EXERCISES, LESSON 1
INSTRUCTIONS: Answer the following items by marking the lettered response that
best answers the question, by completing the incomplete statement, or by writing the
answer in the space provided at the end of the question.
After you have completed the exercise, turn to "Solutions to Exercise" at the end of
the lesson and check your answers. For each item answered incorrectly, reread the
material referenced with the solution.
An examination of an orthopedic patient should include an assessment of
neurological function. This is done by checking the patient's
_____________________, ___________________, and ___________________.
Terms used to describe the character of a patient's pain include cramping,
throbbing, and shooting. Other terms are _____________________,
_____________________________ and _____________________________.
A major advantage in the use of turning frames is _________________________
Standard axillary crutches need two adjustments. These adjustments are the
_____________________________ and the _____________________________.
To avoid self-injury, those engaged in orthopedic nursing must understand and
The 4-point crutch-walking gait is used when:
a. The patient should bear no weight on the affected leg.
b. The patient's lower extremities are paralyzed.
c. The patient can bear some weight on both lower extremities.