Patient Assessment

1. A 35-year-old man is seen in the clinic for an infection in his left foot. Which of these findings should the FNP expect to see during an assessment of this patient? 

a. Hard and fixed cervical nodes 

b. Enlarged and tender inguinal nodes 

c. Bilateral enlargement of the popliteal nodes 

d. Pelletlike nodes in the supraclavicular region 

2. The direction of blood flow through the heart is best described by which of these 

a. Vena cava right atrium right ventricle lungs pulmonary artery left atrium left ventricle 

b. Right atrium right ventricle pulmonary artery lungs pulmonary vein left atrium left ventricle 

c. Aorta right atrium right ventricle lungs pulmonary vein left atrium left ventricle vena cava 

d. Right atrium right ventricle pulmonary vein lungs pulmonary artery left atrium left ventricle 

3. In assessing the carotid arteries of an older patient with cardiovascular disease, the FNP would 

a. Palpate the artery in the upper one third of the neck. 

b. Listen with the bell of the stethoscope to assess for bruits. 

c. Simultaneously palpate both arteries to compare amplitude. 

d. Instruct the patient to take slow deep breaths during auscultation. 

4. When listening to heart sounds the FNP knows that the valve closures that can be heard best at the base of the heart are 

a. mitral, tricuspid. 

b. tricuspid, aortic. 

c. aortic, pulmonic. 

d. mitral, pulmonic. 

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