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Blood Pressure and Pulse Determination Quiz:

 

1. Which of these terms refers to the process of ventricular contraction?

Systole
Diastole
Korotkoff
Cakora

 

2. Which of these terms refers to the process of ventricular relaxation?

Systole
Diastole
Korotkoff
Cakora

 

3. Which of these statements best describes one cardiac cycle?

The cardiac cycle is one complete heartbeat.
The cardiac cycle is two complete heartbeats.
The cardiac cycle consists only of systolic events.
The cardiac cycle is limited to diastolic events.

 

4. Which of these represents the average pulse rate?

40-46/min
50-56/min
60-66/min
70-76/min

 

5. Which of these is the location of the popliteal artery?

The popliteal artery is located in the groin area.
The popliteal artery is located at the back of the knee.
The popliteal artery is located in the wrist area.
The popliteal artery is located in the elbow area.

 

6. Which of these is the site where the apical pulse is taken?

The apical pulse is taken by using a stethoscope placed over the 5th left intercostal space.
The apical pulse is taken by counting the radial pulse rate.
The apical pulse is taken by counting the popliteal pulse rate.
The apical pulse is counted by using a stethoscope over the femoral artery.

 

7. Which of these is the site where the radial pulse is taken?

The pulse is normally taken in the prep room.
The pulse is normally taken in the wrist area.
The pulse is normally taken in the groin area.
The pulse is normally taken in the ankle area.

 

8. What does a significant difference in apical-radial pulse indicate?

A significant difference in apical and radial pulse readings indicates the heart is working efficiently.
A significant difference in apical and radial pulse readings indicates the blood vessels feeding the heart are clear.
A significant difference in apical and radial pulse readings indicates some sort of cardiac impairment exists.
A significant difference in apical and radial pulse readings indicates that no cardiac impairment exists.

 

9. How many people should be involved in taking the apical-radial pulse?

1
2
3
4

 

10. Where is the patient’s pulse normally taken during a regular office exam?

The pulse is normally taken in the prep room.
The pulse is normally taken in the wrist area.
The pulse is normally taken in the groin area.
The pulse is normally taken in the ankle area.

 

11. Which of these terms refers to the sounds associated with the resumption of blood flow?

Systole
Diastole
Korotkoff
Cakora

 

12. Which of these is the location of the femoral artery?

The femoral artery is located in the upper leg.
The femoral artery is located at the back of the knee.
The femoral artery is located in the wrist area.
The femoral artery is located in the elbow area.

 

13. Which of these is the location of the brachial artery?

The brachial artery is located in the groin area.
The brachial artery is located at the back of the knee.
The brachial artery is located in the wrist area.
The brachial artery is located in the upper arm.

 

14. What event is associated with the “lup” sound of the heart?

The “lub” sound is associated with the closure of the AV valves.
The “lub” sound is associated with the closure of the semi-lunar valves.
The “lub” sound is associated with the closure of the mitral valve.
The “lub” sound is associated with the closure of the tricuspid valve.

 

15. What event is associated with the “dup” sound of the heart?

The “dup” sound is associated with the closure of the AV valves.
The “dup” sound is associated with the closure of the semi-lunar valves.
The “dup” sound is associated with the closure of the mitral valve.
The “dup” sound is associated with the closure of the tricuspid valve.

 

NOTE: You are responsible for visual recognition of blood pressure equipment and readings. Practical applications such as these are an inherent part of each laboratory activity and exam.