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1. Which of the following means a person is sweating?
2. The most widely accepted CPR certification provider required for healthcare workers is
American Red Cross ARC
American Heart Association AHA
National CPR Association NCA
College of Cardiac Physicians CCP
3. OTC is an abbreviation for
Other Than Cardiac
Over The Counter (medication)
Over Time Count
Open Trauma Contusion
4. A body lying face up is considered
5. Which abbreviation means a patient can not have anything orally?
6. Melatonin is secreted by the
7. What does a pegboard system provide control over?
Collections, payments and charges.
Third party payments.
8. According to Kohlberg, many people
are afraid of intimacy.
are criminally inclined.
are afraid of their peers.
do not have a fully developed moral sense of right and wrong.
9. Which organ is considered retroperitoneal?
10. Which body system protects against infection from foreign bodies?
11. A patient who suffers from low blood sugar is
12. The heart is superior to the
13. Which of the following is not found on the ventral aspect of the body (in anatomical position)?
Knuckles of the hand
14. The opposite of Tachycardia is
15. The appropriate treatment for epistaxis is
Insert cotton into nostrils
Tilt head back
Tilt head forward and pinch nostrils
Lie down and cover nostrils with gauze
16. Consent to provide emergency medical treatment to an unconscious patient is called
Good Samaritan Act
Refusal of treatment
17. ________ is when two patients are scheduled at the same time.
18. A policy and procedures manual is written jointly by
Physician(s) and staff
19. The next action after introducing yourself to a patient
Explain what is about to transpire
Confirm their identity
Take their vital signs
Have them stand up
20. According to current AHA guidelines for Healthcare Professionals, what action follows check the patient for responsiveness and breathing
Call 911, get AED
Shake and shout
21. Normal respiration rate for a healthy adult is
22. The appropriate artery to measure pulse of infants and small children is
23. Typical respiratory rate for a healthy 6 month old infant is
24. Normal speed for an EKG machine is
25. Capillary refill is a measure of
26. The abbreviation for saturation of peripheral oxygen is
27. Which instrument is used to view the pupils of the eye?
28. A patient with orthopnea should be placed in this position.
29. Agency that sets standards for disposal of infectious waste.
30. It is appropriate to check the carotid pulse if the patient
31. Which section of a patient's chart would list their smoking habits and employment?
Review of systems
Plan of care
32. Which of the following is within normal urine pH range?
33. Which of the following are a bi-product of fat metabolism?
34. The heel of the foot is used as a puncture site for infants because this area will avoid injury to bones.
35. A fruity smell from urine may indicate the pathology of diabetes mellitus.
36. Sharps can be placed in regular trash if they have been unused.
37. Which cells settle to the bottom of a test tube after being centrifuged.
Red blood cells
38. The typical gauge-range for venipuncture needles is
39. Which category of medications provides pain relief without sedation?
40. Most generic medication names are not capitalized.
41. A parenteral medication is administered via injection.
42. A patient using worker's compensation with a qualifying injury can go to the doctor they choose.
43. A procedure often used to remove skin cancers.
44. The order for preparing a patient's skin for surgery is; Cleanse, rinse, apply antiseptic, shave, drape.
45. The ideal method of opening the airway of a patient discovered lying on the ground is the
Head tilt - chin lift.
Raise the head with both hands
46. The most common cause of sudden cardiac death is cardiac arrhythmia.
47. According to current AHA guidelines, a single rescuer should use which compression to ventillation ratio for all patients?
48. A patient complains of dizziness after having blood drawn. The appropriate immediate action would be:
Assist the patient into a supine position and elevate the legs.
Retrieve an emesis container.
Give them a cookie.
Draw more blood.
49. A patient is bleeding heavily from his right arm. The most appropriate immediate action would be:
apply direct pressure using a sterile gauze pad.
put on your protective gloves.
Reassure the patient that the bleeding will stop.
50. The combining form "hepat/o" refers to the
51. Cycle billing is a billing system in which
accounts are divided alphabetically.
billing is completed every month.
Billing is constant.
Billing is done by computer.
52. "Upcoding" is the unethical practice of deliberately coding a patient encounter incorrectly.
53. A superbill is also called a claim form.
54. Which is the appropriate site to give a DTP injection to a six month old infant?
55. Which of the following medications would not be appropriate for an elderly patient with cardiovascular disease?
56. Which of the following situations should receive first priority?
Bleeding from the forearm.
Grand mal seizure
Open femur fracture
57. The medical assistant's role in receiving informed consent is
to explain the benefits and risks of a procedure.
to make sure the patient understands and has no unanswered questions.
to witness the signature of the patient.
to explain alternative treatments.
58. Snellen testing results give information about visual acuity.
59. Tubular gauze is an example of a bandage.
60. Sharps should always be deposited in a sharps container.
61. A stethoscope is an example of a fomite.
62. Ratio for mixing bleach to water for use as a disinfectant.
63. Factors that effect the action of drugs include the following except:
use of generic medication
64. You discover a known diabetic patient who is disoriented. Your first action shoud be:
Give them oral glucose.
Check their vital signs.
Assist them with their epi-pen.
Check for pulse.
65. To ensure correct measurement of blood pressure
Have the arm at or near the level of the heart.
Do not inflate the cuff so much that it causes discomfort to the patient.
Quickly release the air to relieve patient discomfort.
Make sure the cuff completely covers the head of the stethoscope.
66. Which urine specimen contains the greatest concentration of dissolved substances?
Second void of the day.
67. A patient with difficulty breathing and swelling of the respiratory tract following a bee sting may be experiencing;
68. The popliteal pulse is located on the dorsal surface of the foot.
69. The most effective way YOU can prevent transfer of infectious material is:
Wash your hands.
Dispose of sharps in a designated rigid container.
Wear gloves during patient interaction.
Disinfect medical equipment between uses.
70. Which set of values represents a desirable total cholesterol level?
71. Which is an example of personal protective equipment?
72. When monitoring an EKG reading, if the tracing on the paper is not as expected, what should you check first?
The status of the patient
73. Which instrument would not be necessary for removal of a cyst?
74. Which is the proper order of emergency patient assessment?
Breathing, Airway, Circulation
Airway, Breathing, Circulation
Circulation, Breathing, Airway
Compressions, Breathing, Airway
75. The rights of administering medication include the following EXCEPT
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