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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. When collecting blood by skin puncture on an infant - you should use a ....






2. The major artery that supplies the kidney is called the.......... artery






3. The final decision of a court in an action or suit is...






4. When measuring bloo pressure...






5. 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...






6. The abbreviation for urinalysis is...






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






8. The liver -stomach -mouth -and pancreas are in the .........system






9. The lining of the duodenum is composed of thousands of tiny finger-like projections called....






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






11. Use your index finger when you......... for a vein






12. The abbreviation CARB means...






13. When using an evacuated tube for collection of electrolytes use a...






14. When performing a venipuncture of no blood flows into the tube how would you correct this situation?






15. The abbreviation for bedtime or hour of sleep is...






16. If during a venipuncture a patient has a syncopal episode what would be your best course of action?






17. Under the Peer Review Improvement Act of 1982 - Peer Review Organizations are responsible for the review for appropriateness an necessity of putting a patient into the hospital by a process known as........ review






18. A system whereby large quantities of data can be accessed -searched -sorted -and arranged very rapidly by computer is called a............... system






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






20. It is recommended that protective masks and eye wear -or face shields -be worn by laboratory technicians - or housekeeping personnel........






21. The divisions of the trachea which enter the lungs are called the...






22. The abbreviation for postprandial blood sugar is...






23. A payment for hospital charges incurred by an insured person because of injury or illness is called...






24. The instrument used to examine the eyes is called the...






25. A unilateral paralysis that follows damage to the brain is called...






26. Body language -body posture -space and distance are all examples of.....






27. A patient's failure to act prudently and reasonably - or doing that which a reasonable person would not do under similar circumstances is called...






28. What federal agency requires the use of Sharps Containers?






29. The most appropriate site for performing a capillary puncture is a healthy adult is the...






30. The medical term for paralysis form the neck down is...






31. The ulna is located in the ....






32. ................is the study of words and their relaionship to other words in a sentence.






33. In insurance -greater coverage of diseases or an accident - and greater indemnity payments in comparison with a limited clause is called...






34. The major artery that supplies the kneww is called the...






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






36. Carcinogenic means.......... causing






37. The metacarpals are located in the ...






38. A deliberate physical attack upon a person is called...






39. Any indibidual -living or dead -whose blood -or other potentially infectious materials nay be a sourse of occupational exposure to the employee is called a ...






40. The statement 'A physician shall respect the law' is a part of the...






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






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






43. The word element POST means...






44. A physician must have the patient's permission in writting to reveal any confidential information except for which one of the following?






45. Making a duplicate file to protect computer information form being lost is called making a....






46. At the location where you are going to feel for a vein -wrap the tourniquet around the arm approximately........ above the area.






47. The abbreviation for solution is...






48. The absence of one or more complete cardiac cycles where the rhythm is interrupted is referred to as...






49. Insurance that is meant to offset medical expenses resulting form a catastrophic illness is called...






50. To correct a hanwritten error in a patient's chart - it is only acceptable to...