EXERCISES: LESSON 3
The following exercises are
to be answered
by matching the
numbered stem with lettered response that best matches the stem, by writing the
answer in the space provided, or performing the stated actions. After you have
completed all the exercises, turn to "Solutions to Exercises" at the end of the lesson and
check your answers.
When the heart beats (pumps blood), a pressure wave is created which travels
throughout the arteries. This wave is called the ____________.
The patient's pulse rate is the number of times that a pulse can the felt during a(n)
SPECIAL INSTRUCTIONS FOR EXERCISES 3 THRU 10. Match the term in Column I
with the appropriate description in Column II by writing the letter of the description in the
blank preceding the term.
_____ 3. Bounding pulse
60-100 beats per minute, normal strength,
_____ 4. Intermittent pulse
Over 100 beats per minute.
_____ 5. Normal pulse
More forceful than normal.
_____ 6. Thready pulse
Not a steady rhythm.
_____ 7. Irregular pulse
Skipping a beat every few beats.
_____ 8. Bradycardia
A weak pulse, may be difficult to find at first.
_____ 9. Strong pulse
Less than 50 beats per minute.
A very strong, forceful pulse.