Practicum II Mid-Term Exam Blueprint
1. Displaying Professionalism
a. Students should be able to distinguish between professional and
2. Therapeutic Communication
a. Name the different types of health history formats.
b. What does the acronym OLDCART stand for, and explain how it
can be used in a health history.
c. What are the seven attributes of a symptom.
d. What are the 13 different Therapeutic Communication Techniques?
e. What are the 9 blocks to Therapeutice Communication?
f. What are 5 barriers to health care?
g. What is the difference between cultural competence and cultural
h. List and define the Building Blocks of Professional Ethics in Patient
i. Define Communication.
j. Name 5 objects that are included in a patient’s medical record.
3. Medical Terminology
a. Review Medical Abbreviations.
b. Students should be able to read an order and rewrite it using the
appropriate medical abbreviations.
c. Students should be able to determine the proper spelling for common
4. Drug Calculations
a. Students should be able to solve simple drug calculation problems
5. Cranial Nerves
a. Name and spell cranial nerves
b. Distinguish cranial nerves on diagram and label them.
c. Know how to assess cranial nerve function during physical
6. Cultural Diversity
a. What is a culture?
b. What is the difference between ethnicity and race?
c. What is cultural competence?
d. Name three different cultural barriers
e. What is the difference between stereotypes and generalizations.
a. What does HIPAA stand for?
b. When was it established?
c. What are three reasons why a privacy act was needed?
d. What are the three basic principles underlying HIPAA?
e. What is PHI?
f. What falls under PHI?
g. What rights does HIPAA grant to individuals?
8. Safety in the Workplace
a. What are standard precautions?
b. What does PPE stand for?
c. Name 5 different forms of PPE.
d. What does MRSA stand for? (Correct spelling)
e. List the steps for proper handwashing.
9. Vital Signs
a. Normal Heart Rate, (newborns, teenagers, adults)
b. Normal Respiration, and Blood Pressure ranges.
c. Normal Temperature range (Oral, Rectal, Tympanic, Axillary)
d. List equipment needed to obtain vital signs (Correct spelling)
e. Why are vital signs so important?
f. What are 10 factors that influence heart rate and how do they affect
g. What are the 8 different pulse points?
h. What are 4 different abnormal respiratory patterns?
i. What are five factors that decrease blood pressure?
j. What are five factors that increase blood pressure?
k. List the 14 steps for taking a blood pressure in the correct order.
10. Intro to Physical Examination
a. Name the 13 items used in basic physical examination and describe
what they are used for.
b. Name the 4 physical assessment techniques and describe what is done
during that technique.
c. Name the 3 normal percussion sounds and describe what they sound
like and they indicate.
d. Name the 2 abnormal percussion sounds and describe what they
sound like and what they indicate.
11. Integumentary System
a. Name and identify the different layers of the skin.
b. Name the 4 major organs/structures of the integumentary system.
c. What are the 7 functions of the skin?
d. Name the 4 different types of abnormal skin pigmentation.
e. Name and recognize the 12 different primary skin lesions.
f. Name and recognize the 10 different secondary skin lesions.
g. Name and identify the different diseases and conditions of the
h. Describe the different stages in decubitus ulcers.
i. Describe the different burn degrees.
j. What is capillary refill? What is the normal value?
k. What are the 3 main parts of skin lesion assessment?
l. Know the different general dermatologic preparations and what
m. What are the different types of sutures?
n. What are the different types of suture techniques?
12. Intro to Pharmacology
a. What is Pharmacology?
b. What is the definition of a drug?
c. Distinguish between the different types of drug names.
d. List the three ways a Trade name is chosen for a drug.
e. Distinguish between legend and OTC drugs.
f. What are the 4 main sources that drugs are obtained or derived
g. Name the 4 active constituents of plant drugs.
h. How are drugs classified?
i. Why was the controlled substance act created? When was is passed?
What does it entail?
j. What are the different schedules for controlled substances?
k. How long does it take a prospective drug to be processed through the
Food and Drug Administration?
l. What is the Nuremburg Code?
m. Describe the different Pregnancy Safe Categories.
n. What are the 6 items that should be included in a medication order?
o. What are the 5 rights of drug administration?