

  1. To hear diastolic heart sounds, you should ask patients to:
  2. The finger-to-nose test allows assessment of:
  3. While collecting personal and social history data from a woman complaining of breast discomfort, you should question her regarding:
  4. While interviewing a 70-year-old female clinic patient, she tells you that she takes ginkgo biloba and St. John’s wort. You make a short note to check for results of the:
  5. When palpating joints, crepitus may occur when:
  6. Cranial nerve XII may be assessed in an infant by:
  7. Which of the following statements is true regarding the examination of peripheral arteries?
  8. Postural hypotension is defined as a _____ when the patient stands, compared with sitting or supine readings.
  9. During chest assessment, you note the patient’s voice quality while auscultating the lung fields. The voice sound is intensified, there is a nasal quality to the voice, and the e’s sound like a s. This sound is indicative of:
  10. A positive straight leg raise test usually indicates:
  11. When assessing superficial pain, touch, vibration, and position perceptions, you are testing:
  12. You are conducting an examination of Mr. Curtis’s heart and blood vessels and auscultate a grade III murmur. The intensity of this murmur is:
  13. 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:
  14. When is the mental status portion of the neurologic system examination performed?
  15. Ulnar deviation and boutonniere deformities are characteristic of:
  16. Your 15-year-old patient is athletic and thin. Radiography of an ankle injury reveals a stress fracture. You should question this patient about her:
  17. Temporalis and masseter muscles are evaluated by:
  18. Which cranial nerves are usually evaluated during the examination of the eyes?
  19. Kawasaki disease is suspected when assessments of a child reveal:
  20. Breath sounds normally heard over the trachea are called:
  21. Palpation of epitrochlear nodes is part of the:
  22. An apical PMI palpated beyond the left fifth intercostal space may indicate:
  23. The goals of preparticipation sports evaluation include:
  24. You are examining a patient in the emergency department who has recently sustained head trauma. In order to initially assess this patient’s neurologic status, you would:
  25. Examination of the patient in the lithotomy, or knee-chest, position includes:
  26. A grade IV mitral regurgitation murmur would:
  27. If pitting edema is unilateral, you would suspect occlusion of a:
  28. A cervical polyp usually appears as a:
  29. The Mini-Mental State Examination:
  30. 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:
  31. 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.
  32. The rectal past medical history of all patients should include inquiry about:
  33. To spread the breast tissue evenly over the chest wall, you should ask the woman to lie supine with:
  34. At your first meeting with a patient, it is usually best to say: nurs 6512n final exam
  35. 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:
  36. The presence of cervical motion tenderness may indicate:
  37. For purposes of examination and communication of physical findings, the breast is divided into:
  38. The best way to ease the apprehension of a 3-year-old child before a physical examination is to:
  39. Facial muscle or tongue weakness may result in:
  40. The examiner percusses for diaphragmatic excursion along the:
  41. A 23-year-old white woman has come to the clinic because she has missed two menstrual periods. She states that her breasts have enlarged and that her nipples have turned a darker color. Your further response to this finding is to:
  42. Inquiry about nocturnal muscle spasms ……most significant when taking the musculoskeletal history of:
  43. To assess spinal levels L2, L3, and L4, which deep tendon reflex should be tested?
  44. Part of the screening orthopedic component of the examination includes evaluating the person while he or she is:
  45. A patient in the deepest coma would be score a _____ on the Glasgow Coma Scale.
  46. The Mini-Mental State Examination should be ……..for the patient who:
  47. The Denver II is a tool used to determine:
  48. Which medical condition would exclude a person from sports participation?
  49. Which one of the following is a proper technique for use of a speculum during a vaginal examination? nurs 6512n final exam
  50. A patient you are seeing in the emergency department for chest pain is …….of having a myocardial infarction. During the health history interview of his family history, he relates that his father had …..of “heart trouble.” The most important follow-up question you should pose is which of the following?
  51. Breath odors may clue the examiner to certain underlying metabolic conditions. The odor of ammonia on the breath may signify:
  52. If your patient has nipple discharge, you will most likely need a:
  53. Assessing orientation to person, place, and time helps determine:
  54. A 12-year-old boy relates that his left scrotum has a soft swollen mass. The scrotum is not painful upon palpation. The left inguinal canal is without masses. The mass does transilluminate with a penlight. This collection of symptoms is consistent with:
  55. One of the most important aspects to consider in the orthopedic screening examination is:
  56. Functional assessment is most important during the examination of a(n):
  57. 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:
  58. Which portion of the physical examination is best done with the patient standing? nurs 6512n final exam
  59. An idiopathic spasm of arterioles in the digits is termed:
  60. Nerves that arise from the brain rather than the spinal cord are called:
  61. The foramen ovale should close:
  62. Inspection of the scrotum should reveal:
  63. An examiner has rotated a brush several times into the cervical os. The brush was withdrawn and stroked lightly on a glass slide. The slide was sprayed with a fixative. Which type of specimen requires this technique for collection?
  64. If a patient cannot shrug the shoulders against resistance, which cranial nerve (CN) requires further evaluation?
  65. A pulsation that is diminished to the point of being barely palpable would be graded as:
  66. To assess a cremasteric reflex, the examiner strokes the:
  67. Throughout the history and physical examination, the clinician should:
  68. The family history for a patient with joint pain should include information about siblings with:
  69. Nancy Walker is a 16-year-old girl who presents to the clinic with complaints of severe, acute chest pain. Her mother reports that Nancy, apart from occasional colds, Nancy is not prone to respiratory problems. What potential risk factor is most important to assess with regards to Nancy’s current problem?
  70. The musculoskeletal examination should begin when:
  71. The reliability of health-related findings and observations is the responsibility of the:
  72. The difference in blood pressure readings between the right and the left arms is consider normal up to _____ mm Hg.
  73. Which condition is consider progressive rather than reversible?
  74. You are conducting a preparticipation physical examination for a 10-year-old girl with Down syndrome who will be playing basketball. She has slight torticollis and mild ankle clonus. What additional diagnostic testing would be required for her?
  75. As Mr. B. enters the room, you observe that his gait is wide based and he staggers from side to side while swaying his trunk. You would document Mr. B.’s pattern as: nurs 6512n final exam
  76. An ophthalmoscopic eye examination involves:
  77. You are inspecting the genitalia of an uncircumcised adult male. The foreskin is tight and cannot be easily retract. You should:
  78. A parent is advise to restrict contact or collision sports participation for their child. An example of a sport in which this child could participate is:
  79. Which one of the follow techniques is use to detect a torn meniscus?
  80. A red, hot swollen joint in a 40-year-old man should lead you to suspect:
  81. Anterior cruciate ligament integrity is assess via the _____ test.
  82. Loss of immediate and recent memory with retention of remote memory suggests:
  83. Your older clinic patient is … as a follow-up for a 2-day history of pneumonia. The patient continues to have a productive cough, shortness of breath, and lethargy and has been spending most of the day lying in bed. You should begin the chest examination by:
  84. Palpation of a normal prostate in an older adult is likely to feel:
  85. The checkout station for preparticipation physical evaluation (PPE) is critical because at this point:
  86. Bimanual examination of the uterus includes:
  87. A finding that is indicative of osteoarthritis is:
  88. In the adult, the apical impulse should be most visible when the patient is in what position?
  89. The adnexa of the uterus are compose of the:
  90. A common finding in markedly obese and pregnant women is:
  91. The spread of the impulse through the ventricles (ventricular depolarization) is depict on the ECG as the:
  92. The strength of the trapezius muscle is evaluate by having the patient:
  93. You are assess Mr. Z.’s fluid volume status as a result of heart failure. If your finger depress a patient’s edematous ankle to a depth of 6 mm, you should record this pitting as:
  94. When the Goodenough-Harris Drawing Test is administer to a child, the evaluator principally observes the:
  95. 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: nurs 6512n final exam
  96. 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-define borders. You recognize that these symptoms and assessment findings are consistent with:
  97. Your patient’s chief complaint is repeated pencil-like stools. Further examination should include:
  98. During a routine prenatal visit, Ms. T. was note as having dependent edema, varicosities of the legs, and hemorrhoids. She expressed concern about these symptoms. You explain to Ms. T. that her enlarged uterus is compressing her pelvic veins and her inferior vena cava. You would further explain that these findings:
  99. You are examining Mr. S., a 79-year-old diabetic man complaining of claudication. Which of the following physical findings is consistent with the diagnosis of arterial occlusion?
  100. In the most effective percussion technique of the posterior lung fields, the patient cooperates by