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Which of the following are essential parts of the initial assessment of a patient who is in the diagnostic imaging department for an invasive procedure? Circle all that apply.
A) Taking a blood pressure
Why is the initial assessment so important to perform?
To establish a baseline.
Systolic blood pressure can be deﬁned as:
B) The highest point reached during contraction of the left ventricle
What range of breaths/min is the normal adult respiratory rate?
b) 15 to 20
An adult patient is considered to be hypertensive or to have hypertension if the systolic blood pres-sure and diastolic blood pressure are consistently greater than:
D) 140 systolic and 90 diastolic
Oxygen can be toxic to patients if it is incorrectly used. State 2 reasons why this is so.
A patient may be considered to have tachycardia if the pulse rate is higher than:
D) 100 beats/min
Which of the following items must be in the diagnostic imaging department and in working order? More than one may apply.
C) Oxygen delivery system
What is the normal oral body temperature of an adult?
98.6 degrees F
Point where the blood pressure is most often measured
D) Brachial artery
Measures apical pulse
Measures body temperature
B) Clinical thermometer
Measures blood pressure
Point where the pulse is most often measured
E) Radial artery
True or False?
True or False?
List the hazards of oxygen administration.
To high of an oxygen concentration may cause reversible tracheobronchitis
True or false
Ms. Gwen Knics has entered the radiography room for an intravenous urograph. After the injection of contrast, she begins to experience tightness of the chest and difﬁculty breathing.Which is the best response?
D) Call for the radiography nurse.
A respiration of few then 10 breaths/min in an adult may result in what?
The blood pressure reading that occurs during the relaxation of the ventricles.
Bell-like; resonance pertaining to the tympanum
The blood pressure reading taken during the contraction of the ventricles while the blood is in the arteries.
Extraneous sounds heard during the taking of blood pressure; may be a tapping, knocking, or swishing sound.
B) Korotkoff sounds
Easily vaporized or evaporated; unstable or explosive in nature
When a patient is using more than the normal effort to breathe, he or she is said to have this disorder. Labored or difficult breathing resulting from insufficient airflow to the lungs.
A condition in which the blood does not supply enough oxygen to the body, causing a blueinsh tone. May be caused by respiration of less than 10 breaths/min.
A disease of the lungs in which respiratory and expiratory lung capacity is diminished. Excessive oxygen in the blood of a patient with this disorder may depress the respiration drive and the patient may stop breathing.
E) Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease
An abnormal condition in which the myocardium contracts at a rate greater than 100 beats/min. Abnormally fast heart rate
An abnormal circulatory condition in which the heart beats in a regular pattern but at a rate of less than 60 beats/min. Abnormally slow heart rate