Chapter 10 (Respiratory Assessment)

Answer Key to Chapter 10 Learning Activities

  1. B – Sitting upright (Rationale: The patient who is short of breath will experience greatest comfort sitting in an upright position. This position will also allow for comprehensive auscultation of all lung fields.)
  2. fluid or mucus
  3. A – Assess pulse oximeter probe site to ensure accurate reading (Rationale: If the patient’s clinical presentation does not align with collected metrics, it is important confirm the metric prior to implementing additional action.)

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