ASSESSMENT OF THE CARDIOPULMONARY PATIENT

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CHAPTER 3 ASSESSMENT OF THE CARDIOPULMONARY PATIENT

PRETEST QUESTIONS

Answer the pretest questions before studying the chapter. This will help you determine your strong and weak areas in the material covered.

1. A patient coughs up yellow sputum after an IPPB treatment. Which one of the following statements is TRUE in regard to this sputum production?

2. The term used to describe a condition in which a patient has difficulty breathing while in a supine position is which of the following?

3. A patient enters the emergency department, and on initial examination the respiratory therapist observes paradoxical chest movement. Which of the following should the practitioner suspect?

4. Perfusion in the extremities may best be determined by which of the following methods?

5. While palpating the chest, the respiratory therapist determines that there are decreased vibrations over the right lower lobe. This may be the result of which of the following?

6. A chest x-ray film obtained after ET intubation shows the tip of the ET tube is resting at the fourth rib. Which of the following actions should be taken?

7. A patient is suspected of having intrathoracic metastatic nodal disease. Which of the following imaging studies should the respiratory therapist recommend to determine, with the highest accuracy, whether disease is present?

8. Which of the following imaging studies may be useful in determining whether a pulmonary embolism is present?

See answers and rationales at the back of the text.

REVIEW

I. PATIENT HISTORY

CRT Exam Content Matrix: IA1, IB5a-f

RRT Exam Content Matrix: IA1

II. ASSESSMENT OF SYMPTOMS

CRT Exam Content Matrix: IA2, IB1c, IB5a-f, IIIE5a

RRT Exam Content Matrix: IA2, IB1c, IB5a-e

III. OTHER PHYSICAL ASSESSMENTS

CRT Exam Content Matrix: IA2, IA6, IA8a-b, IB1a, IB2a-b, IB3, IB4a-c, IB7a-e, IB8, IC1, IIIA1b3, IIIE1, IIIE11

RRT Exam Content Matrix: IA2, IA6, IA8a-b, IB1a, IB2a-b, IB4a-c, IB7a-e, IB8, IC2, IIIA1b3, IIIE1

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