Assessment of Respiratory Function Quiz

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Assessment of Respiratory Function Quiz

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1. The left lung, in contrast to the right lung, has:

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2. During a preadmission assessment, the nurse would expect to find decreased tactile fremitus and hyperresonant percussion sounds with a diagnosis of:

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3. The divisions of the lung lobe proceed in the following order, beginning at the mainstem bronchi:

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4. Nursing assessment for a patient with chest pain includes:

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5. The pulmonary circulation is considered a:

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6. A patient exhibits cyanosis when how much hemoglobin is unoxygenated?

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7. Choose the initial part of the respiratory tract that is not considered part of the gas-exchange airways.

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8. The exchange of oxygen and carbon dioxide from the alveoli into the blood occurs by:

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9. The nurse inspects the thorax of a patient with advanced emphysema. The nurse expects chest configuration change consistent with a deformity known as:

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10. Tidal volume, which may not significantly change with disease, has a normal value of approximately:

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11. Airflow into the lungs during inspiration depends on all of the following except:

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12. Hemoptysis, a symptom of cardiopulmonary disorders, is characterized by all of the following except:

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13. Nursing instructions for a patient who is scheduled for a perfusion lung scan should include informing the patient that:

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14. The lungs are enclosed in a serous membrane called the:

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15. A nurse caring for a patient with a pulmonary embolism understands that a high ventilation–perfusion ratio may exist. This means that:

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16. Choose the alveolar cells that secrete surfactant.

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17. Breath sounds that originate in the smaller bronchi and bronchioles and are high-pitched, sibilant, and musical are called:

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18. Gerontologic changes in the respiratory system include all of the following except:

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19. When taking a respiratory history, the nurse should assess:

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20. The arterial blood gas measurement that best reflects the adequacy of alveolar ventilation is the:

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21. Chest pain described as knifelike on inspiration would most likely be diagnostic of:

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22. The symbol used to identify the partial pressure of oxygen is:

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23. Crackles, noncontiguous breath sounds, would be assessed for a patient with:

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24. A patient with sinus congestion points to the area on the inside of the eye as a point of pain. The nurse knows that the patient is referring to which sinus?

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25. The purpose of the cilia is to:

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26. The nurse should advise the patient who is scheduled for bronchoscopy that he or she will:

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27. Uneven perfusion of the lung is primarily due to:

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28. Gas exchange between the lungs and blood and between the blood and tissues is called:

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29. The maximum volume of air that can be inhaled after a normal inhalation is known as:

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30. A nurse understands that a safe but low level of oxygen saturation provides for adequate tissue saturation but allows no reserve for situations that threaten ventilation. A safe but low oxygen saturation level is:

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31. A physician wants a study of diaphragmatic motion because of suspected pathology. The physician would most likely order a:

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32. Bacterial pneumonia can be indicated by the presence of all of the following except:

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33. Nursing directions to a patient from whom a sputum specimen is to be obtained should include all of the following except directing the patient to:

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