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CMA REVIEW TEST 2
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The medical assistant calls the endocrinologist to schedule an appointment for a patient who has type 1 diabetes mellitus. To avoid hypoglycemia in the patient, which of the following appointment times should the medical assistant request?
First appointment in the morning
Which of the following is the recommended age to administer the first Haemophilus influenzae type b immunization to a child?
The combining form xer/o refers to something
Which of the following is the route of administration for parenteral medications?
Which of the following positions is most commonly used for pelvic examination?
According to the Patient's Bill of Rights, which of the following is a patient right?
To expect continuity of care
Which of the following structures is located in the thorax?
Which of the following checks is drawn by the bank and made payable out of the bank's account?
Which of the following is the most appropriate response by a medical assistant who answers a prank telephone call?
Hang up the telephone
An area of dead cells due to a lack of oxygen is called
In the matrix scheduling system, medical assistants should block off
Physicians' lunch hours. Visits with drug company representatives. Time for performing hospital rounds
Medical assistants should take all of the following actions when opening mail, except
Open the physician's personal mail
Which of the following words is misspelled?
Which of the following drug types is used to reduce cholesterol?
The combining form ot/o means
Which of the following International Classifications of Diseases, Clinical Modification (ICD-CM) codes should be use to indicate the cause of injury, such as a fall?
Which of the following medical records should be filed first in a terminal-digit numeric series?
Which of the following is a type of tickler file?
According to U.S. Postal Service guidelines, which of the following is the correct state abbreviation for an envelope addressed to Boston?
A circle around an abbreviation indicates that it should be
Which of the following is the correct spelling for the term describing an area of ossification of bone?
Which of the following statements best describes the problems that are most commonly present in children or infants whose condition deteriorates due to cardiac arrest?
Most cardiac arrests in children are preceded by severe airway and breathing problems or shock
Which of the following basic computer software operations obtains a saved file?
Cromolyn is used to treat
You are providing rescue breathing to an unresponsive, nonbreathing child who shows signs of circulation. How often should you provide rescue breaths for this child?
Once every three seconds (twenty breaths per minute)
Butenafine is prescribed to treat
Which of the following steps must be taken to recall a mailed letter?
Call the post office
If a patient weighs 165 pounds, how much does he or she weigh in kilograms?
Which of the following actions is most appropriate to ensure the security of electronic medical records?
Restricting access to information based on each user's job function
The production of heat needed to use food is called
Scheduling two or more patients in the same slot is known as
Serum sickness is what type of sensitivity?
The combining form cheil/o means
Which of the following devices is used to keep irregular flows of alternating current electricity from damaging computer components?
Which of the following is the body's first line of defense against infection?
Which of the following is collected for a complete blood cell count?
When practicing sterile technique, the medical assistant should use which of the following instruments to set up a sterile field?
Standard precautions require that examination rooms, equipment, blood spills, and other potentially infectious materials be cleaned with which of the following?
Which of the following devices is required to perform mensuration?
Which of the following is the portion of a centrifuged urine sample used for microscopic examination?
A daysheet provides complete and up-to-date information about
Which of the following is the most important consideration when scheduling patient appointments?
Urgency of patient need
What action should a medical assistant take if a caller wants to talk to a physician but refuses to identify him or herself?
Ask the person to write a letter to the physician and mark it "personal"
Which of the following procedures requires that surgical asepsis be maintained?
Aspiration of fluid from a cyst in the breast
Which of the following muscles is located in the torso?
Which of the following thermometers can be used with uncooperative patients of any age?
Tympanic membrane electronic
When performing electrocardiography, which of the following chest leads should be placed at the fifth intercostal space at the junction of the left midclavicular line?
Biohazardous waste must be collected in impermeable polyethylene bags that are which of the following colors?
A synapse is
The junction between two neurons
Which of the following is an extension used to identify a word processing file?
Sensitivity testing is used to determine
A pathogen's susceptibility to antibiotics
Drugs that increase urine secretion are
The condition in which one of the sex chromosomes is missing is called
Which of the following terms refers to an advance directive made by an individual that specifies his or her end-of-life wishes?
When a urine culture is being performed, the urine should be incubated on the culture dishes for how many hours?
The physician prescribes Prozac 60 mg per day for thirty days. Prozac is available in 20 mg tablets. Which of the following is the correct number to be dispensed?
The proofreaders' mark "#" represents which of the following?
Add a space
The anticoagulant EDTA is most appropriate for a blood specimen that has been collected for
Complete blood cell counts
Which of the following terms means "fainting?"
Which of the following injections is administered under the skin and into the fat layer?
A telephone feature that answers calls and has a recording that identifies services available by pressing a specific number is known as which of the following?
Automated routing unit
A five-year-old boy with leukemia is brought to the office for a follow-up examination after spending several days in the hospital undergoing many invasive procedures. On arrival to the office, he has a "white-coat syndrome" reaction. Which of the following best describes the child's reaction?
Which of the following words is misspelled?
All but which of the following are characteristics of the endocrine system?
It is responsible for many conscious and unconscious activities
Which of the following is the most likely adverse effect in a patient who takes a beta-adrenergic blocking agent?
Through the U.S. Postal Service, a package of books that weighs 90 pounds
Cannot be sent because it exceeds weight limits
Which of the following types of insurance covers medical expenses for patients who are injured on the physician's property?
Which of the following is a mechanism involved in healing ulcers?
Reduction of gastric acidity. Enhancement of mucosal defenses
Fluoxetine is a type of
The abbreviation NP stands for
Which of the following statements is true about a typical purchasing procedure in a medical office?
An authorized person should be in charge of purchasing. Receipts of goods should be recorded. High-quality goods should be ordered at the lowest price. Shipments should be checked against packing slips
Thrombophlebitis occurs most commonly in the
The part of the brain responsible for visual recognition is the
Which of the following is a horizontal plane that divides the body into upper and lower portions?
Which of the following provides detailed information about the potential hazards of chemicals used in the physician's office?
Material Safety Data Sheets
Epinephrine is a(n)
Which of the following body systems contains the cervix and fallopian tubes?
Which of the following is a type of hormone?
In a medical record, dyspepsia should be recorded under which of the following body systems?
Hospice programs were developed to provide care for which of the following types of patients?
A medical assistant is paid biweekly and earns a regular rate of $10.50/hour. Her employer pays 1.5 times the regular rate for any hours exceeding 80 within a two-week time period. During the past two weeks, she worked 82 hours. Which of the following represents her gross earnings for this biweekly time period?
Which of the following terms is spelled correctly?
Certified mail is used to send
Documents, contracts, and bankbooks
Type A blood has
A antigen on the red blood cells and B antibodies in plasma
The three bones in the middle ear that amplify vibration are called
You are babysitting your infant nephew. You are alone and find the infant unresponsive. Which of the following is the best action?
Begin the ABCs of CPR and then phone 911 after one minute of rescue support
Which of the following should be placed on top of a stack of incoming mail for the physician's attention?
When a patient contacts the medical office to terminate the treatment contract, which of the following is the most appropriate initial action by the medical assistant?
Document the notification in the patient's medical record
A patient with Addison's disease should be examined by which of the following types of specialists?
The underlined portion of the word hypolipemia represents which of the following word parts?
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