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Chapter 27: The Complete Health Assessment: Adult

Chapter 27: The Complete Health Assessment: Adult

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Chapter 27: The Complete Health Assessment: Adult
Jarvis: Physical Examination & Health Assessment, 7th Edition
MULTIPLE CHOICE
1.   An 85-year-old man has come in for a physical examination, and the nurse notices that he uses a cane. When documenting general appearance, the nurse should document this information under the section that covers:
a.

Posture.

b.

Mobility.

c.

Mood and affect.

d.

Physical deformity.

2.   The nurse is performing a vision examination. Which of these charts is most widely used for vision examinations?
a.

Snellen

b.

Shetllen

c.

Smoollen

d.

Schwellon

3.   After the health history has been obtained and before beginning the physical examination, the nurse should first ask the patient to:
a.

Empty the bladder.

b.

Completely disrobe.

c.

Lie on the examination table.

d.

Walk around the room.

4.   During a complete health assessment, how would the nurse test the patient’s hearing?
a.

Observing how the patient participates in normal conversation

b.

Using the whispered voice test

c.

Using the Weber and Rinne tests

d.

Testing with an audiometer

  5.   A patient states, “Whenever I open my mouth real wide, I feel this popping sensation in front of my ears.” To further examine this, the nurse would:
a.

Place the stethoscope over the temporomandibular joint, and listen for bruits.

b.

Place the hands over his ears, and ask him to open his mouth “really wide.”

c.

Place one hand on his forehead and the other on his jaw, and ask him to try to open his mouth.

d.

Place a finger on his temporomandibular joint, and ask him to open and close his mouth.


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