1. During a musculoskeletal assessment, the nurse has the patient simultaneously resist against exerted force with both upper extremities. The nurse knows this it is important to perform this assessment on both extremities simultaneously for what reason?
- It measures muscle strength symmetry.
- It provides a more accurate reading.
- It involves more muscle use.
- It decreases assessment time.
2. The nurse is testing upper body strength on an adolescent. The test indicates full ROM against gravity and full resistance. How does the nurse document these assessment findings according to the muscle strength scale?
- 4 out of 5
- 3 out of 5
- 5 out of 5
- 1 out of 5
3. A young adult presents to the urgent care with a right knee injury. The injury occurred during a basketball game. The nurse begins to perform a musculoskeletal assessment. What is the first step of the assessment?
Test your clinical judgment with this NCLEX Next Generation-style question: Chapter 13, Assignment 1.
Test your clinical judgment with this NCLEX Next Generation-style question: Chapter 13, Assignment 2.