Assessing respirations homework questions
he nurse is taking an apical pulse. What equipment
will he take into the patient’s room?
b. Electronic thermometer
d. Doppler apparatus
7. Two nurses are taking an apical-radial pulse and note
a difference in pulse rate of 8 beats per minute. The
nurse would document this difference as which of the
a. Pulse deficit
b. Pulse amplitude
c. Ventricular rhythm
d. Heart arrhythmia
8. Before assessing respirations, the nurse reviews normal
rates for adults. Which rate would the nurse identify as
a. 1 to 6 breaths/min
b. 12 to 20 breaths/min
c. 60 to 80 breaths/min
d. 100 to 120 breaths/min
9. A patient is having dyspnea. What would the nurse do
a. Remove pillows from under the head
b. Elevate the head of the bed
c. Elevate the foot of the bed
d. Take the blood pressure
10. A student nurse is learning to assess blood pressure.
What does the blood pressure measure?
a. Flow of blood through the circulation
b. Force of blood against arterial walls
c. Force of blood against venous walls
d. Flow of blood through the heart
11. A nurse knows that the blood pressure is often higher
in older adults based on the understanding that which
of the following occurs with aging?
a. Loss of muscle mass
b. Changes in exercise level
c. Decreased peripheral resistance
d. Decreased elasticity in arterial walls
12. A patient has a blood pressure reading of 130/90 mm Hg
when visiting a clinic. What would the nurse
recommend to the patient?
a. Follow-up measurements of blood pressure
b. Immediate treatment by a physician
c. Nothing, because the nurse considers this reading is
due to anxiety
d. A change in dietary intake
13. A nurse is documenting a blood pressure of
120/80 mm Hg. The nurse interprets the 120 to
represent which of the following?
a. Pulse rate
b. Diastolic pressure
c. Systolic pressure
d. Pulse deficit
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