Cysto- is a prefix meaning
a. liver
b. bladder
c. gland
d. lung
b. bladder
The term for narrowing is
a. prolapse
b. sclerosis
c. stenosis
d. stasis
c. stenosis
Gastrectomy is the term for excision of the
a. gallbladder
b. uterus
c. lung
d. stomach
d. stomach
The abbreviation meaning two times a day is
a. t.i.d.
b. q.i.d.
c. b.i.d.
d. q.4h
c. b.i.d.
Indicate the correctly spelled word
a. pharengytis
b. pharengitis
c. pharyngytis
d. pharyngitis
d. pharyngitis
Communication with patients can be improved by
a. using their first name
b. talking about yourself
c. providing privacy
d. avoiding eye contact
c. providing privacy
A trained Medical Assistant is able to
a. function as a nurse
b. interpret lab results
c. administer IV therapy
d. assist with minor surgery
d. assist with minor surgery
A patient’s photo was made public without her permission. This is called
a. invasion of privacy
b. defamation
c. fraud
d. slander
a. invasion of privacy
Patient instruction sheets are used to
a. shorten office visit time
b. prevent misunderstanding
c. replace individual instruction
d. standardize information
b. prevent misunderstanding
The best time to perform a breast exam is
a. daily
b. weekly
c. bi-weekly
d. monthly
d. monthly
1. hyper-increased
-ectomysurgical removal
-ologystudy of
-emiablood condition
-osisabnormal condition
-graphyx-ray exam
-ptosisfalling, dropping
-desisbind or tie
-ostomysurgical opening
hsat bedtime
q.i.dfour times a day
q.d.once daily
p.c.after meals
ODright eye
CCchief complaint
CHFcongestive heart failure
RLQright lower quadrant
LMPlast menstrual period
I & Dincision and drainage
SOBshortness of breath
poby mouth
Medical term for: low blood pressurehypotension
Medical term for: scar tissuecicatrix
Medical term for: enlargement of the kidneynephromegaly
Medical term for: gallbladder stonescholelithiasis
Medical term for: beneath the skinsubcutaneous
Medical term for: upper jawmaxilla
Medical term for: endocrine system diseasegoiter
Medical term for: vomiting bloodhematemesis
Medical term for: smallest blood vesselcapillary
Medical term for: kneecappatella
Medical term for: inflammation of the nerveneuritis
Medical term for: heart attackmyocardial infarction
Medical term for: blood in the urinehematuria
Medical term for: large tonguemacroglossia
Medical term for: faintingsyncope
Medical term for: x-ray study of the bladdercystogram
Medical term for: slow heart beatbradycardia
Medical term for: membrane covering the lungspleura
Medical term for: loss of calcium in the bonesosteoporosis
Medical term for: severe itchingpruritis
Body position or direction for: Situated in front, or in the forward partAnterior
Body position or direction for: Remote, farther from the point of originDistal
Body position or direction for: Nearest, closer to the point of originProximal
Body position or direction for: situated toward the outer partPeripheral
Body position or direction for: situated below, or directed downwardInferior
Body position or direction for: Straightening motion that increases the angle between adjoining bonesExtension
Body position or direction for: Movement toward the midlineAdduction
Body position or direction for: situated near the surfaceSuperficial
Body position or direction for: pertaining to the bellyVentral
Body position or direction for: Away from the midline, pertaing to a sideLateral
Body position or direction for: Pertaining to the backDorsal
Body position or direction for: Pertaining to the middleMedial
Body position or direction for: SItuated above, or directed upwardSuperior
Body position or direction for: Referring to the sole of the footPlantar
Body position or direction for: Bending motion that decreases the angle between adjoining bonesFlexion
Body position or direction for: Lying face down and flatProne
Body position or direction for: The lungs are found in which cavity?Thoracic
Body position or direction for: Lying flat on the backSupine
Body position or direction for: Toward the tailCaudal
Body position or direction for: The liver is found in which cavity?Abdominal
Planes of the body (check the answer for the picture)
Body Cavities (check the answer for the picture)
Divisions of the abdomen (check the answer for the picture)
The vertebrae (check the answer for the picture)
True or False: When two people communicate, both persons will alternate roles as sender and receiver as they seek responses and clarificationTrue
True or False: Shaking your head in a negative way can jeopardize your communication with the patientTrue
True or False: A medical assistant may need to enter a patient’s personal space to deliver care to a patientTrue
True or False: Explanations do not help ease patient anxiety about what will happenFalse
True or False: The use of touch can be therapeutic for some patientsTrue
True or False: Being touched by a stranger can be uncomfortable or even a negative experienceTrue
True or False: Many patients perceive touch in a medical setting as a prelude to something unpleasant, such as injectionsTrue
True or False: You don’t need to give your full attention to the patient to actively listenFalse
True or False: Occasionally a patients verbal message may seem to conflict with the non-verbal messageTrue
True or False: A medical assistant will typically be responsible for gathering initial patient informationTrue
True or False: A patients interview does not need to include a review of past or current medical historyFalse
True or False: Paraphrasing means to restate, using your own words, what you e heardTrue
True or False: Reflecting means repeating back what you’ve just heardTrue
True or False: Miscommunication can happen because the message may have been unclear or inappropriate to the situationTrue
True or False: The way a patient perceives situations is not influenced by their cultural, social or religious backgroundFalse
True or False: A physician may instruct a medical assistant to give medication by injectionTrue
True or False: Medical assistants are permitted to start IV therapyFalse
True or False: Medical assistants may assist in minor surgeyTrue
True or False: A medical assistant may administer a narcotic medicationTrue
True or False: California law allows medical assistants to draw blood in the clinical setting if they have completed proper trainingTrue
True or False: If directed, a medical assistant may insert a urinary catheterFalse
True or False: Medical assistants are allowed to interpret laboratory resultsFalse
True or False: Ear lavage may be performed by a medical assistant if the physician is on siteTrue
True or False: Vital signs may be taken by a medical assistantTrue
True or False: Medical assistants may remove orthopedic castsTrue
True or False: Injecting collagen or botox is within the medical assistants scope of practiceFalse
True or False: Medical assistants are allowed to inject anestheticsFalse
True or False: Medication may be given orally by medical assistantsTrue
True or False: A medical assistant may use a laserFalse
True or False: Medical assistants can call themselves office “nurses”False
True or False: Recommending a course of treatment for a patient is within the scope of practice of a medical assistantFalse
True or False: If directed, a medical assistant may apply an orthopedic splintFalse
True or False: A medical assistant may remove superficial suturesTrue
True or False: Medical assistants may perform finger sticksTrue
A physician retires without notifying his patients. The physician could be charged with_____.Abandonment
The disposal waste is controlled by_____.CAL/OSHA Regulations
A physician describes a procedure, risks and alternatives to a patient. This is called a/an_____.Informed consent
A medical assistant who performs a procedure ordered by the physician employer is protected under what principle?_____Respondeat superior
A medical assistant can be required to appear in court with this document_____.Subpoena
Narcotic prescriptions are regulated by which agency?_____Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA)
A medical assistant discusses a patient by name at lunch with others in the building. The M.A. could be charged with_____.Invasion of privacy
A patient agrees to receive a flu shot. This is an example of_____.Consent
A method of mediating disputes between a patient and a physician is called_____.Arbitration
Patient rights include this principle_____.Confidentiality
A false statement harmful to another person’s character is called_____.Slander
A person under legal age who is self-supporting and living apart from their parents is called a/an_____.Emancipated minor
This document is required in order to provide medical records_____.Records release
Failure to perform professional care is called____.Negligence
State law requires that physician always report this condition.Abuse
Billing an insurance company for false charges is considered_____.Fraud
Carefully documenting the patients care will help prevent professional_____.Liability
The patients medical record belongs to the____.Physician
True or False: Written instructions are the best way to be sure patients understand directions.True
True or False: One way to be sure a patient understands instructions would be to have the patient repeat them.True
True or False: In communication , responding may be verbal and non-verbalTrue
True or False: Patients should be informed of the office payment policy only after several visitsFalse
True or False: Many offices use visual aids in order to inform patients about their medical careTrue
True or False: Written prescriptions must be signed by the physicianTrue
True or False: Verbal explanations of a procedure do not help the patient remain calmFalse
True or False: A patient on a soft diet should avoid rough foods such as ground meatTrue
True or False: A patient can have milk on a clear liquid dietFalse
True or False: Patients with certain allergies can have a reaction with routine immunizationsTrue
True or False: Post-op wound care includes dressing changedTrue
True or False: Physically impaired patients may require an attendant when seen in the officeTrue
True or False: Guide dogs are allowed to accompany a blind person in the physician officeTrue
True or False: The food pyramid is often used when to explain healthy eating habitsTrue
True or False: The best fluid to ingest during and after physical exertion is waterTrue