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To ensure that the medical office has the supplies it needs, the medical assistance should establish a _____?

1. Reorder Point
2. Inventory control log
3. Order quantity

A _____ is created containing the name, address, and phone number of both the vendor and the medical practice. It will also have a preassigned number to track the order, the quantity of items ordered, the price of the items, and the date purchased.

Purchase Order

Periodically, the medical assistant should check all equipment in the office to ensure that courts are not afraid, do not present hazards, and are in good working order. A _____ will help the medical assistant track this routine inspection.

Maintenance Log

When a physician dictates an operative report and asked the medical assistant to type it up, the physician is asking the medical assistant to function as a_____?


Under the pier review improvement act of 1982, peer review organizations are responsible for the review for appropriateness and necessity of putting a patient into the hospital by a process known as _____ review


Which one of the following is a decision based upon bioethics.
a. Reporting physical, emotional, or mental abuse.
b. Treating a 16 year old girl who is pregnant without parental consent.
c. The use of fetal tissue transplantation for research.
d. Reporting to the authorities a suicidal patient.

The use of fetal tissue transplantation for research.

A physician must have the patient's permission in writing to reveal any confidential information except for which of the following? gunshot wound, anorexia, drug addiction, pregnancy

Gunshot Wound

what is the federal regulation that requires healthcare professionals to protect the privacy and confidentiality of patients health information?


a business letter, written in full block style will have all lines_____?

At the left hand margin.

when writing a business letter, the salutation of a letter should be followed by which punctuation mark?

Colon :

when handling a patient complaint, which one of the following would be most appropriate?
a. If the patient is angry, matches/her anger level, and she will calm down.
b. take all complaints seriously and take thorough notes
c. refused to talk to patients who are complaining; the doctor should handle them.
d. no correct answer

b. take all complaints seriously and take thorough notes

body language, body posture, space and distance are all examples of _____?

nonverbal communication

what is the suggested procedure for canceling an appointment in the appointment book?

Mark through the entry with a single red line

the amount an insured patient must pay towards claims each year for the insurance company will pay for medical treatment is known as the_____?


instructions to an insurance company about where and to whom to make payment are called_____?

assignment of benefits

the Internal Revenue Service issues a_____ to medical groups or solo practices for income tax purposes

federal tax identification number

an office appointment calendar or book must record not only the name of the patient and the start time of appointment, but also indicate the_____?

duration of the appointment

a 12 month period selected for financial purposes is called a_____year.


each prescription for a controlled substance requires the physician signature and a_____registration number


determining whether a particular medical treatment i.e. surgery, tests will be covered under a patient's insurance policy contract involves a process known as_____?


in the reception area of a medical practice, the computer screen must never be_____?

able to be viewed by patients

the temperature taken in the armpit is the_____?

axillary temperature

what is a break in the bone without penetration on the skin surface over the fracture site called?

closed fracture

the abbreviation for (three times a day) is_____?


the abbreviation for ( as needed ) is?


the abbreviation for (nothing by mouth) is?


which of these would be the best choice to administer and intradermal injection?
a. insulin syringe
b. Tuberculin syringe
c. Hypothermic syringes
d. A close injection system

b. Tuberculin syringe

nitroglycerin is used for the treatment of?

angina pectoris or in English chest pain

hydrocortisone is a drug used to suppress_____?


schedule 1 drugs include

substances that have no accepted medical use and high potential for abuse

a small adhesive patch or disk used for administration of drugs is called a?

transdermal system

when preparing a blood smear from skin puncture, you should_____, the first drop of blood

wipe away

when performing any CLIA waived test, it is important to do which of the following?

perform quality control testing with every new kit and routinely thereafter

and ECG tracing measures the amount of voltage and the _______ required for the voltage to travel through the heart


when there is no variation of R - R intervals in an ECG reading it is called_______?

absolutely regular

when applying the lead apply the V1 lead_______?

on the fourth intercostal space right sternal border

when the heart rhythm is abnormal is referred to as_______?

an arrhythmia

oxygen can be administered to the patient by way of a_______?

catheter, cannula, tent

how should a 24-hour urine specimen be stored during collection?

in a refrigerator

a positive urine dipstick for albumin in the patient has _______in his or her urine


which urine dipstick test detects acetone in the urine?


which of the following stains classifies bacteria into gram-positive and gram-negative ?


which of the following areas should be swabbed when obtaining a specimen for a throat culture?

back of the throat and tonsillar area

NCCT Medical Assistant Practice Test

NCCT Medical Assistant Practice Test

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