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1

Pathogens that thrive in the absence of oxygen are called:

anaerobes B

2

A communicable disease that does not have to be reported to the county health department is:

streptococcus B

3

The term esophagogastritis means inflammations of the:

Esophagus and stomach D

4

The structure in the body that lays over the larynx like a lid and prevents food from entering the trachea is the:

Epiglottis C

5

Proper interaction with pediatric patients includes the following EXCEPT:

telling a child that a procedure will not hurt at all C

6

A urine test that compares the weight of urine to that of distilled water is:

specific gravity A

7

A patient is non-compliant if he or she:

refuses to follow prescribed orders C

8

A telephone call that the medical assistant can handle is:

a hospital admitting clerk with the room number for a newly admitted patient D

9

If a certain number of patients are scheduled to come in for an appointment at the beginning of the same clock hour THIS IS

, wave scheduling B

10

When alphabetically filing which of the following is last?,

John A. Halley C

11

The salutation of a letter is placed:

two lines below the inside address A

12

Medical expenses resulting from a back injury while at work are submitted to:

Workers' compensation C

13

A ledger is also used as the patient's:

statement C

14

The book containing procedure and service codes performed by doctors and medical personnel is the:

Current Procedural Terminology B

15

Ringworm is an example of a disease causes by:

fungus B

16

The faint tapping sounds heard as the blood pressure cuff initially deflates are recorded as the:

systolic pressure D

17

A forceps is an instrument used to:

grasp tissue A

18

The ECG lead that measures the difference in electrical potential between the right arm and left arm is:

lead I B

19

Medicare Part B does not cover:

hospital charges C

20

The vacuum tube used to collect blood so the blood will clot in the tube is:

red A

21

An intravenous pyelogram is used to examine the:

kidneys and bladder C

22

Passive exercise means that the patient:

does not move the body part without assistance A

23

When nutrients are initially taken in the body it's called?

ingestion B

24

The muscle used for an injection located in the thigh is the:

vastus lateralis D

25

Emergency treatment for third-degree burns is:

covering the victim and notifying EMS D

26

A patient's implied consent usually covers:

electrocardiogram B

27

The medical term that means "within a vessel" is:

intravascular C

28

An organ located in the left upper quadrant is the:

spleen B

29

Which of the following is an example of nonverbal communication?

Body Language C

30

A patient who is sight impaired would benefit from patient education training material that are produced as:

Braille materials A

31

When the medical assistant is dealing with a difficult caller on the phone he or she should first:

determine the problem and the appropriate staff that can help D

32

The abbreviation used in an appointment book to indicate a patient is coming in to see the physician about a medical problem already treated is:

F/U A

33

An outguide used in filing is a:

folder inserted in the file to hold the place of a file in use D

34

The inside address of a profession letter includes the:

recipient's address written without abbreviations D

35

The person covered by a benefits plan is the:

insured D

36

The listing of charges for a medical practice is the:

fee schedule A

37

The withholding from an employee's paycheck for Social Security and Medicare is required under which law?

FICA A

38

A yeast infection that causes vaginitis is:

Candida A

39

A respiration rate that falls within the average adult range is:

20 per minute B

40

Proper technique to ensure package sterility includes using:

a dry, undamaged sterile package C

41

AC interference in an ECG tracing means:

there is electrical interference in the room C

42

The clear liquid portion of whole blood is:

plasma D

43

To convert milligrams to grams:

divide by 1,000 B

44

Diabetic coma is due to:

lack of insulin C

45

An arthrogram is the radio graphic visualization of:

a joint A

46

Diathermy is an example of an agent that incorporates the use of:

deep heat D

47

Which of the following conditions would benefit from a low-purine diet?

Gout A

48

Anti-hypertensive medications are associated with the treatment of:

high blood pressure C

49

A laceration appears as a:

jagged cut C

50

Res ipsa loquitur is a Latin term that means which of the following?

The thing speaks for itself B

51

The medical term meaning "inflammation of the bone" is:

osteitis D

52

The superior vena cava is the:

vein that carries blood from the upper body back to the heart C

53

Basic communication requires a message and:

sender and receiver A

54

The term facsimile refers to:

fax A

55

A matrix is a(n):

appointment book schedule with blocked out periods of time B

56

The most common method used to chart the patient's medical record is:

SOAP C

57

The salutation of a letter is the:

greeting D

58

Coordination of benefits means:

one insurance plan will work with other insurance plans to determine how much each plan pays B

59

ICD-9 codes that identify medical problems for reasons other than illness or injury are known as:

V codes D

60

When a bank uses the term NSF it means that:,

there is not enough money to cover the amount of the check C

61

The proper time and temperature for sterilizing instrument is:

30 minutes at 250 F D

62

The Folwer's position is used for:

patients with difficulty breathing C

63

The abbreviation OU is no longer in use. Instead of using OU which of the following should be written?

Booth eyes A

64

Which of the following is the finer or smaller suture?

10-0 D

65

The V1 ECH lead is located:

at the fourth intercostal space to the right of the sternum D

66

Which of the following is a proper site for a capillary puncture?

Tip of ring finger A

67

The abbreviation used to indicate that a patient should be fasting for an exam is:

NPO A

68

KUB is an x-ray examination of the:

Urinary system A

69

Cold applied to part of the body causes the effect of:

vasoconstriction A

70

A patient with arteriosclerosis would benefit from which of the following diets?

Low cholesterol D

71

The first action to control bleeding or hemorrhage is to:

apply direct pressure B

72

The term enteritis means inflammation of the:

small intestine B

73

An example of active immunity is:

producing antibodies as a result of having a disease D

74

When a person refuses to acknowledge the loss of a loved one this type of behavior is:,

denial C

75

The computer device that displays the written data is the:

monitor B

76

When the doctor is late and not yet at the office medical assistant should,

offer waiting patients an opportunity to reschedule A

77

The "O" in the SOAP method of charting includes the:

blood pressure reading A

78

To retain insurance coverage the individual must pay the cost of the insurance, which is the:,

premium A

79

CPT is an abbreviation of the reference manual used for:

billing insurance companies for procedures B

80

The best way to ensure that patients pay for services is to:

ask for payment of services at the time of the office visit B

81

Acquired immunodeficiency syndrome is caused by:

a virus D

82

The pulse point located on the top of the foot is the:

dorsalis pedis B

83

An instrument required on a suture tray is a:

needle holder D

84

The ECH grounding lead is attached to the:

RL C

85

A urine specimen that is collected after eating is called:

postprandial D

86

A myelogram is an x-ray examination of the:

spinal cord A

87

A physician orders amoxicillin 1Gm to be divided into 4 equal doses. Available is amoxicillin 250 mg/5mL. How many milliliters will the patient receive for each dose?

5 mL C

88

Anaphylaxis refers to a:

type of shock B

89

Dyspepsia refers to:

difficult digestion B

90

The perineum is the:

floor of the pelvis C

91

Respondeat superior refers to:

a physician's responsibility for the actions of his staff B

92

The proper angle of the needle to the skin when administering a subcutaneous injection is:

45 degree C

93

Which of the following is not considered for use on the skin for cleansing?

Acetone A

94

Which of the following instruments is used to evaluate lung capacity?

Spirometer D

95

The process by which nutrients transfer from the gastrointestinal system into the blood is referred to as:

absorption C

96

The classification of drugs used to relieve pain is:

analgesic B

97

The device used to check vision is a(n):

Snellen chart C

98

A wound that results from scraping the skin is a(n):

abrasion D

99

When several tubes of blood are to be drawn which is drawn first?,

Blood culture tubes B

100

The parenteral method of administration of medication means that the drug is:

injected D


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