Of the physical examination techniques used in prehospital care, this is the least invasive:
"Crackles" would be found using which of the following assessment techniques?
"Tenderness" would be discovered using which of the following assessment techniques:
Which of the following techniques should be performed first during the physical examination?
Which part of the hands and fingers is best suited to evaluate tissue consistency?
pads of the fingers.
Which part of the hands and fingers is best suited to evaluate vibration?
palm of the hand
Noticing areas of warmth during palpation might reflect an injury before
significant edema and discoloration develop.
The booming sound produced by percussing an air fille region is
The only region where you perform auscultation as other than the last step of assessment is the
A heart rate above 100 beats per minute is known as
One likely cause of bradycardia is
The following is not an aspect of pulse evaluation:
Aspects of pulse evaluation include:
rhythm, quality, rate.
Normal exhalation is
a passive process.
The amount of air a patient moves into and out of his lungs in one breath is the:
For a patient with an airway obstruction, exhalation is likely to be
an active process involving accessory muscles.
The pressure of the blood within the blood vessels while the ventricles are relaxing is the:
diastolic blood pressure.
The diastolic blood pressure represents a measure of
systemic vascular resistance.
The following can influence a patient's blood pressure:
position (lying, sitting, standing)
Generally, hypertension in a healthy adult is any blood pressure higher than: