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Vital Signs Quiz


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12 to 20 represents …

A. the respiratory range for an adult

B. the pulse rate for an adult

C. the temperature ranges for a baby

D. the blood pressure range for an adult


What is the pulse?

A. Taking oxygen into the body through the lungs.

B. The average body temperature in human beings.

C. Number of heartbeats per minute.


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

A. 86%

B. 60%

C. 90%

D. 95%


Which thermometer requires it be “shaken down”?
A. Digital
B. Electronic
C. Glass
D. Tympanic


Which of the of the following measurements would you immediately report to the nurse?

A. Blood Pressure: 112/36

B. Pulse: 98

C. Respirations: 18

D. Pulse Ox: 100%


The number on the bottom of a BP reading measures…
A. Pressure during a heart contraction
B. Pressure between heart beats
C. Pressure of the blood vessels on the blood
D. Thickness of blood


a dusky, bluish discoloration of the skin, lips, and/or nail beds

A. rales

B. apnea

C. cyanosis

D. wheezing


What is the normal range for systolic blood pressure?

a. 100-140

b. 90-110

c. 100-120

d. 60-80


How is blood pressure recorded?

A. A fraction

B. A decimal

C. A large number

D. A small number


Fast heart beat, over 100 bpm

A. tachycardia

B. bradycardia

C. tachypnea

D. bradypnea


A normal Oral temperature is

A. 98.6

B. 99.4

C. 100.2

D. 97


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


You were assigned to take vital signs on an 80-year-old male nursing home resident who appears to be having a stroke. Vital signs were B/P 152/94,

P 92, R 32, SpO2 89%. Which vital sign reflects a measurement within normal limits?

A. blood pressure

B. pulse

C. pulse oximetry

D. respirations


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


The terms, deep or shallow, are MOST usually associated with which vital sign measurement?
A. Blood pressure
B. Pulse
C. Respirations
D. Temperature


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


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


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


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


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


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


What is “blood pressure”

A. how stressed your heart is

B. how hard your muscles are pushing on the heart

C. the force of the blood pumping through your veins


You were assigned to take vital signs on an 80-year-old male nursing home resident who was recently admitted after having a stroke. Vital signs were B/P 130/90, T 99 .40 F, P 92, R 32. Which vital sign reflects a measurement within normal limits?
A. Blood pressure
B. Pulse
C. Respirations
D. Temperature


You count respirations for how long?
A. 1 minute
B. 5 minutes




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