Ch6 comp 38 Flashcards


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1

The medical assistant will provide the practitioner with which piece of equipment to examine a patient’s ears?

Otoscope

2

Which of the following is the visual examination of the patient's entire body and overall appearance?

Inspection

3

In which examination method will the medical provider use a stethoscope in order to perform assessment of the heart, lung, and bowel sounds?

auscultation

4

A waxy secretion from the ear is __________.

Cerumen

5

Which examination method is used to obtain a patient’s height and weight?

Mesuration

6

*______________ or tapping or striking the body, is used to determine the location, size, or density of a body structure or organ under the skin.

*percussion

7

The medical provider performs general physical examinations to __________.

confirm the patient's overall state of health and provide baseline values for vital signs and mensuration

8

Which of the following examination methods involves touching the patient to assess texture, temperature, and shape?

palpitation

9

*The process of listening to body sounds is called ______________

auscultation

10

Which examination method do practitioners use to determine the range of motion of a joint?

manipulation

11

*Determining the correct diagnosis when two or more diagnoses are possible is called making a(n) ______________ diagnosis.

*differential

12

*The practitioner describes observations of the abdomen based on a system of landmarks that map out the abdominal region, which is typically divided into four equal sections, or ______________

*quadrants

13

*Patient ______________ can be scheduled to review diagnostic testing or laboratory results and to discuss possible treatment methods for any abnormal test results.

*follow-up

14

Objective information that can be detected by a person other than the affected person is which of the following?

Sign

15

In which position does the patient lie flat on the examination table, face-down, with the head turned to one side and the arms placed at the sides or bent at the elbows?

Prone

16

Which of the following is the visual examination of the patient's entire body and overall appearance?

Inspection

17

Which examination method do practitioners use to determine the range of motion of a joint?

Manipulation

18

When a patient has symptoms that may indicate more than one condition, what must the practitioner do first?

make a differential diagnosis