QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS Jasmine, a 5-month-old infant is in the clinic for a well child visit and is sleeping
in her mother's arms. What should the PNP do first?
a. Examine the ears, since this is uncomfortable for the infant.
b. Quickly give any needed immunizations.
c. Begin with assessment of the head and proceed from head to toe.
d. auscultate the heart & lungs while the infant is sleeping.
The mother of a newborn brings the baby to the clinic because she is afraid
something is wrong with her baby ("his head is so big"). The PNP responds that:
a. "this is normal. The head of a newborn is proportionately large to the rest of
b. "Yes, this does appear abnormal. I will make an appointment for the baby to be
seen by a neurologist."
d. "your head appears large so it is probably genetic."
A healthy 12yo female is at the clinic for a well checkup. On physical examination,
a marked elevation of the right scapula and right thoracic hump and spinal curve
abnormally are noted. Spinal films indicate 20 degree curve. The PNP should:
a. refer the patient to an orthopedist
b. monitor the patient every 3 mo until menarche
c. refer the patient for physical therapy
d. recommend bedrest and back brace
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