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MA final study guide
MA final/State guide
|The container that houses the specimen must include information about when the specimen was taken, by whom, etc. This is covered under what QA component?
|Which position should the patient be instructed to lie in for the doctor to examine the chest, heart, extremities, breasts, or abdomen?
|Which of the following is one of the most common blood tests for kidney functions?
|The bank prepares this check as a substitute for a regular check in case the drawer forgets his or her checkbook.
|What is dyspnea
|shortness of breath
|What type of pulse is assessed on the wrist side of the arm
|Sending a patient a bill each month for medical services he/she received is known as what?
|Which of the following would most likely be the result of the use of a very tight tourniquet?
|Inaccurate test results
|This modifier explains bilateral procedures. What is it?
|When someone is experiencing dysphoria, what are the symptoms?
|Depressed, melancholy mood
|Quality control in the laboratory is ________ responsibility.
|the medical assistants
|What is the normal respiration rate for a child 7 to 14 years old?
|15 to 25
|Components of radiation safety is a lead shield for:
|The blood type A means the patient has what serum antibodies(ies)?
|What type of item is a skin sensor used to capture or monitor electrical activity of various organs?
|Hepatitis B and Rubella are examples diseases that are caused by:
|What is the second step in the venipuncture process?
|identify the arm the patient prefers
|What is a leiomyoma?
|Benign tumor in smooth muscle
|If someone is exposed to potentially infectious blood or body fluids, the incident must be reported _________ to supervisor and employee health personnel.
|What is a function of the skeletal system
|produces hard keratinized structure or "nails"
|Which lab results need to be communicated to the provider immediately?
|What defines medication given sublingually?
|Beneath the tongue and dissolves
|What is the medical term for the lack of color to the skin or paleness?
|If a patient in New Jersey requests a 3:00pm call back from a MA in Georgia, what time would the MA call?
|A laryngoscope is an instrument used most commonly by a specialist in:
|Information in a patients chart about why he is seeking medical care is generally listed under what section of the chart?
|What is not a step in a wound specimen collection process?
|Disinfecting the wound
|What medical disease can a spirometry be used for?
|Determining where the document should be filed and deciding on a filing caption is what part of the filing process
|A patient needs a return appointment to discuss laboratory or x-ray findings with the physician or provider. What should the MA do?
|Call the lab to find out when the results will be available then set the appointment based on that date
|An insurance coverage that provides a specific monthly or weekly income when an individual becomes unable to work because of an illness or injury is:
|Disability income insurance
|What is a precursor of platelets?
|Thumping or striking the patient's skin with the hand is what approach to massage therapy?
|What is the order of draw?
|yellow or blood culture, light blue, gold, green, lavender, gray
|What is the amount of air that a person is able to forcibly exhale after taking a deep breath?
|High levels of bilirubin will cause which of the following condition?
|What is the bleach solution used to disinfect?
|one part bleach to ten parts water 1:10
|What is the most important thing you can ask a patient prior to a diagnostic imaging test or procedure?
|do you have any known allergies
|Is the CXR test a mobility test?
|What part of the pelvic girdle is a superior wing-shaped portion of hip bones?
|Why use the foot as the puncture site for a blood specimen in infants?
|The heel is soft and no injury to bones
|You are assisting with a medical procedure. The physician leaves the room and some bleeding starts at the surgical site. What do you do to control the bleeding/hemorrhage?
|apply direct pressure
|An elderly lady is in the office with general edema and complaints of dyspnea on exertion and pulmonary congestion. You see where she previously diagnosed with CHF. What does that tells us?
|(CHF) Congestive heart failure results from decreased blood circulation
|What is necessary to balance a checkbook?
|A monthly bank statement
|What drug has the generic name, Metoprolol
|What is another name for the atria ventricular (AV) valve?
|Acyclovir is used to prevent or treat which of the following?
|Testing for urobilinogen and porphyrins requires a(n)
|What disorder of the heart results in rapid, uncoordinated contractions and may be of atrial nature or ventricle nature?
|Which part of the accounts receivable is a listing by individual patient names of all monies owed to the practice ?
|Accounts receivable ledger
|The MA is responsible for scheduling appointments and overseeing the daily log and:
|keeping the appointment book secure because it is a legal document
|What is the common root that means "neck of an organ" or "neck"?
|When collecting a throat swab what do you not touch with the swab.
|Tongue, cheeks, or teeth
|The medical term for the top of the head or the crown is:
|Of the following, what does -ectasis mean?
|Of the following, which is within the normal range of bodily temperature for an infant?
|97.7 to 99.5*F
|What is/are the serum antibodies for blood type B?
|The prefix myo- refers to which of the following?
|What do morphological studies asses?
|abnormal size, shape, content, color of cells
|Which type of bandage wrapping provides support for the area?
|What does the doctor need to be given along with the lab results?
|What requires a sterile technique?
|What medication is an agent that blocks parasympathetic nerve impulse?
|What type of anesthesia is not used in minor surgergical procedures performed in most medical offices?
|What is defined as the "forceful passive movement of a joint to determine the range of motion"?
|What patient chart information includes questions about usual childhood diseases?
|Past medical history
|What is not part of patient education regarding protection of the skin?
|do not use perfumed lotion on skin with eczema
|What is important for the MA to know about a patient who is receiving a throat culture?
|will need to use a tongue depressor to get a good specimen
|Which of the following is not a CLIA waived test? Step A, Urine pregnancy test, CBC, or ESR?
|Complete blood count / CBC
|What describes the delivery of a letter with a parcel?
|Urine collected partway through the elimination process is known as:
|The times for making collection calls are governed by what?
|Numeric, alphabetic and color-coding are all methods of what procedure?
|patient record filing
|Liabilities + Owner's equity
|What should be in place concerning medical emergencies in a facility?
|The medical office should have special plans that are unique to their patient population
|Why do we use the foot as a puncture site on infants?
|will avoid injury to bones
|What is the correct response when a crucial part of an instrument is changed?
|What is the coding range for radiology?
|70000 to 79999
|What accessory digestive organ is the largest gland in the body that is located in the upper right portion of the abdominal cavity?
|Which joint movement involves moving away from the body midline, such as spreading the arms?
|What does -tome mean?
|instrument used to cut
|What type of wound is a jagged traumatic cut resulting in an irregular wound edge?
|According to the established guidelines for discarding medical waste, how should capillary pipets be disposed of?
|biohazard sharps container
|A patient with a temp of 39*C is converted to _______ Fahrenheit
|A rectal temperature is _____________ than oral temperature
|one degree higher than oral temperature
|The MA knows what concerning assessing the infant?
|weigh naked, measure head with flexible tape measure, measure length at each appointment
|Which of the following regions of the body is the physician referring to when he tells you to apply ointment to the "sacral" region of the body?
|the lower spine
|What represents the binary value of 1 when an electrical charge is present?
|BID stands for
|twice a day
|TID stands for
|three times a day
|QID stands for
|four times a day
|What is an off label use for beta blockers?
|What does entero refer to
|Which of the following types of casts is inflated and can easily be removed
|What is the sixth step of the accounting process?
|prepare trial balance
|What is the second step in the capillary puncture process?
|Rub and clean with antiseptic
|What type of surgical procedure would be used to remove cervical lesions?
|Patients with what type of symptoms should be scheduled within 24 hours?
|Poliomyelitis affects which body system?
|What is the medical term for double vision?
|Gas, Salve, spray, powder, which is not a form of inhalation method medication?
|_______ is the federal insurance program established in 1965 under the Social Security Act (Title 18)?
|This is the normal range for insulin testing?
|What is the point of the needle
|Sharpened end of the shaft
|The massage therapy approach that is defined as squeezing, kneading, or pressing the patient's soft tissues?
|What tests can not be performed using capillary whole blood samples?
|coagulation studies, blood cultures
|What occurs when there is an abnormally low level of white cells?
|What is the term for uncoordinated twitching of muscle fibers?
|A normal fasting blood glucose range is:
|70 to 110 mg/dl
|A patient who has chronic diarrhea, abdominal pain, and blood in stool most likely has what?
|What does a diffusion test determine?
|the amount of oxygen in the lungs
|What will result in an enlarged thyroid gland?
|Lack of iodine
|A patient tested positive for Creatine kinase, what does this indicate?
|A sudden return of elevated temperature to normal indicates:
|a fever in crisis
|Which cell are responsible for bone resorption and remodeling?
|What arrhythmia seen on an electrocardiogram involves every other beat being ectopic and/or premature?
|What is section 1 (white) of the PDR?
|What does the physician use a percussion hammer for?
|Which of the following is the preferred abbreviation for subcutaneous?
|What is the SOAP approach in the "Problem oriented medical record" method of chart organization?
|A way of noting a patient's progress
|Sterilization in an autoclave takes place at what temperature degrees Celsius?
|120*C to 130*C
|The patient's complaint of heavy menstural flow at regular intervals would be documented in the medical record as:
|The physician says an area of a patient's body is prominent. What does he or she mean by this?
|Conspicuous or outstanding
|What drug has the generic name, Propionate/Salmeterol?
|Fines can reach as high as what for the violation of the Needlestick Safety and Prevention Act?
|What are the parts of the middle ear?
|The malleus, incus, and stapes
|A urine microscopy is what type of test?
|V2 is located where?
|Left sternal margin
|functions of the integumentary system are:
|prevents dehydration, controls body temp, eliminates waste products
|When giving a Rocephin shot the MA should:
|wash hands, clean site, massage injection site
|What type of sample goes from the lungs to a container
|Speculums, tuning forks, and laryngeal scopes are all:
|What is the Trendelenburg's position?
|Lie flat on the back with head lower than legs.
|Zolpidem is the generic name for what drug?
|In the 12 lead test, what is placed in the fourth intercostal at the right sternal boarder?
|What describes a supercomputer?
|Large, complex computer system that can perform rapid and complex functions.
|Medications that provide pain relief without sedation belong in what category?
|What does a nasal swab test determine?
|What coding system is used to code a medical diagnosis or disease condition?
|What dermatological agent is used to soothe skin and mucous membranes?
|What type of diabetes is non insulin dependent
|type 2 diabetes
|What is the recommended room temperature for a medical facility?
|72* F is standard room temperature
|What is the clear portion of the blood that composes 55% of whole blood is:
|What should a new patient bring to their first appointment?
|Photo ID, insurance card, and list of medications
|An abnormal accumulation of fluid in the cavities and cells of the body is known as:
|An abnormal decrease in the rate and depth of respiration is:
|The medication type that is used to decrease fever is known as:
|What percentage of muscle nerves are motor?
|When an HMO hires physicians and pays them a salary to provide medical services, what HMO model is being implemented?
|What nerves connect the viscera to the central nervous system
|An insurer's computer and medical office computer must be compatible with
|electronic claims transmission
|What is formed in urine when protein accumulates and hardens in the lumen of the tubules that make up the nephron
|What is a granuloma
|A localized nodular inflammation
|If an unidentified person calls the office and demands to speak with the physician, what should the MA do?
|politely ask for a name and number so the call can be returned
|Providers are required by law to report certain persons to the authorities. What is an example of a reportable suspicion?
|elder abuse, child abuse
|QC records should be saved for:
|A blood glucose is what level of testing?
|What is podagra?
|acute gouty arthritis
|This type of check is considered a "substitute check" because it is generally used when an individual wants to withdraw money from his/her bank account but forgets his/her checkbook
|The "P" of the SOAP method deals with:
|plan of action
|Klebsiella pneumoniae is gram positive or gram negative?
|The normal temperature for an adult who's temp is taken aurally is the same as if it were taken in what manner?
|The medical term that means occurring or appearing at regular intervals is:
|What is the medical term that means dropping of an internal part and usually refers to the uterus or rectum?
|What syndrome is a chronic musculoskeletal condition characterized by widespread pain, has no cure, and no known cause. Affects 3.7 million people of all ages.
|What are complications of IV therapy
|infiltration, hematomas, infections
|What means the erythrocyte has been fragmented during circulation?
|What is proper capillary blood collection techniques
|While away the first drop of blood, avoid bubbles if using a tube
|What drug is used to slow or inhibit blood clotting
|The sagittal plane is ________ to the median
|Part of the patient examination is the obtainment of medical related histories. Which part of this involves the patient's past and current personal habits and is sometimes difficult to obtain?
|social and environmental history
|The route of administration for medication that involves putting medication into the bladder via a catheter is:
|the urethral route
|What is the term for an abnormal, painful, prolonged penile erection?
|What are the specific chemical constituents of the cell with which a drug interacts to produce its pharmacological effects?
|What is the best method of collection from an access?
|syringe and needle
|Septicemia represents what type of infection
|Three types samples for testing hair fungus are:
|scraping the scalp, pulling hairs from scalp, scales
|According to OSHA, what should be the second step followed if an exposure incident of blood borne pathogens occurs?
|Document the route of exposure
|How can a medical assistant make it easier for visually impaired patients during their visit?
|use descriptive language and details
|A patient who has immunodeficiency would be described as:
|"without adequate production of immune bodies"
|What is used when a large amount of blood is needed from a patient
|What carries blood away from the heart?
|What is the outer portion of the disc between the vertebrae?
|Of the following, which outlines the serum antibody(ies) for blood type AB?
|A check drawn on an account that does not have enough money for the amount of the check is called:
|a NSF check
|What term refers to the amount the insured must pay before insurance benefits cover the cost of medical services
|What is the type of IV tubing that delivers approximately 15 drops of solution per milliliter?
|What is the HUB of the needle?
|the part of the needle that connects to the syringe
|What does QID mean
|four times a day
|What glands are connected to the hair follicles located in the dermis and secretes sebum to lubricate hair and skin
|What organ is affected by nephritis
|Which of the following are firm connective tissues that is found primarily in the joints, thorax walls, larynx, airway passages, and ears?
|Which of the following coding systems "report medical services to the Medicare program"?
|Health Care Common Procedural ICD-9-CM
|When a physical filing system is used, which organizational tool will show when a file is missing and where a file goes?
|When collecting information regarding a patient's pain, what does it mean that the medical assistant should "provoke"?
|Get the patient to reveal what's causing the pain
|The physician says a patients uric acid is 12.2 , you know the normal range is
|3.5 to 7.5 mg/dL
|What medications may be ordered fro a 54 yer old postmenopausal woman:
|Provera, Premarin, and Calcium Citrate
|What is kyphosis?
|A humped back
|The physician tells you to give a medication via the sublingual route, this means it is given:
|placed under the tongue
|What described the "objective data" of the SOAP method?
|The provider's exam and diagnostic testing
|In the pegboard system, when is it not necessary to give a receipt?
|When irrigation of an eye, what is held under the eye at the level of the cheek to prevent the patient from getting soiled or wet during the procedure?
|an emesis basin
|What is the modifier used for third party mandated services?
|What is the modifier that is used for unusual anesthesia
|What is the modifier used for bilateral procedures
|What is the modifier used for discontinued procedures
|What is an incident where an MA may have to assist in administering intravenous glucose would be if the patient is in:
|A badgelike meter that the radiology personnel wears to measure the individual's exposure to radiation is called the:
|The MA knows that the root term for digit, finger, or toe is:
|Plasma makes up what percentage of the body's total blood volume
|What is the mail classification generally used for packages and printed material weighing 1 to 70 lbs?
|What does not belong on a labeled specimen
|The process of inhibiting or controlling the growth of bacteria is known as what?
|What must be monitored to find the rhythm of the heart?
|ventricles and atria
|What type of ligature is a material that dissolves in the body and is often used for internal suturing?
|When determining quality control, what is the statistic that describes dispersion around the mean?
|What type of test involves the use of an exercise bicycle or treadmill to evaluate the heart for disease
|Wha type of test is a noninvasive procedure and examines the kidneys to detect abnormalities or to clarify findings from other tests
|a renal ultrasound
|When the physician says a patient has edema it means:
|the patient has swelling
|How is pertussis transmitted
|Contact with respiratory droplets
|What is the acid substance in the stomach responsible for the break down of connective tissue in the food that is ingested?
|hydrochloric acid and pepsin
|What should be done to a non-disposable tourniquet soon after it is used on a patient?
|It should be cleaned with a disinfectant such as alcohol
|Diabeta is used to treat the
|What does the standard abbreviation Sx refer to?
|Stool for guaiac testing should start at
|age 40 and be done annually
|What is released into the bloodstream when muscles are damaged?
|What is the expected pulse rate range for an athlete?
|50 to 70 / min
|Urine should be transported in
|a sterile container
|Blood obtained from a tube that does not have an anticoagulant
|clotted blood that stands and is then centrifuged is
|blood obtained from a tube that has an anticoagulant
|whole blood that has been centrifuged is
|caffeine, nicotine, physical exertion, stimulants, and illegal substances all do what to the patient's pulse
|What is the name of the membranes that lubricate the lungs
|What is the best time to collect a specimen for an AFB culture?
|in the morning
|What does the standard abbreviation HS mean?
|Adrenergics are also known as what?
|When collecting a stool specimen the MA will
|refrigerate the specimen to prevent bacterial growth
|When calling a patient to confirm an appointment what do you NOT leave on the answering machine?
|reason for the appointment
|Name the body position which is commonly used for examination of the posterior and administrator of intramuscular injections on adults in which the patient lies on the stomach?
|What exercise therapy types utilizes the application of counterpressure?
|Crisp sounds in a blood pressure increase in what phase
|what is the opposite or contradiction to an EKG reading
|The discount given to indigent patients is called
|Zoloft is used to treat
|the recovering phase of the cardiac cycle
|Brachialis connects the
|humerus and ulna
|_________-- is 55 percent of total blood volume and is straw colored
|typhoid fever is spread by
|fecal to oral route
|Spirometry is used to evaluate
|SOAP charting, what is the subjective data?
|Patients signs and symptoms
|BPH stands for
|Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia
|24hr urines need to be
|a medical power of attorney is a type of
|hypoglossal nerve controls the
|movement of the tongue
|right arm lead wire color
|subjective descriptions, health indicators, complaints are
|if a control value consistently runs on one side of the mean it is a
|which intramuscular injection prevents leakage of medication
|the process of listening via stethoscope
|if a secondary Iv is attached to primary IV it is called a
|morphine, boxy, ritalin, demerol are schedule ________ meds
|blood, urine, spinal fluids, tissue, and bodily fluids being measured for chemical components go to what department
|SOMR stands for
|Source oriented medical records
|external ear canal and tympanic membrane
|allis tissue forceps are used to
|grasp tissues, muscles, or skin
|ear irrigation is done by
|pulling up and back for child, down and forward for adults
|the lag phase is
|the first phase of the healing process
|pectoral muscle is found in the
|diaphoresis, confusion, and decreased blood sugar reading are part of
|access specimens need to be transported in
|water is what compound
|when red blood cells die they become
|1024 bytes represents
|Radial pulse is taken
|in the wrist
|the preferred bandage for pressure on a wound is
|An irregular pulse rate and rhythm is
|Title 19 of the social security act established
|Synthroid is used to treat
|If a PT files chapter 13 what do we do with their bill
|send it to lawyer
|calc/I stands for
|calibration verification is the running of
|three standards every six months
|popliteal pulse is located
|behind the knee
|what color is the right leg electrode
|creation of an opening
|an antitussive is used to treat
|the sim's position is
|lying on side arm behind body and leg slightly flexed
|Induced sputum is not a good sample for
|A certificate of waiver is for labs that perform
|waived testing only
|The fourth and final stage of the AIDS cycle is
|if an instrument cannot be put in autoclave it is sterilized by
|infectious waist has to be disposed of in
|a leak proof container
|an example of a latent infection is
|a 25g-27g needle that is 1/2 to 5/8ths inches is used for
|Premarin is a
|arthro refers to
|How does an MA secure prescription pads
|lock them up and protect the signature stamp
|DRG is a
|prospective fixed medicare hospital fee structure based on diagnosis
|facial expressions are important when
|in person or on the phone
|Rrhexis stands for
|protonix is a
|proton pump inhibitor
|an IV line has blown or is leaking into the skin tissues
|A fenestrated steril drape
|covers a patient with a hole opening where surgery will be performed
|platelets are used to
|Glacoma is a
|common disorder resulting in damaged optic nerve
|secrets bile in digestion
|there are how many tarsal bones