Medical Assistant Certification Study

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Medical Assistant Quizzes & Trivia

Questions from the NHA CMA Study Guide


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Which is not the role of a medical assistant?
    • A. 

      Prepare room

    • B. 

      Prepare patient

    • C. 

      Patient physical exam

    • D. 

      Take patient's vital signs

  • 2. 
    When a patient is lying on her back with her arms above her and and her legs extended she is in what position?
    • A. 

      Dorsal Recumbent

    • B. 

      Horizontal Recumbent

    • C. 

      Dorsal Lithotomy

    • D. 

      Prone

  • 3. 
    Which position is used for a rectal examination?
    • A. 

      Sim's

    • B. 

      Prone

    • C. 

      Trenelenburg

    • D. 

      Fowler's

  • 4. 
    Who creates the rules and regulations to minimize workplace hazards?
    • A. 

      CLSI

    • B. 

      CLSI

    • C. 

      FDA

    • D. 

      OSHA

  • 5. 
    Failing to use a surge protector for sensitive electronic devices is what kind of hazard?
    • A. 

      Physical

    • B. 

      Chemical

    • C. 

      Biological

  • 6. 
    Which is not a common symptom of shock?
    • A. 

      Clammy skin

    • B. 

      Expressionless face

    • C. 

      Rapid pulse

    • D. 

      Excessive sweating

  • 7. 
    Why should a patient who is in shock be positioned with the head lower than the rest of the body?
    • A. 

      To prevent vomiting

    • B. 

      To encourage blood flow to the brain

    • C. 

      To make the heart beat slower

  • 8. 
    Which is not a vital sign of bodily function?
    • A. 

      Weight

    • B. 

      Temperature

    • C. 

      Pulse

    • D. 

      Respiration

  • 9. 
    The portal of exit in the chain of infection is the method that an agent leaves its reservoir.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 10. 
    Which is not a link in the chain of infection?
    • A. 

      Host

    • B. 

      Agent

    • C. 

      Mode of transportation

    • D. 

      Portal of exit

  • 11. 
    Viruses, bacteria, fungi and parasites are all agents in the chain of infection.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 12. 
    Medical asepsis is ________________________.
    • A. 

      Destruction of pathogens on the skin before a venipuncture procedure.

    • B. 

      Destruction of pathogens on medical equipment

    • C. 

      The prevention of germs on the hands of healthcare workers.

  • 13. 
    What is the ratio of bleach to water recommended fro disinfection?
    • A. 

      1:1

    • B. 

      1:5

    • C. 

      1:10

    • D. 

      3:5

  • 14. 
    What is the most important means of preventing the spread of infection?
    • A. 

      Dry heat sterilization

    • B. 

      Bleach/water sanitation

    • C. 

      Handwashing

  • 15. 
    Wh omakes the guidelines for isolation precautions?
    • A. 

      CLSI

    • B. 

      OSHA

    • C. 

      CDC

    • D. 

      FDA

  • 16. 
    A fluctuating fever that remains elevated; it does not return to baseline temperature.
    • A. 

      Constant

    • B. 

      Remittent

    • C. 

      Intermittent

  • 17. 
    The normal range for an axillary temperature is:
    • A. 

      98.6-99.6

    • B. 

      97.6-99.6

    • C. 

      96.6-98.6

  • 18. 
    Taking the patient's temperature with an ear thermomator is know as the _____________.
    • A. 

      Tympanic

    • B. 

      Axillary

    • C. 

      Rectal

    • D. 

      Oral

  • 19. 
    The radial artery is located:
    • A. 

      On the pinky side of the wrist

    • B. 

      On the thumb side of the wrist

    • C. 

      On the right side of the neck

    • D. 

      On the left side of the neck

  • 20. 
    The normal adult heart rate is 60-100 bpm.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 21. 
    The temporary complete absence of breathing which may be a result of a reduction in the stimuli to the respiratory centers of the brain.
    • A. 

      Apnea

    • B. 

      Tachypnea

    • C. 

      Brachypnea

  • 22. 
    A respiration rate of greater than 40/min. It is transient in the newborn and maybe caused by the hysteria in the adult.
    • A. 

      Bradypnea

    • B. 

      Tachypenea

    • C. 

      Apnea

  • 23. 
    A decrease in numbers of respirations. This occurs during sleep. It may also be due to certain diseases.
    • A. 

      Tachypnea

    • B. 

      Apnea

    • C. 

      Bradypnea

  • 24. 
    The pattern of breathing. It can vary with age: infants have an irregular rhythm while adults have regular.
    • A. 

      Pulse rate

    • B. 

      Respiratory Rhythm

    • C. 

      Breathing Rhythm

  • 25. 
    A regular pattern of irregular breathing rate.
    • A. 

      Cheyne-Stokes

    • B. 

      Orthopnea

    • C. 

      Alopnea

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