Patient Care Technician

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Patient Care Quizzes & Trivia

A patient care technician is a person who is trained and qualified to take care of a sick person as he or she recovers from illness. The quiz below gauges your understanding of the dos and don’ts of the subject.

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  • 1. 
  • 2. 
  • 3. 
    THE MEDICAL TERM IV MEANS:
  • 4. 
    THE MEDICAL TERM C&C MEANS:
  • 5. 
    THE MEDICAL TERM RBC MEANS:
  • 6. 
    THE MEDICAL TERM WBC MEANS:
  • 7. 
    THE MEDICAL TERM BP MEANS:
  • 8. 
    THE MEDICAL TERM CDC MEANS:
  • 9. 
    THE MEDICAL TERM CHF MEANS:
  • 10. 
    THE MEDICAL TERM CPE MEANS:
  • 11. 
  • 12. 
    THE MEDICAL TERM GTT MEANS:
  • 13. 
    THE MEDICAL TERM MI MEANS:
  • 14. 
    THE MEDICAL TERM I&D MEANS:
  • 15. 
    THE MEDICAL TERM I&O MEANS:
  • 16. 
    THE MEDICAL TERM NPO MEANS:
  • 17. 
    THE MEDICAL TERM NPT MEANS:
  • 18. 
    THE MEDICAL TERM NYD MEANS:
  • 19. 
    THE MEDICAL TERM S/R MEANS:
  • 20. 
    THE MEDICAL TERM STAT MEANS:
  • 21. 
    THE MEDICAL TERM UA MEANS:
  • 22. 
    THE SCIENCE THAT STUDIES THE STRUCTURE OF THE HUMAN BODY IS KNOWN AS:
  • 23. 
    THE SCIENCE THAT STUDIES THE FUNCTION OF THE HUMAN BODY IS KNOWN AS:
  • 24. 
    A DOUBLE LAYER OF PHOSPHOLIPIDS THAT PROTECTS THE CELL AND EXCHANGES SUBSTANCES WITH THE ENVIRONMENT IS KNOW AS THE:
  • 25. 
    THE INNER MATRIX OF THE CELL WHERE ALL THE CHEMICAL REACTIONS OCCURS, IS KNOWN AS THE:
  • 26. 
    WHAT HOLDS THE DNA AND GENES OF A CELL USED FOR REPRODUCTION AND RECONSTRUCTION.
  • 27. 
    HOW MANY TYPES OF TISSUES ARE THERE IN THE HUMAN BODY: 
  • 28. 
    WHAT TYPE OF TISSUE IS KNOWN AS THE UNIVERSAL ORGAN GLUE AND THE CONNECTION USED BY OTHER TISSUES. WHICH INCLUDES TENDONS, CARTILAGES. BONE, ETC.
  • 29. 
    IS BLOOD A TISSUE:
  • 30. 
    WHAT TYPE OF TISSUE IS BLOOD:
  • 31. 
    WHAT TYPE OF TISSUE COVERS ALL HOLLOW ORGANS, INCLUDING BLOOD VESSELS AND THE HEART, AS WELL OTHER ORGANS SUCH A GLANDS, LIVER, PANCREAS ETC.:
  • 32. 
    WHAT TYPE OF TISSUE ALLOWS MOVEMENT AND CONTRACTION:
  • 33. 
    WHAT TYPE OF TISSUE TRANSMITS, ANALYZES,AND COORDINATES ELECTRICAL IMPULSES IN RESPONSE TO THE CHANGES OF THE OUTSIDE ENVIRONMENT:
  • 34. 
    HOW MANY TYPE OF MUSCULAR TISSUE ARE THERE:
  • 35. 
    THE MEDICAL TERM A, AN =:
  • 36. 
    THE MEDICAL TERM AUTO =:
  • 37. 
    THE MEDICAL TERM DIA =:
  • 38. 
    THE MEDICAL TERM ENDO MEANS:
  • 39. 
    THE MEDICAL TERM EXO MEANS:
  • 40. 
    THE MEDICAL TERM EPI MEANS:
  • 41. 
    THE MEDICAL TERM SUB MEANS:
  • 42. 
    THE MEDICAL TERM HYPER MEANS:
  • 43. 
    THE MEDICAL TERM HYPO MEANS:
  • 44. 
    THE MEDICAL TERM INTER MEANS:
  • 45. 
    THE MEDICAL TERM BRADY MEANS:
  • 46. 
    THE MEDICAL TERM TACHY MEANS:
  • 47. 
    THE MEDICAL TERM DYS MEANS:
  • 48. 
    THE MEDICAL TERM HEMI MEANS:
  • 49. 
    THE MEDICAL TERM PRE MEANS:
  • 50. 
    THE MEDICAL TERM RETRO MEANS:
  • 51. 
    THE MEDICAL TERM OPSY MEANS:
  • 52. 
    THE MEDICAL TERM SCOPY MEANS:
  • 53. 
    THE MEDICAL TERM GRAPHY MEANS:
  • 54. 
    THE MEDICAL TERM GRAM MEANS:
  • 55. 
    THE MEDICAL TERM CENTESIS MEANS:
  • 56. 
    THE MEDICAL TERM TOMY MEANS:
  • 57. 
    THE MEDICAL TERM ECTOMY MEANS:
  • 58. 
    THE MEDICAL TERM STOMY MEANS:
  • 59. 
    THE MEDICAL TERM LYSIS MEANS:
  • 60. 
    MEDICAL TERM PLASTY MEANS:
  • 61. 
    THE MEDICAL TERM RRHAPHY MEANS:
  • 62. 
    THE MEDICAL TERM ALGIA MEANS:
  • 63. 
    THE MEDICAL TERM PATHY MEANS:
  • 64. 
    THE MEDICAL TERM ITIS MEANS:
  • 65. 
    THE MEDICAL TERM OMA MEANS:
  • 66. 
    THE MEDICAL TERM CARCINO MEANS:
  • 67. 
  • 68. 
    THE MEDICAL TERM MALACIA MEANS:
  • 69. 
    THE MEDICAL TERM OSIS MEANS:
  • 70. 
    THE MEDICAL TERM PENIA MEANS:
  • 71. 
    THE MEDICAL TERM SCLEROSIS MEANS:
  • 72. 
    BLEACH SOLUTIONS FOR DISINFECTING WORK SURFACES IS:
    • A. 

      5%

    • B. 

      10%

    • C. 

      15%

    • D. 

      20%

    • E. 

      25%

  • 73. 
    THE FIRST STEP TOWARD STOPPING THE BLEEDING AT THE PHLEBOTOMY SITE IS TO:
    • A. 

      APPLY PRESSURE TO THE SITE

    • B. 

      APPLY A TOURNIQUET

    • C. 

      CALL FOR HELP

    • D. 

      PANIC

    • E. 

      NONE OF THE ABOVE

  • 74. 
    THE SLANTED PART OF THE NEEDLE IS CALLED:
    • A. 

      LUMEN

    • B. 

      BEVEL

    • C. 

      SHAFT

    • D. 

      HUB

    • E. 

      VACUTAINER

  • 75. 
    WHEN TAKING A BLOOD PRESSURE, YOU SHOULD ALL OF THE FOLLOWING EXCEPT:
    • A. 

      APPLY THE CUFF TO A BARE UPPER ARM

    • B. 

      TAKE THE BLOOD PRESSURE IN THE ARM WITH AN IV INFUSION

    • C. 

      TURN OFF THE RADIO AND TV

    • D. 

      LOCATE THE BRACHIAL ARTERY

    • E. 

      WAIT ONE TO TWO MINUTES BEFORE RE-APPLYING PRESSURE IF SECOND PRESSURE IS NEEDED

  • 76. 
    WHAT IS THE LEAST ACCURATE MEASUREMENT OF BODY TEMPERATURE:
    • A. 

      AXILLARY

    • B. 

      TYMPANIC

    • C. 

      ORAL

    • D. 

      RECTAL

    • E. 

      NONE OF THE ABOVE

  • 77. 
    THE WHERE ONE IS LYING ON THIER BACK IS CALLED:
    • A. 

      PRONE POSITION

    • B. 

      TRENDELENBURG POSITION

    • C. 

      SEMI-FOWLERS POSITION

    • D. 

      SUPINE POSITION

    • E. 

      NONE OF THE ABOVE

  • 78. 
    THE FOLLOWING DESCRIBE NORMAL RESPIRATIONS EXCEPT:
    • A. 

      THERE ARE 12 TO 20 PER MINUTE

    • B. 

      THEY ARE QUIET AND EFFORTLESS

    • C. 

      NOISES OCCUR ON INHALATION

    • D. 

      THEY ARE REGULAR WITH BOTH SIDES OF THE CHEST RISING AND FALLIN EQUALLY

    • E. 

      NONE OF THE ABOVE

  • 79. 
    A MASK:
    • A. 

      CAN BE REUSED

    • B. 

      IS CONTAMINATED WHEN MOIST

    • C. 

      IS CLEAN ON THE INSIDE

    • D. 

      SHOULD FIT LOOSELY FOR BREATHING

    • E. 

      NONE OF THE ABOVE

  • 80. 
    THESE STATEMENTS ARE ABOUT SURGICAL ASEPSIS. WHICH IS NOT TRUE:
    • A. 

      WET ITEMS ARE HELD UP

    • B. 

      A STERILE ITEM CAN TOUCH ONLY ANOTHER STERILE ITEM

    • C. 

      IF YOU CANOT SEE AN ITEM, IT IS CONTAMINATED

    • D. 

      STERILE ITEMS ARE KEPT ABOVE THE WAIST

    • E. 

      NONE OF THE ABOVE

  • 81. 
    WHICH ONE OF THE FOLLOWING DOES NOT PREVENT NOSOCOMIAL INFECTIONS:
    • A. 

      HAND HYGIENE BEFORE AND AFTER GIVING CARE

    • B. 

      STERILIZING ALL CARE ITEMS

    • C. 

      SURGICAL ASEPSIS

    • D. 

      STANDARD PRECAUTIONS

    • E. 

      NONE OF THE ABOVE

  • 82. 
    THE MUSCULAR PORTION OF THE HEART IS CALLED THE:
    • A. 

      PERICARDIUM

    • B. 

      ENDOCARDIUM

    • C. 

      MYOCARDIUM

    • D. 

      DYSCARDIUM

    • E. 

      NONE OF THE ABOVE

  • 83. 
    THE HEART MUSCLE CONTRACTS DURING:
    • A. 

      DIASTOLE

    • B. 

      FIBRILLATION

    • C. 

      SYSTOLE

    • D. 

      CONDUCTION

    • E. 

      NONE OF THE ABOVE

  • 84. 
    THE STANDARD ECG INVALVES:
    • A. 

      3 LEADS

    • B. 

      6 LEADS

    • C. 

      12 LEADS

    • D. 

      UNIPOLAR LEADS

    • E. 

      NONE OF THE ABOVE

  • 85. 
    THE CHEST LEADS ARE ALSO CALLED:
    • A. 

      PRECORDIAL LEADS

    • B. 

      LIMB LEADS

    • C. 

      AUGMENTED LIMB LEADS

    • D. 

      BIPOLAR LEADS

    • E. 

      NONE OF THE ABOVE

  • 86. 
     PERSON DEVELOPS CHEST PAINS DURING AN ECG. WHAT SHOULD YOU DO:
    • A. 

      CALL FOR NURSE AT ONCE

    • B. 

      TAKE THE PERSON'S VITAL SIGNS

    • C. 

      USE TELEMETRY

    • D. 

      CONTINUE TAKING THE ECG

    • E. 

      NONE OF THE ABOVE

  • 87. 
    A 24 HOUR URINE SPECIMEN INVOLVES:
    • A. 

      COLLECTING A RANDOM SPECIMEN EVERY HOUR FOR 24 HOURS

    • B. 

      COLLECTING ALL URINE VOIDED DURING A 24 HOUR PERIOD

    • C. 

      MEASURING OUTPUT EVERY HOUR FOR 24 HOURS

    • D. 

      TESTING URINE AND SUGAR KETONES EVERY DAY

    • E. 

      NONE OF THE ABOVE

  • 88. 
    A HEMATOMA IS:
    • A. 

      A BLOOD TEST

    • B. 

      A DEVICE TO CONTROL BLEEDING

    • C. 

      A SWELLING THAT CONTAINS BLOOD

    • D. 

      A SHORT, DISPOSABLE BLADE

    • E. 

      NONE OF THE ABOVE

  • 89. 
    A VEIN FOR A VENIPUNCTURE SITE SHOULD:
    • A. 

      BE NARROW

    • B. 

      BE SCLEROSED

    • C. 

      ROLL EASILY

    • D. 

      REBOUND AFTER PALPATING IT

    • E. 

      NONE OF THE ABOVE

  • 90. 
    THE NEEDLE AND SYRINGE METHOD IS USED TO OBTAIN A BLOOD SPECIMEN. WHICH IS TRUE:
    • A. 

      THE NEEDLE AND SYRINGE ARE SENT TO THE LAB

    • B. 

      THE SYRINGE IS CAPPED AND SENT TO THE LAB

    • C. 

      BLOOD IS TRANSFERRED FROM THE SYRINGE TO A VACCUM TUBE

    • D. 

      BLOOD IS COLLECTED IN VACUTAINERS

    • E. 

      NONE OF THE ABOVE

  • 91. 
    YOU PERFORM A SKIN PUNCTURE. THE FIRST DROP OF BLOOD IS:
    • A. 

      SAVED

    • B. 

      TESTED IN CASE YOU CANNOT GET ANOTHER DROP

    • C. 

      WIPED OFF WITH A COTTON BALL

    • D. 

      RINSED OFF WITH WATER

    • E. 

      NONE OF THE ABOVE

  • 92. 
    YOU INSPECT A SKIN PUNCTURE SITE. YOU CAN USE A SITE THAT:
    • A. 

      HAS INTACT SKIN

    • B. 

      IS CALLUSED

    • C. 

      IS SWOLLEN OF BRUISED

    • D. 

      IS SCARED

    • E. 

      NONE OF THE ABOVE

  • 93. 
    YOU ASSIST WITH A PATIENT'S EXAM. WHICH IS FALSE:
    • A. 

      HAND HYGIENE IS PRACTICED BEFORE AND AFTER THE EXAM

    • B. 

      YOU LEAVE THE ROOM WHEN THE PATIENT IS BEING EXAMINED

    • C. 

      INSTRUMENTS ARE PLACED NEAR THE EXAMINER

    • D. 

      PROVIDE FOR PRIVACY BY SCREENING, CLOSING THE DOOR AND PROPER DRAPING

    • E. 

      NONE OF THE ABOVE

  • 94. 
    THE PURPOSE OF FECAL OCCULT BLOOD TEST IS TO HELP DETERMINE:
    • A. 

      PRESENCE OF GI BLEEDING NOT SEEN WITH THE NAKED EYE

    • B. 

      PRESENCE OF DRUGS AND THEIR LEVELS

    • C. 

      PRESENCE OF DIABETES, NOT OTHERWISE FOUND

    • D. 

      FRESENCE OF EYE DISEASE NOT SEEN WITH NAKED EYE

    • E. 

      NONE OF THE ABOVE

  • 95. 
    WHEN A PATIENT IS CATHETERIZED THE DRAINAGE BAG SHOULD NEVER:
    • A. 

      BE HANGING HIGHER THAN THE BLADDER

    • B. 

      BE MONITORED FOR INTAKE AND OUTPUT

    • C. 

      BE EMPTIED EVERY 20 MINUTES

    • D. 

      HANGING LOWER THAN THE BLADDER

    • E. 

      NONE OF THE ABOVE

  • 96. 
    YOU WERE NOT ABLE TO OBTAIN BLOOD FROM AN ELDERLY PATIENT. THIS MAY BE CAUSED BY:
    • A. 

      THE TOURNIQUET WAS ON TOO TIGHT

    • B. 

      AN EXCESSIVE PULL FROM THE VACUUM TUBE CAUSING A COLLAPED VEIN

    • C. 

      PATIENT'S POSTURE

    • D. 

      IMPROPER SITE PREP

    • E. 

      NONE OF THE ABOVE