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






2. The venipuncture site should be cleansed with...






3. The blood lancet is used for the collection of blood specimens by...






4. The medical abbreviation for by mouth is...






5. An otoscope is used for examination of the....






6. Awrong committed against another person or the person's property is a...






7. Oxygen is ordered as percentage concentration and its rate of delivery is written as...






8. The abbreviation for laboratory is...






9. Lating for 'he who acts through another acts for himself' is called...






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






11. Certain types of cultures -such as deep wound cultures could contain anaerobic pathogens. which of the following conditions is required for their growth?






12. To cleanse the typical venipuncture site - begin at the intende site of the draw and....






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






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






15. The medical term for the basic unit of body structute is...






16. Foods that are mild in flavor and easy to digest (non-spicy) comprise a ....






17. To help classify bacteria into two groups;gram-positive and gram-negative is a special stain called...






18. Which degree of burn is the most serious?






19. The electrode site should be...






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






21. 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....






22. An obstruction of a coronary artery causing death of an area of the myocardium due to blockage of blood supply and oxygen supply is called...






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






24. The opposite of deep is...






25. High blood pressure is referred to as






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






27. A respiratory rate greater han 24 per minute is called...






28. 'HIV' means...






29. When applying leads -aply V1 lead.............






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






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






32. The word element EMESIS means...






33. A fraudulent signature is called...






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






35. Parcel post or......... class mail is used for bound printed matter -film - & sound recordings.






36. A drug that decreases congestion is calleg a...






37. Erythema refers to...






38. The ..............switch controls the gain or amplitude on th EKG.






39. The abbreviation for dressing is...






40. The point at wich air enters the respiratory tract is called the...






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






42. Low income patients can be covered by what type of insurance?






43. The standard point of the lancet to be used when collecting blood form a newborn heel is...... length (Note: please chack current guidelines - as this changes)






44. A premature ventricular contraction (PVC) where QRS have the same configuration each time they appear is called...






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






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






47. A letter should be folded in................. using a #10 envelope?






48. When you use an autoclave - fill the water reservoir with...






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






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