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NHA EKG Review

Quiz by Thaisy Kirkhart

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  • Q1
    You have a patient that can only sign "x" on the consent form. You need to
    Leave the consent form blank
    Explain the procedure to the patient with a witness present, have patient place an X on the form, and have the witness sign also.
    Explain the reason the patient only signed "X" on the consent form.
    Have the physician sign the consent form.
  • Q2
    The process of studying a current ECG tracing along with older ECG's taken at intervals to note differences in a patient's condition.
    ECG calibration
    serial ECG comparison
    multichannel recording
    quality control inspection
  • Q3
    Which of the following is NOT a reason for performing an ECG?
    To determine if there is a blockage in a coronary artery.
    As part of a yearly, routine physical exam.
    To check for hearth rhythm abnormalities.
    To document irregular heartbeats.
  • Q4
    Circulation is the process of..
    electricity flowing through the heart
    blood flowing through the ventricles.
    systole and diastole
    transporting blood to and from the body tissues
  • Q5
    If a patient refuses to sign the informed consent form for an ECG, a good example of troubleshooting is to:
    have a relative sign the consent form.
    have a witness present and carry on with the procedure.
    put an "X" on the consent form to indicate that the patient was not competent.
    Explain to the patient how the procedure works in order to get his/her consent.
  • Q6
    Which of the following is not considered a bipolar lead?
    Lead I
    Lead II
    Lead III
  • Q7
    For how long should you count a patient's respirations?
    60 seconds
    15 seconds
    30 seconds
    45 seconds
  • Q8
    The gain control is normally set at:
    25 mm/mV
    5 mm/mV.
    10 mm/mV
    20 mm/mV.
  • Q9
    The structure that transfers an electrical impulse from the atria to the ventricles is the:
    Bachmann's bundle.
    bundle of His.
    AV node.
    Purkinje network.
  • Q10
    An electrocardiograph (ECG) technician should be able to:
    discuss the results of an ECG with the patient.
    determine if an ECG tracing is accurate.
    interpret the findings of an ECG tracing.
    recommend patient care based on ECG findings.
  • Q11
    What is the heart's response to stimulation of the vagus nerve?
    It speeds up.
    It contracts with greater force.
    It slows down.
    It beats more regularly.
  • Q12
    Which of the following include measures to ensure that patients' health information is protected?
    Isolation precautions
    Standard precautions
  • Q13
    The second level of procedures implemented by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to prevent infections is known as:
    isolation precautions
    standard precautions.
    transmission based precautions
    body mechanics.
  • Q14
    Unwanted marks on an ECG tracing that are not related to the heart's electrical activity are known as:
  • Q15
    To perform an ECG with accuracy, the best source to obtain specific information about the machine you are using is to consult:
    the manufacturer's instructions.
    a co-worker.
    your supervisor.
    the policy and procedure manual.

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