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Medical Asst. Certification Exam
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Which of the following medical terms is commonly known as " cross eyes"?
Strabismus. (the visual axes of the eyes are not directed at the same point)
which of the following is the most appropriate study to detect breast abscesses?
Thermography. ( it uses infrared to "see" objects and their complete distribution of heat)
A synapse is
The junction between two neurons.
Which of the following branches off the trachea and passes into the lungs?
Bronchus (the singular form of bronchi)
The bronchi are the main branches of the trachea leading to the lungs.
Epinephrine is a(n)
Adrenergic. It is both a hormone and a neurotransmitter. It increases heart rate, contracts blood vessels, dilates air passages, and participates in the fight-or-flight response.
Thrombophlebitis occurs most commonly in the
lower legs. It is inflammation of a vein associated with a blood clot.
A 26-year-old woman has swallowed an overdose of prescribed sleeping pills. She is now unresponsive. When you open her airway, you find that she is gasping for breath and is not breathing normally at all. Using a pocket mask, you provide two rescue breaths and check for signs of circulation, including her pulse, which is rapid but weak. What should you do next?
Provide rescue breathing at a rate of one breath every five seconds.
In sickle cell anemia, what component is abnormal that causes the erythrocytes to change shape?
Hemoglobin. The patient has hemoglobin S which is abnormal. This causes the erythrocytes (RBCs) to change shape.
Which of the following medications is most appropriate for a patient with depression?
Zoloft. It's generic name is sertraline, and it is classified as an SSRI.
Which of the following is the recommended age to administer the first Haemophilus influenza type b immunization to a child?
Which of the following basic computer software operations obtains a saved file?
When practicing sterile technique, the medical assistant should use which of the following instruments to set up a sterile field?
Scheduling two or more patients in the same slot is known as
Double booking. This is often done to compensate for patients who forget appointments or otherwise don't show up.
According to the American Association of Medical Assistants (AAMA), how often is the recertification of the certified medical assistant (CMA) credential required?
Every five years.
Which of the following cells can release histamine and heparin?
Mast cells. They do this in response to injury and inflammation.
When collecting a specimen for throat culture, a medical assistant should swab which of the following structures?
Who should correct an error in a patient's chart?
The person who originally charted the entry. The error should also be initialed to indicate who made the error.
In a medical record, dyspepsia should be recorded under which of the following body systems?
Digestive. It refers to a condition of impaired digestion.
When a urine culture is being performed, the urine should be incubated on the culture dishes for how many hours?
Which of the following is the best use of computers in the medical office.
Accessing patient records.
The part of the brain responsible for visual recognition is the
occipital lobe. It is the posterior lobe of each cerebral hemisphere.
Through the U.S. Postal Service, a package of books that weighs 90 pounds
cannot be sent because it exceeds weight limits.
transfer low-oxygen blood to the lungs. they transfer low-oxygen blood away from the heart so that it can be reoxygenated.
Which of the following converts printed matter into a form that can be read by a computer?
Scanner. They usually resemble the top portion of a photocopier, with a lid that is placed over the item.
Which of the following is a horizontal plane that divides the body into upper and lower portions?
Operative Procedure: Left thyroid lobectomy with removal of the isthmus. A medical assistant preparing an insurance claim for this operative procedure should select coding for which of the following body systems?
Endocrine. Since the thyroid is an endocrine gland.
Which of the following medical records should be filed first in a terminal-digit numeric series?
24-53-16 should be filed first. This is organized by using the last number in each series , and organizing them from lowest to highest.
Which of the following organisms commonly causes toxic shock syndrome?
Staphylococcus aureus. This is characterized by high fever, a sunburn-like rash, vomiting, diarrhea, and shock.
Which of the following instruments is used to expand and separate the walls of a cavity to make examination possible?
Speculum. This is used to view the inside of a hollow opening. Today most are plastic and are sterile and disposable.
The sympathetic action of the pupil of the eye is
dilation. which is defined as an expanding or widening of the pupil.
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