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NR 304 / NR304 MIDTERM EXAM CHAPTER 8 JARVIS 7TH EDITION. QUESTIONS WITH WELL EXPLAINED ANSWERS

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NR 304 MIDTERM EXAM. Chapter 08: Assessment Techniques and Safety in the Clinical Setting Jarvis: Physical Examination & Health Assessment, 7th Edition . During an examination of a patient’s abdo... men, the nurse notes that the abdomen is rounded and firm to the touch. During percussion, the nurse notes a drumlike quality of the sounds across the quadrants. This type of sound indicates: a. Constipation. b. Air-filled areas. c. Presence of a tumor. d. Presence of dense organs. 41. The nurse is preparing to examine a 6-year-old child. Which action is most appropriate? a. The thorax, abdomen, and genitalia are examined before the head. b. Talking about the equipment being used is avoided because doing so may increase the child’s anxiety. c. The nurse should keep in mind that a child at this age will have a sense of modesty. d. The child is asked to undress from the waist up. 42. During auscultation of a patient’s heart sounds, the nurse hears an unfamiliar sound. The nurse should: a. Document the findings in the patient’s record. b. Wait 10 minutes, and auscultate the sound again. c. Ask the patient how he or she is feeling. d. Ask another nurse to double check the finding. 43. The nurse is preparing to palpate the thorax and abdomen of a patient. Which of these statements describes the correct technique for this procedure? Select all that apply. a. Warm the hands first before touching the patient. b. For deep palpation, use one long continuous palpation when assessing the liver. c. Start with light palpation to detect surface characteristics. d. Use the fingertips to examine skin texture, swelling, pulsation, and presence of lumps. e. Identify any tender areas, and palpate them last. f. Use the palms of the hands to assess temperature of the skin. [Show More]

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