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Chapter 27

Assisting With The Physical Examination

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Doctors and many ______________ ____________ perform physical examinations. Registered nurses
When preparing a person for a physical examination you can collect the ____________ and supplies needed for the exam. Equipment
When preparing a person for a physical examination you can measure vital signs, ___________, and height. Weight
When preparing a person for a physical examination you can ____________ and drape the person. Position
What instrument is used to examine the mouth, teeth, and throat? Laryngeal mirror
What instrument is used to examine the inside of the nose? Nasal speculum
What is a lighted instrument used to examine the internal eye structures? Ophthalmoscope
What is a lighted instrument used to examine the external ear and the eardrum (tympanic membrane)? Otoscope
A _____________ _____________ or reflex hammer is used to tap body parts to test reflexes. Percussion hammer
What is the instrument that is vibrated to test hearing? Tuning fork
What instrument is used to open the vagina to examine it and the cervix? Vaginal speculum
Before measuring height and weight you need information from the nurse about ________ to measure height and weight. When
Before measuring height and weight you need information from the nurse about what ______________ to use. Scale
Before measuring height and weight you need information from the nurse about if the ______________ is measured with the person in bed. Height
When measuring height and weight, the person wears only a ___________ or pajamas. Gown
When measuring height and weight, the person ____________ before being weighed. Voids
Before measuring weight to need to balance the scale at ___________. Zero
When measuring a person's height in bed, your co-worker should hold the end of the measuring tape so it extends to the person's ____________. Heel
The person must give informed ___________ for the exam. Consent
The doctor or the ______________ obtains the person consent for the exam. Nurse
During the exam the person is screened and the door is closed to protect _____________. Privacy
The person voids before the exam so the examiner can feel ______________ organs. Abdominal
To prepare a person for an exam you need to ask the nurse if a ____________ specimen is needed. Urine
You need to ask the nurse ____________ to prepare a person for an exam. When
To protect a person from chilling you should have an extra __________ ______________ available. Bath blanket
When preparing a person for exam, help them change into a ______________. Gown
After the exam help the person get ________________ if necessary. Dressed
Before helping a person assume and maintain a position you need to explain ____________ the position is needed. Why
Before helping a person assume and maintain a position you need to explain how to assume the _______________. Position
Before helping a person assume and maintain a position you need to explain how the body is ______________ for warmth and privacy. Draped
Before helping a person assume and maintain a position you need to explain how _____________ to expect to stay in the position. Long
What position is used to examine the abdomen, chest, and breasts? Dorsal recumbent
The dorsal recumbent position is also called the ______________ position. Supine
What position is used to examine the vagina and cervix? Lithotomy
When a woman lies on her back with her hips at the edge of the exam table, her knees flexed and her feet in stirrups she is in what position? Lithotomy
What position is used to examine the rectum? Knee-chest
When a person kneels and rests the body on the knees and chest and turns their head to one side they are in what position? Knee-chest
The Sims' position is sometimes used to examine the ____________ or vagina. Rectum
Rules for assisting with the physical exam include closing __________ and window coverings. Doors
Rules for assisting with the physical exam include pulling the __________ ____________ and draping the person for privacy. Privacy curtain
Rules for assisting with the physical exam include staying in the room when a ____________ is examined (if you are female). Female
Persons with dementia may resist the exam, you should tell the ____________ that the exam may have to be done at a later time. Nurse
After the exam you need to help the person _____________. Dress
After the exam you need to discard ________________ supplies. Disposable
After the exam you need to replace ____________ so the tray is ready for the next exam. Supplies
After the exam you need to ____________ re-usable items according to center policy and return them to the storage area. Clean
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