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1. Which of the following means "excessive 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
Over The Counter (medication)
Other Than Cardiac
Over Time Count
Open Trauma Contusion
4. A body lying face up is considered
5. Normal pulse rate for a newborn is
6. Melatonin is secreted by the
7. A patient is repeatedly seen by the physician for breathing difficultuies. He is a long-time smoker and has been instructed many times to stop smoking. Today he arives for an appointment and is diagnosed with COPD. When asked whether he has redcued or stopped his smoking, the patient becomes irate and insists that his cough is due to seasonal allergies. This patient is demonstrating
8. Which of the following is true about neurogenic shock?
It can be caused by allergic reaction.
It is more common in men than in women.
It may be related to spinal damage.
It usually follows seizures.
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 spleen is proximal to the
13. Which of the following is not found on the ventral aspect of the body?
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 unconsious patient is called
Good Samaritan Act
Refusal of treatment
17. A scheduling-type typically used for short patient-visits in an office with many practitioners.
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. Accodring to 2010 AHA guidelines for Healthcare Professionals, what action follows check the patient for responsiveness and breathing
Cal 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 guage-range for venipuncture needles is
39. Which category of medications provides pain relief without sedation?
40. Generic medication names are never capitlized.
41. A parenteral medication is administered via injection.
42. A catheter is used to dilate a body orifice.
43. A procedure often used to remove skin cancers.
44. The order for preparing a patient's skin for surgury 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 2010 AHA guidelines, a single rescuer should use which compression to breath ratio for all patients except newborns?
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
billing is completed every month.
accounts are divided alphabetically.
Billing is done by computer.
Billing is constant.
52. "Downcoding" 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 make sure the patient understands and has no unanswered questions.
to explain the benefits and risks of a procedure.
to explain alternative treatments.
to witness the signature of the patient.
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. The knee-chest position is for
62. Which of the following is the combining form meaning disease?
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
Do not inflate the cuff so much that it causes discomfort to the patient.
Have the arm at or near the level of the heart.
Make sure the cuff completely covers the head of the stethoscope.
Quickly release the air to relieve patient discomfort.
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:
Dispose of sharps in a designated rigid container.
Wash your hands.
Disinfect medical equipment between uses.
Wear gloves during patient interation.
70. Which set of values represents a desirable 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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