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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 medical term for the time when menstruation begins is...






2. When testing for occult blood which of the following speciments would be required?






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






4. Neoplasm refers to...






5. Which degree of burn is the most serious?






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






7. The abbreviation for gastrointestinal is...






8. Tendons -joints -bones - and cartilages are in the......... system






9. While ordering procedures may vay -generallly a type a tepe and RH are ordered on all pregnant women.






10. Studies suggest that the potential for salivary transmission of HIV is.....






11. The medical term for moving a body part toward the midline of the body is...






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






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






14. An amount the insures must pay before policy benefits begin is called...






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






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






17. Digestion begins in the mouth - where food is chewed and mixed with a substance called...






18. The word element OSIS means...






19. The physician has ordered 50 mg of Demerol be given to a patient. The amount of hand is 100mg/ml. How many cc's of demerol will be injected?






20. The abbreviation for discontinue is...






21. Erythema refers to...






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






23. When preparing for lead placement you should first care for...






24. A legal statement of how an individual's property is to be distributed after death is...






25. Persistent increased systolic and diastolic pressures are indicative of ...






26. Wgen a drop of blood is placed on a slide -place a second slide............ the first slide.






27. Inflammation of the pleura is called...






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






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






30. The vertebrae are located in the ...






31. The word elements ALGIA - ALGESIA refer tos...






32. Conversion of a dysrhythmia to a normal rhythm by applying electric shock to the chest is called....






33. Diseases that can be communicated form one person to another are called.....






34. Permission granted by a person voluntarily and in his right mind is...






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






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






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






38. A drug that produces sleed is called a...






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






40. The medical term for an involuntary movement is...






41. The cephalic - medial cubital -and basilic veins are..................... used for venipuncture.






42. The abbreviation for intramuscular is...






43. The humerus is located in the....






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






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






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






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






48. A skilled nursing facility for patients receiving specialized care after discharge form a hospital is called...






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






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