Health Assessment- Findings for Chest & Lung Sherpath Quiz (answered) updated
Question 1 of 24 Which tracing represents the rate and rhythm of normal breath sounds on inspection? 1. A Normal breath sounds are expected to be regular and at a rate of 12-20 per minute. 2. B Increased difficulty of getting air out is air trapping and is considered an abnormal finding. 3. C Breathing faster than 20 breaths per minute is tachypnea, an abnormal finding. 4. D Breathing slower than 12 breaths per minute is bradypnea, an abnormal finding. Question 2 of 24 On inspection, the nurse expects the anterior-posterior diameter of the chest to be roughly __ the transverse diameter. (Express your answer in decimals and with a leading zero, if required.) 0.5 The anterior-posterior diameter of the chest should be half the transverse diameter. Question 3 of 24 The expected rate at which a healthy patient breathes is 10 to __ respirations per minute. 20 A healthy patient would be expected to breathe 12 to 20 respirations per minute. Question 4 of 24 Which finding regarding the quality of the tactile fremitus is considered normal on palpation of the chest? 1. Absent Decreased or absent fremitus is an abnormal finding and may be caused by excess air in the lungs. 2. Coarse/rough Coarse or rough fremitus is an unexpected finding and may be caused by the presence of fluids or a tumor in the lungs. 3. Bilateral symmetry The tactile fremitus should be bilaterally symmetric. 4. Tremulous and gentle Tremulous and gentle fremitus is unexpected and may occur with lung consolidations and some inflammatory and infectious processes.