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Chapter 9 Quiz
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Which of the following actions should a medical assistant take when closing the clinical area at the end of the day?
Restock medical supplies in the examination rooms
Which of the following actions should the medical assistant take to prevent patient accidents in the clinical setting?
Clean a spill on the hallway floor using a towel
A medical assistant is preparing a patient for an examination. Which of the following is a component of the patient's medical history?
A medical assistant is preparing to obtain vital signs from an adult patient during a routine physical examination. Which of the following arteries should the medical assistant use to palpable the patient's pulse?
Which of the following is an anthropometric measurement that a medical assistant should collect from a 2-year-old child?
A medical assistant notices that the patient is slurring speech and has developed a slight drooping of one side of the mouth. These manifestations are indications of which of the following emergent conditions?
A provider instructs a medical assistant to position a patient for an examination of the patient's dorsal cavity. The medical assistant should place the patient in which of the following positions?
A patient in a clinic is experiencing symptoms of a myocardial infarction. The provider prescribes sublingual nitroglycerin. Which of the following actions should the medical assistant take?
Place the medication under the tongue
A medical assistant is performing suture removal. Which of the following actions should the medical assistant take?
Remove each suture after cutting next to the knot
A medical assistant is caring for a patient who has conjunctivitis. Which of the following actions should the medical assistant take when performing an eye instillation?
Use gloves when instilling the medicaition
A medical assistant is performing an ear irrigation. The patient reports dizziness. These symptoms could be caused by which of the following?
The temperature of the water is too cold
A provider has instructed a medical assistant to prepare a wound for suturing. When performing basic wound care, which of the following steps should the medical assistant take to ensure proper cleansing of the wound area?
Wipe the center of the wound with an antiseptic swab, moving toward the edges in a circular motion
Which of the following patients should a medical assistant recognize as the top priority to receive immediate care?
A patient has epistaxis and is takiing warfarin
A medical assistant is assisting a provider with an adult patient who sustained a wound form a dirty metal object. Which of the following orders should the medical assistant expect the provider to give for the patient?
"You should receive a tetanus booster if your last one was administered more than 5 years ago."
During a surgical procedure, a provider requests sterile solution form a medical assistant. Which of the following actions should the medical assistant take?
Place a sterile container on the field and pour a small amount of sterile solution into the container
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