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






2. The science of the function of cells -tissues - and organs of the body is called...






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






4. A business letter written in a full block style will have all lines...






5. A weakness in the walls of the muscle that allows underlying tissue to push through it is called .....






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






7. An inactive substance substitutes in place of the actual drug to satisfy the patient is called...






8. The medical term for expanding or opening wider is...






9. Inflammation of the nasal mucosa results in...






10. 'HIV' means...






11. The medical term for bending backward is...






12. A 'V wave' will ..................be seen in the normal ECG






13. Which is recorded as the systolic blood pressure?






14. The medical term for goups of cells with the same function is...






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






16. A date on a bottle of medication that provides a ''use until'' date is the...






17. Inflammation of the pleura is called...






18. Which of the following locations is usually used for taking a pulse?






19. Some clinical signs for head injury could be...






20. ......................... is a federal regulation that requires health care professionals to protect the privacy and confidentiality of patient's health information.






21. The brain -nerves -and spinal cord are in the ........ system






22. The .............. form is used by non-institutuinal providers and suppliers to bill Medicare - Part B covered services.






23. What licence must a physician have to dispense -precribe or administer controlled substances?






24. A stethoscope is used to listen to body sounds by...






25. The opposite of deep is...






26. 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






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






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






29. High blood pressure is referred to as






30. The lower middle area of the abdomen is called the ...






31. A newsletter that wighs less than one pound would be considered.............. class mail.






32. The abbreviation for laboratory is...






33. In the evacuated blood collection system the ecuated glass tubes come in different sizes - and the stroppers are..... to denote the type of additive or lack of one.






34. The name for the collar bone is...






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






36. During a venipuncture - to secure the needle during insertion into the tube stopper - you need a .......






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






38. A patient receiving ambulatory care at a hospital or other health facility without being admitted as a bed patient is called an....






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






40. A drug that causes the pupil of the eye to dilate is called a...






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






42. An instrument used for auditory and sensory perception is called the...






43. hen using a centrifuge - make sure equal weights are...






44. A record of debits -credits -and balances is referred to as a patient's...






45. Aserious chronic disease of the liver is called...






46. The clean-catch urine specmen is also called.....






47. The medical term for loss of appetite is...






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






49. When PVC's fall o the T wave - occurs in pairs -runs of 3 or more -or are multiform in nature -these conditions are called....






50. A method of charching whereby a physician presents a bill for each service render is called...