Cpct/a Patient CARE Exam Test Prep

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Cpct/a Patient CARE Exam Test Prep

The CPCT/A Patient Care Examination is administered by the National Healthcareer Association. Many healthcare professionals like doctors, nurses, and others rely on Patient care Technicians/Assistants to assist them with the day-to-day care some patients require. It is important for such assistants to pass the CPCT/A Patient Care Examination so as to become a certified CPCT/A. This test will quiz prospective candidates on the topics that the CPCT/A exam covers.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Which of the following options right states the difference between fainting and hypovolemic shock?
    • A. 

      Fainting is a medical emergency.

    • B. 

      Hypovolemic shock is a medical emergency.

    • C. 

      Fainting may be caused by an emotional reaction or pain.

    • D. 

      B and C

  • 2. 
    When working with older adults, which of the subsequent options is not a special consideration phlebotomists should consider?
    • A. 

      Provide a protective environment.

    • B. 

      Mobility issues.

    • C. 

      Thin fragile veins.

    • D. 

      Visual acuity.

  • 3. 
    When working with newborn babes, which of the subsequent options is not a special consideration?
    • A. 

      Ensure warmth.

    • B. 

      Use protective restraints where necessary

    • C. 

      Provide a protective environment.

    • D. 

      Accurately monitor the total volume of withdrawn blood.

  • 4. 
    Which of the following is the appropriate and right time for labeling a patient specimen?
    • A. 

      Immediately after collection

    • B. 

      Before the blood is drawn

    • C. 

      After all blood has been collected for the day

    • D. 

      None of the above

  • 5. 
    Which of the following options can be considered symptoms of latex allergy?
    • A. 

      Shortness of breath.

    • B. 

      Runny nose, watery eyes

    • C. 

      Skin redness, hives.

    • D. 

      All of the above.

  • 6. 
    Which of the following rightly states the purpose of an incident report?
    • A. 

      Admit wrong doing in writing.

    • B. 

      Report an incident.

    • C. 

      To get your story in before the patient does.

    • D. 

      Tell on a co-worker anonymously.

  • 7. 
    Which of the following is NOT considered requirements for a quality specimen?
    • A. 

      Non-hemolyzed specimen.

    • B. 

      Right patient, right specimen, right tube, right test, right label.

    • C. 

      Specimen transported to lab within two hours of collection.

    • D. 

      Non-clotted specimen (when anticoagulant additive is used)

  • 8. 
    Which of the following is the correct authority to provide a background check information on the newly hired patient care technician, if the agency wishes to do so?
    • A. 

      The patient care technician Registry

    • B. 

      The National Council for State Boards of Nursing

    • C. 

      Previous employer

    • D. 

      The Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act of 1987

  • 9. 
    Which of the subsequent options rightly refers to chain of custody?
    • A. 

      The process an arrested person follows when in jail.

    • B. 

      The order of laboratory supervisors, similar to chain of command.

    • C. 

      The process for maintaining control of a specimen, from the actual collection to final disposition, used under special circumstances such as work place, sports, or law enforcement testing.

    • D. 

      The process for maintaining control of a specimen, from the notional collection to final disposition, used under special circumstances such as work place, sports, or law enforcement testing.

  • 10. 
    • A. 

      The relatives will be given the legal right to decide for the client's condition.

    • B. 

      Advance directives mean do not resuscitate orders (DNRs).

    • C. 

      The directive is applicable to a client who can understand and make choices.

    • D. 

      The physician has evaluated the wishes as expressed in the document to determine what the client may want or not want.