AMCA Exam Test Practice

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Instruments that touch only the healthy intact skin should beSanitizedAnything that posseses a risk to the human body or a living organism is called aBiohazardOSHA standard requiresA written schedule for cleaningTreating all human blood as if it were infectious is calledUniversal precautionsStandard precautions areUsed mainly in hospitalsWhat liquid is used in an autoclave to sterilize instrumentsDistilled waterSix C'sClient wordsWhat suture is the largest0-0The position in which the patient is lying flat on their back is known asSupineWhat position is used for prrineal and vaginal area examinationLithotomyWhat position requires the examination table to be raised in the middle both ends pointing downProctologicalSurgical procedures that require less than one day to perform with no over night stay isOutpatient surgeryWhat wouldn't be the MA's responsibility in the physical preparing of the patientObtaining and prescribing medication that are not expiredIn what position is used to examine the rectum, where the patient lies on the left side with the left leg sightly flexedSims'What thermometer is considered the most accurate indicator of the body temp.RectalThe artery most common used for taking pulseRadialA patient's temp. was 96.9¤f, what is the temp. in ¤c36.1¤cWhat is not a vital signWeightWhat term means "difficulty breathing"DyspneaWhen taking rectal temp. how long should the thermometer be left in the rectum5 minThe absence of respiration for periods lasting 15 <ApneaWhat area of the body is the popliteal pulse takenKneeWhat is included in a patient's vital signsRespirationWhat temperature is considered fatal103.8¤fWhat route is involved in administering a drug by placing it under the patient's tongue and leaving it there until it dissolves?SublingualWhat part of a prescription includes, patient name address date and the Rx symbolSuperscriptionSedativeBarbituateCodeine is an example of what kind of drugNarcotic analgesicWhat is the most common route for administering parenteral medication (going into GI tract, non digestive system)InjectionA prefilled syringe is calledCartridgeWhat muscle is commonly used for an intramuscular injectionVastus lateralis (thigh)What is the most appropriate needle gauge for a subcutaneous injection25gMedication applied in a patch form is called aTransdermalThe needle gauges usually used for intravenous injections are20-21gDoctor orders a dose of medication at 300mg, but the only available tablet is 50mg. How many tablets will the patient take6Doctor orders 120mg tab, the only available amount is 30mg. How many tablets constitute a dose?4The most commonly used size for insulin syringe is100 unitsWhen a patient is vomiting, what route is the most aproprate to administer the drug?RectalyA single order that is administered immediately and usually written for emergencies is known asSTAT orderSignificant gaps in the quality of testing practices in physician's offices resulted in the recent development ofGood laboratory practicesDeceitful or false portrayal of facts by word of conduct is the definition ofFraudA procedure manual includesThe purpose of procedures, the required equipment, revised datesA phlebotomist misidentified a patient's specimen for transfusion preparation. A possible misdiagnosis of blood type could cause the patients death. If the phlebotomists' actions result in injury, the wrongful act isNegligenceWhat would be a QA procedure in a phlebotomy labChecking needles fit blunt tips and small barbsAn example of QA indicators areThe contamination rate for BC will not exceed the national rateUnauthorized release of confidential patient information is calledInvasion of privacyAn example of negligence is when the phlebotomistFails to report significant changes in a patient's conditionCivil actions involveLegal proceedings between private partyDrawing a patient's blood without his/her consent can result inAssault and battery chargesA series of components that lead to infection are referred to asChain of infectionThe pathogen responsibilities for cause of an infection is called the infectiousAgentAn individual who had little resistance to an infectious microbe is referred to as a susceptibleHostWhen the chain of infection is brokenInfection is prevented from happeningThe term used to deceive an infection that infects the entire body isSystematicWhat type of precaution should be used for someone who has pulmonary tuberculosisAirborneThe abbreviation for the virus that causes AIDS isHIVA person who has recovered from a particular virus and had developed antibodies against that virus is said to beImmuneWhat diseases involve a blood borne pathogenHepB, malaria, syphilisAn example of a disease requiring droplet isolation isPertussisA suffix is an element of a word thatFollows the root wordWhat word is used to describe the breakdown of red blood cellsErythrocytosisThe balanced or "steady state" of the bodyHomeostasisPrefix meaning "outside"Exo-Which body organ is primarily affected in a person with pulmonary diseaseLungsHepatitisLiver inflammationThe lab abbreviation PT stands forProthrombin timeThe word root of the term oncologist meansTumorThe word root of the medical term thoracicThorac/oWhat term means coldCry/oWhich plane divides the body into equal portionsMidsagittalWhen you are facing someone in normal anatomical position, at which body plane are you lookingFrontalWhich body plane divides the body into upper and lower portionsTransverseThe term"distal" meansFarthest from the point of attachmentThe plantar surface of the foot isSole or bottomAn example of a dorsal CavitySpinal cavityThe heart and lung are located in the_______ cavityThoracicThe skeletal system producesBlood cellsSkeletal system structure includesPhalangesWasting or decreasing in size of muscle because of inactivity is calledAtrophyThe integumentary system producesMelaninA nervous system disorderEncephalitisThe heat is surrounded by this fluid-filed sac calledPericardiumThe middle layer of the heat is calledMyocardiumHow many chambers does the heart have4The heart chamber delivers oxygen - rich blood to ascending aortaLeft ventricleThe heart chamber receives blood from the systemic systemRight atriumThe heart muscle gets its blood supply fromThe coronary arteriesMyocardial ischemia is a condition that results fromPartial obstruction of a coronary arteryOne complete constriction and subsequent relaxation of the heart is calledCycleThe average heart rate is72An abnormally fast heat rate isTachycardiaLavender stopper tubes are most commonly used forHematology testsLithium heparin is a suitable anticoagulant for what testLytes (electrolytes)Which additive is found in the royal blue topped tubeEDTAMeasurement of copper, a trace element, requires blood collection in the _____ tubeRoyal blue. (If using butterfly method, 1royalblue then 1lightblue)This needle gauge is primarily for infant out child veins.23gA solution used to clean the site before routine for venipuncture is70% isopropyl alcoholWhat does the gauge on a needle meanThe diameterThe slant of a needle is theBevelWhat stopper identifies a tube for coagulation testingLight blue (see how fast blood clots)Heparin prevents blood from clotting byInhibiting thrombinWhat is the purpose of an antiglycolytic agentPreserves glucoseTo examine by touch of feelPalpatateGoing with out food or drinking except waste for 8-12hrs isNPO ( NOTING BY MOUTH)The unique number assigned to a specimen requested is calledAccession numberOutpatient requisition are typical of this typeManualWhat test is commonly ordered STATLytes (heart cannot function without)If a test is ordered STAT, it means that the paint is inCritical conditionWhen a test is order ASAP it meansResults are needed soon for an appropriate responseA preop patientWill soon be in surgeryTests are classified as routine if they are orderedIn the course of establishing a diagnosisThe term means the sand as StatMed emergencyWhich liquid is acceptable to drink when one is fastingWaterWhich is a common test postopH&H (hemiglobin and hematocrit)A patient's arm is swollen. The term for this isEdematousLipemia results fromHigh fat content from the bloodA patient with a high degree of jaundice typically hadYellow skin and scleraceLymphostasis isObstruction of the flow of lymphVenous stasisStoppage of the normal venous blood flowWhat produce breaks down red blood cellsBilirubinThe serum or plasma of lipemic specimen appearsCloudy whiteA lipemic specimen is a clue that the patientWas not fastingA 12 hour fast is normal required in testing for this analyteTriglycerides (calcium)A blood smearBlood spread out on a microscope slideThis is the abbreviation for a pulmonary function testCBGA differential test is usable to determinePacked cell volumeFluid in the space between the cells is calledInterstitial fluidHoles that relate to capillary puncture areSpiral patterns of fingerprintCBG specimens are collected inNarrow bore capillary tubesWhich capillary specimens should be collected seperatlyNBSIf venous blood is paved in a micro tube, it is important toLabel it venous specimenIf both parents cover dependents on their plan, the child's primary insurance is usually determined by the birthday rule. What is the birthday ruleThe parent whose birthday is earlier in the calender year is primaryCo insurance is calculated based on% of a chargeAn unintentional harmful traction to correct dosage of a drug isAn adverse effectA new patient had not received service from the physician out from another physician of the same specialty in the same group practiceThree yearsThe abbreviation for PPSH isPast, family, and/or social historyIf a participating provider's usual fee $400 and the allowed about is $350 what is written of$50Which is not a commonly used transmission method for HIPAA claimsFaxMedicare part A coversHospital servicesThe form that must be signed by a patient in order for a physician to send records to another physician isRelease of informationAll entries written into the medical record or notation or a ledger must beInitiated by the person making the entry