Question 2. Question : A patient presents with excruciating headache pain on one side of his head, especially around his eye, forehead, and cheek that lasts about 1/2 to 2 hours, occurring once or twice each day. The nurse practitioner suspects:
Question 3. Question : A patient complains that while studying for an examination he began to notice a severe headache in the frontotemporal area of his head that is throbbing and is somewhat relieved when he lies down. He tells the nurse practitioner that his mother also had these headaches. The nurse practitioner suspects that he may be suffering from:
Question 5. Question : The most important reason to share information and offer brief teaching while performing the physical examination is to help:
the examiner feel more comfortable and gain control of the situation.
build rapport and increase the patient’s confidence in the examiner.
the patient understand his or her disease process and treatment modalities.
the patient identify questions about his or her disease and potential areas of patient education.
Question 6. Question : A patient says that she has recently noticed a lump in the front of her neck below her “Adam’s apple” that seems to be getting bigger. During the assessment, the finding that reassures the nurse practitioner that this may not be a cancerous thyroid nodule is that the lump (nodule):
is mobile and not hard.
disappears when the patient smiles.
is hard and fixed to the surrounding structures.