the laboratory report on a patient indicates a hemoglobin level of 7g/dl. which of the following is the first action for the medical assistant to take notify the provider####a medical assistant is preparing a patient to have cryosurgery following an abnormal papanicolaou test. which of the following statements should the assistant make to explain the procedure cryosurgery involves an extremely cold probe to freeze and kill abnormal cells####which of the following dressings should a medical assistant use on a partial thickness burn non adherent dressing####which of the following positions is appropriate for a pelvic examaination lithotomy####a medical assistant receives a call from a patient requesting a refill for fentanyl patches for chronic pain. which of the folllowing actions should the assistanttake refer the patients request to the provider####a medical assistant is preparing to create a report about patients who have a family history of brest cancer. which of the following types of software will allow the assistant to sort, retrieve and combine information for this report data base managementt####a medical assistant receives a telephone call from a patient who is hesitant about discussing a new medical concern unless the conversation is wiht a provider. the assistant should use which of the following techniques to address the patients reluctance use a reflective statement to recognize tthe patients concers####which of the following items in a medical office are considered adminisrative office supplies letterhead, envelopes, business cards####which of the following laboratory results should a medical assistant recognize is abnormal potassium 3 mEQ/L####a medicall assistant is caring for a childwho has varicellazoster virus. the assistant should recognize that varicella is transferred throgh which of the following modes of transmission airbourne####a medical assistant is reviewing laboratory results that confirm a patient has varicella zoster virus. the assistant should identify that this micro organism causes which of the following types of infections chickenpoxs####a medical assistant is caring for an infant who suddenly becomes unresponsive for unknown reasons. which of the following actions should the assistant take initiate cardiopulmonary resuscitation####a patient who has vulvovaginal candidiasis asks a medical assistant for more information about her infection. the assistant should begin by explaining that candidiasis is which of the following types of infections fungal####a medical assistantis reviewing laboratory requisitions. for which of the following patient conditions should the medical assistant perform a capillary collection rather than a venipuncture previous thromboses####a medical assistant is talking wiht an older patient who has experienced several injuries at home over the past 6 months. the patient lives alone and has no family nearby. which of the following responses should the assistant make to help ease the patients transition to assisted living or long-term care it seems like it is no longer safe for you to be at home alone. lets talk about other options####a medical assistant is preparing a patient for an enema. in which of the following positions should the assistant place the patient for this procedure sims position####A medical assistant must invert anticoagulant tubes to prevent which of the following clotting####a medical assistant is checking a patients hearing using the weber test. which of the following actions should the assistant take ask the patient if he hears the vibration louder in one ear than the other####a medical assistant is collecting data from a patient who has cold sores on his lips. the assistant should identify that which of the following viruses causes this condition herpes simplex type 1####a medical assistant is explaining to a female patient how to collect a clean-catch urine specimen. which of the following instructions should the assistant include with the libia spread, urinate a small amount into the toilet before collecting the sample####a primary care provider suspects that a patient has fibromyalgia. the medical assistant should expect the provider to refer the patient to which of the following specialists rheumatologist####which of the following actions should a medical assistant take when obtaining the length of an infant during a well-child bisit position theinfant on his back####a medical assistant is preparing to dispose of bandages that have been removed from a patients open wound. per osha guidelines which of the following actions should the assistant plan to take place the bandages in a red biohazard bag####a medical assistant is caring for a patient who is experiencing chills, nausea, and dizziness the patients face appears pale. the assistant should recognize that the patient is exhibiting. manifestations of which of the following medical emergencies syncope####a medical assistant is determining the amount a patient will be required to pay for a scheduled procedure that has an allowable amount of $200. the patient has 20 co-payment, 90/10 co-insurance , and has met his deductible what is the total amount the patient will pay the provider for this procedure 40####a medical assistant is scheduling diagnostic tests for a patients liver and pancreas. which of the following systems is being assessed digestive####a medical assistant has just received a derogatory email from a patient what action should the assistant take print email and make notes about topics to be addressed prior to formulating a response####a medical assistant is performing an ekg on a patient. which of the following describes the appropriate placement of the electrodes tabs down on the arm####which of the following routes of administration should a medical assistant use when performing a tuberculin skin test intradermal####a medical assistant is entering a patients data into an electronic medical record (emr system whichfof the following information should be entered into the patient demographics section of the emr occupation####a medical assistant is administering an injection, and the patient faints. which of the following actions should the assistant take place the patient in a supine postion####a medical assistant is testing a patients visual acuity using a snellen chart. which of the following actions should the assistant take make sure the patient does not lean forward during the test####at work a medical assistant cared for a neighbor who sustained multiple injuries in a fall. after work. another neighbor asks the assistant what happened to the neighbor who fell. following the aama code of ethics which ot the following responses should the assistant make I cant share any information about whtat happens at my job####a medical assistant notices that the medical office is not providing personal protective equipment for staff which of the following regulatory agencies should the assistant contact osha####which of the following parenteral medication should a medical assistant administer for a slow release of medication into the blood stream transdermal####when completing documentation in a patients paper medical record, a medical assistant realizes she made an error which of the following action should the assistant take draw a line through the error and initial it####a medical assistant is caring for a patient who weighs 72kg. what is the patients weight In pounds 158.4lb####a provider examines an older adult patient who is disabled and has a lesion on her arm. a medical assistant should anticipate a referral for this patient to which of the following ancillary services home health care####when assisting a provider with a punch biopsy of a mole, which of the following tasks should a medical assistant expect to perform receive and prepare tissue specimens for processing####a medical assistant is collecting vital signs from a 6 year old child. the assistant should recognize that which of the following vital signs is outside of the expected referrence range for this patient and should be reported to the provider heart rate of 140/min####a medical assistant is caring f or a patient who is 5'7" tall. which of the following is the patients height in cm. 170cm####while measuring a patients pulse the medical assistant should recognize that which of the following patient factors can contribute to an erroneous pulse rate movement####a medical assistant is caring for a 4-month old infant who has a temperature of 100.4f. which of the following is this temperature when converted tp celsius 38####a clinic schedules all cardiac patients on monday and wednesdays and all oncology patients on tuesdays and thursdays. which of the following types of scheduling is the clinic using cluster scheduling####a medical assistant is coding an office visit during which the provider reviewed the systems related to a patients chief complaint but did not discuss the patients family or social history. which of the following procedures codes should the assistant use for this visit expanded problem focused history####a medical assistant is encouraging a patient to increase her intake of insoluble fiber to help prevent constipation and hemorrhoids. which of the following foods should the assistant recommend as the best source of insoluble fiber pears with skin####for a 12 lead ekg, which of rthe following is the correct placement for the V4 electrode at the fifth intercostal space left midclavicular line####a medical assistant is assisting a provider with an abdominal examination. when the provider palpates the major portion of the liver the assistant should recognize that he is palpating which of the following abdominal quadrants right upper.####a medication container states there is 250 mg of medication in each scored tablet. the provider orders 375 mg. how many tablets should the medical assistant give the patient 1.5####a medical assistant is collecting blood samples to measure a patients cholesterol levels. which of the following actions should the assistant take before collecting the patients blood make sure the patient did not eat any food for the past 12 hours####a medical assistant is assisting a provider with the repair of a laceration on a patients head. the providers prescription for the procedure includes an injection of 10ml of lidocaine with epinephrine. the assistant should recognize that which of thef ollowing is the purpose of epinephrine in the local anesthetic to reduce bleeding at site####which of the following cell structures is instrumental in helping the body mobilize and secrete mucus from the respiratory tract cilia####which of the following documents indicates how a patients medical records will be used and disclosed by a medical office notice of privacy act NPP####a medical assistant is classifying services that a patient requires the assistant should identify which of the following as an ancillary diagnostic service pathology####a medical assistant in an emergency clinic is admitting several patients the assistant should recognize that the provider should see which of the following patients first an older adult patient who has diabetes and has a blood pressure of 80/42 mm HG####a medical assistant is contacting a patient to schedule a repeat papanicolaou test due to abnormal results. the assistant should identify that which of the following factors can interfere with the test result using an over the counter vaginal cream prior to the test####a medical assistant requests that a patient pay her insurance copayment at the time she arrives for her appointment. the patient becomes defensive and asks why she should pay for care she has not yet received. which of the following responses should the medical assistant make I understand you're concerned so you're welcome to pay at the end of your appointment####which of the followign terms refers to the range of fees charged by providers who have similar training and experience and practice in the same geographical area customary####a medical assistant is talking with a patient who is experiencing home displacement following a hurricane. to which of the following resources should the assistant refer the patient for information, support, and links to community american red cross####a medical assistant is reviewing a patients recent medical history and notes that she has a healing fracture of the distal femur where on the patients body should the assistant expect to find the injury just above the knee####a patient is seen in an urgent care center for a laceration to the left foot the provider evaluates the. injury. determines sutures are not needed, applies a dressing and releases the patient which of examination should a medical assistant use for the procedural coding for this visit problem focused examination####a medical assistant is collecting a health history from an older adult patient who exhibits moderate hearing loss which of the following actions should the assistant take remain with in the patients view to allow lip-reading####a medical assistant recieves a denial of payment for a patients cholecystectomy. the reason stated is noncovered service. it this procedure was deemed emergent by the provider which of the following actions should the assistant take instruct the patient to contact the insurer about the denial of payment####a medical assistant is cleaning countertops and other surfaces after a surgical procedure in a providers office. which of the following disinfctants should the assistant use a 1:10 bleach and water solution####a medical assistant is collecting information from a patient who reports persistent pain in the left upper quadrant. the assistant should note that this area contains which of the following organs stomach####a patient reports feeling depressed due to the recent loss of a partner. in which of the. five stages of grief process does depression present itself fourth####a medical assistant is caring for a patient who has recently received a terminal diagnosis and is crying. which of the following actions should the assistant take allow the patient cry####a medical assistant is preparing to administer a liquid oral medication to a patient. which of the following methods should the assistant use to ensure the correct dose is delivered pour the medication to the prescribed dose in the medicine cup on a flat surface####when performing the palpatory method for obtain bloods pressure which of the following indicates the level at which the medical assistant should inflate the cuff 30 mm hg above the radial pulse cessation####a medical assistant should identify which of the following as a characteristic of anorexia nervosa excessive exercising####a patients bill of rights protects individuals from which of the following denial of care due to the patients age####a medical assistant is performing an ear irrigation for an adult patient who has a cerumen impaction. which of the following steps should the assistant complete prior to administering the irrigation solution pull the pinna of the ear up and back####a medical assistant should use which of. the following soutions to prepare a patients skin prior to drawing blood cultures chlorexidine####a medical assistant works at an urgent care center that uses open hours scheduling. which of the following describes this form of scheduling patients arrive at their convenience and are seen on a first come first serve basis####a medical assistant is caring for a patient who has active tuberculosis .which of the following pieces of personal protective equipment must be used during the patients care N95 respirator####which of the following instructions should a medical assistant give to a patient when administering an enteric-coated tablet swallow the tablet whole with a glass of water####a medical assistant should understand that the chain off custody form is used for which of the following ensuring that the specimen is packaged as directed####which of the following is a formal authorization that identifies an individual as legally able to make decisions on behalf of a patient durable power of attorney####a medical assistant is performing a review of items in a clinics inventor. how should the assistant classify dressings and bandages for inventory purposes as clinical supplies####a medical assistant is speaking with a patient who recently received a terminal diagnosis. the patient states, I regret not taking better care of myself. now I wont be able to accomplish what I wanted to do with my life. the assistant should identify that the patient is in which of the following stages of grief depression####a medical assistant is responsible for cleaning the instruments used in a minor surgery. which of the following is the first step in this process sanitization####a medical assistant is talking with a patient who reports forgetting whether she has taken her prescribed medications each day. which of the following responses should the assistant make try putting your medication in a weekly medication dispenser for the up coming week####a provider has requested a dissecting instrument on a sterile tray that a medical assistant is preparing. which of the following instruments should the assistant include on the tray scissors####a medical assistant is transcribing a prescription for magnesium sulfate into a patients medical record. which of the following should the assistant use to document this medication magnesium sulfate####when choosing a a diagnosis code a medical assistant should consider which of the following actions in order to avoid an insurance denial coding to the highest level of specificity####a medical assistant is reviewing a patients medical history prior to the patients appointment which of the following laboratory results indicates the need to schedule an extension of the current visit fasting blood sugar glucose 168 mf/dl####a medical assistant is reinforcing teaching with a patient who is scheduled for a standard 12-lead ekg. which of the following statements should the assistant make you should refrain from talking during the procedure####a medical assistant should insert the needle at which of the following angles during a venipuncture 15 degree angle####a medical assistant is reinforcing teaching with a patient about pulse oximetry. which of the following statements should the assistant include in teaching remove your nail polish before the test####which of the following cardiac procedures is with in a medical assistants scope of practice and does not require a licensed technician or provider to assist or perform it holter monitor application####a medical assistant is replacing a sharps container in an examination roon and receives a small laceration on her arm from the plastic lid. which types of documentation should the assistant complete as a result of this incident OSHA form 301####which of the following actions should the medical assistant take when obtaining the head circumference of an infant record the measurement to the nearest 0.6cm quarter inch####a medical assistant is performing a 12-lead ekg on a patient. which of the following electrodes should the assistant place to the left of the sternum at the fourth intercostal space v2####a medical assistant is writing a piece of professional correspondence to a consulting provider. in which of the following ways should the assistant record the date on the letter january 1,2020####which of the following tests is granted waived status und CLIA rapid strep####a medical assistant is applying a transdermal patch for a patient. which of the following actions should the assistant take apply the patch to a hairless area of the patients skin####which of the following statements made by a medical assistant demonstrates and understanding of required patient identification techniques I will ask the patient to state her full name and date of birth before administering vaccines####according to the regulations of controlled substances which of the following is true of a scheduled 1 drug have no accepted medical use####a patient tells a medical assistant that his providers office is incompetent as there is no improvement in his condition. which of the followingis an appropriate response for the assistant to make I think that you feel that your treatment is not effective####a medical assistant is preparing a patient who has congestive heart failure for an examination by the provider which of the following manifestations shuld the assistant expect shortness of breath####when measuring a patients respiratory rate. which of the following actions should a medical assistant take to ensure an accurate reading count the respirations while the patient thinks his pulse is being obtained####a medical assistant is preparing a patient a patient who has anemia for an examination by the provider. which of the following manifestations should the assistant expect to find irregular heart beat####a patient asks a medical assistant to explain the difference between a liniment and a medicated lotion. which of the following responses should the assistant make liniments contain a higher portion of oil that medicated lotions####a patient presents to an emergency department with a large laceration to the wrist that is bleeding profusely. which of the following actions should the medical assistant take first don gloves####a medical assistant is administering heparin subcutaneously to a patient. which of the following actions should the assistant take ...####a medical assistant is administering an intramuscular injection into the gluteus medius of an adult patient. at which of the following angle should the assistant insert the needle 90 degrees####a medical assistant needs to type a professional business leter from the office. which of the following formats is appropriate keep flush with the left margin####when removing sutures why is it important for a medical assistant to place the. removed sutures on a gauze pad to determine the number of sutures removed####several patient arrive at a clinic at the same time requesting care a medical assistant should recognize that which of the following patients chief complaints is priority for the provider to address an adult patient who is experiencing dyspnea and congestion####which of the following is the largest and upper. ost section of the brain cerebrum####the medical assistant drops an instrument on the floor while setting up a sterile tray for a procedure. he picks up the instrument and places it back on the sterile field. a few days after the procedure the patient calls the office cncerned that the area surrounding the procedure site is infected. which of the following torts has the assistant committed negligence####a medical assistant is caring for a patient who has terminal corlorectal cancer with a life expectancy of 6 months. the patient states, i dont know if its time to begin 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patient which of the following needle size should the assistant choose 1/2 to 5/8 inch needle, 25 gauge####in which of the following positions should a medical assistant place a healthy patient in preparation for a rectal examination sims####a medical assisstant is scheduling a patient for an outpatient procedure. which of the folllowign actions should the assistant take first obtain an oral or written order from the provider for the procedure####which of the following statements made by a new medical assistant regarding an artifact, demonstrates a need for furter teaching electrical interference on the ekg is not caused by cell phones####a patient calls the clinic to cancel a postoperative appointment and states that she will reschedule at a later date. for which of the following reasons should the medical assistant document this information on the patients chart to prove that the office was not neligent####after a patient leaves an examination room which of the following actions 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the laboratory report on a patient indicates a hemoglobin level of 7g/dl. which of the following is the first action for the medical assistant to take

notify the provider

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a medical assistant is preparing a patient to have cryosurgery following an abnormal papanicolaou test. which of the following statements should the assistant make to explain the procedure

cryosurgery involves an extremely cold probe to freeze and kill abnormal cells

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which of the following dressings should a medical assistant use on a partial thickness burn

non adherent dressing

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which of the following positions is appropriate for a pelvic examaination

lithotomy

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a medical assistant receives a call from a patient requesting a refill for fentanyl patches for chronic pain. which of the folllowing actions should the assistanttake

refer the patients request to the provider

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a medical assistant is preparing to create a report about patients who have a family history of brest cancer. which of the following types of software will allow the assistant to sort, retrieve and combine information for this report

data base managementt

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a medical assistant receives a telephone call from a patient who is hesitant about discussing a new medical concern unless the conversation is wiht a provider. the assistant should use which of the following techniques to address the patients reluctance

use a reflective statement to recognize tthe patients concers

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which of the following items in a medical office are considered adminisrative office supplies

letterhead, envelopes, business cards

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which of the following laboratory results should a medical assistant recognize is abnormal

potassium 3 mEQ/L

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a medicall assistant is caring for a childwho has varicellazoster virus. the assistant should recognize that varicella is transferred throgh which of the following modes of transmission

airbourne

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a medical assistant is reviewing laboratory results that confirm a patient has varicella zoster virus. the assistant should identify that this micro organism causes which of the following types of infections

chickenpoxs

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a medical assistant is caring for an infant who suddenly becomes unresponsive for unknown reasons. which of the following actions should the assistant take

initiate cardiopulmonary resuscitation

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a patient who has vulvovaginal candidiasis asks a medical assistant for more information about her infection. the assistant should begin by explaining that candidiasis is which of the following types of infections

fungal

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a medical assistantis reviewing laboratory requisitions. for which of the following patient conditions should the medical assistant perform a capillary collection rather than a venipuncture

previous thromboses

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a medical assistant is talking wiht an older patient who has experienced several injuries at home over the past 6 months. the patient lives alone and has no family nearby. which of the following responses should the assistant make to help ease the patients transition to assisted living or long-term care

it seems like it is no longer safe for you to be at home alone. lets talk about other options

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a medical assistant is preparing a patient for an enema. in which of the following positions should the assistant place the patient for this procedure

sims position

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A medical assistant must invert anticoagulant tubes to prevent which of the following

clotting

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a medical assistant is checking a patients hearing using the weber test. which of the following actions should the assistant take

ask the patient if he hears the vibration louder in one ear than the other

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a medical assistant is collecting data from a patient who has cold sores on his lips. the assistant should identify that which of the following viruses causes this condition

herpes simplex type 1

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a medical assistant is explaining to a female patient how to collect a clean-catch urine specimen. which of the following instructions should the assistant include

with the libia spread, urinate a small amount into the toilet before collecting the sample

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a primary care provider suspects that a patient has fibromyalgia. the medical assistant should expect the provider to refer the patient to which of the following specialists

rheumatologist

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which of the following actions should a medical assistant take when obtaining the length of an infant during a well-child bisit

position theinfant on his back

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a medical assistant is preparing to dispose of bandages that have been removed from a patients open wound. per osha guidelines which of the following actions should the assistant plan to take

place the bandages in a red biohazard bag

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a medical assistant is caring for a patient who is experiencing chills, nausea, and dizziness the patients face appears pale. the assistant should recognize that the patient is exhibiting. manifestations of which of the following medical emergencies

syncope

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a medical assistant is determining the amount a patient will be required to pay for a scheduled procedure that has an allowable amount of $200. the patient has 20 co-payment, 90/10 co-insurance , and has met his deductible what is the total amount the patient will pay the provider for this procedure

40

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a medical assistant is scheduling diagnostic tests for a patients liver and pancreas. which of the following systems is being assessed

digestive

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a medical assistant has just received a derogatory email from a patient what action should the assistant take

print email and make notes about topics to be addressed prior to formulating a response

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a medical assistant is performing an ekg on a patient. which of the following describes the appropriate placement of the electrodes

tabs down on the arm

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which of the following routes of administration should a medical assistant use when performing a tuberculin skin test

intradermal

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a medical assistant is entering a patients data into an electronic medical record (emr system whichfof the following information should be entered into the patient demographics section of the emr

occupation

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a medical assistant is administering an injection, and the patient faints. which of the following actions should the assistant take

place the patient in a supine postion

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a medical assistant is testing a patients visual acuity using a snellen chart. which of the following actions should the assistant take

make sure the patient does not lean forward during the test

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at work a medical assistant cared for a neighbor who sustained multiple injuries in a fall. after work. another neighbor asks the assistant what happened to the neighbor who fell. following the aama code of ethics which ot the following responses should the assistant make

I cant share any information about whtat happens at my job

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a medical assistant notices that the medical office is not providing personal protective equipment for staff which of the following regulatory agencies should the assistant contact

osha

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which of the following parenteral medication should a medical assistant administer for a slow release of medication into the blood stream

transdermal

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when completing documentation in a patients paper medical record, a medical assistant realizes she made an error which of the following action should the assistant take

draw a line through the error and initial it

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a medical assistant is caring for a patient who weighs 72kg. what is the patients weight In pounds

158.4lb

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a provider examines an older adult patient who is disabled and has a lesion on her arm. a medical assistant should anticipate a referral for this patient to which of the following ancillary services

home health care

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when assisting a provider with a punch biopsy of a mole, which of the following tasks should a medical assistant expect to perform

receive and prepare tissue specimens for processing

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a medical assistant is collecting vital signs from a 6 year old child. the assistant should recognize that which of the following vital signs is outside of the expected referrence range for this patient and should be reported to the provider

heart rate of 140/min

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a medical assistant is caring f or a patient who is 5'7" tall. which of the following is the patients height in cm.

170cm

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while measuring a patients pulse the medical assistant should recognize that which of the following patient factors can contribute to an erroneous pulse rate

movement

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a medical assistant is caring for a 4-month old infant who has a temperature of 100.4f. which of the following is this temperature when converted tp celsius

38

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a clinic schedules all cardiac patients on monday and wednesdays and all oncology patients on tuesdays and thursdays. which of the following types of scheduling is the clinic using

cluster scheduling

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a medical assistant is coding an office visit during which the provider reviewed the systems related to a patients chief complaint but did not discuss the patients family or social history. which of the following procedures codes should the assistant use for this visit

expanded problem focused history

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a medical assistant is encouraging a patient to increase her intake of insoluble fiber to help prevent constipation and hemorrhoids. which of the following foods should the assistant recommend as the best source of insoluble fiber

pears with skin

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for a 12 lead ekg, which of rthe following is the correct placement for the V4 electrode

at the fifth intercostal space left midclavicular line

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a medical assistant is assisting a provider with an abdominal examination. when the provider palpates the major portion of the liver the assistant should recognize that he is palpating which of the following abdominal quadrants

right upper.

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a medication container states there is 250 mg of medication in each scored tablet. the provider orders 375 mg. how many tablets should the medical assistant give the patient

1.5

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a medical assistant is collecting blood samples to measure a patients cholesterol levels. which of the following actions should the assistant take before collecting the patients blood

make sure the patient did not eat any food for the past 12 hours

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a medical assistant is assisting a provider with the repair of a laceration on a patients head. the providers prescription for the procedure includes an injection of 10ml of lidocaine with epinephrine. the assistant should recognize that which of thef ollowing is the purpose of epinephrine in the local anesthetic

to reduce bleeding at site

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which of the following cell structures is instrumental in helping the body mobilize and secrete mucus from the respiratory tract

cilia

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which of the following documents indicates how a patients medical records will be used and disclosed by a medical office

notice of privacy act NPP

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a medical assistant is classifying services that a patient requires the assistant should identify which of the following as an ancillary diagnostic service

pathology

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a medical assistant in an emergency clinic is admitting several patients the assistant should recognize that the provider should see which of the following patients first

an older adult patient who has diabetes and has a blood pressure of 80/42 mm HG

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a medical assistant is contacting a patient to schedule a repeat papanicolaou test due to abnormal results. the assistant should identify that which of the following factors can interfere with the test result

using an over the counter vaginal cream prior to the test

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a medical assistant requests that a patient pay her insurance copayment at the time she arrives for her appointment. the patient becomes defensive and asks why she should pay for care she has not yet received. which of the following responses should the medical assistant make

I understand you're concerned so you're welcome to pay at the end of your appointment

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which of the followign terms refers to the range of fees charged by providers who have similar training and experience and practice in the same geographical area

customary

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a medical assistant is talking with a patient who is experiencing home displacement following a hurricane. to which of the following resources should the assistant refer the patient for information, support, and links to community

american red cross

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a medical assistant is reviewing a patients recent medical history and notes that she has a healing fracture of the distal femur where on the patients body should the assistant expect to find the injury

just above the knee

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a patient is seen in an urgent care center for a laceration to the left foot the provider evaluates the. injury. determines sutures are not needed, applies a dressing and releases the patient which of examination should a medical assistant use for the procedural coding for this visit

problem focused examination

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a medical assistant is collecting a health history from an older adult patient who exhibits moderate hearing loss which of the following actions should the assistant take

remain with in the patients view to allow lip-reading

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a medical assistant recieves a denial of payment for a patients cholecystectomy. the reason stated is noncovered service. it this procedure was deemed emergent by the provider which of the following actions should the assistant take

instruct the patient to contact the insurer about the denial of payment

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a medical assistant is cleaning countertops and other surfaces after a surgical procedure in a providers office. which of the following disinfctants should the assistant use

a 1:10 bleach and water solution

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a medical assistant is collecting information from a patient who reports persistent pain in the left upper quadrant. the assistant should note that this area contains which of the following organs

stomach

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a patient reports feeling depressed due to the recent loss of a partner. in which of the. five stages of grief process does depression present itself

fourth

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a medical assistant is caring for a patient who has recently received a terminal diagnosis and is crying. which of the following actions should the assistant take

allow the patient cry

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a medical assistant is preparing to administer a liquid oral medication to a patient. which of the following methods should the assistant use to ensure the correct dose is delivered

pour the medication to the prescribed dose in the medicine cup on a flat surface

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when performing the palpatory method for obtain bloods pressure which of the following indicates the level at which the medical assistant should inflate the cuff

30 mm hg above the radial pulse cessation

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a medical assistant should identify which of the following as a characteristic of anorexia nervosa

excessive exercising

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a patients bill of rights protects individuals from which of the following

denial of care due to the patients age

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a medical assistant is performing an ear irrigation for an adult patient who has a cerumen impaction. which of the following steps should the assistant complete prior to administering the irrigation solution

pull the pinna of the ear up and back

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a medical assistant should use which of. the following soutions to prepare a patients skin prior to drawing blood cultures

chlorexidine

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a medical assistant works at an urgent care center that uses open hours scheduling. which of the following describes this form of scheduling

patients arrive at their convenience and are seen on a first come first serve basis

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a medical assistant is caring for a patient who has active tuberculosis .which of the following pieces of personal protective equipment must be used during the patients care

N95 respirator

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which of the following instructions should a medical assistant give to a patient when administering an enteric-coated tablet

swallow the tablet whole with a glass of water

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a medical assistant should understand that the chain off custody form is used for which of the following

ensuring that the specimen is packaged as directed

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which of the following is a formal authorization that identifies an individual as legally able to make decisions on behalf of a patient

durable power of attorney

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a medical assistant is performing a review of items in a clinics inventor. how should the assistant classify dressings and bandages for inventory purposes

as clinical supplies

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a medical assistant is speaking with a patient who recently received a terminal diagnosis. the patient states, I regret not taking better care of myself. now I wont be able to accomplish what I wanted to do with my life. the assistant should identify that the patient is in which of the following stages of grief

depression

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a medical assistant is responsible for cleaning the instruments used in a minor surgery. which of the following is the first step in this process

sanitization

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a medical assistant is talking with a patient who reports forgetting whether she has taken her prescribed medications each day. which of the following responses should the assistant make

try putting your medication in a weekly medication dispenser for the up coming week

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a provider has requested a dissecting instrument on a sterile tray that a medical assistant is preparing. which of the following instruments should the assistant include on the tray

scissors

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a medical assistant is transcribing a prescription for magnesium sulfate into a patients medical record. which of the following should the assistant use to document this medication

magnesium sulfate

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when choosing a a diagnosis code a medical assistant should consider which of the following actions in order to avoid an insurance denial

coding to the highest level of specificity

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a medical assistant is reviewing a patients medical history prior to the patients appointment which of the following laboratory results indicates the need to schedule an extension of the current visit

fasting blood sugar glucose 168 mf/dl

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a medical assistant is reinforcing teaching with a patient who is scheduled for a standard 12-lead ekg. which of the following statements should the assistant make

you should refrain from talking during the procedure

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a medical assistant should insert the needle at which of the following angles during a venipuncture

15 degree angle

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a medical assistant is reinforcing teaching with a patient about pulse oximetry. which of the following statements should the assistant include in teaching

remove your nail polish before the test

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which of the following cardiac procedures is with in a medical assistants scope of practice and does not require a licensed technician or provider to assist or perform it

holter monitor application

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a medical assistant is replacing a sharps container in an examination roon and receives a small laceration on her arm from the plastic lid. which types of documentation should the assistant complete as a result of this incident

OSHA form 301

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which of the following actions should the medical assistant take when obtaining the head circumference of an infant

record the measurement to the nearest 0.6cm quarter inch

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a medical assistant is performing a 12-lead ekg on a patient. which of the following electrodes should the assistant place to the left of the sternum at the fourth intercostal space

v2

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a medical assistant is writing a piece of professional correspondence to a consulting provider. in which of the following ways should the assistant record the date on the letter

january 1,2020

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which of the following tests is granted waived status und CLIA

rapid strep

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a medical assistant is applying a transdermal patch for a patient. which of the following actions should the assistant take

apply the patch to a hairless area of the patients skin

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which of the following statements made by a medical assistant demonstrates and understanding of required patient identification techniques

I will ask the patient to state her full name and date of birth before administering vaccines

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according to the regulations of controlled substances which of the following is true of a scheduled 1 drug

have no accepted medical use

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a patient tells a medical assistant that his providers office is incompetent as there is no improvement in his condition. which of the followingis an appropriate response for the assistant to make

I think that you feel that your treatment is not effective

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a medical assistant is preparing a patient who has congestive heart failure for an examination by the provider which of the following manifestations shuld the assistant expect

shortness of breath

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