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1 A possible palpated blood pressure reading is 122/88.

True
False

2 You are called for a 31 year old male who has a stomach ache. He is HIV positive and very thin. Using a normal blood pressure cuff, his blood pressure is 72/38, auscultated. Is your patient experiencing shock?

Yes
No
Unable to determine

3 The systolic blood pressure is indicative of

Pressure caused by atrial contraction
Pressure caused by atrial relaxation
Pressure during ventricular contraction
Pressure during ventricular relaxation

4 The diastolic blood pressure is indicative of

Pressure caused by atrial contraction
Pressure caused by atrial relaxation
Pressure during ventricular contraction
Pressure during ventricular relaxation

5 Your patient's blood pressure is 180/120. This is classified as

Hypertensive
Hypotensive
Normotensive
None of these

6 When taking an auscultated blood pressure, movement of the pressure gauge needle is a reliable indicator of systolic blood pressure.

True
False

7 The blood pressure cuff should be slowly deflated while listening for a systolic blood pressure at a rate of a few mmHg per second.

True
False

8 Your patient has a bulky sweater on but is willing to roll it up above their elbow for you to take a blood pressure. Is a blood pressure obtained in this manner likely to be accurate?

Yes, the BP cuff can be placed over the elbow to accommodate for the sweater.
Yes, the BP cuff will work over the sweater, the pressure is all that matters.
No, the sweater will impede proper placement of the BP cuff.
No, the BP cuff cannot be inflated over a sweater.

9

When inflating the cuff for an adult auscultated blood pressure, you should inflate to 150 mmHg or

to

mmHg above a palpated systolic blood pressure.

10 Where should the bell of the stethoscope must be placed with respect to the antecubital fossa when performing an auscultated blood pressure.

Laterally
Medially
Distally
Proximally


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Created September 8, 2021 by Josh Hantke
Modified March 1, 2023 by Felipe Schenone
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