Medical Quiz

Vital Signs Quiz


The breathing rate of the patient
A. Pulse
B. Respirations
C. Temperature
D. Pulse

A slow heart rate of less than a 60 bpm

A. tachycardia

B. bradcardia

C. tachypnea

D. bradypnea

When taking a respiration rate do all of the following EXCEPT

A. watch the chest

B. tell the patient to count

C. count for one minute

D. record respiration rate

The LEAST accurate route for measuring temperature is:
A. Aural
B. Axillary
C. Oral
D. Rectal

What are the four main vital signs?

A. Temperature, pulse, size of pupils, and respirations

B. Temperature, pain, pulse, and blood pressure

C. Temperature, pulse, respirations, and blood pressure

D. Consciousness, temperature, pulse, and respirations

Fast heart beat, over 100 bpm

A. tachycardia

B. bradycardia

C. tachypnea

D. bradypnea

A pulse site at the neck

A. carotid

B. temporal

C. popliteal

D. femoral

You assess a pulse of 24 for 15 seconds, what is the pulse rate for one minute?
A. 48/minute
B. 96/minute
C. 108/minute
D. 120/minute

When should the nurse aide report a pulse ox to the nurse?

A. 86%

B. 60%

C. 90%

D. 95%

What vital sign is being taken?
A.     Body temperature
B.     Pulse rate
C.     Respiration Rate
D.     Blood pressure

A nursing assistant notes a patient’s blood pressure to be 148/96. Which is the BEST action the assistant can take?
A. Tell the patient the blood pressure reading
B. Report the reading to the patient’s nurse
C. Wait 15 minutes and repeat the procedure
D. Immediately repeat the procedure in the other arm

A fast heart beat, over 100 bpm

A. tachycardia

B. bradycardia

C. tachypnea

D. bradypnea

When taking a pulse, why should the thumb NOT be used?
A. The width of the thumb impedes an accurate feel for the pulse
B. The thumb has a pulse and can be confused with the patient’s pulse
C. The sensation of the thumb is not as good as it is in the middle two fingers
D. There is more dexterity in the fingers than there is in the thumb

What is the respiratory rate of a patient who is observed to have 16 inspirations and 16 expirations?
A. 8
B. 16
C. 32
D. 64

A normal Oral temperature is

A. 98.6

B. 99.4

C. 100.2

D. 97

____________ can be counted most accurately if a patient is not aware of the procedure
A. Weight
B. Height
C. Vision
D. Respirations

Which tool is used to measure blood pressure?
A. Arm cuff and stethoscope
B. Thermometer
C. Scale

Which of the following is the normal range for pulse?

a. 60-100

b. 80-100

c. 12-20

d. 60-80

Is the blood pressure in the picture normal?
A.     Yes
B.     No

The area of the body where you take a radial pulse is

A. the neck

B. the wrist

C. the groin

D. the inside of the elbow

The terms, weak and thready, are MOST usually associated with which vital sign measurement?
A. Blood pressure
B. Pulse
C. Respirations
D. Temperature

A febrile patient will exhibit a/an:
A. Elevated pulse
B. Elevated temperature
C. Normal pulse
D. Normal temperature

Mrs. Palmer has a blood pressure of 110/56. The 56 is the ______ pressure
A. diastolic
B. systolic
C. low
D. static

Which number is the brachial pulse?
A.     2
B.     6
C.     4
D.     5

Respiration means _________________?

A. one expiration

B. one inspiration

C. one inspiration and expiration

D. hold breath


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