A patient is scheduled for an orthopedic consultation. the medical assistant should ensure the health record includes which of the following? - ANSWER radiology report which of the following dosage... forms can be absorbed slowly to create a constant, time-released systemic effect? - ANSWER transdermal patches which of the following information should a medical assistant document in the chart after administering an injection to a patient? - ANSWER site of administration which of the following office protocols meet OSHA regulations and standards? - ANSWER training on a new safety-engineered controls device is conducted annually? a patient comes into providers office and reports intimate partner abuse. which of the following actions should the medical assistant take to assist the patient? - ANSWER provide a list of revelant community organizations. after the reservoir host, which of the following steps is next in the cycle of infection? - ANSWER means of exit a medical assistant is preparing the autoclave to sterilize instruments. which of the following items is required to properly process the instruments? - ANSWER sterilization indicators which of the following is a risk factor for the development of cirrhosis? - ANSWER chronic alcohol use a primary care product determines that a patient requires care from specialist. which of the following actions should the medical assistant take? - ANSWER initiate the patient referral process a patient who has COPD requires an examination of the abdomen. In which of the following positions should the medical assistant place the patient to manage the patients respiratory status? - ANSWER fowlers according to OSHA's blood borne pathogens standard, which of the following items is an employer required to provide to all employees to maintain safety standards? - ANSWER non-latex gloves to which of the following resources should a medical assistant refer a non-ambulatory patient for information about workplace accommodations? - ANSWER American with Disabilities Act a medical assistant is scheduling all patients who having cyst removals to be seen on the first Thursday of the month. which of the following types of scheduling is the assistant using? - ANSWER wave a medical assistant is reinforcing teaching with a patient who is scheduled for a pulmonary function test. the assistant should include that which of the following will interfere with the patients ability to properly complete the test? - ANSWER eating a heavy meal within 1 hr of the test according to OSHA, how often should a facility review and update its exposure control plan at minimum? - ANSWER annually a medical assistant is preparing to preform a capillary collection on a child. which of the following factors should the assistant consider to determine whether to use the heel-stick or finger-stick method? - ANSWER child age which of the following digits should the medical assistant evaluate first for a capillary blood collection? - ANSWER fourth which of the following is the current universal claim form submitted for outpatient medical billing? - ANSWER CMS-1500 a medical assistant applying EKG electrodes to a patient who is sweating profusely and reports chest pain. which of the following actions should the assistant take to acquire an adequate tracing? - ANSWER ensure that the skin is clean and dry Which of the following office protocols meets OSHA regulations and standards? - ANSWER employees must submit to a hepatitis B immunization upon employment which of the following charts should be used to test for color vision? - ANSWER Ishihara chart while performing a routine EKG a medical assistant notices that the patient is shivering. Which of the following artifacts should the assistant identify on the tracing? - ANSWER somatic tremor Which of the following actions should a medical assistant take to convey a friendly attitude during the phone calls? - ANSWER enunciate carefully which of the following conditions is a cause for specimen rejection for a routine urinalysis? - ANSWER urine specimen volume is 6mL which of the following areas of the body should a medical assistant use to obtain a patient's temperature using a temporal artery thermometer? - ANSWER forehead which of the following is a reason to perform an eye irrigation? - ANSWER to relieve inflammation and discomfort which of the following reference guides should a medical assistant use when finding the diagnosis code for an injury? - ANSWER ICD-10-CM which of the following terms describes a closed wound caused by blunt trauma that results swelling, ecchymosis, and pain? - ANSWER contusion a medical assistant is measuring an infant client from heel to head. in which of the following positions should the assistant place the infant? - ANSWER supine a medical assistant walks into a patients room and discovers a fire in the trash can. Which of the following pneumonia devices describes a proper procedures from use of a fire extinguisher? - ANSWER PASS when performing a standard 12-lead EKG, how many electrodes should the medical assistant place on the precordial area? - ANSWER 6 which of the following is a legal tort that involves deception with the intent to deprive another person of his rights? - ANSWER fraud which of the following findings should a medical assistant identify as a manifestation of anaphylaxis during an intake examination? - ANSWER urticaria A medical assistant is performing a body fat measurement on a patient. Which of the following areas should you assisting used to obtain an accurate measurement? - ANSWER triceps A medical assistant is obtaining a set of blood cultures from an adult patient. Which of the following is a correct amount of mL per bottle the assistant should collect? - ANSWER 8-10 which of the following instruments is used to obtain a patient's blood pressure? - ANSWER sphygmomanometer A medical assistant should use which of the following solutions to clean a work surface after a blood spill? - ANSWER 1:10 solution of bleach and water which of the following criteria are used to determine BMI? - ANSWER Height and weight which of the following actions should the medical assistant take when performing a capillary puncture on a 10 month old patient? - ANSWER Have the parent hold the child during the procedure which of the following should be reported to the safety team to insure the medical office is preparing for a fire? - ANSWER One emergency exit is available Who is responsible for the payment for an STI test for a patient who is an emancipated minor? - ANSWER the patient A medical assistant determines a patient with 80 KG. Which of the following is the correct conversion to the patient's weight in pounds? - ANSWER 176 during a physical examination, a medical assistant might witness the provider tapping a patient's body, usually with a finger or a small hammer, to elicit sounds or vibratory sensation what is the name of the examination technique? - ANSWER percussion which of the following actions should the medical assistant take to prepare an examination room? - ANSWER Stock rooms with materials required for standard precautions. to be in compliance with HIPPA, a medical assistant should ensure that which of the following statements is provided to patients? - ANSWER Confidentiality statement which of the following is a step of the sanitation process? - ANSWER Rinse the instrument under running water a medical assistant is preparing to perform a venipuncture on a patient who is visibly angry and states that they do not want the procedure. which of the following responses should the assistant make? - ANSWER Tell me more about your concerns a patient reports sudden, severe abdominal pain. if the pain has acute appendicitis, which of the following quadrants will be tender upon examination? - ANSWER right-lower quadrant a medical assistant is setting up a surgical tray for a procedure. what distance from the edges of the sterile field should the assistant consider contaminated? - ANSWER 1 inch a medical assistant should identify osteomalacia as which of the following? - ANSWER The softening of the bone due to vitamin D deficiency which of the following actions should a medical assistant take after obtaining a urine drug screen for a patient following work-related accident? - ANSWER seal the lid in the presence of the patient which of the following actions should a medical assistant take when sanitizing instruments using aseptic technique? - ANSWER Use a metal brush to remove debris from the instruments a medical assistant is reinforcing instructions with a patient who is wearing a holter monitor. which of the following activities should the assistant instruct the patient to avoid? - ANSWER taking a shower a medical assistant notices that they made a mistake when documenting in the paper medical chart of a patient. which of the following actions should the assistant take? - ANSWER draw a single line through the error liver dysfunction primarily affects which of the following pharmacokinetic process? - ANSWER metabolism A medical assistant is scheduling a patient for allergy skin testing next month. Which of the following information should the assistant include about the preparation of this procedure? - ANSWER stop antihistamine for 3 to 10 days before testing. A medical assistant is preparing to review the medication dosage and instructions for a patient who has just seen the provider. which of the following parts of the process note should the assistant review for this information? - ANSWER plan of care which of the following patient population is most commonly affected by systemic lupus erythematosus? - ANSWER females which of the following types of diabetes is the most common? - ANSWER type 2 diabetes mellitus A patient who is on crutches needs to change into a gown for their annual physical. Which of the following actions should the medical assistant take? - ANSWER ask the patient if they need assistance with changing A medical assistant is reinforcing teaching with a patient about medication administration in the ear. Which of the following information should the assistant include? - ANSWER The medication should be warmed in the hands prior to administration The sinoatrial node is located in the wall of which of the following cardiac chambers? - ANSWER right atrium The medical assistant is performing an ear irrigation on a patient. Which of the following side effects should the assistant expect the patient to experience? - ANSWER vertigo which of the following information is acceptable for a medical assistant to provide to a patient in the waiting room? - ANSWER educational material about overall health promotion which of the following forms must be a medical assistant complete prior to buying supplies? - ANSWER purchase order A medical assistant should apply Holter monitor electrodes to a patient in which of the following locations? - ANSWER chest which of the following actions should a medical assistant take before disposing of a sharps container? - ANSWER Place the sharps container into a secondary bio-hazardous waste container which of the following is used in cryosurgery? - ANSWER liquid nitrogen A medical assistant obtains an elevated blood pressure reading from a visibly upset patient. Which of the following actions should the assistant take? - ANSWER Recheck the blood pressure after a few minutes A medical assistant see that a patient has signed an advance beneficiary notice for a test that the patient requested. After receiving denial payment from the insurance company which, of the following actions should the assistant take? - ANSWER bill the patient A patient reports a past incident of a heart attack during the initial patient interview. Which of the following should the medical assistant document in the patient's health record? - ANSWER myocardial infarction A medical assistant is submitting an urgent referral request to the insurance company for the authorization. Which of the following describes how long the authorization process will take? - ANSWER Immediate approval via phone what is the normal range for the PR interval on the standard EKG tracing? - ANSWER .12 to .2 seconds A medical assistant is caring for a patient whose blood pressure drops to a dangerously low level. the assistant should place the patient into which of the following position? - ANSWER trendelenburg A medical assistant is speaking to a patient who has mild hearing loss in an examination room. Which of the following actions should the assistant take? - ANSWER increase the volume of speech a patient reports sweating, flushed extremities, ringing in his ears, and dizziness during his last blood draw. which of the following should the medical assistant recognize as the greatest risk for the patient while performing a venipuncture? - ANSWER syncope ringworm belongs to which of the following disease classification? - ANSWER fungi An advantage of breastfeeding is that it enhances which of the following types of acquired immunity? - ANSWER passive natural a medical assistant is obtaining Vital signs from the patient and notices acetone order on the patient breath, accompanied by deep, gulping breaths. Which of the following conditions should assistant suspect and notify the provider? - ANSWER hyperglycemia Which of the following actions should a medical assistant take when interviewing a patient who has anxiety? - ANSWER acknowledge the patient anxiety A medical assistant is performing a capillary puncture on an infant. Which of the following micro collection to shut the system collects first? - ANSWER lavender-topped which of the following medication routes should a medical assistant administer topically? - ANSWER transdermal which of the following methods should medical assistant use when weighing a patient who has balance issues? - ANSWER Position a walker over the scale A patient has recently lost their partner and refuses to acknowledge the loss. The medical assistant should identify that this reflects which of the following stages of grief? - ANSWER denial when administering CPR how many compressions at a minimum should a medical assistant do in 1 minute? - ANSWER 100 a medical assistant is preparing to administer an eye solution for irrigation. after verifying the providers prescription, which of the following actions should the assistant take next? - ANSWER Check the expiration date of the solution an influenza vaccination was ordered by the provider and performed on the patient on the patient by the medical assistant. which of the following information should the assistant document in the patients chart upon completion of the procedure? - ANSWER expiration date and lot number a medical assistant should recognize and report to the provider that which of the following patients has an apical rate outside of the expected reference range? - ANSWER a 6-week- old infant who has a heart rate of 80/min a medical assistant should identify that which of the following tasks requires the use of gloves? - ANSWER removing a cyst a medical assistant notes that abbreviation "NS" next to several appointments from the previous days office schedule. which of the following is the correct description of this abbreviation? - ANSWER no show a medical assistant is assisting a provider to obtain a specimen for a Papanicolaou test. which if the following actions should the assistant take? - ANSWER place the patient in the lithotomy position a medical assistant has a question about the accreditation standards for the providers office. which of the following resources should the assistant consult? - ANSWER The Joint Commission which of the following cell organelles is responsible for energy production? - ANSWER mitochondria a patient's vision in his left eye is 20/50 with no errors on the snellen chart. which of the following is the correct interpretation of this reading? - ANSWER a patient can see at 20 feet what the average eye sees at 50 feet a new patient inquires about the mandatory immunization for his child. to which of the following organizations should the medical assistant refer the patent? - ANSWER centers for diseases control a medical assistant is preparing to draw a specimen that requires a container that contains the additive EDTA. which of the following color tube should the assistant use? - ANSWER lavender which of the following items is necessary for a postoperative suture removal procedure? - ANSWER sterile thumb dressing forceps which of the following arteries is primarily used to obtain a manual blood pressure? - ANSWER brachial when a medical assistant is taking a patients blood pressure, which of the following korotoff sounds represents the systolic blood pressure? - ANSWER tapping a medical assistant obtains the following vital signs from an adult patient: heart rate 105/min, temperature 37.2C (99F), BP 94/62 mmHg, and a respiratory rate of 18/min. the assistant should document which of the following in the patients' health record? - ANSWER tachycardia which of the following methods of examination is used to observe for deformities and rashes on the patient's body? - ANSWER inspection which of the following instruments is used to grasp tissue during a procedure? - ANSWER Curette contact dermatitis can result as a reaction to which of the following substances? - ANSWER latex gloves the use of antihistamine to relieve allergies is an example of which of the following? - ANSWER indication Which of the following provides guidelines to share high-quality lab testing? - ANSWER CLJA which of the following steps should a medical assistant take in preparation for obtaining a weight measurement from the patient? - ANSWER Ensure the scale is balanced A medical assistant is scheduling a patient for a new patient exam. When should the assistant first verify insurance benefits for the patient? - ANSWER When scheduling the patient A medical assistant is preparing an examination room for a reports ear pain and nausea. Which of the following pieces of equipment should the assistant place in the room? - ANSWER otoscope which of the following should a medical assistant recognize as a patient transition of care? - ANSWER admission to hospital a medical assistant should take which of the following actions when removing sutures? - ANSWER Clean the wound with a disinfectant a patient is considered new for billing and coding purposes if he has not seen the provider in how long? - ANSWER 3 years in the conduction system of the heart, which of the following components is stimulated as the sinoatrial node? - ANSWER atrioventricular node which of the following actions should a medical assistant take when performing a capillary puncture? - ANSWER apply even pressure to the finger during the collection a medical assistant is reinforcing teaching with a patient who has a new diagnosis of hypercholesterolemia. which of the following dietary recommendations should the assistant reinforce? - ANSWER reduce fat intake a medical assistant has a patient who has a PPO insurance plan. the provider would like the patient to see a cardiologist. which of the following forms should the medical assistant use for this request. - ANSWER referral which of the following actions is within a medical assistant's scope of practice? - ANSWER referring patients to community resources which of the following results should a medical assistant identify is related to pregnancy? - ANSWER HCG for which of the following reasons should a medical assistant wear gloves when administering topical medications? - ANSWER to prevent self-administration which of the following procedure should a medical assistant identify as a surgical reconstruction? - ANSWER rhinoplasty when accepting a fecal occult blood sample from a patient, a medical assistant shouldnconfirm that the patient avoided which of the following foods prior to collecting this sample? - ANSWER liver when obtaining a head circumference measurement on an infant, where is the correct placement of the tape for the measurement? - ANSWER At the level slightly above the eyebrows a medical assistant is obtaining a sample from a newborn for a phenylketonuria (PKU) screening. which of the following methods should the assistant use? - ANSWER lancent on the infants heel which of the following body systems is responsible for balancing homeostasis through chemicals? - ANSWER endocrine according to the patient's bill of rights, which of the following actions is permissible when a patient requests to review her electrical health record? - ANSWER provide the patient with a copy of the medical records when performing a distance visual examination, the medical assistant should have the patient stand hoe far from the vision charts? - ANSWER 20 feet which of the following methods of taking a patient's temperature pose a risk of exposure to blood borne pathogens? - ANSWER rectal a medical assistant is obtaining a blood pressure reading from an adult patient. for which of the following readings should the medical assistant contact the provider? - ANSWER 104/45 mm Hg a patient informs a medical assistant that she is declining the prescribed chemotherapy treatment due to concerns about side affects. which of the following responses by the assistant is appropriate? - ANSWER inform the patient that she will discharged if she refuses treatment proper aseptic technique includes which of the following? - ANSWER Using alcohol based rub in place of handwashing a medical assistant is preparing to do an EKG on a patient has known dextrocardia. which of the following leads requires placement modification for the patient? - ANSWER precordial A provider is caring for a patient who has kidney stone. The medical assistant should document this condition as which of the following in the patient's chart? - ANSWER nephrolithasis according to the CPT main tax, which of the following types of codes should a medical system used to indicate one procedure was used multiple times on a patient? - ANSWER modifer which of the following actions should a medical assistant take when he patient refuses a prescribed treatment? - ANSWER Encourage the patient to discuss his concerns with the provider what act defines the term "protected health information (PHI)", which describes any information about health status, is the provision of health care, or payment for health care that can be linked to an individual? - ANSWER HIPPA A medical assistant is performing a finger stick on a patient to assess their hemoglobin level using a point-of-care testing device. Which of the following action should the assistant take to ensure accurate results? - ANSWER Run controls on the machine which of the following pieces of personal protective equipment should have medical assistant use when performing a routine dermal puncture? - ANSWER gloves for which of the following reasons should a medical assistant wear gloves when administering a topical medication's? - ANSWER to prevent self-administration A medical assistant is preparing a patient for an EKG. What should the assistant do if the electrodes' adhesive appear to be ineffective? - ANSWER attach the lines with cloth tape A medical assistant should expect a referral to which of the following allied health professionals for a patient who has an increased hemoglobin A1c level? - ANSWER endocrinologist which of the following is the correct order of draw when collecting a CBC, comprehensive metabolic panel and prothrombin time? - ANSWER Light blue, gold, lavender A provider has prescribed a pulse oximetry reading on a patient. Which of the following is an acceptable way for the medical assistant to obtain this reading? - ANSWER clip the probe to the patient earlobe which of the following guidelines applies to sending orders for schedule II prescription? - [Show More]
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