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Chapter 5  Health Assessment

 

 

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Sample Questions

 

1.
How might the nurse best collect the data when performing an admission assessment on a 72-year-old female patient who speaks Spanish and broken English?
A)
Have a family member provide the data.
B)
Obtain the data from the old chart and physician’s assessment.
C)
Obtain the data from the patient.
D)
Collect the data from the patient and have the family provide any missing details.

2.
The nurse assessing an 18-year-old woman notes bruising to the patient’s upper arm that appears as fingerprints and yellow bruising to the lower eye. The patient makes minimal eye contact during the assessment. How might the nurse best inquire about the bruising?
A)
“Is anyone physically hurting you?”
B)
“Tell me about your relationships.”
C)
“Do you want to see a social worker?”
D)
“Is there something you want to tell me?”

3.
The nurse is taking a detailed assessment of a male patient who states, “The doctor has already asked me all these questions. Why are you repeating them?” What is the nurse’s best response?
A)
“Taking this history allows us to determine what your needs may be for nursing care.”
B)
“You are right; this may seem redundant.”
C)
“I want to make sure your doctor has covered everything.”
D)
“I am a member of your health care team.”

4.
During the health history, the patient informs the nurse that her mother has diabetes. What is the significance of this information?
A)
The patient may be at risk for developing diabetes.
B)
The patient may need teaching on preventing diabetes.
C)
The patient may need to attend a support group for diabetes.
D)
This may affect the patient’s diet during hospitalization.

5.
While performing a nursing assessment, the nurse asks the patient questions related to his spirituality. Assessing a patient’s spiritual environment is important because it can affect which of the following areas:
A)
Physical activity
C)
Quality of sexual relationships
B)
Ability to communicate
D)
Responses to illness

 

Answer Key

1.
D
2.
A
3.
A
4.
A
5.
D

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