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Medical Assistant Practice Test

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Suppling the medical office 's needs you should establish a ?
D ( all the answers are correct
A ______ is created cotaining the name, address , and phone number of both the vendor and medical practice. It will also have a pre- assigned number to track the order , the quantity of items ordered , the price of the items , and date purchased ?
A ( inventory control log).
Periodically the medical assistant should check all equipment in the office to ensure that cords are not frayed , do not present hazards , and are good working order . A (n) ________ will help medical assistant track this routine inspection.
B (maintance log) or C (quality control log)
When physician dictates an operative report and asks the medical assistant to type it up, the physician is asking the medical assistant to function as a _________.
D (receptionist)
When writing a business letter , the salutuation of a letter should be followed by which punctuation mark?
B (semicolon)
When handling patient complaint , which one of the following would be most approperiate ?
B (take all complaints seriously and take thorough notes)
Body language , body posture , space and distance are all exaples of _______?
A (non-verbal communication)
What is suggested procedure for canceling an appointment in the appointment book ?
D(mark through the entry with a single red line)
The amount an insured patient pay toward claims each year before the insurance company will pay for medical treatment is known as the ________?
D(co-payment)
Instructions to an insurance company about where and to whom to make payment are called ?
A ( payment agreements)
In the reception area of a medical practice , the computer screen must never be __________?
B(able to be viewed by patients)
The tempature taken at the armpit is the ________?
C(deltoid tempature)
What is a break in a bone without penatration of the skin surface over the fracture site called ?
D (closed fracture)
The abbreviation for three times a day is ?
A( tid)
The abbreviation for as needed is ______?
C(an)
The abbreviation for nothing by mouth is ?
B(NBM)
Which of these would be the best choice to administer an intradermal injection?
A (insulin syringe)
A drug that helps to decrease appetite is called an ?
D (appetite suppressant)
A drug used to control tempature is called an ?
A(antipyretic)
A drug that causes dilation of blood vessels is called a ?
B(vasoconstrictor)
A drug that decreases mucus in the nasal passages is called a(n) ?
B(decongestant)
A drug that increases cough output is called a (n) ?
D(expectorant)
A liquid preparation which mixes fine droplets of an oil in water, such as castor oil , is called a (n)?
C (elixir)
Refer to illustration #5 and identify number 17 ?
B (aorta)
Refer to illustration #5 and identify number 18 ?
D(right ventricle)
Refer to illustration #1 and identify number 69 ?
C(temporal)
Refer to illustration #1 and identify number 70 ?
B(sternum) or A (clavicle)
To cleanse the typical venipuncture site , begin at the intended site of the draw and ?
A(work in a circle from center to the peripheral)
On a ECG machine , sensitivity switch controls the ?
D(b and c ) b amplitude and c gain
Conversion of dysrhythmia to a normal rhythm by applying electric shock to the chest is called _________?
A(defiibrillation)
The electrical force or vector produced by ventricular depolarization has two compotents; one is the magnnitude or force, and the other is _______?
D(polarization)
A downward or negative wave of an electrocardiogram following the P wave is the ____?
C(Q wave)
A premature ventricular contraction (PVC) where the QRS have the same configuration each time they appear is called ____________?
A 9uniform) or C ( fused )
Oxygen can be administered to the patient by way of a ___________?
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How should a 24 -hour urine specimen be stored during collection ?
B (in a refrigerator)
A postive urine dipstick for albumin in the patient has _________ in his or her urine ?
C (protein)
Which urine dipstick test detects acetone in the urine ?
D (ph)
Which of the following stains classify bacteria into gram-positive and gram-negative?
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Which of the following areas should be swabbed when obtaining a specimen for a throat culture ?
A (back of the throat and tonsillar area)