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  • 1. 

    Lead 2 of the EKG tracing records the electrical activity through the heart from the : __________

    Explanation
    Lead 2 of the EKG tracing records the electrical activity through the heart from the right arm to the left leg. This lead is known as the lead II, and it provides a view of the heart's electrical activity in the frontal plane. The right arm electrode is positive, while the left leg electrode is negative, creating a pathway for the electrical signals to flow. By monitoring this lead, healthcare professionals can assess the heart's rhythm and identify any abnormalities or irregularities in the electrical conduction system.

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  • 2. 

    ______ is considered to be the "good cholesterol"

    Explanation
    High-Density Lipoprotein (HDL) is considered to be the "good cholesterol" because it helps remove low-density lipoprotein (LDL) cholesterol from the bloodstream and transport it to the liver for processing and elimination. HDL acts as a scavenger, preventing the buildup of excess cholesterol in the arteries and reducing the risk of heart disease. Higher levels of HDL are associated with a lower risk of cardiovascular problems, making it desirable to have high levels of HDL in the body.

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  • 3. 

    To convert milligrams to grams you must ____ the number of milligrams by 1,000.

    Explanation
    To convert milligrams to grams, you divide the number of milligrams by 1,000. This is because there are 1,000 milligrams in 1 gram. So, by dividing the number of milligrams by 1,000, you can convert it into grams.

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  • 4. 

    When preparing a sterile biopsy tray, the instrument not included on the tray is a

    • A.

      Scalpel

    • B.

      Needle holder

    • C.

      Hemostat

    • D.

      Pair of bandage scissors

    Correct Answer
    D. Pair of bandage scissors
    Explanation
    When preparing a sterile biopsy tray, it is important to include all necessary instruments that may be required during the procedure. A scalpel is commonly used to make the initial incision, a needle holder is used to hold and manipulate needles, and a hemostat is used to clamp blood vessels and control bleeding. However, a pair of bandage scissors is not typically required during a sterile biopsy procedure as it is used for cutting and removing bandages, which is not a part of the sterile biopsy process. Therefore, the correct answer is a pair of bandage scissors.

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  • 5. 

    A ruptured uterus is referred to as ______.

    Correct Answer
    metrorrhexis
    Explanation
    Metrorrhexis is the correct answer because it specifically refers to the condition of a ruptured uterus. The term "metrorrhexis" is derived from the Greek words "metro" meaning uterus and "rrhexis" meaning rupture. Therefore, metrorrhexis accurately describes the medical condition characterized by the tearing or rupture of the uterus.

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  • 6. 

    The red top blood collection tube:

    • A.

      Is empty

    • B.

      Contains preservative

    • C.

      Contains serum seperator

    • D.

      Contains anticoagulant

    Correct Answer
    A. Is empty
    Explanation
    The red top blood collection tube is empty because it is commonly used for collecting serum samples. Unlike other tubes that contain preservatives, serum separators, or anticoagulants, the red top tube does not contain any additives or substances. It is specifically designed to allow the blood to clot and separate from the serum, which can then be used for various diagnostic tests.

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  • 7. 

    ________ is a fat-soluble vitamin that promotes blood clotting.

    Correct Answer
    Vitamin K
    Explanation
    Vitamin K is a fat-soluble vitamin that promotes blood clotting. It plays a crucial role in the production of certain proteins that are necessary for blood clot formation. Without vitamin K, the blood would not be able to clot properly, leading to excessive bleeding and potential complications. Therefore, adequate intake of vitamin K is essential for maintaining healthy blood clotting processes in the body.

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  • 8. 

    Which of the following is not proper treatment for a person experiencing convulsions?

    • A.

      Placing an airway in mouth

    • B.

      Provicing privacy for victim

    • C.

      Placing victim on floor

    • D.

      Clearing nearby objects

    Correct Answer
    A. Placing an airway in mouth
    Explanation
    Placing an airway in the mouth is not a proper treatment for a person experiencing convulsions. During a convulsion, the person's muscles contract and relax rapidly and uncontrollably. Placing an airway in the mouth can be dangerous as it may cause injury to the person's mouth or throat, and it is not necessary for managing convulsions. The priority should be to ensure the person's safety by providing privacy, placing them on the floor to prevent falls, and clearing nearby objects to prevent further injury.

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  • 9. 

    During communication, when a message is received and interpreted by an individual, it is known as ______

    Correct Answer
    decoding
    Explanation
    Decoding refers to the process of receiving and interpreting a message during communication. It involves understanding the meaning and intent behind the message that has been received. This process allows the individual to make sense of the information and comprehend the message that was sent to them. Decoding is an essential aspect of effective communication as it enables the recipient to extract the intended message from the received communication.

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  • 10. 

    When pressure is needed to be applied over an injured area, the bandage material used is ___________.

    Correct Answer
    elastic bandage
    Explanation
    When pressure is needed to be applied over an injured area, an elastic bandage is used. Elastic bandages are made of stretchable materials that can be wrapped tightly around the injured area to provide compression and support. The elasticity of the bandage allows it to conform to the contours of the body, ensuring a snug fit and effective pressure application. This helps to reduce swelling, control bleeding, and immobilize the injured area, promoting healing and preventing further damage. Elastic bandages are commonly used in first aid and sports injuries.

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  • 11. 

    Chron's disease is an example of _________________

    Correct Answer
    inflammmatory bowel disease
    Explanation
    Crohn's disease is a chronic inflammatory bowel disease that affects the lining of the digestive tract. It causes inflammation, leading to symptoms such as abdominal pain, diarrhea, fatigue, and weight loss. The inflammation can occur anywhere in the digestive tract, from the mouth to the anus, and can affect multiple layers of the bowel wall. Crohn's disease is often characterized by periods of flare-ups and remission, and it can have a significant impact on a person's quality of life. Therefore, it is a clear example of inflammatory bowel disease.

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  • 12. 

    The islets of Langerhans are located in the ___________

    Correct Answer
    pancreas
    Explanation
    The islets of Langerhans are clusters of cells located in the pancreas. These cells are responsible for producing and releasing important hormones such as insulin and glucagon, which play a crucial role in regulating blood sugar levels.

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  • 13. 

    A __ is used to measure radiation recieved by staff assisting w/ radiologic procedures.

    Correct Answer
    dosimeter
    Explanation
    A dosimeter is a device that is used to measure the amount of radiation received by staff who assist with radiologic procedures. This device helps to monitor and track the radiation exposure of individuals working in environments where radiation is present. By wearing a dosimeter, staff members can ensure that they are not exceeding safe levels of radiation and take necessary precautions to protect their health.

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  • 14. 

    To examine the back of spine, the pt is placed in which position?

    Correct Answer
    prone
    Explanation
    The correct answer is prone. When examining the back of the spine, the patient is placed in the prone position. This means that the patient lies face down on the examination table, with their back exposed for examination. This position allows for better access and visibility of the spine, facilitating a thorough examination of the back.

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  • 15. 

    The artifact that would show on an ECG tracing if the pt electrodes are too loose is: _____________

    Correct Answer
    wandering baseline
    Explanation
    When the electrodes are too loose, they may move or detach from the patient's skin, causing a poor connection between the electrodes and the skin. This poor connection can result in an artifact known as a wandering baseline on an ECG tracing. A wandering baseline appears as an irregular and fluctuating line on the ECG, making it difficult to interpret the actual cardiac activity accurately.

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  • 16. 

    An urgent care center would benefit from using this type of scheduling:

    • A.

      Wave scheduling

    • B.

      Tidal Wave Scheduling

    • C.

      Double Booking

    • D.

      Clustering

    Correct Answer
    B. Tidal Wave Scheduling
    Explanation
    Tidal Wave Scheduling would benefit an urgent care center because it involves scheduling patients in a way that creates a surge of appointments at the beginning of each hour, allowing for a high volume of patients to be seen quickly. This type of scheduling is particularly useful in urgent care settings where there is a need to efficiently manage a large number of patients with varying levels of urgency. By implementing tidal wave scheduling, the urgent care center can ensure that patients are seen promptly and reduce waiting times.

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  • 17. 

    V3 is located _______ V2 and V4.

    Correct Answer
    midway between
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "midway between" because it indicates that V3 is located equidistantly between V2 and V4. This suggests that V3 is positioned exactly in the middle between the two other locations.

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  • 18. 

    In a healthy adult pt, a normal WBC count would be ______________

    Correct Answer
    7,000 cells/ mm3
    Explanation
    A normal WBC count in a healthy adult patient is typically around 7,000 cells/mm3. This value indicates a normal range for white blood cell count, which is an important indicator of the body's immune response and overall health. White blood cells play a crucial role in fighting off infections and diseases, and a count within the normal range suggests that the immune system is functioning properly.

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  • 19. 

    When a pt has a fractured ankle but then experiences a malunion of the fracture, the malunion diagnosis is referred to as a _______________

    Correct Answer
    late effect
    Explanation
    When a patient has a fractured ankle and the fracture does not heal properly, resulting in a malunion, the diagnosis of malunion is referred to as a "late effect." This term is used to describe the long-term consequences or complications that occur as a result of a previous injury or condition. In this case, the malunion is considered a late effect because it is a delayed consequence of the initial fracture.

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  • 20. 

    When performing an ECG, the P wave of the ECG complex represents the :__________

    Correct Answer
    atrial depolarization
    Explanation
    The P wave of the ECG complex represents atrial depolarization. Depolarization refers to the electrical activation of the heart muscle cells, causing them to contract. The P wave specifically represents the depolarization of the atria, which are the upper chambers of the heart. This electrical signal starts in the sinoatrial (SA) node, spreads through the atria, and leads to the contraction of the atrial muscles, which helps in filling the ventricles with blood. Therefore, the P wave on an ECG is a reflection of the electrical activity in the atria during the cardiac cycle.

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  • 21. 

    Which of the following is not required on a written prescription?

    • A.

      Pt's instructions

    • B.

      Pt's DOB

    • C.

      # of doses to be despensed

    • D.

      Pt's name, address, and phone #

    Correct Answer
    B. Pt's DOB
    Explanation
    The patient's date of birth (DOB) is not required on a written prescription. The prescription needs to include the patient's instructions, the number of doses to be dispensed, and the patient's name, address, and phone number for identification and communication purposes. However, the patient's DOB is not necessary for the prescription as it is not directly relevant to the medication being prescribed.

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  • 22. 

    After injection of a contrast medium into the blood vessels, the x-ray study of the urinary systems that shows the kidney, ureters, and bladder is a(n) ________

    Correct Answer
    intravenous pyelogram
    Explanation
    An intravenous pyelogram is an x-ray study of the urinary system that is performed after injecting a contrast medium into the blood vessels. This procedure allows for visualization of the kidneys, ureters, and bladder, helping to identify any abnormalities or blockages in the urinary tract. By examining the flow of the contrast medium through the urinary system, doctors can diagnose conditions such as kidney stones, tumors, or urinary tract infections.

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  • 23. 

    Infared Therapy uses

    • A.

      Electricity

    • B.

      Water

    • C.

      Cold

    • D.

      Heat

    Correct Answer
    D. Heat
    Explanation
    Infrared therapy utilizes heat to provide therapeutic benefits to the body. Heat is applied to the body through infrared radiation, which penetrates deep into the tissues and muscles, promoting relaxation, pain relief, improved circulation, and detoxification. The heat helps to increase blood flow, relax muscles, reduce inflammation, and stimulate the production of collagen, aiding in the healing process. This form of therapy is commonly used for pain management, muscle recovery, relaxation, and overall well-being.

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