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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. A terminal lethal dysrhythmia - a dying heart - is called...






2. It is........................ to deny treatment to an HIV infected patients






3. The major artery to the head is called the






4. Bones of the wrist and ankle are called ..............bones.






5. Broken glassware which may be contaminated shall not be picked up directly with the hands - but by mechanical means - such as......






6. 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






7. The pubis is located in the ...






8. Which one of the following evacuated tubes would be drams first?






9. Bones are...






10. A signature on the reverse side of a check is called...






11. Information given by a patient to a medical personnel which cannot be disclosed witout consent of the person who gave it is...






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






13. An amount the insures must pay before policy benefits begin is called...






14. An nstrument called a centrifuge.....






15. The medical erm for bending a body part is...






16. The abbreviation for cancer is...






17. A downward or negative wave of an electrocariogram following the P-wave is the...






18. ........................... mean any contaminated objects that can penetrate the skin including -but not limited to needles -scalpels -broken glass -capillary tubes - and exposed ends of dental wires.






19. Latin for 'things done; deeds'; the facts and circumstances attendant to the act in question would be called...






20. Escape of fluid into the thoracic cavity is called...






21. When a patient's feet are placed in stirrups and the buttocks are positioned at the edge of the exam table - the patient is in the...... position






22. Latin for 'things decided' that is - a matter already decided by judicial authority is called...






23. The most important step in the performance of a venipuncture is...






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






25. The computer's directional arrow keys...






26. The abbreviation for below or low is...






27. The physician has ordered 50 mg of Demerol be given to a patient. The amount of hand is 100mg/ml. How many cc's of demerol will be injected?






28. A respiratory rate greater han 24 per minute is called...






29. A drug that controls appetite is called an...






30. Painful voiding is called...






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






32. You should wash your hands for approximately....






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






34. That which in natural and continous sequence -unbroken by any new independent cause - produces an event - and without wich the injury would not have occurred is called...






35. A drug that reduces anxiety is called...






36. Never clean a glass thermometer with...






37. If the septum of the hearth has an abnomal opening it is referred to as...






38. Lying flat on one's back with arms at one's side is the.......... position






39. Ventricular depolarizarion produces an electrical force or vector with 2 components(1) Magnitude of force - and 2-...






40. The abbreviation for tincture is ...






41. When testing for occult blood which of the following speciments would be required?






42. The word elements ALGIA - ALGESIA refer tos...






43. The abbreviation for two times a day is...






44. The abbreviation for above or high is






45. Insurance plans that pay a physician's full charge if it does not exceed his normal charge or does not exceed the amount normally charged for the service is called...






46. ............ is the single most important sourse of HIV and HBV in the workplace.






47. All workers whose jobs involve participation in tasks - or activities with exposure to blood -or other body fluids to which universal precautions apply -should be vaccinated with................... vaccine.






48. The medical term for moving a body part away form the body is...






49. The suffix -emia means...






50. The radius is located in the ...