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MOD D UNIT 3 lecture exam review

when taking a patient's pulse the condition of the arterial wall should be felt as soft
what is the proper name of the blood pressure's top number/reading? systolic
what is the proper name of the blood pressure's bottom number/reading? diastolic
what is the normal range for blood pressure in adults? 90/60-140/90
what is the normal range for pulse in older adults? 50 to 65
what is the normal range for respiration in adults? 14 to 20
what does a respiration consist of? inhalation and exhalation
an apical pulse must be taken for a full minute
which of the following pulse sites is found on the top of the foot slightly lateral to the midline? dorsalis pedis
which of the following factors increase the pulse rate? exercise
when taking an apical-radial pulse, the chest piece should be warmed for which reason? a cold stethoscope can cause the heart to beat faster
orthopnea is defined as difficulty of breathing when lying down
which term describes a shrill, harsh sound that is heard more clearly during inspiration? stridor
an electrocardiogram is a recording of the electrical activity as it moves through the heart with respect to time
Lead V1 of the precordial chest leads is placed at the fourth intercostal space just to the right of the sternum
located between the lungs behind the sternum, the heart is a hollow triangular organ enclosed within a double-walled sac called the pericardium
contraction of the atria is called atrial depolarization
one cause of artifacts that can occur when performing an EKG is when a muscle or a muscle contraction occurs. this is called somatic tremor
a normal sinus rhythm means that each heartbeat has 3 distinct waves a P wave, a T wave and a QRS complex
what test is performed to evaluate the heart's response during moderate exercise following a 12 lead electrocardiogram? stress test
what test records cardiac activity while the patient is ambulatory for at least a 24 hour period? holter monitor
what tests are performed to evaluate lung volume and capacity? pulmonary function test
what is the name of the device used to measure and record the volume exhaled and the time required to do so? diagnostic spirometer
vital capacity is the amount of air that can be exhaled following forced inspiration and includes maximum expiration
when placing chest sensors for an EKG, the landmarks you will need to palpate or view are the sternum, the fourth intercostal space, both clavicles, and the left axilla
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