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    19. True or False.  Aromatherapy incorporates the use of essential oils that are applied to the body and also used in diffusers.  Everyone can benefit from massages using essential oils.   TRUE
    20. True or False.  In TCM Traditional Chinese Medicine the examinations are usually done at the first appointment or interview.  TRUE
    21. True or False.  When you have a client that has scheduled several appointments with you and after awhile, you, for whatever reason, become uncomfortable with that client and don’t want to meet with that client any longer, you should tell the client you are uncomfortable with them and don’t want to work with them any more.  FALSE.  You should just refer the person to another therapist or if necessary, give an excuse that would not cause them to react negatively or feel badly.
    22. True or False.  MET (Muscle Energy Techniques) is one of the most valuable applications that a massage therapist can utilize.  TRUE
    23. True or False.  The 3 parts of the Assessment are taking the client’s history, observation, and taking their temperature.  FALSE.  The 3 parts are taking the history, observation and examination.
    24. True or False.  Palpation is a primary form of assessment and when palpating soft tissue it can help the therapist determine the client’s normal soft tissue, and detect lesions or pathology in the tissue.  TRUE
    25. True or False.  In Oriental Medicine, at your first initial examination there are two ways to examine - looking at the tongue and taking your pulse.   TRUE
    26. True or False.  You stop artificial respiration when the person resumes breathing.  TRUE  
    27. True or False.  In giving CPR the head-tilt, chin-lift maneuver would prevent the tongue from blocking the airway passage.  TRUE
    28. True or False.   Deoxygenated blood is returned from the body into the right atrium.  TRUE
    29. True or False.  Force on a joint may cause it to pop-out of its socket and this would be called a dislocation.  TRUE
    30. True or False.  If you find yourself in a position where you must do CPR, the best position for the person to be in when you are doing CPR is for them to be flat on the floor.  TRUE
    31. True or False.   After you call 911 to report a cardiac arrest, you should start CPR immediately.  It may save a life.  TRUE
    32. True or False.  The ratio of chest compressions to ventilation in an adult person is 30 to 2.  TRUE
    33. True or False.  If a person has had bypass surgery and something happens that they require CPR, you should do CPR in the regular manner.  TRUE
    34. True or False.  You can get sued if you perform CPR?  TRUE but there has never been a successful suit brought against someone performing CPR.
    35. True or False.  If you are alone and you don’t know CPR you should call 911 and ask the emergency dispatcher to give you instructions over the phone.  TRUE
    36. True or False.  The cervical vertebrae are different from all the other vertebrae (thoracic, lumbar, sacral, and coccygeal) because they possess transverse foramina in order for the vertebral arteries to pass through on their way to the foramen magnum, (which is one of the several circular apertures in the base of the skull through which the medulla oblongata enters and exits the skull.)  TRUE
    37. True or False.  Triage refers to low back pain and the 3 (triage) groupings are: serious spinal pathology, nerve root pain, and non-specific causes.   TRUE
    38. True or False.  Impostor symptoms are symptoms that imitate as back pain.  TRUE

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