One tablespoon of peanut butter is equivalent to a (how manyounces) serving of protein?
One ounce of meat
Why is the glycemic index an important tool for patients with diabetes?
It helps diabetics understand the impact of different carbohydrates on the blood glucose level
Can thrombolytic therapy be used to treat a cerebrovascularvascular accident?
Yes, 3 hours of the onset symptoms
What sign would be seen in a patient with ecchymosis?
Pain is produced
Is an ABC fire extinguisher effective against electrical fires?
Should the medical assistant place the patient on hold if they arecalling with a life threatening emergency?
Is a prescription required for oxygen?
Should a patient with abdominal pain accompanied by tarry stoolsshould be seen immediately?
Is the medical term for swimmer’s ear is otitis externa?
Yes, inflammation or infection of the external auditory canal
Does a mydriatic medication cause the pupil to constrict or dilate?
It causes the pupil to dilate
Does a miotic medication cause the pupil to constrict or dilate?
It causes the pupil to contract
Is otosclerosis is a form of conduction deafness?
What is the function of the eustachian tube?
connects to the middle ear and the pharynx equalizes airpressure on both sides of the eardrum
What is the function of the semicircular canals?
Contain receptors and endolymph that help the body maintain its since of balance
What does a tympanogram detect?
Used to determine the air pressure of the middle ear and themobility of the tympanic membrane. The test is helpful for showing whether anear infection or fluid is present in the middle ear.
What is a quantitative test?
A test that determines the amount of substance per unit volumeor iunit weight
Is it true that chain of custody procedures are extremely important when specimens are collectedand handled for drug and alcohol testing?
Which is the most commonly analyzed body fluid in the lab?
How much urine does the average person produce?
750 to 2,000 ml average is 1500 in power point its 1.5 to 2L
How much urine does the medical assistant request when the patientis giving a urine specimen?
12 to 50 ml
What is hematuria?
Is the presence of intact red blood cells in urine
Is it true when urine is fresh and warm, yeast organisms may be motileand appear to be dartingabout rapidly when the specimen is examined under a microscope?
What are the physical hazards in the laboratory?
Store supplies properly, spills use step stols electrical outlets
Is it true that laboratories that perform moderate- to high-complexitytests must undergounannounced inspection every 2 years?
Are patient samples tested in the medical laboratory to determinewhether test results are within acertain reference range?
Why is culture and sensitivity (C&S) testing performed?
Used to detect bacterial or fungal growth
Which eating disorder involves bingeing and purging?
Which health condition is related to stress?
When fat is metabolized for energy end product results?
They produce 9 calories of energy per gram/ fatty acids and gycerol
When choosing the most nutritious type of bread, for what shouldyou look on the label?
Serving size,calories,nutients,vitamin/ whole wheat or wholewheat flower
A patient with a fat malabsorption may experience deficiencies inwhich vitamins?
A,D,E, and K
Which of the B vitamins is especially important for childbearingwomen to prevent neural tube defects?
What condition would be a sign of calcium toxicity?
Which are the fat soluble vitamins?
What are health screening tests vs. diagnostic tests?
Health screening is a physical vs. seing if you have a disease
Which fiber is most effective in lowering blood cholesterol?
Dietary=found in plant foods
Iron is an important part of which compound?
Dietary iodine is required to form which organ in the body
Tyroid hormone in the brain
Which of the following emergency situations should be managed first?
Severe chest pain/ occluded airway
When discovering an unresponsive person, what should the medicalassistant assess first?
Check for pulse/ persons airway
What should be done immediately when administering first aid to apatient with a partial-thicknesschemical burn?
Flood the affected area with water
Before CPR is initiated onan adult, the presence of circulation usually is determined by palpatingwhich pulse?
What would the physician order if a patient is in hypoglycemia (insulin shock)?
What care should be given to a patient who is having a grand mal seizure?.
Make sure that they don’t hurt them selves and bite their tongue
Before CPR is initiated on an infant, the presence of circulationusually is determined by palpatingwhich pulse?
Lanoxin, Epinephrine, Lidocaine, Valium which would be given for CHF?
Lanoxin, Epinephrine, Lidocaine, Valium which would be given to control seizures?
Lanoxin, Epinephrine, Lidocaine, Valium which would be used as alocal anesthetic?
Why is an AED used?
What is a CVA?
What is glaucoma?
Increase intraocular pressure
What is a cataract?
A cloudy lens
What is nystagmus?
Involuntary movement of one or both eyes
What is tinnitus?
A noise sensation of ringing heard in one or both ears
What is syncope?
Good Samaritan laws provide medical assistants with legal
protection as long as they provide care
Within the scope
While playing tennis, Ms. Salinas is hit in the eye with a balland experiences pain and swelling.Whom should she call for an appointment?
When instilling ear drops the pinna should be pulled which way?
Up and back
Under what circumstances must sterile technique be used inperforming ophthalmic procedures?
When any instrument or application touches the eye orsurrounding area when instilling any irrigation solution or medication
What is the procedure for documenting distance visual acuity?
What is the responsibility of an optician?
To fill in prescription lens
What is hemolyzed?
The distruction or dissolution of red blood cells
What is microbiology?
The branch of science that deals with microorganisms
Can a medical assistant interpret abnormal results and providingpatients with diagnoses?
What is the act passed by Congress to establish quality standardsfor all laboratory testing?
The categories of tests performed in the clinical laboratory are assignedby the FDA on the basis of ?
potential risk to public health
What are the waived tests?
Easily performed and read. Simple lab exam and procedure thathave insignificant risk of erroneous result
A blood culture and sensitivity (C&S) test is most likely tobe performed in which division of theclinical laboratory?
You are preparing a chemical hygiene plan for your employer andneed copies of the materialsafety data sheets (MSDS) for several products in use in yourlaboratory. Who would you contact?
The first step is to contact the manufacture of the product
Which of the following is the most efficient method of preventingthe spread of infection in a laboratory?
The pledge of healthcare professionals to work to achieve the highest degree of excellence in thecare given to every patient is otherwise known as?
As quality assurance
Why would a centrifuge be used?
To separate liquid from solids
What are the steps used to balance a centrifuge?
Requires that all tubes in the load have a partner in that theyare directly across from one another in the rotor holder
What is a qualitative laboratory test result?
Size, shape and maturity of cells
The clinical chemistry department performs which tests?
Hemoglobin serumen and glucose
Casts in a urine specimendevelop in what part of the urinary tract?
Lumen-tubes-make up nephron
If a urine specimen cannot be analyzed within 30 minutes, the bestcourse of action is to?
Refrigerate the specimen
When instructing a female patient in how to obtain a clean-catch,midstream urine specimen, youshould tell her to use how many antiseptic towelettes?
What tests are done on a 24-hour urine sample?
Chemical analysis such as hormone level and creative clearancerate
Physical assessment of a urine sample reveals clear, pale, straw-coloredurine with a sweet odor.What pathologic condition might this suggest?
The specific gravity of a urine specimen reads 1.035. This valueis considered: abnormally high,abnormally low, or normal?
A urine specimen is tested and shown to have a pH of 8.0. Thisvalue is considered: abnormallyhigh, abnormally low, or normal?
What is the first detectable sign of liver disease in the urine?
What is the first detectable sign of renal disease in the urine?
Proteinuria, protein in the urine
Standard practice in the clinical laboratory for compliance with CDCinfection control proceduresWould include?
Washing hands and being clean
A urine pregnancy test result is positive: only beforeimplantation of the fertilized egg, fromfertilization through the first trimester, from implantation ofthe fertilized egg through the firsttrimester, or from implantation of the fertilized egg through delivery?
Which techniques are used to measure specific gravity?
A urine sample that can be collected at any given time is calleda______ specimen?