EXERCISE, LESSON 1
INSTRUCTIONS: To complete this exercise, circle the letter of the response that best
answers the question or completes the statement or write the answer in the space
provided. After you have completed the all of the exercises, turn to "Solutions to
Exercises" at the end of this lesson and check your answers. If you have responded to
any of the exercises incorrectly, reread the material referenced after the answer.
As a practical nurse who may be called upon to assist the health care provider
during a physical examination, you should know the basics of the examination in
order to ____________________________________________ and so that you
Two purposes for performing the physical examination are
a. __________________________________________________ and
You should have the patient void into a urine specimen cup in order to
______________________________ and to ____________________________.
If a male is examining a female, or vice versa, you should ___________________
to protect the patient, the health care provider, and the hospital or clinic.
You should ______________________________ if the patient has a draining
wound, is bleeding, is vomiting, or has an infection.
You should __________________________________________ because the
physician needs to know the information that has been obtained through the nursing
observations and lab reports.
To provide continuing privacy for the patient, be sure to ___________________
each time the patient assumes a different position during the examination.
The health care providers who could perform the physical examination are the
________________, ____________________ or __________________________.