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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 optain a specimen for a throat culture the ....... must be swabbed.






2. What office instrument is designed to receive and send printed documents via the telephone?






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






4. The least reliable measurement of body temperature is....






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






6. An incoming call should be answered by the ..... ring.






7. The term for the technology that tells a computer what to do is known as the ...






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






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






10. Concerning ECG's for irregular rhythms - any method or rate calculation that depends on intervals between complex is.............






11. 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.






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






13. Arterioles are smallest type of...






14. One who belongs to a group insurance plan is called...






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






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






17. Every medical facility is required by OSHA to have an ............... - which hall be made available to the Assistant Secretary and the Director OSHA upon request for examination and copying.






18. The ability to see form another person's point of view is...






19. Nitroglycerine is used for...






20. Contact with blood - or other body fluids to which universal precautions apply through percutaneous inoculation - or contact with an open wound - non-intact skin - or mocous membrane during the performance of normal duties' This definition(found in t






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






22. Never clean a glass thermometer with...






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






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






25. The abbreviation for syrup is...






26. What type of blood sample is needed when performing a PKU?






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






28. Benefits that are made in the form of cash payments are known as...






29. General infection-control procedures are designed to prevent transmission of a wide range of ................ and to provide a wide margin of safety in the varied situations encountered in the health-care environment.






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






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






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






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






34. The word element EMESIS means...






35. The abbreviation for dressing is...






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






37. The proccess of killing all microorganisms in a certain area is called...






38. The abbreviation CARB means...






39. A medical Assistant would measure the patient's temperature -pulse - and respiration when the physician asks him or her to...






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






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






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






43. When you wash your hands you should stand.....






44. The word element PHLEBO means...






45. Aerobic bacteria prefer which of these environmental conditions to grow well?






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






47. The branch of study of moral issues -questions - and problems arising in the practice of medicine and in biomedical research is called...






48. What kind of environment do microorganisms grow best in?






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






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