Basic Medical Assistants (Ma) Practice Quiz

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Basic Medical Assistants (Ma) Practice Quiz

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Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    A patient who refuses medical care walks out without signing a refusal form. Which of the following actions should the MA take?
    • A. 

      Chart it in the medical record.

    • B. 

      Call the patient back into the office to sign the form.

    • C. 

      Mail the form to the patient.

    • D. 

      Call security and inform the provider.

  • 2. 
    An MA is to locate a code for a documented procedure performed in an office. Which of the following forms should the MA check?
    • A. 

      Laboratory requisition

    • B. 

      Physician assessment

    • C. 

      Progress notes

    • D. 

      Discharge summary

  • 3. 
    An MA is caring for a patient who has an accumulation of blood in his chest cavity. The MA should recognize that which of the following terms refers to this condition?
    • A. 

      Hematuria

    • B. 

      Hematoma

    • C. 

      Hemothorax

    • D. 

      Hemoglobin

  • 4. 
    Anthropometric measurement is used for which of the following?
    • A. 

      To complete growth charts

    • B. 

      To determine the dosage for medications

    • C. 

      To determine if the patient is hypertensive

    • D. 

      To assess the lung volume

  • 5. 
    When collecting a urine culture, which of the following should an MA include on the label?
    • A. 

      Physician's name and phone number

    • B. 

      Office name and address

    • C. 

      Test name and address

    • D. 

      Patient's name and date of birth.

  • 6. 
    Which of the following government agencies enforces safety conditions in the medical office?
    • A. 

      CLIA

    • B. 

      OSHA

    • C. 

      DOH

    • D. 

      FDA

  • 7. 
    If a male patient is diaphoretic, the MA should do which of the following?
    • A. 

      Dry the patient's chest before applying the electrodes.

    • B. 

      .Shave the patient's chest before applying the electrodes

    • C. 

      Apply the electrodes to an alternate site on the chest.

    • D. 

      Apply the electrodes to the lower abdomen.

  • 8. 
    A provider orders a urine C&S. Which of the following collection techniques should the MA use?
    • A. 

      First morning specimen

    • B. 

      Clean catch specimen

    • C. 

      24-hour specimen

    • D. 

      Random specimen

  • 9. 
    Which of the following criteria are used to determine BMI?
    • A. 

      Height and weight

    • B. 

      Height and age

    • C. 

      Weight and activity level

    • D. 

      Weight and gender

  • 10. 
    An MA is instructing a patient on how to collect a C&S stool specimen. Which of the following is a correct part of the explanation?
    • A. 

      "Retrieve 2 centimeters of stool specimen from the toilet."

    • B. 

      "Chill the stool specimen in a container."

    • C. 

      "Avoid urinating in the stool specimen collection container."

    • D. 

      "Collect the stool specimen in the morning."

  • 11. 
    Which of the following is required when general practitioner sends a patient to a specialist?
    • A. 

      Method of referral

    • B. 

      Insurance number

    • C. 

      Family history

    • D. 

      Diagnosis codes

  • 12. 
    Which of the following is the correct position for obtaining a rectal temperature?
    • A. 

      Knee chest

    • B. 

      Sim's

    • C. 

      Lithotomy

    • D. 

      Fowler's

  • 13. 
    A patient tells a dermatologist that she has a mole that has grown rapidly in the past month. Which of the following should the MA record in the patient's chart regarding the growth of the mole?
    • A. 

      Polyp

    • B. 

      Metastasis

    • C. 

      Atrophy

    • D. 

      Melasma

  • 14. 
    Which of the following is part of the correct procedure when collecting a capillary specimen?
    • A. 

      After the site has been punctured, allow for capillary refill, and collect the specimen.

    • B. 

      Before the site has been punctured, apply a cool pack, and collect the specimen.

    • C. 

      After the site has been punctured, wipe away the first drop of blood, and collect the specimen.

    • D. 

      Before the site has been punctured, massage the site for proper collection.

  • 15. 
    Quality control testing of a glucometer is important for which of the following reasons?
    • A. 

      Promotes accurate test results

    • B. 

      Contributes to meeting HIPAA guidelines

    • C. 

      Provides patient safety

    • D. 

      Ensures the cleanliness of the machine

  • 16. 
    An MA takes the patient's history as part of a physical exam. Which of the following actions should the MA take next?
    • A. 

      Administer stress test

    • B. 

      Measure vital signs

    • C. 

      Perform venipuncture

    • D. 

      Urinalysis

  • 17. 
    According to HIPAA guidelines, on a CMS-1500, which of the following information is required for each claim?
    • A. 

      List of patient medications

    • B. 

      Employee identification number

    • C. 

      Dates of previous service

    • D. 

      Time of service

  • 18. 
    An MA is caring for a patient who has chronic asthma. Which of the following kinds of medications should the MA expect to relay to the pharmacy?
    • A. 

      Antihistamine

    • B. 

      Decongestant

    • C. 

      Bronchodilator

    • D. 

      Antipyretic

  • 19. 
    An MA is measuring an infant client from heel to head. In which of the following positions should the MA place the infant?
    • A. 

      Prone

    • B. 

      Sims

    • C. 

      Lithotomy

    • D. 

      Supine

  • 20. 
    The phlebotomy duties of an MA include which of the following?
    • A. 

      Evaluating stained blood smears

    • B. 

      Calibrating instruments within the laboratory

    • C. 

      Establishing test protocols for specimen analysis

    • D. 

      Perform venipunctures

  • 21. 
    When a MA is taking a patient's blood pressure, which of the following Korotkoff sounds represents the systolic blood pressure?
    • A. 

      Swooshing

    • B. 

      Soft and muffed

    • C. 

      Faint and pulsing

    • D. 

      Tapping

  • 22. 
    When performing a 12-lead EKG on a patient, which of the following leads is used as a ground to help decrease interference?
    • A. 

      Left leg

    • B. 

      Right leg

    • C. 

      Left arm

    • D. 

      Right arm

  • 23. 
    Which of the following is an appropriate response to a conscious, adult patient experiencing a hypoglycemic emergency?
    • A. 

      Offer the patient a glass of water

    • B. 

      Offer the patient orange juice

    • C. 

      Offer the patient a sandwich

    • D. 

      Offer the patient a piece of sugar-free candy

  • 24. 
    Which of the following is the correct route of administration for a patient's injection?
    • A. 

      Buccal

    • B. 

      Transdermal

    • C. 

      Sublingual

    • D. 

      Parenteral

  • 25. 
    When preparing for transport, which of the following specimens must be placed into an ice bath within 30 min of the collection?
    • A. 

      Blood gases

    • B. 

      Cold agglutinins

    • C. 

      Cryoglobulins

    • D. 

      Blood cultures

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