NHA: CERTIFIED CLINICAL MEDICAL ASSISTANT PRACTICE EXAM 3

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Which part of the accounts receivable is a listing by individual patient names of all monies owed to the practice?

The accounts receivable ledger

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The Medical Assistant will be responsible for scheduling appointments and overseeing the daily log. What is NOT true concerning the medical practice appointment book and log?

Keep the appointment book or appointment screen viewable for the patient so as the individual can verify correct spelling of his or her name

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What is the common root that means "neck of an organ" or "neck?"

Cervic/o

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When taking a throat culture, what should the swab not touch?

Tongue, cheeks, or teeth

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5

The medical term for the top of the head or the crown is:

Vertex

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Of the following, what does -ectasis mean?

Dilation; swelling

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Of the following, which is within the normal range of body temperature for an infant?

97.7 to 99.5 F

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What is/are the serum antibodies for blood type B?

Anti-A

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The prefix myo- refers to which of the following?

Muscle

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Which of the following if NOT true of morphological studies?

These studies assess the cells for glucose content

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Which type of bandage wrapping provides support for the area?

Circular

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What does the doctor need to be given along with the lab results?

The patient's chart

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Of the following, which is also called the sterile technique?

Surgical

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What medication is an agent that blocks parasympathetic nerve impulses?

An anticholinergic

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Which of the following types of anesthesia is NOT used in minor surgical procedures performed in most medical offices?

General

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Which of the following is defined as "forceful passive movement of a joint to determine the range of motion?"

Manipulation

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Of the following, what patent chart information includes questions about usual childhood diseases?

Past medical history

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What is NOT part of the patient education regarding protection of the skin?

Use of perfumed lotions is recommended if the patient has eczema

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What is important for the Medical Assistant to know about a patient who is receiving a throat culture?

You may have to depress the tongue with a tongue depressor to get a good specimen

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All of the following are CLIA-waived laboratory tests EXCEPT:

Complete blood count (CBC)

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21

Which of the following describes the delivery of a letter with a parcel?

Mixed class

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Urine that is collected partway through the elimination process is what?

Midstream catch

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Times for making collection calls are governed by what?

State law

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Numeric, alphabetic and color-coding are all methods of what procedure?

b. Patient record filing

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25

Which of the following equations is correct?

Assets = Liabilities + Owner's Equity

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What is true concerning medical emergencies in the healthcare facility?

The medical office should have special plans that are unique to their patient population

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Which of the following is the CORRECT reason the foot is used as a puncture site in infants?

Puncture will avoid injury to bones

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What is the correct response when a crucial part of an instrument is changed?

Recalibration

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29

If the following, what is the coding for radiology?

70000 to 79999

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What accessory digestive organ is the largest gland in the body that is located in the upper right portion of the abdominal cavity?

The liver

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Which joint movement involves moving away from the body midline, such as spreading the arms?

Abduction

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Of the following diagnostic and surgical procedures, what is -tome?

Instrument used to cut

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What type of wound is jagged traumatic cut resulting in an irregular wound edge?

A laceration

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According to the established guidelines for discarding medical waste, how should capillary pipets be disposed of?

Biohazard sharps container

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35

A patent has a temperature of 39 C. Convert that to Fahrenheit.

102.2 F

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Which of the following is a TRUE statement concerning rectal temperature?

The rectal temperature is usually 1 degree higher than oral temperature

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The Medical Assistant knows what to be FALSE concerning assessing the infant?

The chief complaint should be taken only by the physician

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Which of the following regions of the body is the physician referring to when he tells you to apply ointment to the "sacra" region of a patient's body?

The lower spine

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Which of the following represents the binary value of 1 when an electrical charge is present?

Bit

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All of the following are common prescription abbreviations with accurate instructions EXCEPT:

Ed or every day /once per day

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Which of the following is an off label use for beta blockers?

Anxiety

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42

Which of the following types of casts is inflated and can easily be applied and removed?

Air cast

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What does the prefix "entero" refer to?

The intestine

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44

What is the sixth step of the accounting process?

Prepare trial balance

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Of the following options, which is the second step in the capillary puncture process?

Rub and clean with an antiseptic the finger that will be used

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Which of the following surgery types would MOST likely be used to remove cervical lesions?

Cryosurgery

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Patients with which type of symptoms should be scheduled within 24 hours?

Acute

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48

Poliomyelitis affects which body system?

Nervous

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Which of the following is the medical term for double vision?

Diplopia

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Which of the following is NOT a form of inhalation method medications?

Salve

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51

What is the federal insurance program established in 1965 under the Social Security Act (Title 18)?

Medicare

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52

This is the normal range for insulin testing:

<17uU/mL

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53

What is NOT true concerning OSHA standards?

Appropriate protective clothing is listed as scrubs and show coverings

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54

What is the "point" of a needle?

"Sharpened end of the shaft"

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Of the following massage therapy approaches, which is defined as "squeezing, kneading or pressing the patient's soft tissues?"

Compression

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Of the following, which test CANNOT be performed with capillary whole blood samples?

Blood cultures

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What occurs when there is an abnormally low level of white cells?

Leukopenia

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What is the term for incoordinate twitching of muscle fibers?

Fibrillation

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The physician tells you that a patient's fasting blood sugar is 330 and he wants him to come in to the office for evaluation. The Medical Assistant knows that a normal fasting blood glucose range is:

70 to 110 mg/dL

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A patient who has chronic diarrhea, abdominal pain, and blood in stool most likely has what?

Crohns disease

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What does a diffusion test determine?

The amount of oxygen in the lungs

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What will result in an enlarged thyroid gland?

Lack of iodine

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The medical assistant draws the patient's blood for Creatine kinase. The test is positive. Which of the following does this MOST likely indicate?

Muscular dystrophies

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Of the following, which explains a fever in crisis?

Sudden return of elevated temperature to normal

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What arrhythmia seen on an electrocardiogram involves every other beat being ectopic and/or premature?

Bigeminy

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Which cells are responsible for bone resorption and remodeling?

Osteoclasts

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What is Section 1 (white) of the Physicians' Desk Reference?

Manufacturer's Index

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What does the physician use a percussion hammer for?

A neurologic examination

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Which of the following is the preferred abbreviation of subcutaneous?

SQ

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What is the SOAP approach in the "Problem oriented medical record" method of chart organization?

A way of nothing a patient's progress

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Sterilization in an autoclave takes place at what temperature degrees Celsius?

120 C - 130 C

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The patient's complaint of heavy menstrual flow at regular intervals would be documented in the medical record as:

Menorrhagia

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The physician says an area of a patient's body is "prominent." What does he or she mean by this?

It is conspicuous or outstanding

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What drug has the generic name, Propionate/Salmeterol?

Advair

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What are the parts of the middle ear?

The malleus, incus, and stapes

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Fines can reach as high as what for the violation of the Needle stick Safety and Prevention Act?

$70,000

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A urine microscopy is what type of test?

Moderate complexity

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V2 is located where?

Left sternal margin

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79

All of the following are functions of the integumentary system EXCEPT:

Produces Vitamin B12 and B1

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Which of the following statements is true?

The origin is the attachment site that does not move during contraction

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The physician has ordered an IM injection of Rocephin. The Medical Assistant knows to do all of the following EXCEPT:

Mix the Rocephin powder with normal saline

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Which type of sample goes from the lungs to the container?

Sputum

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All of the following are instruments that are commonly used in a medical facility during the patient examination EXCEPT:

A modem

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How is the Trendelenburg's position defined?

Life flat on the back with head lower than legs

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Zolpidem is the generic name for what drug?

Ambien

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In the 12-lead test, what is placed in the fourth intercostal at the right sternal border?

V1

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Which of the following BEST describes the supercomputer?

Large, complex computer system that can perform rapid and complex functions

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Medications that provide pain relief without sedation belong in which of the following categories?

Analgesics

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89

What does a nasal swab test determine?

Staphylococcal colonization

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Which of the following coding systems is used to code a medical diagnosis or disease condition?

ICD-10-CM

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What dermatological agent is used to soothe skin and mucous membranes?

Emollient

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Which of the following statements about diabetes mellitus is TRUE?

Type 2 diabetes is non-insulin-dependent diabetes mellitus

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Maintaining the reception are is an important duty for a Medical Assistant. What is the recommended room temperature for a medical facility?

It is recommended that the facility be kept at 72 F, standard room temperature

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What is the clear liquid portion of the blood that composes 55% of whole blood is:

Plasma

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New patients should bring ___ to their first appointment to place in the office records:

Photo ID, insurance card and list of medications

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What is edema?

An abnormal accumulation of fluid in the cavities and cells of the body

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Hypopnea is defined as what?

Abnormal decrease in the rate and depth of respiration

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The medication type that is used to decrease fever is known as:

An antipyretic

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What percentage of muscle nerves are motor?

60

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When an HMO hires physicians and pays them a salary to provide medical services, what HMO model is being implanted?

Staff

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