Patient Care (Chapter Ten)

Which of the following is the most common site to obtain a pulse in the adult?

Radial artery

Which of the following refers to a rapid heart rate?

Tachycardia

Which of the following is a common nosocomial infection?

Urinary tract infection

A urinary catheter should always be located:

Below the patient's bladder

What is the term for difficulty breathing?

Dyspnea

Which of the following would NOT typically result in increased respiration?

Hypothermia

Which of the following is NOT true of respiration?

Bradycardia is a decrease in the number of respirations.

Which term describes the body's ability to maintain internal equilibrium?

Homeostasis

Typical oxygen therapy ranges between:

1 and 15 LPM

The normal range for adult respiration is:

12 to 20 breaths per minute

The normal blood pressure for an adult is:

120/80 mm Hg

Which of the following wouldn't typically lead to a decreased respiratory rate?

Fever

Which of the following would be least likely to affect blood pressure?

Drowsiness

Which of the following is NOT a cause of bradycardia?

Exercise

What is the typical pulse rate for an adult?

Between 60 and 100 bpm

Which of the following is NOT a means of monitoring pulse?

Sphygmomanometer

Which of the following is the pulse site in the neck?

Carotid pulse

What is the term for an abnormal rhythm of the pulse?

Arrhythmia

What is the normal average oral body temperature?

98.6 degrees F

What is the pulse obtained on the medial side of the ankle?

Posterior tibial pulse