Medical Assistant NCMA Practice Test

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Medical Assistant NCMA Practice Test

The National Center for Competency Testing (NCCT) Medical Assistant (NCMA) certification is a 3-hour exam, available as a paper-based or computer-based exam depending on the preferences of the candidate. A few of the major topics or areas covered by the examination are: ***Anatomy and Physiology ***Medical Terminology ***Medical Procedures ***Medical Office Management Take this practice test to review the questions that could be asked before the exam.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Which of the subsequent techniques would you utilize when interviewing a 90-year-old patient?
    • A. 

      Vary voice intonations.

    • B. 

      Enunciate each word slowly.

    • C. 

      Reinforce the words with pictures.

    • D. 

      Use a low-pitched voice.

  • 2. 
    Which of the subsequent statements is correct about ostomy care?
    • A. 

      A doctor’s order is needed for changing of ostomy pouches.

    • B. 

      Able clients can perform this procedure by themselves after a thorough health teaching.

    • C. 

      It is done under sterile technique.

    • D. 

      The client can still defecate normally.

  • 3. 
    What is the best care goal for an incontinent elderly client who oftentimes wets his bed and later develops redness and skin excoriation at the perianal area?
    • A. 

      Keep the client clean and dry

    • B. 

      Place a rubber sheet under the client’s buttocks.

    • C. 

      Make sure that the bed linen is always dry.

    • D. 

      Frequently check the bed for wetness and always keep it dry.

  • 4. 
    Mr Sun presents himself for a routine check-up with his physician. His urine specimen is noted to be 250 cc of light yellow, cloudy, scentless. All of the specimen’s properties are normal except?
    • A. 

      Odor

    • B. 

      Amount

    • C. 

      Color

    • D. 

      Clarity

  • 5. 
    Which of the subsequent options is the most common symptom of myocardial infarction?
    • A. 

      Dyspnea

    • B. 

      Edema

    • C. 

      Palpitations

    • D. 

      Chest pain

  • 6. 
    Mr Park, a 61-year-old Chinese immigrant, is very agitated these days. Which activity does one expect the accredited nurse to recommend?
    • A. 

      Bingo

    • B. 

      Trivial Pursuit

    • C. 

      Daily walks

    • D. 

      Competitive sports

  • 7. 
    Silence has varied meanings in several cultures. The nurse assistant ought to remember that among Asians, silence is:
    • A. 

      A sign of respect.

    • B. 

      A sign of agreement between parties.

    • C. 

      Telling somebody that he/she is not welcome.

    • D. 

      Used for privacy.

  • 8. 
    Grieving stages described by Elizabeth Kubler-Ross are:
    • A. 

      Anger, loneliness, depression, and resolution.

    • B. 

      Denial, anger, bargaining, depression, and acceptance.

    • C. 

      Numbness, anger, resolution, and reorganization.

    • D. 

      Denial, anger, identification, depression, and acceptance.

  • 9. 
    The medical assistant would report back to the nurse that a client has weakened muscle strength if which of the subsequent were observed?
    • A. 

      Extended arms begin to drift down after a few minutes.

    • B. 

      Bilateral hand grasps are firm.

    • C. 

      Leg force against the medical assistant’s hand is very resisting.

    • D. 

      Leg muscles can support body weight.

  • 10. 
    What should one do to accomplish the following? Situating an asthmatic client in orthopneic position to alleviate dyspnoea.
    • A. 

      Place the client on high back rest with a pillow on the back.

    • B. 

      Position the head of bed at a 90° angle.

    • C. 

      Help the client sit up and lean over a table with a pillow.

    • D. 

      Instruct the client to hyperextend the neck while on high backrest.

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