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standard universal precautions
is treating all patients as if they are capable of transmitting diseases.
activate safety device for disposal
in phlebotomy, the next step after withdrawing the needle from the vein
good contact between the skin & electrodes
it is important to cleanse a patient's skin before an ECG to assure
a legal term that states that the physicians are reliable for the actions of the medical assistant
inserting the needle
when performing a venipuncture always allow the alcohol to dry naturally before
a term used to indicate that the writer of the check did not have enough money to cover the check
insurance offer to the patient's the options of using either network or non-network physicians or hospitals
barium sulfate is used as a contrast medium for fluroscopic examination of the
if a medical assistant performs a patient exam after a patient refuses, the medical assistant can be charged with
process of using soap & water scrubbing to remove blood & debris from the medical instruments
patient places the head & chest on examination table while kneeling with buttocks elevated
the proportion of blood volume occupied by red blood cells & expressed as a percentage
american medical association
ICD-9 code book is a numerical system for identifying procedure developed by the
for pediatric & geriatric patients the best option to draw blood on the back of the hand or wrist with a
under peer review improvement act of 1982, peer review organization is responsible for the review of the appropriateness & necessity of hospitalizing patients also known as
when the medical assistant conveys the feeling that they understands how something makes a patient feel.
right patient, right route, right time, right technique, right drug, right dose, right date, right documentation
8 rights of administering medication
because the sciatic nerve is close & may cause paralysis
never give infants or young children injections in the gluteus
hypodermic with a gauge of 20-23 at a 90 degree angle
the type of syringe used for intramuscular injections
hypodermic with gauge of 25-27 at a 45 degree angle
the type of syringe used for subcutaneous injection
tuberculin with a needle gauge of 27-29 at a 10-15 degree angle
the type of syringe used for intradermal injection
ant illness or injury that prevents someone from performing one or more of their regular function
pulse located below the chest or breast & is the method of choice for infants & young children
the name of the structure in the heart that distributes electrical impulses to the ventricles
specific hazards listed in an insurance policy for which the insurance company will not pay
the gel used on the area in an ultrasound which has to be applied at room temperature
liters per minute
oxygen is ordered as percentage of oxygen concentration & its rate of delivery is written as
single red line
the proper procedure for canceling an appointment is to mark through the entry with a
an instrument that is used to grasp or holds a curved needle while performing a suture
a predetermined amount that insured must pay each year before the insurance company will pay
a requirement under the health care policy that dictates that the insured will be responsible for a percentage of covered services
the period of time after the beginning of an insurance for which no benefits are payable
the action of sorting according to quality. the purpose is to assign degrees of urgency to wounded or ill patients.
used when cleaning an area for injection because it carries contaminants away from the injection site
a 12 month period that begins with the same pre determined dtae each year & is for financial purposes
policies that do not provide benefits for conditions that were treated before the policy as issued
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