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an intentional wound is acupuncture wound?
ligatures are either absorbable or nonabsorbable suture materials.
cryosurgery is often used to remove skin lesions and lesions on the cervix.
the medical assistant should demonstrate to the patient how to break the blister that forms in cryosurgery to enhance healing.
preoperative means prior to surgery.
personal protective equipment includes gloves,gown, mask, and protective eye wear or face shields.
most surgical instruments are made of hard plastic and are disposable.
failure to complete the necessary paper work prior t surgery can cause serious legal problems for the doctor and members if problem develop during or after the procedure
a floater hands the sterile equipment to the physician during surgery.
a small amount of tissue removal from the body fjor examination under a microscope is a(n)
C. biopsy specimen
the surgical removal of debris or dead tissue a wound.
which of the following occurs during the inflammatory phase of healing
bleeding is reduced as blood vessels in the affected area constrict
a wound will heal better if the edges are brought closer together or
on which type of wound would Staples be used?
a long, deep wound across the peg.
which condition puts a patient at risk for wound-healing problems?
which type of scissors is used to remove dressings?
instruments that are most often used to grasp or hold objects are
the first line of defence against spreading disease is
is a sterile field becomes wet,
consider it contaminated and redo the sterile field
what part of the sterile field is considered contaminated?
the outer 1 inch
which of the following is used in processing specimens for laboratory examination
A. 10% formalin solution
what are the instruments pictured here?
an example of a wet cold application is an ice bag.
exercise therapy can help prevent problems caused by inactivity
when you lift, always use the muscles in your thighs instead of your back.
art therapy improves mobility and fine motor coordination and helps to relive anxiety.
cold application using ice should be limited to 45 minutes.
the medical assistant may be required to assist with or preform test to assess the patient's physical abilities and condition.
a physical therapist assistant helps patients improve their physical function when it has been impaired by injury, disease,birth defects, or other causes
which of the following is a primary benefit of physical therapy?
it restores and improves muscle function, builds strength, increases joint mobility, relives pain, and increases circulation.
which of the following are forms of physical therapy?
D. applying cold or heat
the degree to which a joint is able to move is referred to as
B. Range of motion
the opposite of flexion is
a patient uses _________ to bend the leg at the knee
Turning the head from side to side is an example of
which of the following is an example of dry heat treatment?
B. hot -water bottle
which mobility aid is best for a patient who needs only a small amount of support?
C. a standard cane
which of the following would you tell patients when teaching them how to use crutches?
B. support your body weight with your hands
first aid is the immediate Care given to someone who is injured or suddenly becomes ill,before complete medical care can be obtained.
the black widow spider and the brown recluse spider are the only two types of spiders in the US that are a serious threat to health.
Full- thickness burns are also called third-degree burns
an open fracture does not cause a break in the skin
a concussion may produce slow intracranial bleeding; symptoms may disappear rapidly or last up to 24 hrs
a laceration is a small hole created by a piercing object, such as a bullet, knife, nail, or animal tooth.
anaphylaxis is a minor allergic reaction that generally does not require treatment.
when preforming triage care, a victim who needs care within several hrs is classified as nonurgent
the crash cart must be routinely checked for out-of-date during and to be sure equipment is in working order.
if you receive an emergency call form a patient, you should always forward the call to the physican.
whenever you administer first aid and emergency treatment,you should assume that all blood and body fluids are infected with blood-bone pathogens.
Most emergencies do not occurs in a medical office,so it is important to teach patients about first aid and the proper way to respond to emergencies so they will be better prepared in the event of accidental injuries and illnesses.
the appropriate way to remove an insect stinger is to
B. scrape the skin with a credit card or flat, hard, sharp object.
a tetanus toxoid is administered for an animal bite if the patient has not received one in the last
which if the following is characteristics of the third-degree burns?
A. all layers of the skin are involved and there is usually no pain.
the main symptom of a choking emergency is
B. the inability to speak
the universal sign of chocking is a(n)
C. hand up to the throat and a fearful look
in which position should you place a patient before you begin cardiopulmonary resuscitation?
B. on the back
which type of the bone fracture occurs most often in children because their bones are still soft and pliable?
A swelling caused by an accumulation of blood under the skin is a
which of the following is the appropriate way to stop bleeding?
D. elevate the body part that is bleeding
which if the following are symptoms of frostbite?
A. white , waxy, or grayish- yellow skin; the affected body part feels cold, tingling, and painful