Medical Review Quiz 25

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  • 1. 
    Which of the following documents applies to donation of anatomical gifts?
    • A. 

      Advanced directive

    • B. 

      Uniformed Anatomical Gift Act

    • C. 

      Living will

    • D. 

      Durable power of attorney

  • 2. 
    Which endocrine gland produces calcitonin?
    • A. 

      Pituitary

    • B. 

      Thyroid

    • C. 

      Pineal

    • D. 

      Adrenal

  • 3. 
    In which of the following health care workers is licensed to practice?
    • A. 

      Medical assistant

    • B. 

      Histotechnologist

    • C. 

      Registered nurse

    • D. 

      Laboratory assistant

  • 4. 
    In which of the following situations can a patient's medical record be released without a signed authorization?
    • A. 

      The patient's attorney requests them

    • B. 

      The patient is human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) positive

    • C. 

      An insurance company requests them

    • D. 

      Another physician requests them

  • 5. 
    Which of the following would be the most appropriate first step when dealing with a patient who is distraught and angry?
    • A. 

      Escort the patient to a private area

    • B. 

      Ask the patient to calm down

    • C. 

      Inform the patient that the physician will see him or her shortly

    • D. 

      Ask the patient to have a seat in the waiting room

  • 6. 
    Hematopoiesis is
    • A. 

      The formation of new fingernails

    • B. 

      The production of new blood cells

    • C. 

      State of equilibrium within the body

    • D. 

      The formation of scar tissue

  • 7. 
    A 75 year old woman with emphysema continues to smoke and to miss appointments against the orders of her physician.  What is the most appropriate next step?
    • A. 

      Notify the patient that her medical care is being terminated

    • B. 

      Instruct her family how to change her behavior

    • C. 

      Accept her behavior and adjust her treatment

    • D. 

      Refer her to a psychiatrist

  • 8. 
    Which of the following would be the most appropriate action for the medical assistant to take when the physician is running behind schedule?
    • A. 

      Tell the patients that the physician will be with them soon

    • B. 

      Show a video in the waiting room

    • C. 

      Explain the delay and offer another appointment if the patient requests one

    • D. 

      Tell the physician to not spend as much time with the patients

  • 9. 
    Which of the following agencies regulates licensure for physicians?
    • A. 

      Local hospital boards

    • B. 

      Federal government

    • C. 

      Medical colleges

    • D. 

      State government

  • 10. 
    This document allows a patient to grant her husband legal authority to act on her behalf?
    • A. 

      A living will

    • B. 

      A deposition

    • C. 

      Informed consent

    • D. 

      Durable power of attorney

  • 11. 
    "Have you had this problem in the past?" is an eample of which of the following types of questions?
    • A. 

      Leading

    • B. 

      Open-ended

    • C. 

      Closed-ended

    • D. 

      Nonleading

  • 12. 
    An 18 year old woman comes into the office for a sexually transmitted disease (STD) test.  The next day, her mothers calls and asks for the results.  Which of the following prevents disclosure of this information?
    • A. 

      Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPPA)

    • B. 

      Health Care Improvement Act

    • C. 

      Patient Self-Determination Act

    • D. 

      Durable power of attorney

  • 13. 
    Which of the following developmental stages is characterized by the desire to belong to a group and a need for independence and privacy?
    • A. 

      Infancy

    • B. 

      Adolescence

    • C. 

      Adulthood

    • D. 

      Old Age

  • 14. 
    A lateral curvature of the spine is known as
    • A. 

      Spondylosis

    • B. 

      Scoliosis

    • C. 

      Kyphosis

    • D. 

      Lordosis

  • 15. 
    A woman patient with advanced breast cancer refuses to allow her mother to care for her.  She becomes extremely upset when her family members talk about her maternal grandmother who died of the disease.  Which of the following defense mechanisms is the patient using?
    • A. 

      Sublimination

    • B. 

      Denial

    • C. 

      Projection

    • D. 

      Displacement

    • E. 

      Rationalization

  • 16. 
    The best method for transmitting confidential information from one medical practice to another is by
    • A. 

      Fax

    • B. 

      E-mail

    • C. 

      Celluar telephone

    • D. 

      Answering machine

  • 17. 
    The best method for communicating with an elderly patient would be to
    • A. 

      Speak loudly

    • B. 

      Avoid eye contact

    • C. 

      Use medical terminology to explain information

    • D. 

      Encourage questions

  • 18. 
    Ischemia is
    • A. 

      An irregular heartbeat

    • B. 

      Dilation of the aorta

    • C. 

      Lack of blood flow to tissue

    • D. 

      Infection of the myocardium

  • 19. 
    The correct term that describes fluid that drains from a wound is
    • A. 

      Cirrus

    • B. 

      Serious

    • C. 

      Serous

    • D. 

      Sclerotic

  • 20. 
    A patient whose husband recently passed away comes into the office because of malaise.  She is unkept and weepy.  She tells the medical assistant that she wishes she were dead.  Which of the following would be the most sensitive response to this patient?
    • A. 

      "Please tell me more about those feelings."

    • B. 

      "Why is that?"

    • C. 

      "You need to talk to the doctor about this."

    • D. 

      "That's natural to feel that way after the death of a spouse."

  • 21. 
    Which of the following punctuation marks is used to indicate the exact words of the patient?
    • A. 

      Semicolon

    • B. 

      Comma

    • C. 

      Quotation marks

    • D. 

      Colon

  • 22. 
    The suffix that means deficiency is
    • A. 

      -penia

    • B. 

      -plasia

    • C. 

      -plegia

    • D. 

      -plexy

  • 23. 
    A mucous membrane
    • A. 

      Lines closed cavities of the body

    • B. 

      Covers the lungs

    • C. 

      Lines the abominal cavity

    • D. 

      Lines body cavities that open to the outside of the body

  • 24. 
    Which of the following is the most effective way to communication with a patient who does not speak English?
    • A. 

      Speaking slowly and loudly

    • B. 

      Encouraging nonverbal communication

    • C. 

      Maintaining eye contact with the patient

    • D. 

      Putting messages in writing

  • 25. 
    Which of the following is a fungal infection of the skin?
    • A. 

      Scabies

    • B. 

      Ringworm

    • C. 

      Impetigo

    • D. 

      Psoriasis

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