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The 4 areas to consider during the general survey are:
Physical appearance, body structure, mobility and behaviour.
During the general survey part of teh exam, gait is assessed. When walking, the base is usually:
as wide as the shoulder width.
During the 8th and 9th decades of life, physical changes occur. Height and weight
both decrease.
During an initial home visit, the patient's temperature is noted to be 97.4* F. This temperature:
Can't be evaluated because we don't know the patient's age.
Select the best description of an accurate assessment of a patient's pulse.
begin counting with zero: count for 30 seconds.
After assessing the patient's pulse, the practitioner determines it to be "normal". This would be recorded as
2+
Select the best description of an accurate assessment of a patient's respirations.
Cound for 30 seconds following pulse assessment.
Pulse pressure is:
the difference between the systolic and diastolic pressure.
the examiner is going to assess for coarchtation of the aorta. In an individual with coarctation the thigh pressure would be:
lower than the arm.
Mean arterial pressure is:
diastolic pressure plus one third pulse pressure.