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RMA Test Review 2
Terms in this set (300)
The term, "Afferent Nerve," means ...
Carrying an impulse to the brain
The medical term, "basophilia," refers to ....
An overabundance of a particular white blood cell in the peripheral blood
When considering the structural organization of the human body, which of the following is the basic unit of life?
When a patient is standing in anatomical position, where are his feet?
Side by side and facing forward; toes resting comfortably
A physician asks you to place the patient with his dorsal side facing the exam table. Which of the following accurately describes how the patient is positioned?
The patient is lying supine
The body plane that divides the body into right and left side is the ...
The Median Plane
A patient is asked to abduct her arms. Which of the following accurately describes her arm movement?
She moves her arms away from her trunk
Which of the following sets of work parts means, "Pain"?
-dynia and -algia
A common childhood illness caused by the Bordatella pertussis bacterium. Which of the following diseases is caused by this bacteria?
Which of the following glands found in the skin secretes a liquid called, "Sebum?"
A patient that has been diagnosed with alopecia would be described as having ...
A patient presents with vesicles covering the upper torso. Which of the following situations could cause this condition?
A child is diagnosed with a Greenstick fracture. Which of the following most accurately describes the broken bone?
A partial break in a long bone
When reading a lab report, you notice that a patients sample is described as having anisocytosis. Which of the following more accurately describes the patients condition?
The patients red blood cells vary in size
One of the three smallest bones in the body is the ...
A patient is having a colposcopy procedure performed. How should the patient be instructed to prepare for the procedure?
None of the above prep is necessary for this type of procedure
Which of the following organs would be described as being located retroperitoneally?
The heat-regulating center of the brain is the ...
A patient with Bell's Palsy would have which of the following complaints?
Malfunction of a certain cranial nerve
A pathologic condition described as, "Increased intraocular pressure of the eye," is ...
The anatomic structure located in the middle of the heart which separates the right and left ventricles is the ...
Which of the following boney landmarks is described by, "large, blunt, irregularly shaped process, such as that found on the lateral aspect of the proximal femur"?
The Atlas and the Axis ..
Found in the vertebrae ; Can be described as being cervical ; Are the first two bones that form the column for the spine on the superior aspect
The body system that functions to maintain fluid balance, support immunity and contains the spleen is the ....
The duodenum ....
Is the first section of the small intestine when the majority of digestion takes place in the gut
This particular gland of the endocrine system secretes a hormone that is known to assist with the sleep/wake cycle. What gland is it?
A doctor writes out a prescription for medication to be take as needed for pain. Which of the following abbreviations could the medical assistant expect to see on the prescription form?
A patient has been diagnosed with a mycotic condition. Which of the following drug types would be used to treat this condition?
The flap of tissue that covers the trachea upon swallowing is called the ...
A physicians order instructs a medical assistant to take a temperature at the axilla. Where would the MA place the thermometer?
In the armpit
The word part found at the beginning of a medical term, is most likely a ...
The lateral malleolus is comprised of which of the following bones?
The most common vowel used to combine word parts in medical terms is an ...
Which of the following medical terms is misspelled?
Which of the following medical terms means, "surgical fixation of the stomach"?
Which of the following abbreviations means, "before meals"?
A procedure that examines a portion of the large intestine with an endoscope is called ...
The mitral valve is synonymous with the term ...
In the term, "Hemoglobin," the suffix, "-globin," means ...
A patient suffering from hyperglycemia would be experiencing ...
High Blood Sugar
The Common Law source of laws is ...
Derived from Customs and Judicial Decisions
A women is being accused of failure to pay her medical bills. Which of the following classifications of law is she violating?
A medical assistant graduate wishes to receive credentials in the State of Ohio. She voluntarily chooses to take an examination from the American Association of Medical Assistants (AAMA). When she passes the exam, she will receive the CMA (AAMA) credential. Which of the following is true?
The graduate has elected to become certified
When practicing reciprocity, which of the following is true of the CMA (AAMA) credentials?
Reciprocity has to do with licensure, not certification
A physician is explaining a procedure to a patient that may cure her recurring Staph infection. The doctor explains how the procedure is done, what to expect, the odds of the procedure curing the infection, and possible side effects and risks. The physician is ...
Preparing the patient to give informed consent
An emancipated minor has come to the office for information on cervical cancer and has also requested testing. The office is not required to inform the patients parents because ...
Emancipated minors have legal independence from parents or legal guardians
After a lengthy explanation of a medical procedure, the patient asks many questions. The physician answers all of the questions to the best of her ability. The patient then gives consent for treatment. The costly equipment and supplies are put into place and the patient changes her mind. Which of the following situations would be the best way to avoid litigation?
Do not proceed. Document the patient refusal, having the patient sign a refusal to consent to treatment. If the patient refuses to sign the form, have a witness available to sign
Advanced directives are ...
Used to support a patients wishes
A patient sues a physician for malpractice. The judge award in favor of the physician. The patient cannot re-sue the physician due to ...
Of the four D's of Negligence, which exists when a physician pays for injuries that the client sustained due to improper care?
Malpractice that has been ruled because of a physicians failure to act is a form of ...
A medical assistant volunteers her time at a local charity run checking blood pressures. She ...
is not covered under the Good Samaritan Law because she is performing the duties of a medical assistant
Torts are ...
Civil wrongs subject to a lawsuit
Who of the following wrote a medical code of ethics?
Hammurabi ; Tomas Percival ; Hippocrates
An example of slander is ..
A medical assistant falsely criticizing another medical assistants skills
A patient pulls up her sleeve in preparation for an injection. This is an example of ..
Which of the following agencies sets the standard for employee safety in the medical office?
In order to address ethical issues, ...
Professional organizations establish codes and creeds
A medical assistant witnesses a coworker forging a signature on a patients chart. Which of the following is more true?
The medical assistant that witnesses the forgery is liable for wrong doing if she does not report the incident
A medical assistant who fails to act in a manner that is considered reasonable for someone working in that job capacity is considered to be ..
The Latin term meaning, "the thing has been decided," is ...
Meant by the phrase, "Res judicata," and says that a claim cannot be retrieved between two parties
Of the four D's of Negligence, which implies that any damages or injuries that resulted from the physicians breach of duty were directly related to that breach and that no intermittent circumstances or intervening acts couldn't have caused the damage?
Governing the relationship between patients and physicians are ...
Rules of conduct called medical ethics
In which of the following examples would informed consent be required?
In emergency situations where delaying treatment could mean the difference between life and death, in situations where the patient refuses to hear the risks, and in situations where patients are mentally incapacitated and no next of kin is designed, informed consent is not required
A woman has died as a result of a motor vehicle accident. She is listed as an organ donor and her family wish to comply with her wishes. Which of the following is true?
Physicians can choose to go against the deceased's wishes if the family decides that organ donation is not an acceptable choice
Elizabeth Kubler Ross is known for developing the Stages of Greif. Which of the following is true of these stage?
Each patient who goes through the grieving process will experience some or all of the Stages of Greif in varying amounts of time
The Hierarchy of Needs was proposed by which of the following Psychology researchers?
Which of the following scenarios accurately describes, "Self-Actualization?" ...
Reaching one's full potential
According to Life's Eight Development Stages, Trust and Mistrust are most likely experienced ....
Shortly after birth
Classical conditioning is demonstrated in which of the following examples?
A child starts crying upon mention of going to the doctor
B.F. Skinner is regarded as being the primary researcher for which learning method?
Non-Verbal Communication is ....
Uses facial expression and body language to send messages
Which of the following scenarios provides an example of a medical assistant overcoming a barrier to communication?
A medical assistant writes her direction to a patient that is hearing impaired
A patient who is displaying the defense mechanism of Compensation would ...
Overemphasize behaviors which accommodate for perceived weakness
Assuming that an elderly patient will have a difficult time understanding the directions for how to take medication is an example of ...
Which of the following questions is considered, "Open Ended,"?
"Please describe your symptoms?"
What are the three necessary components of communication?
Sender ; Message ; Receiver
Which of the following would be an inappropriate and potentially unlawful interview question?
"How do your children feel about your decision to work here?"
A patient that is using psychological behavior to deal with negative emotions is said to be employing a ...
A patient displays the following body language: Slumped shoulders, grimace, and stiff joints. What message is this patient sending?
To assure that a medical assistant has understood what a patient has stated, which of the following scenarios would BEST verify understanding?
Summarize what the patient stated asking questions where you are unclear
A patient has been coming to your office for many years. you know the patient and her family very well as they are all cared for by your office. The patient has invited you to her son's wedding. Which of the following would be the BEST response to this invitation?
Decline the invitation but convey your best wishes
A patient who refuses to believe a terminal diagnosis is exhibiting ...
Which Stage of Greif is exhibited in the following scenario: A patient has reported that after the loss of his spouse, he has been having difficulty sleeping and has been agitated. He doesn't have the motivation to complete day to day tasks.
A patient is becoming belligerent at the front desk due to a long wait. Which of the following would BEST handle the situation?
Offer to reschedule the patient
Two medical assistants work very closely in their office. Over the past few weeks the atmosphere has become tense between the two on them. Arguments are becoming a daily occurrence and both MAs are starting to consider not going to work just to avoid an altercation. Which of the following is true regarding this situation?
Productivity in the office will suffer due to poor employee morale ; The best way to solve this situation is to identify the problem and come up with a mutually acceptable solution ; Stress or stress related medical conditions are some of the most common reasons why employees choose to call off
When interviewing a potential employee, which of the following questions is legal and would give the interviewer the MOST USEFUL information?
Tell me about a time when you had to use critical thinking skills to solve an issue that you were having on the job
You have been assigned the task of writing a patient education pamphlet for patients to instruct patients on how to correctly collect a 24-hour urine sample. Which of the following would be the BEST way to accomplish this task?
Choose terminology that patients would use in every day conversation
When considering growth and psychological development, which of the following is TRUE?
Growth is considered to be evolving until the subject is around 20 yrs old. Psychological development is ongoing throughout life
When considering Sigmund Freuds Psychosexual Development theory, morals and values are found ...
With the superego
Which of the following pieces of information would be considered patient demographics?
The "write it once" system is used in some offices as an alternative to ...
Restrictive endorsements on checks ...
Limit how a check can be cashed
When depositing checks in the bank ...
A deposit ticket must be filled out ; Bills and checks must be listed individually ; A signature is needed to withdraw cash
A check stub ...
Is a smaller form to the left of each check that is used to manually record information placed on the check that is distributed
In order to ensure that a check can only be cashed once, ...
Checks are stamped by the bank when cashed
Deductions are ...
Also known as debits
Bank statements ...
Show the current balance for that particular statement period ; Typically sent to the practice on a monthly basis ; Must be reconciled when received by `the office
A patient sends a check to pay for her last office visit. The check bounces at the bank. Which of the following is the most likely scenario when dealing with this situation?
The patient will be charged an NSF fee by the office
When writing a check, the amount of the check ...
IS written in both numeric and word form ; In most cases should exactly match the amount needed for the services rendered ; Should have the cents written as #/100 where the # is the total cents needed
Assets are ...
Securities ; Machinery ; Merchandise
Which of the following will increase the owner's equity?
The best way to handle petty cash ...
Is to assign one person to handle it
A delivery has just been received in your office. Which of the following scenarios is the best when dealing with orders?
Allow anyone in the office to handle deliveries as long as the packing slips and invoices are handled appropriately and at the time the supplies are put away
Geographical area is important when ...
Establishing fee schedules
Aging accounts are addressed ...
Typically every thirty days until payment is received
Collection mailings ...
Are considered , "Dun Messages."
A patient has been receiving care from your office while fighting cancer. The patient dies before payment is received in the office. The best way to ensure that the office receives payment for services rendered is ..
File a claim against the patient's estate
FICA is ...
Used to pay for Social Security and Medicare
I-9 Forms are ...
Required by the federal government ; Require the employer to verify forms of identification ; Filed within three business days to hire
Liabilities are debt obligations. Which of the following formulas is accurate when calculating liabilities?
Liabilities = Assets - Owners Equity
Which of the following collections scenarios is NOT allowed by law?
To ensure that someone will be available to take the call, collectors should call debtors after 10 pm ; To make the point clear to debtors, collectors should call the debtors daily until all debts are paid in full ; Collections mailings should be sent daily on postcards to save money on postal notifications
When referring to collections, what is a "skip"?
A patient who has moved purposely to avoid paying a bill
To obtain collections through small claims court, ...
Judgement must be made on behalf of the plaintiff ; An attorney is not necessary ; A judge will pass judgement but will not collect funds owed to the practice
Which of the following labor situations is unlawful?
An employee is told to retire because she has turned 65 years old
Coding systems are ...
Used to place verbal descriptions of medical conditions or procedures into alpha-numeric codes ; A method of monitoring disease processes ; Used to allow for easier statistical tracking of medical conditions or procedural uses
ICD-9 and ICD-10 coding books ...
Are organized into three volumes
Volume II of the ICD-9 coding book ...
IS the three part alphabetical index
The CPT coding book ...
Is divided into six sections
The following symbol (*):
Designates variable pre and postoperative services
The modifier that notes, "Bilateral Procedure," is ...
In the CPT manual, codes in the range of 99201-99600 are ...
Evaluation and Management Codes
When coding using HCPCS, a code that is accompanied by a diamond symbol would indicate ...
This code is not covered or valid with Medicare
E&M codes ...
Define a new patient as being one that is new to the practice or who hasn't been seen by the practice in at least three years
The first place to look for an ICD-9 code should be ..
In Volume II and then confirmed in Volume I
There are two coding tables in Volume II of the ICD-9 book. What are they?
Hypertension and Neoplasm
A clause in an insurance policy that restricts overpayment of benefits due to more than one medical insurance policy is ..
Known as coordination of benefits
An HMO is ...
A group model of managed care ; A health model that emphasized preventative care ; Can be part of a group or a single organization
To qualify for Medicare, a person must meet which of the following criteria?
Must be 65 or older unless disabled
A patient receives Medicaid, but is also covered under Tricare. Which plan would serve as primary payer?
Workman's Compensation claims ...
Are kept separate from other insurance claims which are not Workman's comp in nature
Medicare Part A ...
Covers inpatient care
When reading a CPT manual, a triangle next to a code notes ...
Revised code description
When considering coding for hospital stays, a __________ is used to provide physicians with guidelines for admission and length of hospital stays.
Diagnosis Related Group (DRG)
Where would your office obtain additional legal copies of Medicare forms?
From an agency listed in the Medicare fiscal agencies directory
A deductible ...
Is paid by the patient before insurance coverage pays for medical costs
Which of the following choices would best answer the question, "Who owns a patient's medical record?"
Which of the following choices would best answer the question, "who owns patients x-rays"?
the facility that performed the procedure
Which of the following reasons would be legal when considering a patients medical record?
Not allowing a patient to view her own chart because the physician feels this information would be detrimental to her well being
Choose the BEST answer. To ensure adequate protection for legal issues, offices should maintain patients' charts ...
Which of the following is NOT a section of the POMR?
Patient appointment schedule and payment plan
A medical assistant realizes after a patient has left the office that she forgot to put the patient's complaint of a sore throat. Which of the following choices would BEST correct her error?
Go to the next available line of the SOAP notes. Write the current date, then, "Late Entry." Place the date and time when the patient stated she has a sore throat. Sign and date the entry
When filing using the terminal digits method, which would be true?
The filing is done using the last one or two digits od the patient's medical record number
Outguides are used when ..
Charts have been removed from their filing location
The memory of a computer is located ..
In the CPU ; In RAM ; In ROM
One megahertz equals ...
One million cycles per second
Which of the following programs would be best suited for making a patient data base?
Portable Universal Serial Bus Drives are also known as ...
Which of the following methods would BEST prove that a FAX was properly sent to its intended destination?
The MA should attach a FAX confirmation sheet to the original document
Which of the following example would be classified as Hardware?
Your doctor has given you a patient memo that he has written. You notice that his grammar and punctuation need correcting. Which of the following proofreaders marks signifies that a period is to be introduced into a sentence?
Circle with a dot in the middle
As a rule of social acceptance, what is the maximum number of time a telephone should be allowed to ring in most cases?
When answering the telephone, other than taking a patient's name, what other piece of information should be gathered at the beginning of the call?
Which of the following telephone greeting would be BEST?
"Dr. Smiths office, This is Mary. How may I assist you?"
Which of the following responses would be BEST when addressing an irate and shouting patient at the front desk?
"Mr. Jones, I understand your frustration, please allow me to assist you in getting this issue straightened out."
Insured mail through the USPS is defined as ...
Mail that has value up to a certain amount which can be reimbursed if lost in transit
A physician has requested that a letter notifying his patient that he can no longer care for her due to her multiple no-shows would be best sent ...
The postal abbreviation for Idaho is ...
The standard for folding an 8 1/2 by 11" letter to fit in a No. 10 envelope is ...
Fold into third by pulling the bottom up and then top down
Interoffice memos ...
Are more informal than a standard letter
When writing a letter in full block style, the complimentary close ...
Is located flush with the left margin
When giving a presentation, how long will it take to present a talk (without visual aids) that is 1000 words long?
Which of the following examples is properly written?
2900 Mainstreet Ave
Cleveland OH 44115
When using proofreader symbols, which symbol would you use to correct this sentence ...
An "s" laying on its side
When writing a professional letter that has over 200 words, how large should the margins be?
The number of lines between the inside address and the salutation in a full block style professional letter is ...
when transcribing medical dictation, how would one properly note an allergy to a certain medication?
Spell out the medication in capital letters or underlined
Of the following choices, which should NOT be considered when performing payroll functions?
Number of patients roomed per day
Which of the following tasks is NOT the responsibility of the office manager?
Determine the appropriate number of tax exemptions that should be made by an employee
What is the best time of the day to hold an All-Staff Meeting?
At the beginning of the day
Which of the following employment forms is necessary when considering choosing tax exemptions?
When setting up the front desk, which of the following would enhance patient privacy?
Having a sliding glass window that can be closed when not conversing with patients ; Having a privacy filter on computer monitors ; Asking patients to stand at least 5 feet from the front desk until its their turn
The best way to avoid injuries when using computer is ...
Stand and stretch every hour ; Adjust the seat height so that your feet are flat on the floor ; Adjust the monitor so that your neck is at a neutral angle
The most effective way to prepare a schedule matrix is to ...
Have the doctors provide you with their schedules and block out times they are unavailable
What is the benefit of the Advanced Scheduling system?
Allows patients to plan ahead with their health care needs
the advantage of a handwritten appointment book is ..
Computer deficient employees can easily use the book
Which of the following scheduling methods would be best for an Urgent Care setting?
Patients who are habitually late ...
Should be scheduled at the end of the day
Patient cancellations should be noted ...
On the daily schedule ; In the patients chart ; In the progress note section
The medical assistant that handles the scheduling has scheduled 3 patients for the three to four o'clock time frame. All the patients were told to arrive at 3' O clock. Which of the following scheduling methods BEST describes which is being used in this example?
Which of the following vital signs can be expected in a child that is afebrile?
Axillary temp of 98.6 degrees F
Intermittent fevers are ...
Fevers which come and go
A patients body temperature has varied over the last 24 hours from 97.6 degrees F in the morning to 99 degrees F in the evening. The patient is worried that this change in temperature may indicate the beginning of a fever. Which of the following BEST explains this phenomenon?
The patient is experiencing changes related to a diurnal rhythm
The most accurate reading for a temperature is done ...
Aurally through a clean canal
A patient is having difficulty understanding how to properly run her glucose meter. Which of the following teaching methods would best help the patient understand how to use her instrument correctly?
Demonstrate the proper use of the instrument and then have the patient perform the process while still in the office
The pulse point located on the top the foot is ...
The dorsalis pedis ; Is checked in patients with peripheral vascular problems ; Absent in some patients due to a congenital anomaly
Over a patients lifespan, the pulse rate ...
Starts out fast and decreases as the patient ages
A common error when taking a pulse is ...
Counting the pulse for 15 seconds and multiplying the number by four
A patient is in the office for a cyst removal and is very anxious about the procedure. Which of the following descriptions of his respirations would be expected?
Rales and rhonchi are frequently noted during an examination of lung sounds. What is the difference between the two?
Rales occur on inspiration, rhonchi on expiration
To accurately assess a patients respiration rate, which of the following methods would be BEST?
Count the pulse rate for one minute, then, while keeping your index fingers on the patients radial artery, count the respirations for an additional minute
A patient is diagnosed with essential hypertension. Which of the following blood pressures would you expect to see in this patient prior to taking medications for his condition?
Korotkoff sounds are ...
The result of the vibration of blood against artery walls while blood pressure readings are being taken
Which of the following is an anthropomorphic measurement?
The procedure for taking a pulse rate on an infant differs from an adult how?
The apical pulse method is used on infants
The patient position that is most useful for proctologic exams is the ...
Jack Knife (Proctological)
A physician may assess turgor when ...
Dehydration is suspected
In the chain of infection, the susceptible host ...
Can reduce the chances of being infected by living a healthy lifestyle and using proper hand washing techniques
To proper personal protective equipment necessary for collecting a sputum specimen would include: (CHOOSE BEST ANSWER)
Gloves and Face Mask
Surgical asepsis is being performed when ...
The most effective step of hand washing is ...
Using friction to remove potential pathogens
When performing an EKG, the patient starts to laugh out of feelings of anxiety. What would you expect the EKG to show? (Chose the BEST answer)
Tachycardia, poor EKG graph
When printing out an EKG, a medical assistant notices that the QRS complexes are extremely small. What should be the next step?
Increase the sensitivity control to 20 mm deflection
Each small square on the EKG paper is ...
.04 seconds long and 1mm tall
When teaching a patient to use the three point gait technique of crutch use ...
The injured leg moves ahead at the same time as both crutches
Which of the following anticoagulants would be found in a light blue vacutainer tube?
A medical assistant is asked to draw blood in the antecubital (AC) space. Which of the following veins are found in the AC?
Cephalic ; Median Cubital ; Basilic
A patients urine specimen tested positive for bilirubin. Which of the following is most true?
The specimen should be stored in an area protected from light
Which vacutainer tubes should be used when a requisition calls for blood to be drawn for an H&H and glucose test?
One lavender, One grey
Specific gravity in urinalysis ...
Compares the concentration of urine to that of distilled water
When placing a patient in the AP position for an X-Ray, what position would the patient be in?
Facing away from the film
A patient's urine tests positive for glucose. The doctor asks you to confirm this finding. Which of the following would BEST confirm this finding?
Run a Clinitest
The smallest of the white blood cells which also can be involved in humoral immunity is the ...
MSDS sheets ...
Are required by OSHA to be accessible to all employees of the office
The most virulent blood borne pathogen is: (Choose the BEST answer) ...
HCV (Hepatitis C)
The NFPA diamond has four colors. The blue diamond ...
Indicates hazards to health
A patient has been told to monitor her LH levels. Which of the following potential conditions might the patient be suffering from?
Manual Hematocrits are done ...
To monitor anemia ; By using a microcrit tube ; To measure the percentage of plasma to cells
The BEST blood collection location for a newborn is ...
A patient has come to the office for a blood draw. The patient starts to sweat and is very anxious. Which of the following would be the BEST way to proceed?
Perform the procedure but pay close attention for signs of potential syncope
Which of the following tests would MOST LIKELY be performed on a patient that is being monitored for coagulation therapy?
Which of the following is MOST TRUE about the ESR test?
Abnormal results should be followed with additional testing
A patient who is blood type AB ...
Can receive packer RBCs form a type O donor
Which of the following is considered an abnormal lab result?
ESR 22 mm/hour
The mordant in the Grain Stain procedure is ...
To properly read a meniscus ...
Hold the measuring device at eye level and read the bottom of the curve of the liquid level
The purpose of performing quality control is to ...
Improve the odds that the results that are reported for any given test are as accurate and reliable as possible
A urine pregnancy test ...
May be negative even if a blood pregnancy test is positive
When reading urines microscopically, urine casts must be ...
Assessed under low power
A patient is describing a contusion of his arm over the telephone to you. Which of the following descriptions would closely describe a contusion?
Blood collecting under the skin without a break in the skin
A physician believes that a patient may be experiencing pancreatitis. Which of the following tests would be best to diagnose this condition?
Amylase and Lipase
The elderly and very young ...
Have increase susceptibility to infectious pathogens ; Are more sensitive to heat and cold ; Have a higher risk of falls
Which would be the first step when a patient passes out at the front desk?
Shake the patient and ask if he is ok
Which of the following is considered a best practice when preparing the office for emergency situations?
Document all training of employees on emergency situations ; Require all employees to have current CPR certification ; Have a current copy of all MSDS sheets for all chemical used in the office
When performing CPR, at what rate should chest compressions be applied?
100 per minute
A patient presents to the office with a pencil that has completely penetrated the palm of her hand. Which of the following treatments would be BEST in this situation?
Wrap a gauze wrap around the pencil, securing it as much as possible until the patient can get to a local emergency room
Which acronym would BEST describe the procedure for assessing a patient that appears unconscious?
A patient is on the telephone stating that her son has just been stung by a bee. Which of the following recommendations is used when dealing with this emergency?
Ask the mother if her son is known to be allergic to bees ; Ask the mother to tell her son to remain calm and still to help slow the spread of venom ; Tell the mother to remove the stinger by scraping at the stinger rather than trying to pull it out
Which of the following symptoms can occur with a heart attack?
Cyanosis ; Syncope ; Ashen Skin
The most dangerous time for the day for sunburn is ..
Between 10am and 2pm
The acronym FAST is used to help responders remember the steps to recognizing which of the following conditions?
The Rule of Nines is used to ...
Determine the amount of the body surface that has been burned
First aid and frostbite includes ...
Running cold water over the affected area. Warm or hot water will shock the area and cause more tissue damage
A patient is having a grand mal seizure. Which of the following would be appropriate when performing first aid?
Move the patient to an open area where he will be less likely to harm himself while convulsing
You witness an automobile accident on the way to work. Which of the following would be an indication that a patient has experienced head trauma?
Improper placement of the hands under the rib cage when performing the Heimlich maneuver could result in ...
A broken xiphoid process
Which type of shock is related to low blood volume?
A common fracture found in children that exhibits a bending of the bone with a partial break is a ...
A patient reports that she was out in the sun for several hours the day before. She now has a burn that covers her back. The burn does not show signs of blistering, but is warm to the touch and very painful. It appears that the burn affects her epidermis. Which of the following is the most logical diagnosis?
First Degree Burn
A patient is bleeding profusely from an injury near her wrist. Which of the following first aid procedures would be MOST appropriate?
Place pressure on her brachial artery
Which of the following safety suggestions would apply to the use of the AED?
Do not use in water
Patients that are exhibiting signs of cyanosis will ...
Will have blood levels of CO2 that are higher than O2 levels
The medical term, "diaphoresis," means ...
When would chest thrusts be performed in an emergency situation?
When assisting a pregnant woman who is choking
When receiving CPR certification through the American Heart Association at the healthcare provider level, how often is recertification necessary?
Every two years
Category A drugs include those that : (Choose the BEST answer) ....
Can be safely taken during all three trimesters of pregnancy according to results from adequate and controlled animal and human studies
Drug schedules ...
Are scheduled in five categories with Schedule I being the most dangerous
if a doctors order calls for the administration of 500 mg of medication, how many grams should be given?
Which of the following medications would be given to treat vomiting?
A patient has been diagnosed with an irregular heartbeat. Which of the following medications would be prescribed to treat this condition?
Which of the following drugs would be used to treat GERD?
Of the following medications, which is not used to treat depression?
Which of the following formulas would correctly solve a dosage calculation problem?
(ordered dosage/dosage on hand) * Amount of Drug = Dosage to be given
Which of the following agencies would b e responsible for monitoring the use of controlled substances?
A medical assistant is going to give a subcutaneous injection. Which of the following is TRUE concerning this procedure?
No more than 2 mL of medication should be injected using the subq method
Complete the following analogy: The small the lumen of a needle, ...
The larger the gage of the needle
A doctors order is written to give a patient a medication using a non-parenteral route. Which of the following is a non-parenteral route of medication administration?
A patient is morbidly obese. Which of the following needles would be best to give an IM injection in the deltoid?
21 gauge needle 1 1/2 inches
When giving an injection of insulin, which of the following is TRUE?
The site should not be massaged after medication administration
When giving a patient eye drops, ...
The proper medical term for this procedure is, "instillation." ; Pull the lower eye lid down and place the drops in the conjunctival space ; Allow the patient to blink a few times after administration to help distribute the medication
Buccal administration of medications ...
Are done to allow controlled dosing through the mucosa
ID injections are used for which of the following procedures?
Allergy testing ; TB testing ; Drug sensitivity testing
A medical assistant is applying a transdermal patch. Which of the following procedures should the MA use and why? (Choose the BEST answer)
The MA should use gloves to protect herself from getting the medication on her hands when applying the patch
A doctor orders 50 mg of a medication. The available dose is 5 mg/2 ml. How much medication should be given to the patient?
Clark's Rule ...
Uses a child's weight and assumes the child's weight and height are in proportion
This is the part of the prescription form that indicates the names and quantities of ingredients to be included in the medication ...
To ensure that verbal orders for medications are recorded accurately ...
The medical assistant should read the order back to the physician ; The medical assistant should ask for clarification on any misunderstood information ; The medical assistant should write down the order exactly as written
If a medication order states that 300 mg of medication are to be given q.i.d for 10 days, how many total milligrams of medication will be given over those 10 days?
A doctor orders 500 mg of medication. Available in stock are one gram tablets. How many tablets should be given to the patient?
To most accurately measure medication ...
Use a syringe that is closest in volume to the amount of medication needed ; Read oral medication volume that is poured into a small measuring cup at eye level ; Double check the order for accuracy
Patients with irritable bowel syndrome will experience which of the following symptoms?
A variety of symptoms including diarrhea, flatulence, and constipation
Diabetic patients are monitored by using which of the following tests?
Patients diagnosed with hypertension are given a medication called hydrochlorothiazide. How does this medication work to treat hypertension?
It increases urination
Is a skin condition involving flaky or oozing patches of skin
Patients who have anxiety ...
Are treated episodically ; Are treated prophylactically ; May be treated with citalopram
Skin nodules, such as nevi ...
May become malignant ; Should be seen by a physician, even if not suspicious ; Are graded using an acronym, "ABCDE."
Strep throat ...
Can lead to rheumatic fever
Patient's with epistaxis ...
Should tilt the head forward, not backward
A patient with a verruca (Choose the BEST answer) ...
Can be treated with an OTC medication
Has a side effect of being an anticoagulant
Cystic fibrosis is a(n) ...
Condition that can be tested by monitoring the chloride levels of a patient's sweat
Patients with HIV ...
Can live for many years by taking antiviral medications and practicing a healthy lifestyle
To treat a cold ...
Use palliative treatment options
The procedure used to remove the gall bladder is called ..
Although not present with all migraines, which of the following is a symptom of migraine?
Increased sensitivity to light, sound, and/or smell ; Aura ; Nausea with or without vomiting
Testing for preeclampsia is done ...
On pregnant women
Patients with pancytopenia ...
Have an increased risk of hemorrhage ; Have an increased risk of developing infection ; May be anemic
A patient presents to the office with chief complaint of RLQ pain. Which of the following pathologies would be MOST likely possible?
Patients who have diets deficient in calcium will have which of the following symptoms?
Bruising ; Osteopenia ; Kyphosis
The most commonly abused drug in children under 18 is ...
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