Chapter 10 Vital Signs Study Guide

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Which is a component of a patient's vital signs?

a.Rate of respirations.

In counting breathing, each cycle of inspiration and expiration is counted as______breath(s)?

b.1.

The minimum time needed to count breath accurately is ______ seconds?

d.60.

The minimum time needed to count breaths accurately in a patient who is breathing very slowly is_____seconds?

d.60.

The minimum time needed to count breaths accurately in a patient who is breathing irregulary is____seconds?

d.60.

When should an EMT inform the patient that she is counting his breaths?

d.The EMT should aviod making the patient aware of this.

Which may indicate poor quality of breathing?

a.Noises.

Which represents the normal range of respiratory rates for an adult?

a.12-20.

The quality of a pulse refers to the pulse.?

b.Strength.

Pulse can be measured in what arteries or veins?

a.Deep Arteries.

Which artery is commonly used to asses the pulse in an adult?

a.Radial.

Which artery is commonly used to asses the pulse in an adult?

d.Carotid.

Which artery is commonly used to asses the pulse in an infant?

c.Brachial.

Which represents the normal range of pulse rates for an adult?

a.60-100.

The minimum time needed to count a pulse accurately is____seconds?

b.30.

The minimum time needed to count the pulse accurately in a patient whose heart is beating very slowly is____seconds?

d.60.

The minimum time needed to count the pulse accurately in a patient whose heart is beating irregularly is _____seconds?

d.60.

A term used to describe a very weak pulse is?

d.Thready.

A term used to describe a srtonger than expected pulse is?

b.Bounding.

What is a pulse that jumps around without a pattern called?

b.Irregular.

What vital sign finding would you expect in a patient with palpitations or skipped beats?

c.Irregular pulse.

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