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Medical Assistant

Provides administrative and clinical support to healthcare providers in assisting with patients, performing routine procedures and manage administrative tasks.

medical assistant




patient care

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Gestation is another term for dysmenorrheal.

  • True
  • False

Jana went to UNC-G for her Nursing degree. What type of degree did she earn?

  • bachelor's degree

Parasympathetic (vagus nerve) has and inhibitory effect via the neurotransmitter _______.

  • Acetylchlorine
  • Norepinephrine

A person who likes to take risks and opens their own business is called an:

  • entrepreneur
  • Multitasker
  • technician
  • diplomat

The interior of an incubator should be_____ when cleaning?

  • Filled with a disinfectant and rinsed
  • Wiped down with a disinfectant solution
  • Sprayed down with a disinfectant solution and left to sit for 5 min.

The medical term for headache is

  • Cephalalgia
  • Cephalemia
  • Cephalonia
  • Cephalocele

The word root myc/o means:

  • Muscle
  • Many
  • Middle
  • Mold
  • Mucus

The medical term for German measles is rubella.

  • True
  • False

What is the traditional site for most (adult) deep intramuscular injections?

  • dorsogluteal site

How many minutes is an acceptable time for a centrifuge to spin blood specimens?

  • 5-10 min
  • 10-15 min
  • 15-20 min

What are the electrical equipment MLA's most offten deal with?

  • Fridges/Freezers
  • Fridges/Freezers
  • Ovens/ stovetops
  • Centrifuges
  • Incubators
  • Water baths

The opposite of ventral is

  • Anterior
  • Dorsal
  • Transverse
  • Cranial

The assignment of alphabetical characters and/or numbers to diagnoses, services, and procedures based on patient record documentation is known as ___.

  • coding

Which is not the role of a medical assistant?

  • Prepare room
  • Prepare patient
  • Patient physical exam
  • Take patient's vital signs

When performing a 12-lead EKG on a patient, which of the following leads is used as a ground to help decrease interference?

  • Left leg
  • Right leg
  • Left arm
  • Right arm

If the centrifuge is not properly loaded and balanced, which of the following may occure?

  • Causes undue wear on rotor
  • Causes undue wear on rotor
  • Causes excessive vibration which could lead the centrifuge to move aff counter top
  • Cause unbalanced tube to break

The term rhinorrhea means:

  • Inflammation of the nose
  • Suturing of the nostrils
  • Discharge from the nose
  • Enlargement of the nose

What can cause chronic hypertension?

  • Chronic Kidney Disease

What is the name for a terminated patient file?

  • Closed File

What color tube should be used for CBC collections?

  • lavender

What should be assessed first upon finding a patient unresponsive?

  • Airway

How long does a family physician go to school after high school to earn his or her degree?

  • 4 years
  • 11 years
  • 12 years
  • 8 years

What is considered a normal respiratory rate for adults?

  • 12 to 20 breaths per minute

If a patient's bill has been unpaid for more than 90 days, which of the following would call the patient?

  • Attorney
  • Medical Assistant
  • Collection Agency
  • Physician

Which of the following is the correct route of administration for a patient's injection?

  • Buccal
  • Transdermal
  • Sublingual
  • Parenteral

Specialists are the one .......

  • who have broad knowledge about various things
  • who are expert in and have particular knowledge about the sector

When collecting a urine culture, which of the following should an MA include on the label?

  • Physician's name and phone number
  • Office name and address
  • Test name and address
  • Patient's name and date of birth.

The line between two waveforms in an EKG.

  • Segment
  • Interval
  • Complex

Taking the patient's temperature with an ear thermomator is know as the _____________.

  • Tympanic
  • Axillary
  • Rectal
  • Oral

If the brachial artery is positioned much above the heart while taking blood pressure reading it will cause the bllod pressure to appear falsely______.

  • High
  • Low

The insurance claims organization that offers certification as a Certified Medical Billing Specialist is the ___.

  • Medical Association of Billers

Medical asepsis is ________________________.

  • Destruction of pathogens on the skin before a venipuncture procedure.
  • Destruction of pathogens on medical equipment
  • The prevention of germs on the hands of healthcare workers.

What happens if you take out a student loan for college and then drop out?

  • It will be more difficult for you to get your education if you decide to go back to school
  • you end up with bad credit
  • You will end up paying for your education regardless
  • all of the above

Pc on a prescription means_____.

  • Before meals
  • After meals
  • Before bed
  • As needed

Ou refers to the right eye?

  • True
  • False

85 years ago, what percentage of Americans were involved in Agriculture?

  • 10%
  • 25%
  • 35%
  • 50%

Of the following, which would be considered the correct percentage of nutrient intake by the Dietetic Association for a person's protein intake every 24 hours?

  • 15%
  • 65%
  • 25%
  • None of the above

What is the term for rotation of the hand and forearm to face down or backwards?

  • pronation

Standard bipolar limb leads are not applied to:

  • Left arm
  • Right arm
  • Left leg
  • Right leg

What is the name of the instrument used to measure blood pressure?

  • Sphygmomanometer

An MA is instructing a patient on how to collect a C&S stool specimen. Which of the following is a correct part of the explanation?

  • "Retrieve 2 centimeters of stool specimen from the toilet."
  • "Chill the stool specimen in a container."
  • "Avoid urinating in the stool specimen collection container."
  • "Collect the stool specimen in the morning."

Jose works at the CDC and recently investigated an outbreak of Polio. What is he?

  • a RN
  • A OB/GYN
  • An epidemiologist
  • A EMT

If you get an associate's degree in Nursing you went to school __ years.

  • 2

Tid means how many times daily?

  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4

If the physician prescribes a low-fat diet for a patient, which of the following should they be able to eat?

  • Whole milk
  • Chicken with skin attached
  • Cake with icing
  • Boneless, skinless chicken breast
  • *##**##*

When administering insulin, what should be avoided?

  • Avoid massaging the injection site

________ effects occur when a drug is absorbed into the bloodstream.

  • Systemic

Enlargement of the heart is

  • Cardialgia
  • Carditis
  • Tachycardia
  • Megalocardia

The following is the proper way to clean what instrument?unplug unit and emptywipe down the interior surface with a damp cloth and mild disinfectant solutionrefill with purified water to the appropriate level needed

  • Centrifuges
  • Incubators
  • Water baths

Which of the following is required when general practitioner sends a patient to a specialist?

  • Method of referral
  • Insurance number
  • Family history
  • Diagnosis codes

What is a considered a normal resting pulse for an average-sized, 37 year-old patient in good health?

  • 60 to 100 beats per minute

When washing hands, the three most important factors include:

  • Antibacterial soap, length of time spent and hot water
  • Friction, soap and warm running water
  • Position of the hands, friction and water temperature
  • Length of time spent, type of soap, and running water

A pregnant patient's medical chart states EHR 150 BPM. What does this indicate?

  • Electronic Health Record
  • Embryonic Hereditary Range
  • Embryonic heart rate
  • Mother's heart rate

Which type of muscle is responsible for moving fluids through the urinary system?

  • smooth

When taking blood pressure you should decrease the pressure in the cuff at a rate of:

  • 1-2 mmHg per second
  • 2-3 mmHg per second
  • 3-4 mmHG per second

A phlebotomist draws _________ for lab tests.

  • blood

What route of medication administration ensures the most rapid effect on a patient having a reaction?

  • intravaneous IV

Maslow's Hierarchy of Needs includes which of the following?

  • Money
  • Direction
  • Self-loathing
  • Self-esteem

Failing to use a surge protector for sensitive electronic devices is what kind of hazard?

  • Physical
  • Chemical
  • Biological

What is the name of the state statute that outlines laws and regulations for practicing medicine in a given state?

  • medical practice act

Which is not a vital sign of bodily function?

  • Weight
  • Temperature
  • Pulse
  • Respiration

What does the abbreviation PPE stand for?

  • personal protective equipment

The normal adult heart rate is 60-100 bpm.

  • True
  • False

Vegetable farming,knitting,weaving are.....

  • Service oriented profession
  • Production oriented profession
  • Sector wise profession

Which of the professions makes the most money?

  • Paramedic
  • Dentist
  • Registered Nurse
  • Medical Record Administrator

The portal of exit in the chain of infection is the method that an agent leaves its reservoir.

  • True
  • False

The Bureau of Labor Statistics states that employment for the health information management profession is expected to grow ___ for all occupations through 2022.

  • faster than average

Before referring a patient to another facility, a medical assistant should be sure to verify the patient's:

  • Address
  • Income
  • Insurance
  • Transportation

Health Assistant is responsible for...

  • Medicinal Treatment
  • Consultation
  • General health checkup
  • All of the above

Excessive vomiting is

  • Hyperbaria
  • Hypersalemia
  • Hyperemesis
  • Hypercatharsis

The word root pneumon/o means:

  • Air
  • Breathing
  • Bronchus
  • Pleura
  • Lung

How often should the temperature of a water bath be checked?

  • Once a day
  • Once when filling
  • Once a day and each time it is used

The ability to spontaneously trigger electrical impulses without being stimulated.

  • Automaticity
  • Excitability
  • Conductivity
  • Contractility

An MA is caring for a patient who has chronic asthma. Which of the following kinds of medications should the MA expect to relay to the pharmacy?

  • Antihistamine
  • Decongestant
  • Bronchodilator
  • Antipyretic

What is the purpose of a professional practice experience?

  • [No Answer]

A patient tells a dermatologist that she has a mole that has grown rapidly in the past month. Which of the following should the MA record in the patient's chart regarding the growth of the mole?

  • Polyp
  • Metastasis
  • Atrophy
  • Melasma

What color tube should be used for PT/INR or PTT (blood clotting) collection?

  • blue

Which of the following terms describes the body's ability to maintain its normal state?

  • Anabolism
  • Catabolism
  • Tolerance
  • Homeostasis
  • Metabolism

Which is a benefit of joining a professional association?

  • guarantee of a grant or scholarship
  • joint membership with other associations
  • membership fee that is reduced for all
  • networking with professional members

Po means:

  • By mouth
  • Rectally
  • Sublingual
  • Intravenous

What is ptosis?

  • drooping of upper eyelid

the action or fact of persuading someone or of being persuaded to do or believe something

  • persuasion
  • selflessness
  • altruism

What is the preferred site for intramuscular injection in infants?

  • vastus lateralis

Which of the following is the correct position for obtaining a rectal temperature?

  • Knee chest
  • Sim's
  • Lithotomy
  • Fowler's

Medical transcriptionists have unique skills that enable them to

  • code diagnostic and procedural information.
  • enter information into computerized data banks.
  • keyboard prerecorded medical dictation.
  • stage tumors according to SEER and TNM. stage tumors according to SEER and TNM.

Specimens must be spun _________?

  • Without a cap on
  • With a cap on

What is the term for the abnormal lateral curvature of the spinal column?

  • Scoliosis

Of the following, which would be considered the first step in treating a patient with a chemical burn of the skin?

  • Wash with soap and water
  • Apply an antiseptic ointment
  • Apply ice
  • Flush area with water

He is a

  • cook

Quality control testing of a glucometer is important for which of the following reasons?

  • Promotes accurate test results
  • Contributes to meeting HIPAA guidelines
  • Provides patient safety
  • Ensures the cleanliness of the machine

Destruction or breakdown of fat is called

  • Lipolysis
  • Hemolysis
  • Myolysis
  • Neurolysis

Which of the following criteria are used to determine BMI?

  • Height and weight
  • Height and age
  • Weight and activity level
  • Weight and gender

If a paper medical record needs to be corrected, which of the following would be an acceptable way to make the correction?

  • Erase the portion of note that needs to be corrected.
  • Draw one line through the portion of the note that needs to be corrected and initial it
  • Use white out on the incorrect entry.
  • Shred that page of the chart.

If a male patient is diaphoretic, the MA should do which of the following?

  • Dry the patient's chest before applying the electrodes.
  • .Shave the patient's chest before applying the electrodes
  • Apply the electrodes to an alternate site on the chest.
  • Apply the electrodes to the lower abdomen.

What are the types of air incubators?

  • Normal (aerobic) incubator
  • Normal (aerobic) incubator
  • Anaerobic chamber
  • CO2 incubator

What is considered to be an ambulatory care setting?

  • family practice clinic

What is the most important means of preventing the spread of infection?

  • Dry heat sterilization
  • Bleach/water sanitation
  • Handwashing

The demand for registered nurses will decline over the next 10 years.

  • True
  • False

Which of the following would EMR refer to?

  • Emergency magnetic resonance
  • Emergency medical records
  • European medical research
  • Electronic medical records

The period of contractions of both Atrial and Ventricles is______.

  • Systole
  • Diastole

The combining form is the root of the word.

  • True
  • False

The following is the proper way to clean what instrument? If a spill or breakage occurs , the MLA must wear gloves and spray disinfectant onto the surface allowing it to soak . Then use a damp cloth, wipe the interior to remove blood and pulverized glass.The Bung may need to be replaced.

  • Centrifuge
  • Incubator
  • Water bath

An incision into the gallbladder is a

  • Cholecystotomy
  • Cholecystectomy
  • Cholelithiasis
  • Lithotomy

A paramedic informs the medical assistant that a patient has had a cardiac arrest. What does this mean?

  • Irregular heartbeat
  • Blood flow interference to the heart
  • Variation in the rhythm of the heartbeat
  • Sudden stoppage of the heartbeat

A respiration rate of greater than 40/min. It is transient in the newborn and maybe caused by the hysteria in the adult.

  • Bradypnea
  • Tachypenea
  • Apnea

The first positive deflection produced by ventricular polarization is the ___wave.

  • Q
  • R
  • S

The temporary complete absence of breathing which may be a result of a reduction in the stimuli to the respiratory centers of the brain.

  • Apnea
  • Tachypnea
  • Brachypnea

Which one of these jobs would be considered primarily diagnostic?

  • dental technician
  • radiologic technologist
  • Medical lab technologist
  • All of the above
  • Both of the Technologists

What is a bung?

  • The lid of the centrifuge
  • The plastic or rubber mat on the bottom of the centrifuge
  • The plastic or rubber mat on the bottom of each cup in the centrifuge

Sally Smith is interested in pursuing a career as a physician office coder. What is the most appropriate coding certification for her to obtain?

  • [No Answer]

The suffix -lysis refers to:

  • Formation
  • Hardening
  • Abnormal
  • Destruction

A patient who refuses medical care walks out without signing a refusal form. Which of the following actions should the MA take?

  • Chart it in the medical record.
  • Call the patient back into the office to sign the form.
  • Mail the form to the patient.
  • Call security and inform the provider.

Each of the following is located in the mediastinum EXCEPT the

  • Aorta
  • Esophagus
  • Heart
  • Pancreas
  • Trachea

After the final rinse the glassware should be ______?

  • Inspected to examine the surface of the glassware
  • Inspected to examine the surface of the glassware
  • Once wet with purified water, the surface should be coated with a film of water
  • Once wet with purifies water , the surface should run clean from any water
  • There should be beads or oily patches where the water does not coat uniformly on the glassware
  • There should be no beads or oily patches where the water does not unifomly coat the glassware surface.

When preparing for transport, which of the following specimens must be placed into an ice bath within 30 min of the collection?

  • Blood gases
  • Cold agglutinins
  • Cryoglobulins
  • Blood cultures

Which of the following is flexible connective tissue that is attached to bones at the joints?

  • Adipose
  • Cartilage
  • Epithelial
  • Muscle
  • Nerve

Of the following, which would a certified medical assistant typically be able to perform when assisting the physician in the exam room?

  • Assist with minor procedures
  • Start an IV for therapy
  • Administer medications by intravenous route
  • All of the above

Which of the following is located beneath the diaphragm in the right upper quadrant of the abdominal cavity?

  • Appendix
  • Kidney
  • Liver
  • Spleen
  • Stomach

Professional associations often allow students to join as student members. List the benefits to the student of doing so.

  • [No Answer]

What should you do if a patient faints and falls to the floor?

  • Check for a pulse

Who creates the rules and regulations to minimize workplace hazards?

  • CLSI
  • FDA
  • OSHA

An MA is caring for a patient who has an accumulation of blood in his chest cavity. The MA should recognize that which of the following terms refers to this condition?

  • Hematuria
  • Hematoma
  • Hemothorax
  • Hemoglobin

What healthcare professional is trained to manually adjust the spinal column?

  • cardiothoracic surgeon
  • a chiropractor
  • a neurologist
  • optometrist

Which is NOT a standard precaution?

  • Disposing of needles in a bio hazard waste can
  • Wearing gloves when handling all body fluids
  • Wearing a face shield when danger of splash

Which is not a common symptom of shock?

  • Clammy skin
  • Expressionless face
  • Rapid pulse
  • Excessive sweating

Anthropometric measurement is used for which of the following?

  • To complete growth charts
  • To determine the dosage for medications
  • To determine if the patient is hypertensive
  • To assess the lung volume

A regular pattern of irregular breathing rate.

  • Cheyne-Stokes
  • Orthopnea
  • Alopnea

Which of the following terms refers to an excessive amount of menstrual flow?

  • Amenorrhea
  • Dysmenorrhea
  • Menarche
  • Menorrhagia
  • Polymenorrhea

Which is not a link in the chain of infection?

  • Host
  • Agent
  • Mode of transportation
  • Portal of exit

The normal range for an axillary temperature is:

  • 98.6-99.6
  • 97.6-99.6
  • 96.6-98.6

Medical assistants examine, diagnose, and treat patients under the direct supervision of a physician.

  • True
  • False

The full form of ANMW is

  • Auxillary Nurse Mid
  • Academic Nurse Midwife
  • Auxillary Nurse Midwife

The pattern of breathing. It can vary with age: infants have an irregular rhythm while adults have regular.

  • Pulse rate
  • Respiratory Rhythm
  • Breathing Rhythm

Which layer of the heart is attached to the diaphragm and spinal column?

  • Pericardium
  • Epicardium
  • Endocardium
  • Myocardium

To pursue your career in health and medical profession,your minimum qualification should be....

  • Diploma
  • SLC or SEE Pass
  • Degree

Norepinephrine is a neurotransmitter in the ____________ heart rate.

  • Parasympathetic
  • Sympathetic

Two professional associations that offer certification in coding are

  • AAPC and AHIMA
  • AHIMA and CDC
  • ICA and CDC
  • NCRA and AAPC

What is hemoptysis?

  • coughing up blood

This physician may operate and treat patients with eye diseases.

  • optician
  • ophthalmologist
  • optometrist
  • optical assistant

An MA is to locate a code for a documented procedure performed in an office. Which of the following forms should the MA check?

  • Laboratory requisition
  • Physician assessment
  • Progress notes
  • Discharge summary

What type of booking or scheduling is used if a medical assistant brings multiple patients into the office at the top of an hour to see their health care professional and they are seen on a first-come, first-served basis?

  • Double booking
  • Wave scheduling
  • Standard procedure
  • Time-specific scheduling

Ideally all centrifuges should be spun____?

  • Inside a biological safety cabinet
  • Inside a biological safety cabinet
  • A fume hood

An MA takes the patient's history as part of a physical exam. Which of the following actions should the MA take next?

  • Administer stress test
  • Measure vital signs
  • Perform venipuncture
  • Urinalysis

Nursing also has a lot to do with....

  • health consultation
  • medicinal treatment
  • caring
  • delivery and child care

If medication of a patient or resident is indicated as PRN, it is given:

  • Once a day
  • When necessary
  • By mouth only
  • To discontinue use

Wh omakes the guidelines for isolation precautions?

  • CLSI
  • OSHA
  • CDC
  • FDA

Chad is a pharmacist. What degree did he obtain?

  • Doctorate
  • masters
  • Medical degree
  • associates

For each abbreviation, define the certification it denotes and briefly explain the credential. CHDA, CDIP, CHPS, CHTS

  • [No Answer]

Which of the following is a popular online networking site?

  • linkedin
  • facetime

In a human, urine flows through the urinary system in which order?

  • Bladder, urethra, kidney, urethral meatus, ureter
  • Bladder, kidney, ureter, urethra, urethral meatus
  • Kidney, ureter, bladder, urethra, urethral meatus
  • Urethra, bladder, ureter, kidney, urethral meatus

Which state has the lowest gender wage gap?

  • Vermont
  • Idaho
  • Massachusetts
  • Nevada

Means by way of the rectum

  • Pr
  • Sl
  • Po
  • IV

You earn your art credit by taking Floral Design, and a Science credit by taking Advanced Animal Science.

  • True
  • False

Sig: ii tablets sl qid

  • Take 2 under the tongue 4 times daily
  • Take 1 tablet before sleeping at night
  • Take 2 tablets with food 4 times daily

What are the types of centrifuges?

  • Horizontal rotor
  • Fixed Angle
  • Ultra-centrifuges
  • A and B
  • All of the above

Each of the following mature cells has a nucleus EXCEPT

  • Lymphocyte
  • Monocyte
  • Erythrocyte
  • Basophil
  • Neutrophil

Sig: i tablet po bid pc

  • 1 tablet by mouth twice a day with a meal
  • 1 tablet rectally twice a day on empty stomach
  • 1 tablet by mouth twice a day without food

Which of the following terms means "surgical removal of the uterus"?

  • Appendectomy
  • Cholecystectomy
  • Hysterectomy
  • Nephrectomy
  • Splenectomy

What departments may also use a water bath?

  • Hematology
  • Hematology
  • Chemistry
  • Histopathology

The most common combining vowel is "o"

  • True
  • False

The endocardium is the ______layer of the heart.

  • Inner
  • Outer
  • Muscular

An MA is measuring an infant client from heel to head. In which of the following positions should the MA place the infant?

  • Prone
  • Sims
  • Lithotomy
  • Supine

What should be done immediately when administering first aid to a patient with a partial-thickness chemical burn?

  • flood the burn area with water

Why is it important to find a job that really interests you?

  • So you will find satisfaction in what you do.
  • So you will make lots of money
  • So you will be a good citizen
  • So you will have a uncomplicated life.

The right side of the heart pumps _____blood.

  • Oxygenated
  • Deoxygenated

She is often seen as the mother of American professional nursing. She was a prolific author and researcher. Her concept of nursing is still used in clinical and community health care.

  • Florence Nightingale
  • Virginia Henderson
  • Faye Abdellah
  • Dorothea Orem

What part of the heart receives the deoxygenated blood from the body?

  • Rt. atrium
  • Lt. atrium
  • Rt. ventricle
  • Lt ventrical

How do you convert pounds to kilograms?

  • divide the pounds by 2.2

When checking the identity of a patient, most health care facilities require that the patient present __ forms of identification.

  • 3
  • 1
  • 0
  • 2

University leaders say FFA students are ____ times more valuable than National Honor Society students when recruiting

  • 1
  • 1.5
  • 1.13
  • 1.6

What is the term for rotation of the hand and forearm to face up or upwards?

  • supination

When a MA is taking a patient's blood pressure, which of the following Korotkoff sounds represents the systolic blood pressure?

  • Swooshing
  • Soft and muffed
  • Faint and pulsing
  • Tapping

Which physician may specialize in pain management?

  • A pediatrician
  • A OB/GYN
  • A radiologist
  • An Anesthesiologist

The part of the small intestine that connects with the stomach is the

  • Jejunum
  • Ileum
  • Duodenum
  • Cecum

Refers to the movement away from the isoelectric line in an EKG.

  • Waveform
  • Segment
  • Interval
  • Complex

Which blood type would be considered the "Universal Donor?"

  • AB
  • O+
  • O-
  • B-

The "heart skeleton" is made up of how many rings?

  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5

Micro collection tubes can be spun in centrifuges if they are placed inside an empty test tube

  • True
  • False

The initial negative deflection produced by ventricular polarization.

  • Q wave
  • R wave
  • S wave

Which of the following is an appropriate response to a conscious, adult patient experiencing a hypoglycemic emergency?

  • Offer the patient a glass of water
  • Offer the patient orange juice
  • Offer the patient a sandwich
  • Offer the patient a piece of sugar-free candy

A person who cleans teeth is a Dental

  • hygienist

Suture removal may be performed by a medical assistant

  • True
  • False

A health information manager has a wider range of skills than a certified coder.

  • True
  • False

What is the ratio of bleach to water recommended fro disinfection?

  • 1:1
  • 1:5
  • 1:10
  • 3:5

Which is the term for an abnormally low white blood cell count?

  • Anemia
  • Leukemia
  • Leukocytosis
  • Leukopenia

A decrease in numbers of respirations. This occurs during sleep. It may also be due to certain diseases.

  • Tachypnea
  • Apnea
  • Bradypnea

People are involved in various professions according to their ....

  • interest
  • ability
  • qualification
  • skills
  • all of the above

Hypertension is also referred to as high blood pressure.

  • True
  • False

Centrifuges spin blood specimens in a range from _______?

  • 1000g-3000g
  • 2000g-4000g
  • 3000g-5000g

The suffix -rrhexis means:

  • Discharge
  • Pain
  • Flow
  • Rupture

Which position is used for a rectal examination?

  • Sim's
  • Prone
  • Trenelenburg
  • Fowler's

What financial record in a clinic is typically the most active?

  • Accounts Payable
  • Employee Payroll
  • Accounts Receivable
  • Malpractice Liability

Each professional association has a(n) ___, which are judgments about what is right or wrong.

  • code of ethics

When a patient is lying on her back with her arms above her and and her legs extended she is in what position?

  • Dorsal Recumbent
  • Horizontal Recumbent
  • Dorsal Lithotomy
  • Prone

Good career planning includes gathering information on one career option.

  • True
  • False

Slows SA pacemaker and HR.

  • Acetycholine
  • Norepinephrine

Which of the following closes and seals off the lower airway during swallowing?

  • Alveoli
  • Epiglottis
  • Larynx
  • Uvula
  • Vocal cords

She provided nurses with one of the first academic nursing theories. She was a prolific author and researcher. She categorized nursing problems based on the individual’s needs and developed a typology of nursing treatment and nursing skills.

  • Florence Nightingale
  • Virginia Henderson
  • Faye Abdellah
  • Dorothea Orem

The predicted demand for a specific profession is called _____ __________.

  • job security
  • job predetermination
  • employee predestination
  • job outlook

Which job would be considered part of the environmental healthcare cluster?

  • a nursing assistant
  • a pediatrician
  • a anesthesiologist
  • a central supply technician

What is the relaxation period of the heart called?

  • Systole
  • Diastole

The American Association of Medical Assistants credentials medical assistants as ___, and the American Medical Technologists credentials medical assistants as ___.

  • certified medical assistant, registered medical assistant

What should be used in a water bath?

  • Tap water
  • Boiled water
  • Distilled water
  • Purified water

Which of the following is the body cavity that contains the pituitary gland?

  • Abdominal
  • Cranial
  • Pleural
  • Spinal
  • Thoracic

A health care professional who has the primary responsibility of ensuring the timely, accurate, and complete collection and maintenance of cancer data is known as a(n)

  • cancer registrar
  • coder
  • health information manager
  • medical staff coordinator

The word roots vas/o means:

  • Vein
  • Artery
  • Vessel
  • Capillary

A patient with a rapid pulse has bradycardia.

  • True
  • False

The distal portion of the small intestine is called the ileum.

  • True
  • False

What protein should patients with Celiac Disease avoid?

  • gluten

Qhs on a prescription means _______.

  • Before a meal
  • After a meal
  • At bedtime
  • Upon waking

Which professional is required to pass a licensing examination in all states and the District of Columbia?

  • chief executive officer
  • health information manager
  • information systems manager
  • nursing home administrator

What is the term for moving a body part away from midline?

  • abduction

The full form of AHW is

  • Assistant Health Worker

How has Internet-based technology allowed coding specialists to work at home?

  • [No Answer]

The base of the heart is located at the _____ intercostal.

  • 1st
  • 2nd
  • 5th
  • 4th

According to HIPAA guidelines, on a CMS-1500, which of the following information is required for each claim?

  • List of patient medications
  • Employee identification number
  • Dates of previous service
  • Time of service

The phlebotomy duties of an MA include which of the following?

  • Evaluating stained blood smears
  • Calibrating instruments within the laboratory
  • Establishing test protocols for specimen analysis
  • Perform venipunctures

A fluctuating fever that remains elevated; it does not return to baseline temperature.

  • Constant
  • Remittent
  • Intermittent

What is the term for loss of bone mass?

  • osteoporosis

Which of the following is part of the correct procedure when collecting a capillary specimen?

  • After the site has been punctured, allow for capillary refill, and collect the specimen.
  • Before the site has been punctured, apply a cool pack, and collect the specimen.
  • After the site has been punctured, wipe away the first drop of blood, and collect the specimen.
  • Before the site has been punctured, massage the site for proper collection.


  • None
  • Clear My Arteries
  • Camera
  • Certified Medical Assistant

What is the most common site used to take a patient's pulse?

  • Radial

A syringe that is prefilled with medication uses what type for system for injection?

  • cartridge

Prn means

  • As needed
  • Twice a day
  • Once a day

Glass ware should be soaked prior to washing. Should be washed in very warm soapy water, using brushes and cloths as necessary. The glassware is then rinsed 5 times with warm tap water. Then rinsed 3 times with distilled water?

  • True
  • False

The pharmaceutical abbreviation "qid" means ____________________.

  • Every hour
  • Every day
  • Four times a day
  • Every week

Abnormal metabolism of _________ causes gout?

  • uric acid

An erythrocyte is an example of poikilocytosis.

  • True
  • False

Agriculture and Forestry is

  • Specialist
  • Generalist
  • Sector wise Profession
  • Service Oriented Profession

The prefix brady (as in bradycardia) means:

  • Fast
  • Irregular
  • Slow
  • Without

If a clinic charges a patient's insurance for treatments that were not done, it would be considered which of the following?

  • Malpractice
  • Fraud
  • Assault
  • Embezzlement

The term hepatomegaly means:

  • Dysfunction of the kidneys
  • Underdevelopment of the liver
  • Increased production of blood liver
  • Enlargement of the liver
  • Hemorrhage from the liver

The full form of HA is

  • Health Assistant

Each of the following is known to help prevent infection EXCEPT

  • Hair in the nose
  • Mucous membranes
  • Osteoblasts
  • Saliva
  • Tears

The radial artery is located:

  • On the pinky side of the wrist
  • On the thumb side of the wrist
  • On the right side of the neck
  • On the left side of the neck

Bid means how many times daily?

  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4

Coding and reimbursement specialists can obtain employment in a variety of health care settings.

  • True
  • False

A medical procedure cannot be performed on a patient until the doctor obtains __________________.

  • Confidentiality
  • Informed consent
  • Insurance authorization
  • Vital statistics

Which of the following government agencies enforces safety conditions in the medical office?

  • CLIA
  • OSHA
  • DOH
  • FDA

Viruses, bacteria, fungi and parasites are all agents in the chain of infection.

  • True
  • False

Once certified, a tumor registrar pays an annual fee to the NCRA and, therefore, does not have to participate in continuing education.

  • True
  • False

Horizontal rotor centrifuges achieve higher RCF than Fixed Angle rotors?

  • True
  • False

When a medical assistant is able to listen to a speaker's problem and understand the speaker's personal point of view, it is called:

  • Nonverbal Communication
  • Critical Listening
  • Appreciative Listening
  • Empathic Listening

Registered health information technician job titles include data quality manager, information security officer, educator, and consultant.

  • True
  • False

Why should a patient who is in shock be positioned with the head lower than the rest of the body?

  • To prevent vomiting
  • To encourage blood flow to the brain
  • To make the heart beat slower

A difficulty or inability to breath unless in an upright position.

  • Cheyne-Stokes
  • Orthopnea
  • Alopnea

What does a emergency medical technician and Nurse aide have in common?

  • They have an associate's degree
  • They are certificate programs
  • They have nothing in common
  • They both work in nursing homes.

Enlargement of the kidney is

  • Nephrolysis
  • Nephropexy
  • Nephroptosis
  • Nephromegaly

Standard precautions assumes all patients are:

  • Sick
  • Infected for blood borne pathogens
  • Viral infected

According to the American Health Information Management Association, health information managers have specific areas of expertise. State the areas of expertise of health information managers.

  • [No Answer]

The body is divided into front and back by which of the following?

  • Transverse
  • Coronal
  • Sagittal
  • Mid-sagittal
  • _Answer option 5

Why is it critical to monitor the temperature of cetain lab. refrigerators?

  • To maintain the integrity of the products stored
  • Some fluctuation is allowed and should not raise alarm
  • So your lunch doesn't spoil and create an outbreak of salmonilla

A provider orders a urine C&S. Which of the following collection techniques should the MA use?

  • First morning specimen
  • Clean catch specimen
  • 24-hour specimen
  • Random specimen

what is the primary purpose of a centrifuge?

  • seperates the serum or plasma from the cellular portion of the blood
  • seperates the serum or plasma from the cellular portion of the blood
  • seperates the plasma or serum from the cellular portion of the blood
  • to seperate plasma or serum from the cellular part of the blood

The needs theorists’ works are still in daily use in education, in clinical nursing, and in clinical nursing research.

  • True
  • False

Water bath temperatures in the Transfusion Services will be at ____ degrees C when used for ongoing daily work.

  • 4 C
  • 37 C
  • 35 C

The myocadial cell's ability to contract in response to a stimulus.

  • Conductivity
  • Contractility
  • Automaticity
  • Excitability

He is a

  • computer programmer