A nurse recognizes that a common complication of vascular surgery may manifest as which assessment finding?
a)Cramping pain in both thighs b)Pain in the calf muscles c)Tenderness on plantar flexion d)Pallor of the leg on elevation
Pain in the calf muscles
Which of the following is true regarding self breast examination?
a)A high proportion of breast masses are detected by self breast examination. b)It is recommended unanimously by organizations making screening recommendations. c)The undue fear caused by finding a mass justifies omitting instruction in self breast examination. d)It has been shown to reduce mortality from breast cancer.
A high proportion of breast masses are detected by self breast examination.
The nurse is assessing an 82-year-old elderly man who lives alone and was brought to the clinic by his grandson. His hair is messy, he has very bad body odor, and his clothes are very dirty. What do these signs most likely indicate to the nurse?
a)The patient has decreased functional ability b)The patient is lazy and appearance no longer matters to him c)The patient is being neglected d)This patient needs to live in a nursing home
The patient has decreased functional ability
The nurse would auscultate for voice sounds during which part of the comprehensive examination?
a)Abdomen b)Neck c)Posterior chest d)Head and face
During palpation of the male genitalia, which of the following is an expected finding?
a)Beading of the vas deferens b)Palpable spermatic cord c)Painless testicular nodules d)Tortuous veins in the scrotum
Palpable spermatic cord
When examining a client's thyroid gland, the nurse ensures that which equipment is readily available?
a)Cup of water b)Penlight c)Centimeter-scale ruler d)Tongue depressor