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Clinical Medical Assisting

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Microorganisms transmit via   animal  
Common vehicles of transmission   All except “portal”  
Medical asepsis means   Clean technique  
After first Hep B Vaccine   following doses are  
Potentially infectious materials include   Blood  
Def. of Immunity   The ability to resist infections and stay healthy.  
Pathogens include all except   Anerobes  
Nonpathogenic microorganisms can become pathogenic when   When they leave their natural environment  
Common place for microorganisms to linger where they can affect others   Door knobs  
Outermost layer of skin   Epidermis  
Radiation used for sterilization is used when   Only when other methods can’t be used  
Sterile Indicators   Go on/in packages  
Decontamination   All of the above  
Instrument used to sterilize   Autoclave  
Cold sterilization agents – soak for how long   6-24 hrs.  
Chemical disinfection is the method of choice for   All of the above  
Closed wound is…   B & C  
Proper positioning of patient provides   Both A & B  
Surgical instruments are classified by   Function  
When instructing patient   it’s important to  
As an MA   you may be responsible for  
Integument is AKA   Skin  
Ways to interrupt cycle of infection   Both hand washing and PPE  
Disinfection is accomplished by   Any of the above  
Def. of Sterile   Free from all living organisms and spores  
Physicians determine which anesthetic to use   All of the above  
Biopsies can be performed by   Any of the above  
Asepsis is   Both clean technique and eliminating/reducing microorganisms  
Foundation of sterile field is usually   sterile drape or towel  
Circulating Asst is responsible for   All of the above (obtaining supplies)  
Ability to resist disease   Immunity  
5 elements of cycle on infection   Reservoir  
What are universal precautions?   Treat all patients and body fluids as potentially infected.  
Instrument that uses steam & pressure is   Autoclave  
Term that means free from all microorganisms and spores   Sterile  
Two-pronged instrument used to grasp   Forceps  
Def. of HBV   Hepatitis B Virus  
What is a sterilization indicator   Something that changes color indicating proper temp has been reached.  
Difference between dressing and bandage   Dressing is sterile. Bandage is not.  
Invasion of body by pathogenic microorganism/s?   Infection  
MA’s should stay up-to-date on researching latex allergies   T  
Cilia means the middle layer of skin?   F  
CDC is a division of the USDHHS   T  
High-risk populations and healthcare workers should receive HBV vax   T  
Anerobes are organisms that grow only in the presence of oxygen   F  
Luis Pasteur is credited to have discovered that many diseases are caused by bacteria.   T  
Surgical asepsis refers to removal of disease causing organisms   F  
Examples of noncritical items are gooseneck lamp and blood pressure cuff   T  
Vasectomies are only performed in hospital under general anesthesia   F  
Post-op refers to before surgery   F  
A carrier person or animal can transmit disease to others   T  
Instruments cannot be ultrasonically cleaned.   F  
Anesthesia is partial or complete loss of sensation   T  
It is crucial that all healthcare workers following universal precautions   T  
Medical asepsis is also known as clean technique   T  


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