EKG Module 110 Pearson's Comprehensive Medical Assisting 2nd Edition Chapter 1 Test

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  1. Which organization aanalyzed the medical assisting field in 1979 to determine the responsibilities of an MA?
    The AAMA (American Association of Medical Assistants).
  2. When was the AAMA organized?
    1955
  3. Who was the founder and first President of the AAMA?
    Maxine Williams
  4. How were MA's trained on the job?
    Through day-to-day education and training provided in the medical office
  5. Who trained MA's in the beginning?
    The physician
  6. An MA always works for an agent for ____________?
    • 1. The physician
    • 2. The patient
  7. Which program is approximately 2 years?
    Degree
  8. What are not administrative duties of a MA?
    • Never perform duties that are beyond your level of responsibilty, education and training
    • 1. Prescribe medications
    • 2. Signing prescriptions
  9. What are not clinical responsibilities of a MA?
    • Never perform duties that are beyond your level of responsibility, educationa, and training
    • 1. To diagnose patients
    • 2. To treat illnesses
    • 3. Suturing
    • 4. Interpret EKG's
    • 5. Examine patients
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  10. What are the administrative duites of a MA?
    • 1. Scheduling
    • 2. Greeting and receiving patients
    • 3. Screening non-patients and visitors
    • 4. Operating office equipment
    • 5. Insurance clerk
    • 6. Handling petty cash
    • 7. Handling the office in the physician's absence
  11. What are the clinical responsibilities of a MA?
    • 1. Assisting physician in providing patient care
    • 2. Obtaining vital signs
    • 3. Obtaining a medical history
    • 4. Collecting, preparing, and transporting lab specimens
    • 5. Injections
    • 6. Phlebotomy when required
    • 7. Rooming patients
  12. What are two catergories that best describe the responsibilities of a MA?
    • 1. Administrative
    • 2. Clinical
  13. Which organization awards the Registered Medical Assistant?
    AMT (American Medical Technologist)
  14. How many total CEU's over what period of time must a CMA (AAMA) obtain to remain certified?
    60 CEU's over 5 years
  15. Which of the following statements is true?
    1. A MA is equivalent to a nurse
    2. A MA is equivalent to a PA
    3. A MA is equivalent to a pharmacy tech
    4. An advertisement for a MA might include "medical records clerk"
    4. An advertisement for a MA might include "medical records clerk"
  16. As per CAAHEP Essentials, at a minimum, the curriculum of a MA school does not include
    1. MA clinical procedures
    2. Medical law and ethics
    3. Externship of 160 to 190 hours
    4. Emergency medical technician training
    5. MA administrative procedures
    4. Emergency medical technician training
  17. Necessary characteristics of a good MA should include all EXCEPT?
    1. Confidentiality
    2. Thoroughness
    3. Integrity
    4. Discretion
    5. Sympathy
    5. Sympathy
  18. Which of the following statements is TRUE?
    • 1. MA's work only in physician's offices
    • 2. All MA programs are diploma programs
    • 3. With additional training, MA's may work as ECG technicians
    • 4. MA's can perform minor surgeries without physicians present
    • 5. MA's do not need good communication skills
  19. What are CEU's?
    Continuing education units
  20. What is NCMA?
    National Certified Medical Assistant
  21. Who issues the credentials for a NCMA?
    NCCT (National Center for Competency Testing)
  22. What is NHA?
    National Healthcare Association
  23. When was the NHA founded?
    1989
  24. What is CMAA?
    Certified Medical Administrative Assistant
  25. How many hours per year of continuing education is required by NCCT?
    14

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