NCCT Test Review for Medical Assistants (Medical Procedures)

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Created Jan 14, 2010
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Rapid breathing, the respiratiory rate is usually greater than 24 respirations per minute is...
 
tachypnea
2
To measure a blood pressure you need?
 
stethoscope and sphygmomanometer
3
When measuring blood pressure, all of the following are correct.
 
The cuff should be applied to the bare upper arm/ room should be quiet so that blood pressure...
4
With vital signs, any abnormal measurement must be immediately reported to the?
 
doctor
5
A rubber or plastic tube used to drain or inject fluid through a body opening is called?
 
catheter
6
The process of inserting a catheter is called?
 
catheterization
7
Which test measures both sugar and acetone in the urine?
 
keto-diastix
8
The alternating contraction and relaxation of intestinal muscles is called?
 
peristalsis
9
A method of aseptic technique is called?
 
disinfection, sterilization, and sanitation
10
When the patient lies supine with knees sharply flexed and separated, is is called?
 
dorsal recumbent position
11
The position of a patient for a gynecological examination is?
 
lithotomy
12
Whe the patient kneels, and places his/her head and chest on the table, with buttocks elevated,...
 
knee-chest position
13
An otoscope is used for examination of the?
 
ears
14
An insturment used to examine the eyes is called the?
 
ophthalmoscope
15
An instrument used to test reflexes is called the?
 
percussion hamer
16
Listening to sounds of the body by using a stethoscope is called?
 
auscultation
17
When the physician feels with fingers or hands to determine the physcial characteristics of...
 
palpation
18
Tapping the patient with fingers and listening to the sounds produced is called?
 
percussion
19
Why are buttock muscles as infection sites on children under age two contraindicated?
 
too close to the sciatic nerve
20
What is used to administer an ultrasound treatment?
 
coupling agent at room temperature
21
_____________ has the fastest pulse rate.
 
An infant
22
An x-ray examination of the gall bladder following oral administration of a contrast medium...
 
cholecystography
23
Synthetic casts are often preferred over plaster casts because they?
 
dry and set faster
24
When giving an injection to determine if the needle is in a blood vessel, you would?
 
aspirate
25
Which of the following is used to administer an intradermal injection?
 
tuberculin syringe
26
The angle of the needle for intradermal injection should be?
 
10 to 15 degrees
27
At which angle of injection would an intramuscular injection be given?
 
90 degrees
28
Apical pulse is the method of choice for determining the heart rate for?
 
infants and young children
29
Amniocentesis allows physicians to?
 
perform genetic tests before birth
30
What does it mean when you see diagonal lines on the autoclave tape of a wrapped article?
 
the article has been autoclaved
31
An instrument used to open or distend a body orifice is called?
 
a speculum
32
An instrument used to grasp a curved needle for suturing is called a?
 
needle holder
33
What instrument is used to clamp off blood vessels?
 
A hemostat
34
The most common type of burn is the?
 
first degree burn
35
A wound in which the outer layers of the skin are scraped off is called?
 
abrasion
36
On a visual acuity reading of 20/50, what does the 20 represent?
 
The distance between the patient and the test chart
37
A clean smooth cut caused by a sharp cutting instrument is called?
 
an incision
38
An injection where the skin is pulled laterally 1 1/2 inches away from the injection site,...
 
Z track
39
Equipment used to convert cardiac arrhymia's into regular sinus rhythm is called?
 
a defibrillator
40
Why is a circular motion used when cleansing an area for an injection?
 
it carries contaminants away from the injection site
41
The gluteus medius is most commonly used for?
 
intramuscular injections
42
The sharpened end of the needle is called?
 
the point
43
The part of the syringe that holds the medication and has markings on its surface is called?...
 
the barrel


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