MA Chapter 38: Assisting with a general physical examination Flashcards
The medical provider performs general physical examination to?
CONFIRM THE PATIENTS OVERALL STATE OF HEALTH AND PROVIDE BASELINE VALUES FOR VITAL SIGNS AND MENSURATION
When a patient has symptoms has symptoms that may indicate more than one condition, what must the practitioner do first?
MAKE A DIFFERENTIAL DIAGNOSIS
A forecast of the probable course and outcome of the disorder and the prospects for recovery is the?
Which of the following is included in the emotional preparation of adult patients for a physical examination?
TELL THEM THEIR COOPERATION CAN CONTRIBUTE TO THE SUCCESS OF THE EXAMINATION
The appropriate time to collect a urine specimen from a patient is?
BEFORE THE PHYSICAL EXAMINATION
In which of the following examination positions doe the patient sit at the edge of the examination table without back support?
The best position for the practitioner to evaluate the patients ability to fully expand the lungs is the ? position?
In which following examination positions does a patient lie flat on the back?
Which of the following positions is used as an alternative to the lithotomy position when patients have severe arthritis or joint deformity?
Which of the following positions is used during examination of the female genitalia?
In Fowler's position, the patient lies?
ON THE BACK WITH THE HEAD OF THE EXAMINATION TABLE ELEVATED
In which position doe the patient lie flat on the exam table, face-down with the head turned to one side and the arms placed at the sides or bent at the elbows?
A patient lies on the left side with the under arm behind the back and the upper thigh flexed in the ? position?
In which examination position does the patients lie on his back with his knees drawn up and his feet flat on the table?
In which position would you assist a woman to put her feet in the stirrups and to slide forward to position her buttocks near the edge of the table?
The best position for the practitioner to evaluate a patients ability to fully expand the lungs is the ? position?
In which position will the practitioner examine the back, feet and musculoskeletal system of a patient?
Which position is used for anal or rectal examination?
Which of the following is the visual examination of the patient's entire body and overall appearance?
Which of the following examination methods involves touching the patient to assess textures, temperatures, and shape?
Which of the following examination methods involves tapping or striking the body to hear sounds or feel vibrations?
Which of the following exam methods is the process of listening to body sounds?
Which exam method is used by the medical provider to determine whether the lungs contain air or fluid?
In which exam method will the medical provider use a stethoscope in order to perform assessment of the heart, lung and bowel sounds?
Which exam method refers to the process of measuring?
Which exam method is used to obtain a patients height and weight?
Which exam method refers to the systematic moving of a patients body parts?
Which exam method do practitioners use to determine the range of motion of a joint?
Which of the following is considered a good indicator of overall health?
Enlarged lymph nodes may be a sign of?
INFECTION OR A BLOOD CANCER
Which equipment should the medical assistant provide to the practitioner to examine a patients lungs and chest?
A waxy secretion from the ear is?
The medical assistant will provide the practitioner with which piece of equipment to examine a patients ears?
Which technique is most likely to help a patient who is hyperventilating?
HAVE THE PATIENT BREATHE INTO A PAPER BAG
The digital exam is part of the physical exam of which part of the body?
Which of the following should be part of performing a hemoccult test?
AFTER THE FIRST SPECIMEN, INSTRUCT THE PATIENT ON HOW TO COLLECT TWO ADDITIONAL SAMPLES
A practitioner uses a reflex hammer to tap tendons during assessment of which the body system?
Which of the following is part of providing a patient with any type of instructions?
PROVIDE WRITTE INSTRUCTIONS TO TAKE HOME
An elderly Chinese woman has been brought to the office by her son. Shana is new at this practice and has never interacted with an elderly Asian woman before. However, she has heard that Asian women defer to male relatives, so instead of addressing the woman, she directs her question and instruction to the womans son. What error has Shana made?
SHANA STEREOTYPED THE WOMAN, WHO MAY TO PREFER TO SPEAK FOR HERSELF
Barry is a 20 year old, 245 pound college football player who was injured during a game last week. He suffered two broken ribs, a fracture to the left tibia, and a dislocated right knee and is currently confined to a wheelchair. He is in the office today for a follow-up appointment. He cannot disrobe or move to the exam table without help. Rose, the medical assistant weighs 125 lbs. She is strong and is trained in lifting weights. Which of the following is her best course of action?