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Health Assessment Exam 2
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What is normal body temperature?
98.6 F (37 C)
What are the normal ranges of body temperature in Fahrenheit?
What are the normal ranges of body temperature in Celsius?
What is the normal pulse rate?
How do you take orthostatic BP?
by lying, sitting, or standing
What is the normal range for respiration rate?
What is bradycardia?
slow heart rate (less than 60 bpm)
What is tachycardia?
fast heart rate, (above 100 bpm)
What are the 4 grading scales for pulse?
What is the pulse pressure?
the difference between the systolic and diastolic pressures and reflects the stroke volume
What is the MAP (mean arterial pressure)?
diastolic +1/3 pulse pressure
if the blood cuff is too loose or too narrow...
it'll have a falsely high reading
If you push the stethoscope too hard on the brachial artery..
you will get a falsely low diastolic
What happens in coarctation of the aorta?
arm pressure is high thigh pressure is lower
What is an accurate assessment of a patient's respirations?
count for 30 seconds after pulse assessment
The nurse is conducting a health fair for older adults. Which statement is true regarding vital sign measurements in aging adults?
an increased respiratory rate and a shallower inspiratory phase are possible findings
What is the most common site of nosebleeds?
Kiesselbach plexus or anterior septum
Lateral walls of nasal cavities has 3 turbinates
middle, superior, and inferior
Which sinuses can assess through examination (palpation)?
frontal and maxillary
What is the frenulum?
midline fold of tissue that connects the tongue to the floor of the mouth
Where is the largest salivary gland?
within the cheeks in the front of the ear
What is the most frequent cause of dry mouth?
tissue atrophy which causes loss of taste buds which leads to decrease in salivation
What to do for a deviated septum?
request a consultation for an ENT specialist
What is the medical name for the nosebleed?
What is xerostomia?
During an initial home visit, the patient's temperature is noted to be 97.4 F. How would you interpret this?
It cannot be evaluated without knowledge of the person's age
A 70-year old woman reports dry mouth. The most frequent cause of this is:
related to medications she may be taking
Oral malignancies are most likely to develop
in the mucosal "gutter" under the tongue
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