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Clinical Medical Assistant Final

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Clinical Medical Assistant Final
Just some questions I made up for my CMA Final Exam.   I hope everyone finds it useful!  If it was, please feel free to leave some comments on what you liked or disliked about the quiz!  Thanks!

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1.  True or False:  As you teach patients how to maintain their health, the medical assistant will also learn how to be healthy, active, and productive?
2.  Making healthy food choices gives you the best chance of maintaining _______________?
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3.  List three nutrients that are found in the food we eat?
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4.  Which of the following is a proper description of carbohydrates?
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5.  True or False:  If the body has inadequate supplies of glucose to break down for energy, it will catabolize, or break down, fat? 
6.  Which is true about vitamins?
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7.  What could be the result of taking too much of any given fat-soluble vitamin?
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8.  Proteins contain amino acids.  What is the function of proteins?
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9.  True or False:  Carbohydrates are chemical substances the provide the body with energy?
10.  What is fiber's primary function in the body?
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11.  _________________________ transport cholesterol from the liver to the walls of large- and medium- sized arteries.  This causes plaques to form in the artery.
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12.  _________________________ carry cholesterol from arterial walls back to the liver.  Called the "good" cholesterol.
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13.  True or False:  Folate is one of the D vitamins that has been found to reduce the risk of neural tube defects in developing fetuses?
14.  Where are lipoproteins found?
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15.  What consists of both the physical and chemical breakdown of complex food into simpler substances?
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16.  What are the two phases of the process of metabolism?
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17.  True or False:  The body manufactures sufficient amounts of cholesterol without taking additional amounts from diet?
18.  Which statement is true regarding a healthy diet?
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19.  What is the purpose of a therapeutic diet?
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20.  True or False:  Excercise has no effect on the immune system?
21.  True or False:  Losing a small amount of weight has virtually no effect to a person's health and does not help prevent future weight gain?
22.  The amount of energy used by the body is measured in ______________?
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23.  How should those prone to addiction to alcohol be treated?
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24.  Disease-producing microorganisms are referred to as pathogens.  How are they classified?
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25.  Describe the life requirements of microorganisms and pathogens?
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26.  True or False:  Microorganisms can survive freezing or boiling temperatures?
27.  What are the links of the chain of infection?
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28.  Which of the following is an example of direct transmission of a microorganism?
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29.  True or False:  Vector transmission of microorganisms occurs only if the vehicle is a liquid?
30.  True or False:  People who carry infectious disease can only pass on the infection of they show symptoms of illness?
31.  Guidelines to prevent transmission of infectious disease in the medical office are issued by _________________ and ____________________?
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32.  True or False:  Medical asepsis means that an object or area is free from all microorganisms?
33.  What is the most important important medical aseptic technique?
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34.  Which is true about sterilization?
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35.  True or False:  Sanitation is the highest form of sterilization if disinfectants are used?
36.  All below are true of disinfection except?
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37.  True or False:  High-level disinfection destroys bacteria spores?
38.  Items cleaned using intermediate disinfection methods include ____________________?
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39.  True or False:  Low-level disinfection ensures that all microorganism levels are at the lowest level? 
40.  _____________________ is the federal agency responsible for ensuring the safety of all workers, including health care workers?
41.  Procedures recognized by the CDC to reduce the chance of transmitting infectious microorganisms in any health care setting are called __________________?
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42.  Washing or cleaning equipment or surfaces by removing all visible soil is called ____________?
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43.  True or False:  HBV is more viable than HIV and may survive in a dried state on clinical on clinical equipment and counter surfaces at room temperature for more than one week?
44.  Medical history records include ________________________?
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45.  Who has the responsibility to collect a patient's medical history is ______________?
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46.  When observing a patient's physical status, what should be noted?
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47.  You suspect that your female patient has been abused, you should ________________?
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48.  What portion of the following should not be documented in the patient's record?Pt. C/O frequent reddened eyes from crying and sleepless nights.  Pt. currently taking several antidepressents.  Pt. needs to be on lithium to keep her more on an even keel.  Pt. Has tried several over the counter sleep aids.
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49.  ____________ questions should be asked to obtain ________________ and ________________ questions should be asked to obtain __________________?
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50.  True or False:  Signs are subjective information that can be observed by someone other than the patient?
51.  True or False:  Symptoms are usually fabricated by the patient so the medical assistant should suggest other symptoms to confirm the suspected disease?
52.  What is the purpose of closed-ended questions?
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53.  Cardinal signs are another name for ___________________?
54.  In the course of taking a patient's vital signs, anthropometric measurements are taken.  What are anthropometric measurements?
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55.  True or False:  A height measurement does not necessarily have to be taken on a patient for every office visit?
56.  Measurements taken at the first visit are recorded as _______________ data?
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57.  True or False:  Digital scales are never allowed to be used to measure patients' weight because they are not as accurate as a balance beam scale?
58.  The body normally maintains a body temperature of ____________?
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59.  When using a liquid in glass thermometer to measure a patient's temperature, you must use a plastic sheath for all except for ______________?
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60.  A patient's temperature is to be taken rectally using an electronic thermometer with a blue probe.  What is the problem with using this probe? 
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61.  True or False:  The advantage of using a single-use disposable thermometer is that it gives the best visualization of a high fever and may be sanitized and reused?
62.  A temporal artery thermometer measures ______________?
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63.  A patient comes into the office bleeding.  Which of the following should you do first?
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64.  A patient arrives at the office for an EKG.  Where is electrode V2 placed?
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65.  Why are blood cultures taken?
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66.  The doctor tells you to write a Rx for the patient for Activan 250 mg three times a day.  What is the proper abbreviation for three times a day?
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67.  The doctor has written a Rx for a patient and he wants you to call it in to the pharmacy.  The Seg says i po bid for one drug and iv po qid for another.  What do you tell the pharmacist?
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68.  A patient is lying down and is seen having difficulty breathing.  When the patient is helped into an upright position and his breathing returns to normal.  What is this condition called?
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69.  Examination reveals that the patient is having a heart attack.  What is another term for heart attack?
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70.  True or False:  A bleeding time test is used to evaluate primary hemostasis during the platelet phase?
71.  Which of the following is a type of allergic reaction?
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72.  How many liters of blood are found in an average adult body?
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73.  True or False:  Aspirin has no affect on the bleeding time test?
74.  True or False:  On an EKG, lead III represents the difference in potential between the left leg and the left arm?
75.  A 2 year old baby is brought into the office and has a pulse of 140 bpm and respirations of 30 breaths/minute.  What should you do?
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