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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 health care worker who unconsciously transports harmful bacteria but is not ill called a...






2. A......... report includes information relating to the patien's main reason for scheduling an appointment to see the physician.






3. 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






4. The Tri-Care fiscal year is form...






5. The pubis is located in the ...






6. The area between waves is referred to as...






7. A bed patient in a hospital is called an....






8. The abbreviation for toxic shock syndrome is...






9. The medical term for circular movement around a central point is...






10. High blood pressure is referred to as






11. A person who is no longer under the care -custody -or supervision of a parent is called...






12. When anticoagulated blood is centrifuged...... goes to the bottom of the tube.






13. Which of the following is not a criteria for skin preparation for lead placement?






14. The abbreviation for gastrointestinal is...






15. Chronic inflammation of the colon is called...






16. The process of changing words into numbers so that computers can be in processing insurance claims is called...






17. Testimony of a withness under oath and written down before trial for possible use when the case comes to trial is....






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






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






20. Whoping cough is another name for...






21. How many hematocrit tubes should be collected form the patient?






22. A QRS measurement of less than.......... seconds indicates a supraventricular pacemaker....






23. Never clean a glass thermometer with...






24. Permission granted by a person voluntarily and in his right mind is...






25. The most accurate and reliable measurement of body temperature is...






26. The zygomatic bone is located in the...






27. Which of the following is false?






28. The blood Pressure should not be taken on an arm if...






29. In the medical office the most frequently performed pulmonay function tests is....






30. When preparing a blood smear form a skin puncture you should........... the first drop....






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






32. The major artery that supplies that upper arm is called the .....






33. The International Classification of Disease -9th revision - Clinical Modification(ICD-9-CM) is used to code...






34. When measuring bloo pressure...






35. When using a fire extinguisher the hose should be directly to the...






36. A disease state that results form the invasion and greowth of microorganisms in the body is....






37. ................... is a method used for determining whether a particular service or procedure is covered under a patient's policy.






38. A drug used to control temperature is called an...






39. A form to itemize deposits made to savings or checking accounts is called...






40. When collecting blood for cholesterol tests use a ..... top evacuated tube






41. The tube to collect whole blood with an additive in it has a ....... stopper






42. A CLIA waived pregnancy test is based on the detenction of which one of the following?






43. A notice of insurance claim or proff must be filed within a designated........... or it can be denied






44. When a vector travels away form the positive electrode - a ........... deflectio results...






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






46. ........................... 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.






47. Making sure a tube is correctly labeled with the patient's complete name and identification number is part of the facilities...... plan.






48. Failure to achieve an agreed upon result -even when the highest degree of skill has been used - is called...






49. The presumtion or inference of negligence when an accident is otherise unable to be explained in terms of ordinary and known experience is called...






50. The reference procedural code book that uses a numbering system developed by the AMA is called a....