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1

General Contraindications of hydrotherapy are the following. Except:

1. Fear of treatment

2. Client is conscious

3. Client’s condition is unclear or unknown (refer out)

4. Extreme temperatures for the seriously ill (very elderly)

Except: 2

Client is unconscious

1

The following are contraindications to hot hydrotherapy. Except:

1. Peripheral vascular diseases

2. Atherosclerosis, arteriosclerosis (inflammation, therefore no heat)

3. Multiple sclerosis

4. Diabetes

5. Hypothyroidism

Except: 5

hyperthyroidism not hypothyroidism

2

The following are contraindications to Cold hydrotherapy. Except:

1. Patient is warm

2. Bony areas (periosteum)

3. Raynaud’s Disease or Syndrome (decreased circulation)

4. Skin lesions or open sores

Except: 1

3

What are the contraindications to Contrast Hydrotherapy? 

Any CI for either hot or cold Vascular flush is too strong for patient to handle

Tendency to hemorrhage

Malignancies

4

What is the first general procedure for hydrotherapy treatments?

Take full case history

5

What is the second general procedure for hydrotherapy treatments?

Take and document vital signs NOTE – for general or full body treatments, vitals should be monitored periodically during the treatment

6

For all prolonged hot baths:

Why did the patient needs to drink plenty of water 500 ml to 1,000 ml ?

to prevent dehydration and promote perspiration

7

For all prolonged hot baths: Why did the patient needs to use a cold collar (towel) and/or cold respirator?

to prevent premature overheating of cerebral blood supply

8

For all prolonged hot baths: True or False

Patient should shower to remove perspiration after treatment (warm is best)

False

cold is best

9

True or False:

In record keeping, Accurate note taking during the pre-application interview is essential. 

True

10

What is used in taking blood pressure?

sphygmomanometer

11

_______ - is actually an artery expanding and recoiling.

pulse

12

The following are True when taking blood pressure. Except:

1. Client should be relaxed and resting

2. Use the bare arm. Do not put the cup over clothing

3. Use the right arm as it is on the same side as the heart. If a reading of the right is not possible (right has already been used in the last 20 minutes for a reading or it is in a cast, etc)

4. The cup should be snug (two fingers can easily be placed under it)

Except: 3

Use the left arm as it is on the same side as the heart. If a reading of the left arm is not possible (left arm has already been used in the last 20 minutes for a reading or it is in a cast, etc)

13

In placing the blood pressure cup on the patiet's arm, It is important that the cup should be:

The cup should be snug (two fingers can easily be placed under it)

14

In taking blood pressure. What is the measurement in Deflating the air?

2 or 3 mm Hg per second (millimetres of mercury)

15

In taking blood pressure: The first tap heard is called __________ , which normal reading is 100 to 140 mm Hg. 

systolic pressure

16

In taking blood pressure: The last tap heard is called __________ , which normal reading is 70 to 80 mm Hg

diastolic pressure

17

What are the pulse points that is located in front of the superior part of the ear, the neck along the front edge of the sternocleidomastoid muscle, groin, and behind the knee?

superficial temporal artery

common carotid artery

femoral artery

popliteal artery

18

True or False:

The radial artery on the wrist at the base of the thumb The dorsalis pedis artery on the front surface of the foot

true

19

Facial artery is one of the pulse points, where it is located:

Located at the lower margin of the mandible angle

20

What is the pulse point that is located behind the medial malleolus?

posterior tibial artery

21

What is the pulse point that is located above the bend in the elbow?

brachial artery

22

________ and excitement, as well as illness can cause changes in the pulse rate.

Activity

23

True or False:

Use the fingers to take the pulse. The thumb has a pulse and can give a false reading. Count the beats for the full minute or multiply by 2 for 30 seconds. The average adult has a pulse rate of 70 to 72 beats per minute but this can vary a little in either direction and still be considered normal.

True