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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 large squares on the ECK paper are equal to ...






2. The............. pages of the Physician's Desk Reference is where a medical assistant would be able to locate a medication by brand or genetic name.






3. Lesions of the mucous membrane of the stomach are called........... ulcers






4. Which test measures both suga and acetone in the urine?






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






6. When the patient kneels - and places his/her head and chest on the table with buttocks elevated - it is called the..... position.






7. Injuring the name and reputation of another person by making false statements to a third person is...






8. In the positioning of the electrodes - if the electrodes are placed too close together - the emplitude will be ............






9. After they are used -disposable syringes and needles -scalpel blades - and other sharp items should be placed in ................... containers for disposal.






10. When the depth of breathing changes and the rate of the rise and fall of the chest is not steady - it is called....






11. The process of inhaling and exhaling is called...






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






13. Payment made periodically to keep an insurance policy in force is called...






14. When the presure is lowest - this pressure is called...






15. The abbreviation for chief complaint is...






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






17. When listening to the brachial pulse you will use a...






18. ............................ are defined as what are right and wrong.






19. When taking the pulse - you must be able to report accurately the...






20. With vital signs -any abnormal measurement must be immediatly reported to the ....






21. A previous injury -disease or physical condition that existed before the health insurance policy was ussued is called...






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






23. The abbreviation for tincture is ...






24. Never clean a glass thermometer with...






25. When the hearth is contracting - the pressure is highest. This pressure is called the....






26. To measure a blood pressure -the medical assistant will need..






27. The maxilla is located in the ...






28. Contaminated laundryy shall be........ where it was soiled.






29. The abbreviation for fluid is...






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






31. A patient positioned on her back with feet in stirrups is said to be in the ...






32. The use of ultrasound to produce a picture of the structure of the heart is called...






33. A special device called a 'regulator' or 'flow meter' is necessary when using...






34. Infected Pressure sores on the skin are called...






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






36. A health program for People agen65 and older under social security is called...






37. A drug that causes dilation of blood vessels is called a...






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






39. An impartial panel established to listen to and investigate patien's complaints about medical care or excessive is called a............. commitee






40. When caring for patients with physical disabilities all of the following must be taken into consideration except...






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






42. When performing any CLIA waived test it is important do to which one of the following?






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






44. The balance between the heat produced and the heat lost is the...






45. Deoxygenated blood enters the right atrium of the...






46. The ulna is located in the ....






47. The lid to the centrifuge should be kept....... when in use.






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






49. With vital signs - any abnormal measurement must be inmediately reported to the...






50. When handling a patient complaint which one of the following would be most appropiate?