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The combining form hepat/o refers to the
The function of the optic nerve is
Which condition is treated with use of the DASH diet?
In order for a case of negligence to be valid, all of the “four D’s” must be present EXCEPT
The prefix meaning “many” is
Oranges, bananas, broccoli, and tomatoes are rich sources of which of the following minerals?
Confidential information can be disclosed in all of the following cases EXCEPT
If AC interference occurs on an EKG tracing, what is the likely cause?
It is a hectic day in the office and the physician is backed up in seeing patients who have been in the waiting room. Mr. Hall approaches the reception desk and pounds his fist and starts yelling that his time is valuable and that he has waited long enough. All of the following steps are appropriate ways to handle the first stages of an encounter with an angry patient EXCEPT
Within the cell, the organelle responsible for the production of energy is the
Which of the following thought leaders in the field of psychology believed that repressed memories created emotional conflict and possible mental disorders later in life?
Which of the following terms would describe an infestation of gallstones?
Which of the following vitamins is NOT fat soluble?
Which of the following body systems is responsible for hearing?
Which of the following anatomical locations contains the patella?
Which of the following gives a choice to those over 18 years of age to determine the disposition of their body or body parts?
Perspiration is produced by the
Which of the following would NOT be an unintentional tort when done by a medical assistant?
A court mandate to bring a portion of the medical record to court is called
A medical assistant is providing instruction on care of sutures to a young mother whose child has been injured in a fall. She is distracted and tells the medical assistant that she and her child have not eaten for two days because their public aid check is late. Which of the hierarchy of needs is preventing this mother from considering the patient teaching that is being presented to her?
Pathogens that thrive in the presence of oxygen are called
Which of the following suffixes is NOT an adjective ending meaning “pertaining to”?
The physician can terminate the care of a patient in all of the following situations EXCEPT when
A plane that cuts the body parallel to the horizon is called a/an
Which of the following specialists would a person see for IBS, PUD, or pyloric stenosis?
Crimes that are committed against another person or property and are punished with fines are called
Which of the following words is CORRECTLY spelled?
Which of the following patients CANNOT consent to his/her own care?
All of the following are parenteral routes of medication administration EXCEPT
Which of the following is NOT a purpose of the medical record?
The length of time in which a person can file a lawsuit is called
The medical assistant draws blood for a patient’s pregnancy test and she leaves the office. Later that day, the laboratory delivers the results and they are positive. The medical assistant phones the patient to give her the news but she is not at home. Which of the following actions should the medical assistant take
Which of the following words describes bone pain?
Which of the following phrases describes the amount of evidence required to convict in a civil case?
When a physical exam has been performed and the physician documents PERRLA, what part(s) of the body is this term referring to?
Laws that protect consumers from harassing phone calls for collection are part of the
Which of the following does NOT describe Schedule IV drugs?
Which term did Freud use to describe the area of the mind that determined a person’s basic identity?
Which of the following words means “without menstrual flow”?
The act that protects patient rights including the right to agree to or refuse medical treatment is the
All of the following are duties performed by the public health department EXCEPT
The term “carcinogenic” means
Which of the following terms means “the process of using an instrument to record data of electrical activity of the heart”?
If an elderly patient refuses an antibiotic injection, but the medical assistant holds the patient down “for her own good” and gives it anyway
The person accused of a crime or illegal act is the
One state accepting the licensure requirements of another state to enable a health care worker to practice is called
Which of the following is NOT true about a legal contract?
Intentional misrepresentation of facts and figures is called
A dying patient tells the medical assistant that if she survives, she will give the rest of her life to caring for children. What stage of Kübler-Ross’s model of grief is this patient currently in?
The practice of one insurance company working with other insurance plans to determine the amount each will pay when a patient has more than one insurance plan is referred to as
Which appointment scheduling technique determines the number of patients to be seen each hour by dividing the hour by the length of the average visit?
Another name for a reminder file is a/an
The portion of salary held back from payroll checks for paying government taxes is known as the
Which of the following concerns have providers raised about the use of EHRs and the required
data entry they must complete?
Account aging receivable
Appointments that are anticipated to require more time should be scheduled
“Write-it-once” is a bookkeeping system also known as
A spreadsheet is a type of
In written communication, no matter what form is used, the most important issue to take into consideration is
The federal government is currently offering incentives to support what aspect of implementation of EHRs?
When revising the policies and procedures manual, the medical assistant needs to FIRST
The correct order of filing units for Anise K. Strong-Morse (Mrs. Adam H. Morse) is
Referrals to outside physicians or specialists must be entered into the
A new patient must provide all of the following information EXCEPT
Which insurance carriers would the medical assistant enter into the database?
The type of scheduling where patients arrive at their own convenience is
SOAP refers to
Cycle billing is a system of billing
It would be appropriate to send which of the following to a patient via email?
Which of the following items facilitates communication in the medical office?
When preparing business correspondence, the first step is to
Before scheduling an appointment with a specialist, the medical assistant must
Medicare is a federally funded entitlement insurance program for
Which of the following actions should the medical assistant take if a medical record is misplaced?
The term “debit” means
Under which of the following systems are two patients scheduled for the same appointment time?
The MOST important use of computers in the medical office is to
All money owed by the practice to other businesses is called
Flexible office hours occur most often
Petty cash may be used
When removing a medical chart from the file cabinet, which of the following items should the medical assistant put in its place?
Which of the following items is a collection of records created and stored on a computer?
The patient pays a copayment
The pegboard system provides control over
If the medical office has a patient who is always late for appointments, the best time to try to book this patient is
Which of the following systems divides the patients of a practice into groups and bills each group at a different time of the month?
The ICD-9 and ICD-10 systems of classifying diseases into categories were devised by what organization?
The physical components of a computer system include all of the following EXCEPT
It is recommended that records of appointments be kept for
A charge slip is also known as a/an
Which of the following BEST describes the intent of the move to the ICD-10-CM system in the United States?
The information entered on claims is called
Which of the following is NOT a section of the CPT book?
Which of the following statements is NOT true about a typical purchasing procedure in a medical
Which of the following methods is used to correct an error in a patient’s chart?
It will be most difficult to collect past due accounts from
The medical assistant should ensure the physician has room for which of the following each day?
The ICD-10 procedure codes are to be used exclusively in what setting?
Which of the following should NOT be included in a job description?
Sterilization means that
Which of the following actions should the medical assistant take to ensure disposable thermometers are ready for an exam?
What information will not be found in the medical record of a patient?
Using a tape measure to evaluate the head and chest circumference of an infant is called
What is the maximum time allotted for a collected blood sample to sit in a serum separator tube before being centrifuged?
A medical assistant is giving a DPT injection to a six-month-old infant. The assistant would give the injection at which of the following sites?
If the physician is going to do a Pap smear, the medical assistant should have which the following equipment available?
Emergency treatment for a second-degree burn would include
Evaluation of the spinal column is accomplished easily from which of the following positions?
In order to respect the patient’s privacy while obtaining information about her history, you should
Which of the following terms is defined as the concentration at which a substance in the blood, not normally excreted by the kidney, begins to appear in the urine?
The patient is having occult blood in the stool caused by a medication that he is taking. Which of the following medications would you suspect?
A fomite is
In order to correctly treat an adult with a foreign body airway obstruction, the medical assistant should first
The Ishihara test is used to diagnose
A nonsterile item is accidentally added to a sterile field being prepared for the suture of a skin laceration. Once the medical assistant discovers this, he should
The process used to wash and remove tissue from medical instruments is called
Which of the following is the maximum amount of time a tourniquet should remain on the patient’s arm during the performance of a routine venipuncture?
In a large-scale national disaster or disease outbreak, which of the following considerations should be taken into account by a medical practice office?
Employment, use of tobacco and alcohol, and exercise habits are listed in which of the following sections of the patient’s chart?
If your patient is being treated for a severe upper respiratory infection, which of the following medications would you NOT expect to see ordered?
The microscope condenser is responsible for
You should suspect that a patient might possibly be having a heart attack if she is complaining of
When drawing multiple tubes of blood via venipuncture, what is the correct order of draw based on colored stoppers?
Which of the following is a CLIA-waived (low complexity) test?
Normal respiratory rate for an adult is
After drying and removing packs from the autoclave, the FIRST thing that you should do is
Which of the following medications would NOT be ordered for an elderly patient with cardiovascular disease?
In order to be prepared for an office emergency, the medical assistant should
Examples of a bandage include
Which one of the following tests is used to determine the best antibiotic to treat a condition?
A “blind” weight is done on a patient by
An effective way to handle patient emergencies in a medical practice office is to take which of the following steps in advance?
In the event of a large-scale act of bioterrorism, which of the following steps would NOT be an approach to be used by a medical office practice?
Snellen testing results give information about
Which of the following emergency situations should receive the first priority?
The medical assistant’s role in obtaining informed consent is
To remove sutures, the medical assistant should have a tray with instruments that should include
When there is an unidentified clear liquid on the floor of the exam room after a patient has left the room, the medical assistant should
A viral infection
Factors that affect the action of drugs include all EXCEPT
When checking supplies in the office, the medical assistant notices that the hemostats in the cupboard were autoclaved 28 days ago. He would
Symptoms of insulin shock include
Which of the following steps helps ensure smooth operation in the medical office during a patient emergency?
Prior to administration of a local anesthesia, the medical assistant should
The knee-chest position is used for
Which of the following positions should the patient be in for a vaginal exam?
The FIRST thing a medical assistant should do when she comes across an adult who is not breathing is
When checking the sterile supplies in the office, the medical assistant should
Sterile technique must be used when
Which of the following measures is a normal specific gravity of urine?
Which of the following is a disposable glass or plastic tube used for hematocrit determination?
Which of the following medications would most likely NOT be ordered for a 52-year-old postmenopausal woman?
The ratio for making a disinfectant from bleach and water is
To screen for hearing acuity or bone conduction of sound, the medical assistant would use a/an
Which of the following is NOT considered proper patient instruction for obtaining a clean-catch midstream urine specimen?
If a medical assistant discovers a known diabetic patient who is disoriented and confused, the first thing she should do is
A procedure that a medical assistant would not expect to take part in when doing minor surgeries in the office is
Heart sounds that are heard when the blood pressure is being measured are called the
The popliteal pulse is located
The most important thing to do to prevent transfer of infectious material is
Which of the following types of urine specimen contains the greatest concentration of dissolved substances?
When moving a heavy object one should
When removing paper that is soiled with biohazardous waste from the exam table, the medical assistant should do which of the following before cleaning the table with disinfectant and pulling down unused paper?
In an infant, you should check the pulse in which of the following arteries in an emergency situation?
The generic name for Lipitor is
After a patient has had a grand mal seizure, one would expect the patient to be
The most appropriate position for a patient with respiratory problems is
Which of the following is NOT a normal vein for phlebotomy?
Which of the following situations would be of least concern when involved in a sterile procedure?
Draping is done primarily for
In order to take the blood pressure correctly, the medical assistant should
A person who has difficulty breathing and experiences swelling of the respiratory tract following a bee sting may have
Which of the following is NOT a true statement regarding tuberculin testing?
Which one of the following is NOT a proper procedure for performing the Multistix 10 reagent strip test?
Major depression is most commonly treated with
Which of the following instruments would NOT be needed when preparing for a cyst removal?
In order to encourage an elderly patient to give information while taking the patient history, the medical assistant should
Urine or serum pregnancy tests are utilized to detect the presence of which of the following?
The correct position to place a patient who has fainted is
If a medical assistant is giving a 75-pound child a dose of antibiotic using Clark’s Law, which of the following would she administer if the usual adult dose is 500 mg?
When performing an EKG on a patient, if the tracing on the paper is not what is expected, the FIRST thing that should be checked is
When performing a surgical hand scrub, make sure to
Lyme disease, if untreated, can progress into a/an
Initial treatment for a sprained ankle would include
Which of the following reagent strip panels would show an abnormal finding if a person is suffering from a bacterial urinary tract infection?
To palpate the pulse in an adult, the usual procedure would be to
In order to have a method of checking to see if an autoclaved item is sterile, the medical assistant should
In which of the following radiographic positions is the patient lying on his back?
Which of the following values is considered a desirable cholesterol level?
Using sterile instruments to perform a breast biopsy is an example of
Wearing a mask, gown, and gloves when working with a patient is an example of using
Applying an elastic or ACE wrap to a sprained ankle is an example of
Which one of the following is the correct angle for a needle to enter the vein for venipuncture?
Which of the following is a Gram-positive cocci that grows in clusters?
A scraping of the superficial layer of skin is called a/an
When preparing the skin for a minor surgical procedure, the medical assistant should
Which one of the following diseases is confirmed by a positive VDRL and RPR?
If the medical assistant notices a small tear in her sterile glove during a procedure, she should
Which of the following statements is TRUE?