Nursing questions

  • 1) List the 5 nursing purposes for performing a physical assessment.
  • 2) Proper preparation for examination should include: (name 5 things)
  • 3) List 7 variations in the nurse’s individual style that are appropriate when examining older adults.
  • 4) Identify the principles to follow to keep an examination well organized. (List 5)
  • 5) What is the difference between light and deep palpation?
  • 6) Define the following terms: inspection, auscultation,palpation and percussion.
  • 7) List at least 5 specific observation of the patient’s general appearance and behavior that should be reviewed.
  • 8) List 3 actions that should be taken to ensure accurate weight measurement of a hospitalized patient.
  • 9) Name 1 location that you would assess each of the following skin color variations: cyanosis, pallor, jaundice.
  • 10) Define the following terms: turgor, edema, PERRLA
  • 11) What is the best location to check for skin turgor for light and dark skinned patients?
  • 12)Define the following normal breath sounds and where would you find them on the anterior and posterior chest: vesicular, bronchovesicular, bronchial.
  • 13) Explain the following terms related to the heart assessment: point of maximal impulse, S1, S2.
  • 14) Where are the following areas located in the heart: aortic area, pulmonic area, erbs point, tricuspid area, mitral area?
  • 15) Define the following terms related to the abdomen: distention, peristalsis, borborygmi.
  • 16) What is the purpose of the Glascow coma scale?
  • 17) Briefly explain the 2 types of aphasia.

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