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Medical Assistant Certification Exam

Instructions:
  • Answer 50 questions in 15 minutes.
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  • Match each statement with the correct term.
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This is a study tool. The 3 wrong answers for each question are randomly chosen from answers to other questions. So, you might find at times the answers obvious, but you will see it re-enforces your understanding as you take the test each time.
1. The term for the technology that tells a computer what to do is known as the ...






2. A condition of the nasal septum turning away form the midline is called a...






3. It is very important when performing a capillary stick to do with one of the following?






4. The health worker is protected by law if it can be determined that he or she acted reasonable as compared with fellow workers.This is called...






5. The abbreviation for both ears is...






6. In the health care field the acronym HIPAA stands for...






7. Oxygen is ordered as percentage concentration and its rate of delivery is written as...






8. Biohazard labels must be colored...






9. Prior to answering an incoming call the medical assistant should...






10. The opposite of deep is...






11. Awrong committed against another person or the person's property is a...






12. Right and wrong conduct is known as...






13. The medical term for a decrease in size or wasting is...






14. The word element OSIS means...






15. The metacarpals are located in the ...






16. Aerobic bacteria prefer which of these environmental conditions to grow well?






17. When there is no variation or R-R intervals it is called...






18. Inflammation of the mucus lining of the vagina is called...






19. The suffix -emia means...






20. When writting a bussiness letter -the salutation of a letter should be followed by wich punctuation mark?






21. Nitroglycerine is used for...






22. Certain types of cultures -such as deep wound cultures could contain anaerobic pathogens. which of the following conditions is required for their growth?






23. A type of insurance whereby the insured pays a specific amount per unit if service and the isurer pays the rest of the cost is called...






24. The word element SUPER means...






25. The term 'Universal Precautions' is an....






26. The medical term for turning the palm backward is...






27. The process by which an object or area becomes unclean is ....






28. An interval after a payment is due to the insurance company in which the policy holder may make payments - and still the policy remains in effect is called...






29. An unexpected event which may cause injury is called...






30. The combination of sensors or electrodes used for lead # 1 is...






31. Failure to do something hat a reasonable person would do under ordinary circumstances that ends up causing harm to another person or a person's property is...






32. The patient with an infection may have...






33. A drug that produces sleed is called a...






34. A rapid -irregular succession of chaotic bizarre waves;wide -irregular oscillations of the baseline is called ventricular....






35. The branch of study of moral issues -questions - and problems arising in the practice of medicine and in biomedical research is called...






36. Vaccinations against HBV infection provide 90% protection against hepatitis B for ............ or more years following vaccination.






37. An extrauterine pregnancy in which the fertilized ovum begins to develop outside the uterus is called...






38. Performing a ........ as part of a complete blood count determines the ratio of the volume packed red blood cells to that of whole blood.






39. Which of these generally results form an act of carelessness - without an intent to harm?






40. Heath insurance that proides protection against the high cost of treating severe or lengthy illnesses or disabilities is called...






41. When a patient is positioned on the abdomen -arms under the head -with the head turned to one side the patient is in the ......... position






42. The common term for a decubitus ulcer;a pressure sore is...






43. The abbreviation for urinalysis is...






44. An unlawful threat or attempt to do bodily injury to another is...






45. The major vein that drains the upper arm is called the ...






46. Washing out the stomach through a nasogastric tube is called...






47. The medical term for the adnormal shortening of a muscle is...






48. The smaller of the lower leg bones is called...






49. The major artey that supplies the bladder -rectum -and some reproductive organs is called the...






50. An ECG tracing measures the amount of voltage and the .................it takes for the voltage to travel throughout the heart.