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What is considered a parasitic infection?

Malaria

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Aspirin and Acetaminophen are examples of

Analgesics and antipyretics

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Demerol 75mg, IM every 4 hours as needed for severe pain is what type of medication order?

PRN

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What department is run by experts in the field of musculoskeletal disorders of the bones, joints, ligaments and tendons?

Rheumatology

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MSDS includes

Product manufacturing conditions

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The doctor prescribes a buccal medication. The medical assistant should instruct the patient to

Place the medication between the lower teeth and cheek

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All pathogens are

microbes that can cause disease

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Every prescription for a controlled substance requires the physician's signature and a

DEA number

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When using a No. 10 envelope, where should the address be placed?

14 lines from the top and 2 inches from the left edge of the envelope

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What drug prevents the action of another drug or chemical?

Antagonist

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Co-insurance is calculated based on

A fixed charge for each visit

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Muscle that acts on the knee joint exhibits two actions which are

Flexion and Extension

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A structure that is composed of two or more tissues would be a(n) ________.

Organ

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Cellular respiration is a function of the

Mitochondria

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The smallest structural unit of the nervous system is

Neuron

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A patient came in the doctor's office with chest pain and shortness of breath. What position is the best to help him breathe?

Fowlers

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The primary function of the nervous system is

To detect changes in the internal and external environment and respond appropriately

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Mr. Smith is suffering from an enlargement of the bones in the entire skull as well as in hands and feel, in addition to thickening of the skin. Which of the following conditions is Mr. Smith suffering from?

Acromegaly

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The functional unit of the kidney is

Nephron

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Which of the following types of gloves can be decontaminated and reused if they show no signs of deterioration after use?

Utility

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There are two types of civil actions against healthcare providers for injuries resulting from healthcare.

Lack of informed consent and violation of standard of care

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Dr. Jones and Dr. Brown decide to share a practice together, they share patients, expenses, profit, and assets. which type of medical practice is this?

Partnership

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A provider withdraws from the care of a patient without reasonable notice of discharge is considered

Abandonment

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Which agency regulates the Controlled Substances Act?

DEA

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Defamation through spoken statements is known as

slander

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insulin syringes are calibrated in

units

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Which of the following is not true regarding HIPAA laws?

Few boundaries are set on the release and use of health records

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PHI stands for

Protected Health Information

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Which situation would a medical assistant's witness signature be required?

On an informed consent document

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The Privacy Rules gives patients the right to

Access their medical records

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A patient has an oral temperature of 100.8F. The medical terms for this is

Pyrexia

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A routine hand wash procedure uses plain soap to remove soil and transient bacteria. Hand antisepsis requires the use of

antimicrobial soaps

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Which of the following precautions require special air handling and ventilation?

Airborne precautions

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Which of the following is correct regarding contact transmissions?

It involves contaminated instruments, needles or contaminated hands that are not washed

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Important information a patient should know about immunizations would be that

They are prophylactics against deadly diseases

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What is the process used to wash and remove blood and tissue from medical instruments called?

Sanitation

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A patient weighs 83.92 kilograms. How many pounds does he weigh?

185 lb

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While taking a patient's medical history for active tuberculosis, what type of PPE is required?

A mask

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Most exposures to HIV in healthcare settings are the result of

accidental needlesticks

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The four classic symptoms of inflammation are

erythema, edema, pain and heat

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tympanic temperature

at the eardrum

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A pulse site used to measure blood pressure is

brachial

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What is the correct way to calculate pulse pressure?

The number found when subtracting systolic from diastolic

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BID

twice a day

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Which of the following can be performed by a medical assistant?

Intramuscular injection

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post prandial

after a meal

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A round, raised skin lesion with itching is a positive sign of a reaction to allergic testing is a

Wheal

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The patient information sheet contains

The past medical history of the patient

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Which of the following is an administration route for a patient who has nausea and vomiting

Rectal

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The primary purpose of wearing gloves during phlebotomy procedures is to protect the

phlebotomist from exposure to the patient's blood

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What is the best place to check the pulse of an adult who is unconscious and not breathing?

At the carotid artery at the neck

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the act of listening to sounds within the body

auscultation

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When a blood pressure cuff is deflated, the first tapping is

systolic pressure

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The body organ targeted by HPV is

liver

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What part of the brain is responsible for temperature regulation?

hypothalamus

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Which mode of transmission occurs from touching contaminated linens?

direct contact

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Which of the following is the most common means of transmitting pathogens?

Touching

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When a patient fails to show up for their appointment, the event must be

Documented in the patient's chart

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Notifiable infections must be reported to

Center for Disease Control

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A quantitative test is one that

tests for presence and level of substance in sample

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The interval period between exposure to infection and the appearance of the first symptom is

incubation period

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complete destruction of all forms of microbial life

sterilization

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A patient is having a seizure. What is the most appropriate step for the medical assistant to take to protect the patient?

Loosen the clothing around the neck

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Most specialists are paid by MCOs using which of the following methods?

Copayment

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Which of the following is classified as abnormally rapid, deep, labored breathing?

Tachypnea

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The invoice for the monthly rent of the building where the medical office is located, is typically handled by which department?

Accounts payable

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Which drug enhances the effect of another drug?

Synergic

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When using a ventrogluteal approach to give an intramuscular injection in the buttock area, what is the muscle the injection goes into?

Gluteus maximus

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A baby's pulse and respiration is

Faster than adults

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When the body has had adequate rest and no food for at least 12 hours, it is said to be in

Basal state

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What organ's main function is to eliminate excess water and waste products from the body?

Kidneys

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A mumur is an abnormal sound that may indicate

Valvular heart disease

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When a person stays in the same position all the time, pressure causes the skin to

Weaken and become necrotic

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A patient's weight should be listed on the chart to the nearest

Quarter pound

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Which of the following blood pressure readings would be considered Stage 1 Hypertension?

148/96

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A normal resting heart rate for an adult is

60-100 bpm

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What is the function of the large intestine?

absorb water

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The normal volume of urine produced by an adult in 24 -hour period generally does not exceed

2000 ml

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A 24 hour specimen would be an example of a

timed specimen

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The "Right to Know" law primarily deals with

exposure to pathogens

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SOAP is an acronym for

subjective, objective, assessment, plan

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The ability to identify with someone's else feelings is called

empathy

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Which of the following is known as swimmer's ear?

otitis externa

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The hormone tested in pregnancy tests is

HCG

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A fluctuating fever that returns to or below the baseline and increases again is

intermittant

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A patient is suffering from shortness of breath. What is the color of her skin and nail beds?

Blue

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Which choice is a typical educational topic for elderly patients to prevent disease?

annual flu and pneumonia vaccination information

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Two employees discussing a patient diagnosis on a hospital elevator with other people present is a violation of

Patient privacy

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Husband needs information abut test results for his wife, what should the MA do?

Check the HIPPA form if he is authorized

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The main purpose of PPE is to:

Provide the user a barrier against infection

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Hypotension is defined as

Systolic pressure below 95mmHg and diastolic pressure below 60mmHg

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The acronym used to remember the actions to take when firing a fire extinguisher is

RACE

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A patient has a possible corneal abrasion and needs a referral. What doctor should he see?

opthmalogist

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The site of a wound and any of its bandages are considered to be which link in the chain of infection

Mode of transmission

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A pounding or racing of the heart such that the patient is aware of his heartbeat is a

Palpitation

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Which of the following cannot be handled by the medical assistant?

Patient requesting emergency medical assistance

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Issues relating to medical advances come under the heading of

Bioethics

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What is the name of the instrument used to open the wall of the vagina?

speculum

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How do you know if you have achieved adequate ventilation for a patient when doing CPR?

See the rise of the chest

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What time is 1800?

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