Intro. to Clinical Medical Assisting

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The medical specialty that deals with the causes of diseases that affect the body and study tissues and cell, body fluids, and actual organs to assist in diagnosilng the patient's ailments is called

pathology

Medical assistants who are interested in learning more about disorders of the skin should apply for employment with a(n):

dermatologist

The organization that is a clearinghouse for information and statistics associated with healthcare is:

CDC

Which legislation most affects the quality of laboratory reports and results?

CLIA

The organization that is committed to research and delivery of needed drugs and medical supplies to various areas of the world is the:

WHO

A person who manages systems consistent with the medical, administrative, ethical, and legal requirements of the healthcare delivery system is called a(n):

health information administrator

The first cervical vertebra is called the axis, on which the head rests.

False

Which allied health professional works with a physician who specializes in the care of the eye?

Ophthalmic medical technician

An occupational therapist works to help patients regain functions and improve quality of life

True

What type of registered nurse has advanced training to diagnose and treat common illnesses

Practitioner

How did the studies of the ancient Greek physicians influence the progress of medicine during the period of history known as the Dark Ages?

They discouraged further study because Hippocrates and Galen were considered to be the final authorities on matters of medicine

A standard is an item or indicator that is used as a measure of quality or compliance

True

Which healthcare professional is trained to practice medicine under the supervision of a physician?

Physician assistant

The highest level of biosafety that is studied at USAMRIID is level

IV

The caduceus is a staff that historically belonged to

Hermes

The term chemotherapy refers to which of the following medical procedures?

Treatment of diseases with injection of chemicals into the body to destroy microorganisms

Physician assistants are allowed to write prescriptions in most states

True

The allied health specialist who performs ultrasound diagnostic procedures under the supervision of a physician is called a(n):

diagnostic medical sonographer

Doctors of Osteopathy usually practice allopathic medicine.

False

A medical doctor who specializes in the treatment of disorders of the eye is called an:

ophthalmologist

Which of the following patients is not receiving care in an ambulatory center?

A hospital inpatient

Which of the following is not true about a group practice?

It does not share income and expenses

Which of the following physicians are trained to find pressure points and weight distribution problems, and care of the feet?

Podiatrists

Which statement best describes the main difference between the DO and the MD?

The DO places more emphasis on the relationship of musculoskeletal structure to the function of organs and tissues within the body

Smallpox, among other diseases, used to be pandemic. This means that it was

caught by many of the people who lived in a given country

What would be the best way for new medical assistant graduates to become good team players in the medical office?

Show consideration and appreciation of each member of the staff

Which credential is not offered by the AMT?

CMA

A recent graduate of a comprehensive medical assisting training program could apply for all of the following positions except:

physical therapy assistant

Which quality in a medical assistant is most likely to promote positive relations in the medical office?

Sincere interest in patient welfare

Cross-training means that one individual is trained to do a variety of duties

True

Which of the following skills would not be an appropriate expectation of the competent medical assistant?

Diagnosing common patient symptoms

Continuing educational units are important because they:

keep the medical assistant up to date with new techniques and information

The first national organization formed for medical assistants was

AAMA

Which of the following are important to remember during an externship?

Never handle drugs or money without permission

Which statement is true regarding the status of students during the externship, as compared with that of regular employees?

Students are expected to perform under the same professional standards as regular employees.

The first medical reference listed on a medical assistant graduate's resume is often the

externship

Profit sharing is never a part of the benefit package for medical assistants

False

You are beginning your externship in a large office that has three medical assistants. What is the best way to learn about your job responsibilities?

Ask for a job description and clear directions for daily activities

Long nails and colored polish are always acceptable in the medical profession

False

Which of these careers could not be entered as a result of medical assistant training?

Respiratory therapy assistant

The main benefits from externships and internships are experienced by the:

externship site and the medical assistant extern

Which is not a good reason for becoming an active member of a medical assisting professional organization?

Ensuring fair pay by asking others about their salaries

Because medical assistants are key public relations representatives for the physicians for whom they work, it is critical that medical assistants never

tell patients who are ill that they have an excellent chance for recovery

Individuals working in the medical assisting field have a mandatory retirement age.

False

Extra advantages or benefits from working in a specific job are called:

Perks

Medical assistants may perform electrocardiography and prepare patients for x-ray examinations.

True

Most medical assisting positions are in hospitals

False

Which professional organization also certifies laboratory professionals?

AMT

If a medical assistant has a conflict with a co-worker, he or she should first

go to the person with whom he or she has an issue

Which is one of the most common physical places in which confidentiality is breached?

Elevators

Corresponding in size, amount, extent, or degree and equal in measure is the definition for:

commensurate

Which of the following statements about professionalism is not true?

Student medical assistants are naturally professional on the externship even if they are not professional at school

Often the success of a business is directly related to effective communication

True

Checking personal email several times a day in the medical office is always acceptable

False

A task that is noted as a B priority:

should be done today

When medical assistants are able to adapt to various situations, they are considered to be:

flexible

Credibility is the perceived competence or character of a person

True

Which of the following statements is not true regarding goal setting?

Celebrating should be delayed until the last goal is reached

Probably the most important asset a medical assistant can offer the employer is:

a good attitude

The mental and emotional condition, enthusiasm, loyalty, or confidence of an individual or group with regard to the function or tasks at hand is called:

morale

Disobedience to authority is called:

insubordination

The personality that people project in public is their persona

True

In some cases, it is acceptable for the medical assistant to share personal difficulties with patients.

False

Deciding which tasks are most important is called

prioritizing

When patients have a problem, they should be referred to the person who knows the most about that particular situation

True

Medical assistants should never trade or rotate their duties, even with the permission of the office manager.

False

Talk, widely disseminated opinion with no discernible source, or a statement that is not known to be true is called

a rumor

To intentionally put off doing something that should be done is to

procrastinate

A connotation is

something suggested by a word or thing

Personal baggage does not ever interfere with the medical assistant's ability to perform job duties

False

Legible, neat handwriting can make a huge difference in a lawsuit

True

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