CCMA Practice Quiz

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CCMA Practice Quiz

Let’s face it, exams can be a little hard to tackle if you have not had an adequate revision of the topics covered. One way to tackle cold feet when it comes to an exam is to go through practice tests. Are you studying for the CCMA finals that are just around the corner? If so take up this practice test and see how good you might do.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    The destruction of all microbial life, pathogen and non pathogens, are destroyed by:
    • A. 

      Medical asepsis

    • B. 

      Handwashing

    • C. 

      Standard Precautions

    • D. 

      Surgical Asepsis

  • 2. 
    The precaution used in an active TB case is Airborne Precaution and consists of using a:
    • A. 

      N95 Respirator

    • B. 

      Gown, gloves and face mask

    • C. 

      Gloves and face mask

    • D. 

      Standard PPEs

  • 3. 
    When taking a blood pressure, the deflation rate is:
    • A. 

      1-2 mm Hg

    • B. 

      2-3 mm Hg

    • C. 

      0-1 mm Hg

    • D. 

      4-5 mm HG

  • 4. 
    The position used in exams where the patient lays on their back with legs extended is:
    • A. 

      Horizontal recumbent position

    • B. 

      Sims

    • C. 

      Recumbent lithotomy

    • D. 

      Prone

  • 5. 
    This is an infection control method designed to prevent direct contact with blood or other body fluids is:
    • A. 

      PPE

    • B. 

      Contact Precautions

    • C. 

      Standard Precautions

    • D. 

      Handwashing

  • 6. 
    The primary purpose is to provide reliable data about a patients health status by ensuring accuracy of a test while detecting and eliminating error is:
    • A. 

      Quality Control

    • B. 

      HIPAA

    • C. 

      OSHA

    • D. 

      CLIA

  • 7. 
    Tuberculosis in its active phase is what type of precaution?
    • A. 

      Standard Precaution

    • B. 

      Contact Precaution

    • C. 

      Airborne Precaution

    • D. 

      Universal Precaution

  • 8. 
    This type of disinfection is the only type that kills all microbial life including spores is:
    • A. 

      Disinfection

    • B. 

      Autoclaving

    • C. 

      Bleach 1:10

    • D. 

      Sanitizing

  • 9. 
    Persistent increased systolic and diastolic pressures are indicative of _________
    • A. 

      Hypotension

    • B. 

      Hypertension

    • C. 

      Normal

    • D. 

      No correct answer

  • 10. 
    A respiratory rate greater than 24 per minute is called_______
    • A. 

      Apnea

    • B. 

      Hypoventilation

    • C. 

      Tachypnea

    • D. 

      Bradypnea

  • 11. 
    The blood lancet is used for the collection of blood specimens by _____
    • A. 

      Injection

    • B. 

      Suction

    • C. 

      Cutting

    • D. 

      Skin puncture

  • 12. 
    When the physician feels with fingers or hands to determine the physical characteristics of tissues or organs it is called ________
    • A. 

      Auscultation

    • B. 

      Percussion

    • C. 

      Palpation

    • D. 

      Measuring

  • 13. 
    Body temperature measured under the arm of a patient is called the ______temperature.
    • A. 

      Oral

    • B. 

      Rectal

    • C. 

      Maxillary

    • D. 

      Axilliary

  • 14. 
    Listening to the sounds produced while tapping the patient with fingers is called________
    • A. 

      Percussion

    • B. 

      Audition

    • C. 

      Auditive

    • D. 

      Propitiation

  • 15. 
    An apical pulse is the method of choice for ________
    • A. 

      Infants and young children

    • B. 

      Children over four years old

    • C. 

      Adolescents

    • D. 

      Young adults (20-40)

  • 16. 
    Some clinical signs for head injury could be ______
    • A. 

      Vomiting

    • B. 

      Headache

    • C. 

      Confusion

    • D. 

      All answers are correct

  • 17. 
    An instrument called a centrifuge________
    • A. 

      Freezes specimens

    • B. 

      Heats specimens

    • C. 

      Is used for incubation

    • D. 

      Separates the cellular and liquid portion of the blood

  • 18. 
    Which needle gauges are most commonly used for venipuncture?
    • A. 

      24-25

    • B. 

      21-22

    • C. 

      19-20

    • D. 

      16-18

  • 19. 
    The blood pressure should not be taken on an arm if_______
    • A. 

      The patient has had breast surgery on that side

    • B. 

      On an arm with an IV infusion

    • C. 

      On an arm with a cast

    • D. 

      All answers are correct

  • 20. 
    "HIV' means_______
    • A. 

      Hepatitis B virus

    • B. 

      Hepatitis C virus

    • C. 

      Human immunodeficiency virus

    • D. 

      Human infectious virus

  • 21. 
    After they are used, disposable syringes and needles, scalpel blades, and other sharp items should be placed in_____containers for disposal.
    • A. 

      Biodegradable

    • B. 

      Puncture-resistant

    • C. 

      OSHA

    • D. 

      Sanitized

  • 22. 
    Blood from all individuals should be considered______.
    • A. 

      Decontaminated

    • B. 

      Infective or infectious

    • C. 

      Biodegradable

    • D. 

      Chemically hazardous

  • 23. 
    The first line of defense in preventing disease is ________
    • A. 

      Wearing a mask

    • B. 

      The medical hand wash

    • C. 

      Wearing gloves

    • D. 

      Wearing a gown

  • 24. 
    What federal agency requires the use of Sharps Containers?
    • A. 

      Occupational Safety and Health Administration

    • B. 

      Drug Enforcement Agency

    • C. 

      Department of Defense

    • D. 

      Law Enforcement Agency

  • 25. 
    A disease state that results from the invasion and growth of microorganisms in the body is
    • A. 

      A syndrome

    • B. 

      An infection

    • C. 

      A laceration

    • D. 

      An asepsis