When you put the earpieces of a stethoscope into your ears, you should have the
tubing of the earpieces pointing:
b. Toward the rear.
You have properly placed the bladder of the sphygmomanometer around a
patient's upper arm. The bladder is inflated to a pressure of 130 mm Hg. There is
no pulse in the artery below the point where the bladder is applied. Which of the
following statements is true concerning this situation?
a. The patient's systolic pressure is greater than 130 mm Hg.
b. The patient's systolic pressure is less than 130 mm Hg.
Nothing can be determined concerning the patient's blood pressure because
the artery is collapsed.
SPECIAL INSTRUCTIONS FOR EXERCISE 6 THROUGH 11. For each substance,
activity, or condition listed below which tends to increase (raise) a person's blood
pressure, write an "I" in the blank preceding the substance, activity, or condition. If the
substance, activity, or condition usually results in a decreased (lower) blood pressure,
write a "D" in the blank.