EXERCISES: LESSON 5
INSTRUCTIONS. The following exercises are to be answered by marking the lettered
response that best answers the question or completes the statement, by writing the
answer in the space provided, or by performing the action indicated. After you have
completed all the exercises, turn to "Solutions to Exercises" at the end of the lesson and
check your answers.
Can blood pressure be described by a single number like other vital signs?
An adult patient has a systolic pressure of 120 mm Hg and a diastolic pressure of
80 mm Hg. Which of the following statements is true?
a. The patient's blood pressure readings are within normal range of a male, but
not a female.
b. The patient's blood pressure readings are within the normal range for a
female, but not a male.
The patient's blood pressure readings are within the normal range for both
males and females.
d. The patient's blood pressure readings do not fall within the normal readings for
either males or females.
In order to release air from the bladder, you:
a. Disconnect the handbulb from the tubing.
b. Turn a screw near the handbulb.
Open the stopper valve on the bladder itself.
d. Flip the airflow directional switch on the handbulb and use the handbulb to
pump the air out of the bladder.