1,948 Multiple choice questions
- common term for talipes
- light blue, second
- is refusal to accept painful information
that is readily apparent to others.
A. Balassa, JD, MBS, Executive Director and Legal Counsel for the ____
states: "Procedures which constitute the practice of medicine, or which
state law specifically delegates to licensed professionals to perform,
may not be delegated to unlicensed professionals such as medical
of records that need to be retained for possible retrieval of
information. files not currently being accessed for information .
(generally 2-3 years of files not being accessed)
- ____ is a powerful tool that communicates what cannot be expressed in words.
- any foreign matter circulating in the blood that can become lodged and block a blood vessel
- when a repeat intruder is recognized by the body and it is better able to defend itself
- the proper term for muscular dystrophy
- comminuted fracture
- stalk-like portion of the brain that connects the cerebral hemispheres with the spinal cord
- information provided is enough for the patient to make an educated decision.
- another term for tenectomy
- ADA (American's with Disabilities Act)
- come together
- renal pelvis
- also known as beepers. One-way paging systems often used inside hospitals and by providers on call. Pagers only receive signals.
- darker red
- painful condition caused by the muscle tearing away from the tibia
the name, subject, or number under which to file a record and
determining the order in which the units should be considered.
- only movable bone of the skull
this level, prestige and esteem needs, comes from a basic need for a
stable, healthy selfrespect for ourselves and others. there is the
desire for achievement, strength, and confidence. also, there is the
need for recognition, prestige, reputation, status, and even fame.
satisfaction of these needs leads to feelings of self-confidence and
of treating disease with remedies that produce effects different from
those caused by the disease itself. Most traditional practitioners tday
are cnidered allopathic practitioners
- Hepatitis B
- credetial awarded for successfully passing the AMT examination
- diagnostic test that measures the electrical activity within muscle fibers in response to nerve stimulation
- bottom layer after centrifugation
- AN ESTABLISHED PATIENT CANCELS AN APPOINTMENT
- producing antibodies as a result of having a disease
- common term for hallux valgus
- hips, thighs, legs, ankles, and feet
- inflammation of a fascia (2 spellings)
- to accelerate specimen processing
- congenital herniation of brain tissue through a gap in the skull
- where is buffy coat in packed cell column
- this common gesture possibly means: impatience, nervousness
- olfactory nerve
- pertaining to body parts that are away from the center of the body
- to make an action or process easier
- calcium deposit in the plantar fascia near its attachment to the calcaneus bone
- only _____ % of the message is actually communicated by the spoken word.
the ability to communicate effectively with individuals of other
cultures while recognizing one's own personal cultural biases and
prejudices and putting them aside.
- big toe
- muscle shaped like an inverted triangle or the Greek letter delta; forms the muscular cap of the shoulder
- the bones of the toes
- occurs when the tendons that pass thorugh the carpal tunnel are chronically overused and become inflamed and swollen
- study of body language
- Ophthalmologist; provides comprehensive care of the eye and its stuctures and offers vision services
- rounded bony protuberance on each side of the ankle
- away from
- another term for Colles' fracture
- if they are reuseable after disinfecting
- refers to working in opposition to each other
- own label
- electronic health records
- result or achievement toward which effort is directed
- Internist; provides comprehensive care, practices preventive care, treats long-term and chronic conditions
- lines the synovial capsule and secretes synovial fluid
- pain in a bone
- Penicillin brought into production
- removal of tissue or part or all of an organ by surgery
- another term for ribs
- study of the human factors that affect the design and operation of tools and the work environment
- most provider-patient relationships use the ____ ___ ____ communication arrangement.
- another name for platelets
- ELECTRIC SHOCK
- drug that causes temporary paralysis by blocking the transmission a never stimuli to the muscles
- progressive stiffening of a joint or joints
- four-year academic degree conferred by colleges and universities.
- located in the medullary cavity and composed chiefly of fat cells, functions as a fat storage area
- all terms used to define the transition period between the classroom and actual employment.
of bile, Store and release glucose as needed break down fats in the
small intestine during digestion. Production of certain proteins for
blood plasma. detoxify harmful substances, such as alcohol and certain
- complex joints that make possible movement between the upper and lower leg
- how do erythrocytes differ from WBC
- The primary provider of energy for a cell. Adenosine triphosphate.
- ADMITTING TO AN ERROR MADE
- tissue that lines the medullary cavity
- network of intersecting spinal nerves
- most of us use gestures and mannerisms when we "___" with our hands.
USUALLY BY THE PHYSICIAN'S INITIALS OR SIGNATURE, THAT THE ITEM HAS
BEEN SEEN AND READ BY THE PHYSICIAN AND IS READY TO FILE
- automatic involuntary response to some change, either inside or outside the body
- muscle that makes bending the wrist possible
and prioritization can help to prevent and reduce stress when faced
with the inevitable situation of too much wok and too little time.
- are more costly calls, and should be handled through other alternatives if possibe
- erythrocytes, leukocytes, and platelets
- Radiologist; interprets diagnostic images, performs special procedures, manages radiological services
- the numeric term for the lumbar vertebrae
a variety of services including injury prevention, recognition,
immediate care, treatment, and rehabilitation after athletic trauma
- requires sorting through records and removing those not in active use.
- Patient name, birthdate, the date and time of venipuncture, ID number and MA initials
- the plug at a wound will shrink and dry up and eventually become a
to consider the patient's welfare ad to be kind; ability to be
objectively aware of and have insight into another's feelings, emotions,
and behaviors, and to be aware of the significance and meaning of these
to the other person
- set standards and regulations that must be followed by medical offices...
- TO DETERMINE THE AMOUNT A PATIENT OWES ON A BILL AND FOR HOW LONG
- physician who specializes in physical medicine and rehabilitation with the focus of restoring function
- the sympathetic nervous system prepares the body for _______ ___ _______. second stage
- ethyl alcohol
- pages within the directory for residences
- World Health Organization W.H.O
- "father of bacteriology"
- normal value for lymphocytes
- controls most functions on the left side of the body
- when ____ for medical or adminstrative reasons, you can discuss a patient with: members of the office staff; the patient's insurance carrier or HMO if you have a signed release; the patient's attorney if you have a signed release; the patient's parent or legal gaurdian; another health care provider that is providing care to the patient under orders from the patient's provider; referring provider's office
brokers may assume the role of ______ ______. this is one who takes the
spoken message in one language and converts it to another language.
they do not provide word-to-word equivalence, but rather focus on the
accurate expression of equivalent meaning. they serve as communicators
and liaisons between the patient and the provider in health care
- usually do no make us sick but do not last longer then six months
- visceral layer
- controls the senses of hearing and smell, and the ability to create, store, and access new information
- through electronic data exchange
the physical stance of two individuals while communicating, is a key
factor to consider while communicating with the patient.
- ___, the way the body is carried, also affects the voice.
- method of maintaining order in the files by separating active from inactive and closed files
- the first female physician in the US who was awarded her degree in 1849
- possesses the knowledge, attributes, and skills to obtain interpretable recordings of a patient's nervous system functions
the mind's way of making unacceptable behavior or events acceptable by
devising a rational reason. The purpose is to avoid embarrassment or
guilt or to avoid obeying a directive.
- REDDENED SKIN
- blood pressure must be taken first to find the patient's diastalic pressure
using stem-cell therapy stop taking insulin; minimally invasive
procedures performed-surgeons at University of California/San Diego
Medical Center remove diseased gallbladder through vagina, surgeons at
University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center remove diseased kidney
through belly button
- World Health Organization
- sometimes referred to as the father of preventive midicine as the result of bacteria and infectious disease
- the body begins to perceive and be aware of stress. first stage
- most common first aid treatment of muscular injuries
- are usally conveyed through verbal and nonverbal communication
- machine that sends documents from one location to another by way of telephone lines
- common term for cerebrospinal fluid
- be entered into by competent parties
- type of arthritis characterized by deposits of uric acid in the joints
- another term for pectoral girdle
- used to perform arthroscopy
- remedy wrongs
- when body is physically injured what is released and name one released from tissue
- we tend to ______ in nonthreatening environments.
time focus is associated with persons from cultures having
long-standing traditions. tradition becomes the central focus of their
- by the color of the stopper
provide a base for managing patient care; (2) provide interoffice and
intraoffice communcation as necessary; (3) determine any patterns that
surface to signal the provider of patient needs; (4) serve as a basis
for legal information necessary to protect providers, staff, and
patients; (5) provide clinical data for research
- bony structure that forms the upper portion of the sternum
- movement that bends the foot downward at the ankle
- Certified Medical Administrative Specialist
- beginnings of ancient Chinese medicine
- it contains tissue fluid which dilutes blood
- 8 to 10 times
- may be dialed following this sequence: dial the interantional code 011; dial the country code; dial the cidy code; dial the local telephone number; *press the pound sign (#) button if the telephone is touchtone.
- alolws connection through a standard telephone using a computer or network connection; it is an analog to digital converter.
- surgical removal of a portion of the skull
- created the first heart pacemaker in 1952
- shaft of a long bone
- descovered X-rays (roentgenograms)
- STAY CALM AND LISTEN TO THE PATIENT
1500 The CMS-1500 form is the official standard Medicare and Medicaid
health insurance claim form required by the Centers for Medicare &
- what separates a blood sample into layers
- Chinese medicine reaches its peak
designed for different types of labels. extending along the top edge
are tabs that are cut in brying sizes and positions to allow for
different methods of labeling.
- former term for short stature
- large projection on the upper end of the ulna that tingles when struck
- this common gesture possibly means: indifference, discouragement
released within the brain; believed to be involved in mood and thought
disorders and in abnormal movement disorders
uses the buoyancy, warmth, and effects of water and its turbulence to
speed recovery after surgery and to reduce pain and stress, spasm and
discomfort. It is especially beneficial for work-or sports-rrelated
injuries and arthritis.
designed to protect individuals from legal action when rendering
emergency medical aid, without compensation, within the areas of their
training and expertise.
- excessive amount of fat (lipids) in the blood, resulting in a blood sample that has a milky appearance
- Use the ___ process to determine how the chart would be located, properly identifying ____ units and their order.
- A 10-MONTH-OLD INFANT
- ____ _____ is one of the most important functions for the person answering the telephone.
- individual with quadriplegia
- rule example: Adele Marie Johnson-Smith is filed as:
Johnsonsmith, Adele Marie
- SCHEDULE OF ALL PAST AND FUTURE MEETINGS
- portion of the nerve fibers that are unmyelinated
of hematologic tests consisting of hemoglobin, hemacrit, total white
blood cell and red blood cell counts, differential white blood cell
count, and the erythrocyte indices
- surgical repair of the skull
- is the recipient of the sender's message, and decodes the message
- slightly below diastolic pressure
- _______ stress is the result of events over which we have little control.
- another term for dystaxia
- attached to the bones of the skeleton and make body motions possible
- Consistency, Accuracy, Responsibility and Excellence in Medical Imaging and radiation Therapy
- pages within the directory for business numbers
- contraction, or shortening, of the muscles of the neck
- the right to die
- questions answered with a yes or no
available within these directories include: provider referral
information, community education services, nurse counseling
service/nurse line, main hospital/facility telephone number, automated
operator, TTY line for the hearing impaired, medical center departments,
medical staff including department and photo of providers and their
names with credentials
- a hormone that triggers production of RBC
- TRIES TO SHOW THAT THE PLAINTIFF (PATIENT) IS PARTIALLY RESPONSIBLE FOR THE INJURY OR COMPLICATION
- Facilities use this method
because it makes different types of information
- THE LETTER IS FOLDED IN THIRDS BY FAN FOLDING THE LETTER WITH THE NAME AND ADDRESS FITTING INTO THE WINDOW
- certified medical administrative specialist
____ is organizedby number rather than by letter. a key benefit tto
this kind of filing is that it preserves patient confidentiality because
the individual's name is not obviously apparent on the file folder.
- large part of the autonomic nervous system that prepares the body for fight-or-flight
- tough, fibrous tissue that forms the outermost covering of bone
- normal value for basophils
- injury to the body of a muscle or to the attachment of a tendon
- flex and rotate the spinal column and compress the abdomen
- latex can be cleaned easily and are less expensive to replace
- COMPUTER SOFTWARE CONSISTS OF A MODEM AND A PRINTER
- pertaining to the thoracic cavity
- increased levels of blood glucose. Does not mean diabetic but mabe an indication of prediabetics
- white blood cell, one of the formed elements of blood
- located in the walls of internal organs, they move and control the flow of fluids through these structures
- surgical incision through the fascia to relieve tension or pressure
- controls basic survival functions
- turns a body part on its axis
- experts tell us that ____% of communication is nonverbal
- duodenum, jejunum, ileum
communication that includes unconscious body movements, gestures, and
facial expressions that accompany verbal messages
A wrong that is committed by someone who is legally obligated to
provide a certain amount of carefulness in behavior to another and that
- inner surface of the vertebral column
- abnormal increase in the forward curvature of the lumbar spine
- permanent tightening of fascia, muscles, tendons, ligaments, or skin
- (1) honeymoon (2) reality (3) dissatisfaction (4) sad state
- provides patient services using medical ultrasond under the supervision of a provider
- procedure used to treat a herniated intervertebral disk that sucks out or vaporizes the disk
- public duty
- used to determine losses or changes in bone density
- used to increase strength, flexibility, and mobility
- acid dextrose citrate
- fibrous pericardium
- cervical, thoracic, lumbar, sacral, coccyx
- the gesture of whitened knuckles and clenched fists is usually a sign of______.
- the posterior portion of a vertebra
- a form of connective tissue that is the second hardest tissue in the human body
health information systems consistent with the medical, administrative,
ethical, and legal requirements of the health care delivery system.
- the designation CMAS is awarded by this group
- when individuals are not aware of their biases or prejudices, ______ attitudes may prevail.
- needs that are arranged in a specific order or rank; sequential arrangement. associated with Abraham Maslow
- major component of the red blood cell
- injury in which there is complete loss of sensation and muscle control below the level of the injury
- making things clouded or confused
- plasma separator tubes
together of two or more treatment modalities so they function as a
harmonious whole, as seen in alternative forms of health care.
- surgical repair of a tendon
- discovered penicillin in 1928
- strict ___ ____ is one f the simplest filing methods, as files are strictly maintained by assigning a label to each file.
- refers to the fact that the goal is possible to fulfill
- ___ indexing methods include date of birth or Social Security number.
- inflammation of a bursa
- toward the midline
- another term for Paget's disease
- the five bones that form the palms of the hand
- more movable attachment where the muscle ends by attaching to a bone or tendon; usually the end farthest from the midline
- along with an increase in these with acute appendicitis you will also find what form
- A pH between 6.5 and 7.5, which is close to the pH of pure water (7.0).
- performed the first successful open-heart surgery in 1952
- problem-oriented medical record
- pertaining to the formation of blood cells
- referring to an appendage
- state of balanced muscle tension that makes normal posture, coordination, and movement possible
- is the channeling of a socially
unacceptable behavior into a socially acceptable
behavior. An overly aggressive person directed to
play football to relieve aggression is an example.
Constructive behavior is substituted for destructive
- A METHOD OF PRIORITIZING THE URGENCY OF CALLS
of the red blood cells during the process of blood collection. The
serum on plasma becomes contaminates and has a reddish color
- flows within the synovial cavity and acts as a lubricant to make smooth movement possible
- testes and ovaries
- controls the involuntary actions of the body
- isolated and injected insulin for diabetes treatment in 1922
- is defined as undue concern for problems over which you have no control
with polio in 1921; waged war on the disease; founded the National
Foundation for Infantile Paralysis, which later became known as the
March of Dimes
- mechanical appliance specially designed to control, correct, or compensate for impaired limb function
- MANAGED CARE POLICIES
- Health Unit Coordinator; perform nonclinical patient care tasks for the nursing unit of a hospital
- common term for clavicle
- occupational injuries
- pertaining to the relationship between nerve and muscle
- many hospitals and larger ambulatory care settings have _____ telephone systems to manage heavy telephone traffic.
- central three pairs of ribs attached anteriorly to cartilage that joins with the sternum
__ ___ filing, a six-digit number is most often used with a hyphen
dividing three parts of two digits, for example, 85-32-07 and 86-32-07.
within these numbers, the primary units are the last two numbers; he
middle digits are the secondary units; the first two numbers are the
third and final units considered. there are 100 primary sections from
00-99 to be considered.
- in addition to
- conformity in fulfilling official requirements
test that may be necessary after abnormal types or numbers of red or
white blood cells are found in a complete blood count test
surgery because of his belief in Pasteur's theory of using carbolic
acid as an antiseptic spray; he insisted that all instruments and
physicians' hands be washed with the solution
- administrative law
- erythrocytes are responsible for carrying what to the body's cells
- degeneration of muscle tissue
- congenital heart disease
on body language, reference to environmental objects, and culturally
relevant phraseology to communicate an idea. is indirect and seems to
take forever to reach a conclusion. often thought of as mentally slow or
- normal value for monocytes
- another term for orthopedic surgeon
- consists of activities to promote recovery, rehabilitation, and performance of activities of daily living
- total paralysis affecting only one side of the body
- strain specific typing
- another way to spell hemopoietic
- slow-growing benign tumor derived from cartilage cells
- Performed first human heart transplant in 1967
- fallopian tube
- THE INSURANCE CLAIM WILL BE REJECTED
- German physician; established homeopathy
- a thick, fan-shaped muscle on the anterior chest wall
- A molecule composed of two or more different elements, such as Carbon dioxide (CO2).
- holding, suturing, or fastening a bone in a fixed position with strapping or a cast
- Plastic Surgeon; repairs and reconstructs phyical defects; provides cosmetic enhancements
- pertaining to the sole of the foot
- pertaining to the inner section
- is the primary sensory skill used in verbal communication.
used to separate file folders. are somewhat larger than file folders
and are of heavier stock, and are used in vertical and lateral systems.
- alcohol not dry, diurnal rhythm, exercise, fasting or non-fasting, hemolysis, hemoconcentratio, insufficient volume of specimen
- ac, forearm, back of hand, wrist, and then with Dr. permission foot
- RAW VEGETABLES
- a grouping together of nonverbal messages into statements or conclusions.
- receives and interprets nerve impulses from sensory receptors in the tongue, skin, and muscles
- long, slender cells that make up muscles
doctorate degree in medicine and a license to practice allows a person
to diagnose and treat mediclconditions.; attends 4 years of medical
schoo after receiving a bachelor's degree
- what is proper method to palpate a vein
- another term for connecting neurons
- protects the major organs of the nervous, respiratory, and circulatory systems
- formed from the fusion of the ilium, ischium and pubis
- PERSONAL CHECK
- refers to the granting of licenses to practice a profession.
- the most common type of granulocytic white blood cell
- a rare cancer outbreak was seen in young gay men in New York and California in 1981
- major muscle of the calf of the leg
- opening of the external auditory canal of the outer ear located in the temporal bone on each side of the skull
- thin scroll-like bones that form part of the interior of the nose
- protective covering made up of glial cells
_____ require the same information as the established patient plus some
additional information, including: address, age/DOB, employer,
insurance carrier, insurance ID numbers, name of insured, name of
- CLUTCHING THE NECK
- abdominal aorta
all routine tests in a medical labortory and is able to discriminate
and recognize factors that directly affect procedures and results. Works
under direction of pathologist, provider medical technologist, or
- Certification Continuation Program
- the ___ line should be brief and clearly identify the content of the email body
- often expressions of joy and happiness or sorrow and grief are reflected through the _____.
- color of buffy coat
- process of maintaining the constant internal environment of the body
(general) numeric file section. this is reserved for records that have
not been assigned numbers. patients should automatically be assigned a
number on the first visit, however, on occasion patients cannot be
assigned a number initially.
- 80% of the approved amount
- The number used to indicate the exact strength of an acid or base.
- the most common type of anemia
- pulling force exerted on a limb in a distal direction in an effort to return the bone or joint to normal alignment
- another name for white blood cells
the MA is interviewing the patient for the chief complaint, it is
important to listen with a _________ ear. listen to what the patient is
not saying but is apt to exhibit through nonverbal communication
- movement of a limb away from the midline of the body
- erythrocytes with marked variation in size
- SYSTOLIC PRESSURE
- prevailing fee
- a broken bone
- the first set of seven vertebrae that form the neck
- National Council Licensure Examination
- bony anterior portion of the knee
- RBC of normal size
who specializes in treating the causes of paralysis and similar
muscular disorders in which there is a loss of function
- protecting against infecton caused by pathogenic microorganisms.
- inflammation of the tendons of the rotator cuff; often named for the cause
- ___ information about patients is to be discussed outside of the office, with family or friends, or with other patients.
- the content being communicated :speaking, listening, gesturing, writing
- pituitary gland
An angiogram is an X-ray test that uses a special dye and camera
(fluoroscopy) to take pictures of the blood flow in an artery
- A positively charged atom.
- soft, bouncy and roundness of vein
- when the patient is seated with the arms and legs crossed, the message of _____ or being opinionated may be relayed.
- wash hands
- shorter and thicker
- inflammation of the cartilage that connects a rib to the sternum
- relating to the chest
- CITRUS FRUITS
there are a number of rports/documents to be filed, __ them into units
according to the captions on the charts. This will eliminate wasted time
in working back and forth through the alphabet or numbers.
- another term for osteochondroma
- many ambulatory care centers ___ answering services because a live operator is reassuring to patients and other callers.
- first indexing unit of the filing segment
- TO CHECK EACH CARRIER'S REGULATIONS
- formed by the shoulders; supports the arms and hands
- inflammation of the vertebrae
use of ____ permits the mouthpiece to be positioned appropriately and
frees the hands to locate and record information easily.
- CHIEF COMPLAINT
- any health care setting or delivery system that is designed to reduce the cost of care while still providing access to care.
employed to answer the calls of an ambulatory care setting after hours;
unlike an answering machine, a live operator answers the call and
forwards it appropriately
- an attempt to withdraw from an unpleasant circumstance by retreating to an earlier, more secure stage of life.
- arterial blood
- the surgical enlargement of the carpal tunnel or cutting of the carpal ligament to relieve nerve pressure
- started the American Red Cross in 1881
- PAY THE BENEFITS DIRECTLY TO THE PHYSICIAN
- abnormally decreased muscle function or activity
on Accreditaton for Allied Health Education Pograms; accredits at the
program level; specifically accredit medical assistants
- surgical excision of a portion of a muscle
primary goal of the law is to make it easier for people to keep health
insurance, protect the confidentiality and security of healthcare
information and help the healthcare industry control administrative
- branching fibers at the end of the axon that lead the nervous impulse from the axon to the synapse
- possitive feelings; good
- when leukocytes travel into the tissues they usually remain, only one type doesn't, name it and where it returns
- slightly movable articulation between the sacrum and posterior portion of the ilium
- another term for open fracture
- sites in the sensory organs that receive external stimulation
- another term for total hip replacement
- larger and longer bone of the forearm
- apply classroom knowlede and skill in a real-world medical setting; obtain references for employment; use externship experience as part of a resume; recognize improvement in performance and knowledge; understand that there may be more than one acceptable method of performance; begn to establish a network of support through colleagues
- gel material capable of forming an interface between the cells and fluid portion of the blood as a result of centrifugation
assesses, and manages medical emergencies of acutely ill or injured
patients in prehospital caresettings, working under the direction of a
provider (often through radio communication)
- normal value for neutrophil segs
- common name for zygomatic bones
- Neurosurgeon; treats condition of the nervous systems, often through surgery
chronic condition characterized by fatigue, diffuse and or specific
muscle, joint, or bone pain, and a wide range of other symptoms
- bony structure that protects the heart and lungs
smallest particle of an element, consisting of electrons surrounding a
nucleus composed of protons, neutrons, and other entities.
- fracture in which the bone is bent and only partially broken
- breaking down or impairment of a body part (adj.)
- book describing drugs and their preparation or a collection or stock of drugs
- founded chiropractic profession in Iowa in 1895
recognized by the United States Department of Education (USDE) as an
accrediting agency of public and private schools and colleges that
primarily offer health education; also recognized by the AAMA, AMT,
- thinner than average bone density in a young person
is a conscious or subconscious overemphasizing of a characteristic to
offset a real or imagined deficiency. involves substituting strength for
a weakness and may be viewed as healthy
- surgical suturing of the end of a tendon to a bone
- WRITE-IT-ONCE, OR ONE-WRITE, SYSTEM
- three-dimensional structure of DNA discovered; First human heart-lung bypass machine used on human
- S Subjective impressions
O Objective clinical evidence
A Assessment or diagnosis
P Plans for further studies, treatment, or management
E Education for patient
R Response of patient to education and care given
_____ ______ of the population of the US comes from a culture other
than mainstream American (i.e., Caucasian, English-speaking,
- thick, tough, outermost membrane of the meninges
- light blue
- anything that excites a nerve and causes an impulse
- chronic autoimmune disease that affects the neuromuscular junction and produces serious weakness of voluntary muscles
- capacity for movement
common form of muscular dystrophy; affects primarily boys with onset
between the ages of 3 and 5 years; the disorder progresses rapidly so
that most of these boys are unable to walk by age 12 and later need a
respirator to breathe
number of protons in the nucleus of the atom. The hydrogen atom, for
example, has one proton and its atomic number is 1. Carbon has six
protons and its atomic number is 6.
- CMS 1500
- age analysis
- slant toward a particular belief
- pulmonary artery
- cannont be prevented; in fact, life would be dull without the short duration kind.
- diseases in which the immune system produces antibodies against its own tissues
- enable the brain to stimulate a muscle to contract
- disadvantage of ____ ___ records: needs protection to prevent loss of data; expensive to establish and maintain; may require on-site assistance; can require up to 12 weeks for staff to prove productive
- a _____ must be specific, challenging, realistic, attainable, and measurable.
images or symbols to train themind t creae a definitive physiological
or psychological effect; relieves stress and anxiety an reduces pain.
- the parasympathetic nervous system is activated, and the body will then ____ ____ ______. fourth stage
- are responsible for a portion of the fee
infectious disease that causes severe headache, rash, high fever, and
progressive neurologic involvement. Prevalent where coditions are
unsanitary and congested.
documentation such as the medical heistory, the physical examination,
and the follow up notes. they track the patient's course of treatment
- characterized by pain on the palm-side of the forearm
that may take three to five years to accomplish; give direction and
definition to our lives and serve to keep us on track so to speak
- hemoglobin carries about how much carbon dioxide away
- afferent neurons
- name both terms for a normal number value of 140,000 to 400,000
- SCHEDULE I
- rule example: Amy Sue Sung (Mrs. John) is filed as:
Sung, Any Sue MrsJohn
procedure for testing and recording neuromuscular activity by the
electric stimulation of the nerve trunk that carries fibers to and from
involves belonging and love needs. This level of need involves both
giving and receiving affection. additional words that express our
connectedness are roots, origins, peers, friends, family, neighborhood,
territory, clan, class, and gang. We have a basic animal tendency to
herd, flock, join, and belong.
a group of more than 30 genetic diseases that are characterized by
progressive weakness and degeneration of the skeletal muscles that
control movement, without affecting the nervous system
- protection from light
- invented the stethoscope
- individual affected with hemiplegia
- another term for crepitation
influence of ______ may reveal a discomfort if the office staff and
patients have a different perception about how billing is managed and
when and how payment is expected.
- attempted realignment of the bone involved in a fracture or joint dislocation
- A 17-YEAR-OLD MARRIED FEMALE
in a file to direct the reader to a specific record that may be filed
under more than one name/subject (e.g., married name/maiden name or
foreign names) where the surname is not easily recognizable
few environmental idioms to convey an idea. it relies on explicit and
highly detailed language. it is direct and in your face. often thought
of as being rude or arrogant.
- process that extends away from the cell body and conducts impulses away from the nerve cell
- means of eliciting a response from a patient by turning a question into a statement of interest
- timed intervals because of medication or daily rhythm
- the stimulation of a muscle by an impulse transmitted by a motor nerve
- A substance that permits the transfer of electrons in solution. Common electrolytes include acids, bases, and salts.
- molecule with the red blood cell that transports oxygen
- procedure in which only part of the knee is replaced
- name the leukocytes that specialize in phagocytosis
- VOUCHER CHECK
- normal value for eosinophils
- failure to act when duty is indicated, resulting in or causing harm
- the pleural sac
- structure that encircles the body
- inflammation of the bone marrow and adjeacent bone
- basic metabolic panel
- the range of clinical procedures and activities that are allowed by law for a profession
- posterior space behind the knee where ligaments, vessels, and muscles are located
- type of leukocyte increase with polycythemia vera, chicken pox and ulcerative colitis
- greenstick; closed
- MENOPAUSE is A natural decline in reproductive hormones when a woman reaches her 40s or 50s.
- unbound to oxygen hemoglobin
- another term for tenodynia
who develops, implements, and coordinates exercise programs, and
administers medical tests to promote physical fitness
- loss or absence of mobility in a joint due to disease, injury, or a surgical procedure
- paralysis of heart muscle
_____ _____ can involve a great deal of coordination. Often appointment
times need to be arranged among providers, the patient, an the facility
whre a test may be conducted.
- second most common tests performed in the physician's office
- people who decide for themselves what they want to do with their lives
- common term for scapula
/ Taken into the body or administered in a manner other than through
the digestive tract, as by intravenous or intramuscular injection.
- (1) alarm (2) fight-or-flight (3) exhaustion (4) return-to-normal
- one or more bundles of neurons that connect the brain and the spinal cord with other parts of the body
- tourniquet on too long
good _______ is alert to all aspects of the communication cycle-the
verbal and nonverbal message, as well as verification of the message
through appropriate feedback.
- located below the arachnoid membrane and above the pia mater; contains cerebrospinal fluid
- thyroid gland
- estate of the deceased
- Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools; accredits at the institutional level
- term referring to individuals affected by short stature
- Nurse Practitioner
- not life-threatening and does not recur
- questions that encourage verbalization and response; questions that seek a response beyond a simple yes or no.
- IT OFFERS PROOF OF DELIVERY
- Family Practitioner; treats the whole family from infancy to death
- third layer of the meninges; located nearest to the brain and spinal cord
virus spread through the fecal-oral route, multiplies in the intestine
and invades the nervous system. often referred to as infantile
paralysis; mostly affects children under the age of 5 years, and there
is no cure.
- extreme slowness of movement
- PORTAL OF ENTRY
Medical Doctor; evaluates and treats medical conditions that result
from trauma or sudden illness; manages emergency department
- short hand for regarding
- Tiger (red/gray)
- the address that defines the route to file on the Web or any other Internet facility
- the clot contracts and the serum is extracted
- granulocytic white blood cell with red eosin-stained granules inthe cytoplasm. it is elevated in cases of allergies
- performed first person-to-person kidney transplant in 1954
- Human genome map created by team of scientists
- as efficiently as possible
- acquired immunodeficiency syndrome
- cartilage wall that divides the two nasal cavities
- defines the period of time that is important and to which an individual's actions are directed or oriented
- applies scientific knowledge and theory to practical clinical problems of respiratory care
- smooth rubbery blue-white connective tissue that acts as a shock absorber between bones
- over clothing or gauze
DRUGS WORKING IN OPPOSITION TO EACH OTHER / antagonism is a phenomenon
wherein two or more agents in combination have an overall effect that is
less than the sum of their individual effects.
- moving ____ from the patient may be interpreted as dislike, disinterest, boredom, indifference, suspicion, or impatience.
- fallopian tube
- KEEPING A LIST OF INVENTORY AND NOTING DIMINISHING SUPPLIES
- common term for fontanelles
- system to remind of action to be taken on a certain date
patient who is frightened, ashamed, guilty, or threatened often will
resort to _____ mechanisms as a means of avoiding injury to the ego.
to improve listening skills sufficiently so that patients are heard
accurately (2) to listen either for what is not being said or for
information transmitted only by hints (3) to determine how accurately
the message has been received.
- common term for calcaneus
- bony structure that forms the middle portion of the sternum
- larger weight-bearing bone in the anterior of the lower leg
- bulging deposit around the area of a break that eventually becomes bone
- supply of nerves to a specific body part
- another name for thrombocytes
- Alcohol abuse
- RESEAL THE ENVELOPE, WRITE "OPENED IN ERROR", AND THEN MAIL IT AGAIN
poliomyelitis that affected nerve cells in the medulla oblongata or the
lowest portion of the brainstem responsible for regulating heart rate,
breathing, and blood pressure, were placed in iron lungs.
- ethylenediaminetetraacetic acid
nerve signals to, and from, the central nervous system; includes 12
pairs of cranial nerves and 31 pairs of peripheral spinal nerves
working in a medical setting with patient charts, the patient's ____
____ is always used for the chart rather than a nickname or abbreviation
- organization of providers who network together to offer discounts to purchasers of health care insurance.
- EIGHT EIGHT-OUNCE GLASSES
- You must ____ for the caller on the phone to give permission to be put on hold before you can answer the other line.
- a narrow band of nonelastic, dense, fibrous connective tissue that attaches a muscle to a bone
- sheet of fibrous connective tissue that covers, supports, and separates muscles or groups of muscles
- process of becoming worse
disease with a high fatality rate transmitted to humans from infected
rats and ground squirrels by the bite of the rat flea.
- sodium and potassium
- "res ipsa loquitur"...the thing speaks for itself
- synovial joints that allow movement primarily in one direction or plane
- is usually a simple process of asking the caller's name and the reason for the call.
- front and rear
II, III lead. Use 2 limb electrodes that record simultaneously. Lead I
records the electrical activity between the RA and LA. Lead II is
records electrical activity between the RA and LL. Lead III records
electrical activity between the LA and LL. Lead II is used as a rhythm
strip as it is the best lead to portray the heart.
- is a conscious or subconscious
overemphasizing of a characteristic to offset a real
or imagined defi ciency. This defense mechanism
involves substituting strength for a weakness and
may be viewed as healthy. An example is the young
boy whose physical stature keeps him from being
a football star, so he compensates by achieving an
- DIAGNOSE THE PATIENT'S CONDITION
Health Initiative begins15-year research on cardiovascular disease,
cancer, and osteoporosis; board of trustees of the AAMA approved the
current definition of medical assisting
- smaller and shorter bone of the forearm; runs up the thumb side of the forearm
- manners, politeness, proper behavior
- surgical incision or opening into the skull
- REVIEW OF SYSTEMS
- another term for arthrodesis
- distention of the renal pelvis resulting from obstructed flow of urine
- type of leukocyte increase with mononucleosis, lymphocytic leukemia
infectious disease caused by the presence of protozoan parasites within
the red blood cells; usually comes from the bite of a female mosquito.
- pertaining to the vertebrae
- restoration, following disease, illness, or injury, of the ability to function in a normal or near-normal manner
- attaches the mandible to the skull
care environment where services are proided on an outpatient basis.
Ambulatory is from the Latin and means "capable of walking."
- surgical repair of a muscle
- another term for tenotomy
- takes place when the message is spoken
- visual examination of the internal structure of a joint
- empathy, attitude, dependability, initiative, flexibility, desire to learn, appearance; ability to communicate, ethical behavior
- a strain or tear on any of the three hamstring muscles
projection on the surface of a bone that serves as an attachment for
muscles and tendons; structure that extends out from a cell body
- quadriceps femoris
- Most offices call the next day's patients to confirm appointments near the _____ of each day.
- blood traveling back to the lungs
- surgical removal of a synovial membrane from a joint
- lowers the corner of the mouth in a frown
- CDC CENTERS FOR DISEASE CONTROL AND PREVENTION
- USING FEEDBACK
- A substance that prevents or reduces changes in pH and counterbalances the addition of an acid or base.
- automated blood cell counts are considered by CLIA
- common term for singultus
- provide support and protection for neurons
- synovial joints that allow a wide range of movement in many directions
in a gland that is producing too much hormone (hyperthyroidism), too
little hormone (hypothyroidism), or the correct amount of hormone
(euthyroidism). A goiter indicates there is a condition present which is
causing the thyroid to grow abnormally.
- logbook used to assign numbers to correspondence or patients
- byproduct that is normally excreted by the kidneys
- A negatively charged atom.
- occurs when inflamed and swollen tendons are caught in the narrow space between the bones within the shoulder joint
- forbade the study of medicine
- loss of muscle mass, strength, and function that comes with aging
- form of rheumatoid arthritis that primarily causes inflammation of the joints between the vertebrae
- tumors that have metastasized to bones from other organs
- acute infectious disease where a person develops jaundice, vomits, hemorrhages, and has a fever; caused by mosquitoes
- developed an oral polio vaccine in 1961
- possesses the technical knowledge and skills necessary to process, maintain, compile and report patient data
- an alternative to removing the head of the femur during hip arthroplasty
- second layer of the meninges located between the dura mater and the pia mater; resembles a spider web
to be sure the caller talks to the person who will be most helpful
(this is not necessarily the person asked for); (2) to ensure the
provider's time with calls is efficientl managed.
- another term for ostealgia
- what type of cells remain within the blood vessels
- abnormal softening of muscle tissue
- having to do with spiders
- Developing A CUrriculuM Analysis
pager emits a beeping sound or silent vibration that notifies the
perosn being paged to call a designated phone number to obtain the
- it displays the message on a digital screen on the pager.
- bones that attach posteriorly to the thoracic vertebrae
- chemical substances that make it possible for messages to cross from the synapse of a neuron to the target receptor
of blood around the venipuncture site during or after venipuncture
caused by the leakage of blood from where the needle punctured the vein
alphabetic file is necessary as a source to locate numeric files or
records. A card contains name, address, and file number (or an M if
located in the miscellaneous section) any cross reference is here rather
than in the numeric files.
- HAVE THE PATIENT COUGH DEEPLY AND EXPEL THE MATERIAL INTO A STERILE CONTAINER
- telephone sevice for hearing impaired patients is ____ by the ADA
- inflammation of the synovial membrane that results in swelling and pain of the affected joint
sheet) card, folder, or slip of paper inserted temporarily in the files
to replace a record that has been retrieved from the files
- paralysis of both legs and the lower part of the body
- an embryo has hematopoiesis occuring where?
- toward the side
- movement of a limb toward the midline of the body
level is self-actualization. in this stage, we are at our peak, doing
what truly fits us. it is an achievement of potential.
- recognized rule of conduct enforced by a legal authority.
- To create a positive impression, answer the telephone by the end of the _____ ring and certainly within _____ rings.
- receives and processes information and regulates all bodily activity; includes the brain and spinal cord
- produces sensations by relaying impulses to and from the cerebrum and the sense organs; located below the cerebrum
- makes body movement possible and protects the organs of digestion, excretion and reproduciton
preoperative tasks, performs airway management and drug administration
for induction and maintenance of of anesthesia during surgery under
direction of a licensed and qualified anesthesiologist
- common terms for kyphosis
- procedure used to treat osteoporosis-related compression fractures which injects bone cement
- numerical term for the thoracic vertebrae
- abnormally increased muscle function or activity
place after the receiver has decoded the message sent by the sender. It
is the receiver's way of ensuring that the message was sent, and also
provides an opportunity for the receiver to clarify any misunderstanding
regarding the original message and to ask for additional information.
- cross-eyed appearance
- to enlarge in diameter
- total displacement of a bone from its joint
- refuse treatment
- slightly curved, triangular-shaped bone near the base of the spine that forms the lower portion of the back
- wrinkling of the _____ sends similar messages that the eyebrows do.
in medical records is the process of marking data to indicate how
information is to be filed. If using a system other than a strict
alphabetic system, determine the proper ___ for the chart so it can be
retrieved. Otherwise, identify the indexed units by underlining or
highlighting. If a cross-reference is required, identify the
cross-reference by double underlining and placing an X nearby.
- surgical suturing of a muscle wound
- inflammation of bone
- prepares the body for emergencies and stress
- dense, hard, and very strong bone that forms the protective outer layer of bones
- A PATIENT WITH DIABETES
- white blood cell with a dense nonsegmented nucleus and lacking granules in the cytoplasm
- abnormal softening of cartilage
- use of x-radiation to visualize bone fractures and other abnormalities
staphylococcus aureus; a new type of bacteria that is especially
dangerous to individuals with weakened immune systems; can come from
medical facilities or be community based.
- 31 pairs of nerves grouped together and named based on the region of the body they innervate
- red bone marrow
- dilation of bronchi of the lungs
- the verbal message and the nonverbal message must agree
- most VoIP services od not work during power outages, emergency services through 911 may not be available, * directory assistance/ white page listings may not be available.
- second-largest part of the brain located at the back of the head below the posterior portion of the cerebrum
- a percentage of each amount collected
- bright red
- Founder of scientific surgery
for individuals with a language problem, assistive hearing devices,
note takers for individuals who have difficulty writing, written
materials, and so forth.
- raises the corner of the mouth in a smile
- National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants
- anything that interferes with the patient's ability to focus has a ____ impact on therapeutic communication.
_____ with ARU systems is that the recorded voice may be difficult to
hear, especially for older adult or hearing impaired patients.
- alcohol not completely dry at site of puncture
- Accrediting Commision of Career Schools and Colleges of Technology; accredits at the institutional level
- another term for neuromuscular blocker
- Physician Assistant
- located in the shaft of a long bone and surrounded by compact bone
- light blue, lavendar and green
- develops when rotator cuff tendinitis is left untreated or if the overuse continues
- connects the left and right cerebral hemispheres
- THE INSURANCE PAYMENT WILL BE SENT TO THE MEDICAL OFFICE
- If at all possible, the menu system should only be ____ level deep, meaning the selection should not lead to another menu.
- first female physician in Great Britain
- creates enthusiasm and interest in achievement
- other terms for a closed fracture
- a wave of excitation transmitted through nerve fibers and neurons
- Pediatrician; treats diseases/disorders of children and adolescents; monitors growth and development of children
- made of cartilage and separate and cushion the vertebrae from each other
- raising or lifting a body part
- CHILDREN SHOULD NOT BE TOLD THE TRUTH ABOUT A PROCEDURE TO BE DONE BECAUSE IT MAY FRIGHTEN THEM
- fibrin forms a ________ of sorts
- another term for compression fracture
and trains individuals in the application of purposeful,goal-oriented
activity in the evaluation, diagnosis, and treatment of loss of ability
to cope with the tasks of daily living and impairment caused by physical
injury, illness, or emotional disorder; congenital or developmental
disability; or the aging process
- date and time of collection and their initials
a pattern of many concepts, beliefs, values, habits, skills,
instruments, and art of a given group of people in a given period.
- Using "rule out" diagnoses
qualities that characterize or ditinguish a professional person who
conforms to the technical and ethicalstandards of the profession
- Americans with Disabilities Act
- inability to coordinate muscle activity during voluntary movement
- rule example: Gerald Steven St. Simon is filed as: Stsimon, Gerald Steven
to ______ ________, human needs could be grouped into five levels. He
also theorized that each level of need must be satisfied before one
could move on to the next level.
- common term for triceps bracii
- any congenital deformity of the foot involving the talus (ankle bones)
- tested with a reflex hammer that is used to strike a tendon
- ____ _______ stress, sometimes called acute stress, can be beneficial.
- are used to identify major sections of file folders by more manageable sub units (AA-AC, A, B, Office Supplies)
movements of the ________ indicate many nonverbal cues as well.
Surprise, puzzlement, worry, amusement, and questioning are often
nonverbal messages reflected by the position of them.
- contain a double notation to denote a range of files: Ab-Be, Co-Dy, Ho-Le
- are focused and have precise boundaries.
- joint where two bones articulate to permit a variety of motions
- forms the end of the spine and is made up of four small vertebrae that are fused together
- treatment to prevent disability or to restore functioning
- THE FIVE-DIGIT CPT CODE MATCHES THE APPROPRIATE DIAGNOSIS
- forms the middle of the front of the rib cage
- NAME, ADDRESS, AND TELEPHONE NUMBER
- common term for lordosis
- Hgb carries about how much of oxygen to the body
- curved fibrous cartilage found in some joints
- The chemical bond formed when two atoms share a pair of electrons. It is the strongest type of chemical bond.
- muscle of the anterior upper arm that flexes the elbow and is formed from two divisions
- basic cells of the nervous system
- large circular cavity in each side of the pelvis that articulates with the head of the femur
- destruction of blood cells
- painful inflammation of the Achilles tendon caused by excessive stress
- health and life insurance, paid vacation, sick days, personal days, and tuition reimbursement for courses related to employment.
- part of CBC but also frequently individually ordered by a physician
- yellow, ACD
- white blood cell without cytoplasmic granules that has a large convoluted nonsegmented nucleus
you have the paperwork sorted, it is time to ___ them. make sure the
papers are placed in the proper charts and the charts returned to their
proper place in the medical records section.
devices transmit a keyed in message via the telephone network just as a
voice messge would be sent if spoken. These devices are required at
both ends of the conversation in order to communicate.
United States-based nonprofit tax-exempt 501 organization that
accredits more than 20,000 health care organizations and programs in the
- the portion of the skull that encloses the brain
PATIENT REQUESTED TO SEE THE PHYSICIAN AND WAS RELUCTANT TO LET THE
MEDICAL ASSISTANT REMOVE THE SUTURES. THE ATTRIBUTE IMPORTANT IN DEALING
WITH THIS SITUATION IS FLEXIBILITY
- volunteers to provide first aid at a charitable "fun run".
- with anemia the person's erythrocytes will appear this color and red blood cells will show less ________ content
- fracture in which the bone is broken and there is an open wound in the skin
- inflammation of the tissues surrounding the elbow
- circumstances that prevent us from doing what we want to do
- surgical repair of fascia
- EXPRESSED CONSENT
- sinoatrial node
- group of muscles and their tendons that hold the head of the humerus securely in place as it rotates within the shoulder joint
- distortion or impairment of voluntary movement such as a tic or spasm
- another term for tenoplasty
- RESPRIATION RATE
A CERVICAL EXAM The position is perhaps most recognizable as the 'often
used' position for childbirth: the patient is laid on the back with
knees bent, positioned above the hips,
- type of leukocyte increase in tuberculosis
- rule example: J. Larson or James R. Larson is filed in the following order: 1)Larson, J-; (2) Larson, James R.
- 60 seconds
- cerebral cortex
- ring-like muscle that tightly constricts the opening of a passageway
- LEGAL ASSISTANCE TO EMPLOYERS BEING SUED
Assisting is an allied health profession whose practitioners function
as members of the health care delivery team and perform administrative
and clinical procedures.
- the volume of RBC's to that of the whole-blood specimen
FISCAL INTERMEDIARY A fiscal intermediary is a private company
contracted by Medicare to pay bills - such as hospital expenses - for
Medicare Part A and Part B.
- a tumor that occurs in the bones of the upper arm, legs, pelvis, or rib
- surgical incision into a muscle
- skll and ease in using the hands
- a person suspected of elderly abuse.
- to make, invent, or arrange in an unplanned or spontaneous manner.
- put the patient at ease
- (1) complete (2) clear (3) concise (4) cohesive (5) courteous
- WBC shape is
- A combination of substances that are not chemically combined and can be separated by physical means.
- the cost of alternative devices or services ____ be billed to the patient.
- release of a tendon from adhesions
the values of diverse cultures and health care systems and are
knowledgeable of both. they are able to overcome any existing language
barriers, so that everyone understands each other clearly.
- carry nerve impulses toward the brain
- the process of coding email to render the transmission essentially secure
- medical professional who specializes in administering anesthesia, but is not a physician
- rule example: Jaime Renae Carrera is filed as; Carrera, Jaime Renae
- Remember, callers are not an ____ of your work but the reason for your job.
- 12 TO 14
a single line using a red ink pen through the error, make the
correction, write "Corr." or "Correction" above the area corrected, and
indicate your initials and the current date.
- furthed development of Penicillin
relative weight of an atom, determined by the number of protons and
neutrons together and compared with the standard carbon atom (which had a
mass of 12 and an atomic weight of 12).
- muscle with an origin near the midline at the sternum and the clavicle and an insertion into the mastoid process
- we tend to _____ up in threatening or unknown situations
- the upper leg bone
- form the sides and base of the cranium
- respecting the confidentiality of all patient information is a _____ __ ____ obligation
- IT MAY BE CHANGED ONLY ONCE A YEAR
- identifying what is being accomplished versus focusing on what is not being accomplished or what does not meet your expectation.
- THREE TABLETS
- another term for immobilization
- the body needs blood to clot to stop
- medication administered to suppress smooth muscle contractions of the stomach, intestine or bladder
- protrusion of a part or structure through the tissues normally containing it
- founder of modern nursing
- a mythical drug reported in India's religious literature as a mind-altering drug
- forms the forehead
______ can be involved and complex, and medical assistans should be
prepared to answer questions by retrieving information on the patient's
insurance and billing status.
- A MEDICAL ASSISTANT MAY HAVE HIS OR HER LICENSE REVOKED FOR PERFORMING CERTAIN TASKS
- carry instructions to the organs and glands and from the autonomic nervous system
___ filing places charts in exact chronological order according to
assigned number. for example, records numbered 45023, 45024, and 45025
will be in consecutve order on a shelf.
a voluntary credential for the profession of medical assisting. The
credentials are national, and examinations are given throughout the US
in both computerized and paper and pencil format.
- mentally map and remove tourniquet
- yellow, light blue, red/tiger, green, lavender and gray
- sebaceous glands
conceived the theory of nonspecific reaction as tress, the body does
not differentiate positively and negatively induced stress.it is only
the level of the stress and its duration that affect the body.
- the largest of the tarsal bones
- people who let events, other people, or environmental factors dictate their behavior
- is considered the founder of humanistic psychology and is most well known for his hierarchy of needs.
- the bony projection located on temporal bones just behind the ears
- permission by competent authority (the state) to engage in a profession; permission to act
- another term for closed reduction
- opening in the occipital bone through which the spinal cord passes
- Orthopedist; examines, diagoses, and treats diseases and injuries of the musculoskeletal system
- specializes in the manipulative treatment of disorders originating from misalignment of the spine
- controls skilled motor functions, memory, and behaviour
- another term for temporomandibular joint
autoimmune disorder that affects children 16 or younger with symptoms
that include stiffness, pain, joint swelling, skin rash, fever, slowed
growth, and fatigue
- a type of civil law.
- another term for fibrous joints
- manual blood cell counts are considered by CLIA
- fracture in which the bone has been twisted apart
names of individuals are assigned indexing units, (2)names that include
a single letter are indexed as the legal name and are placed before
full names beginning with the same letter "nothing comes before
something"(3)foreign language prefixes are indexed as oe unit with the
unit that follows. spacing, punctuation, and capitalization are ignored
(4)when titles are used, theyy are considered as separate indexing units
if the tilet appears with first and last names, the title is considered
to be the last indexing unit(5)names that are hyphenated are considered
as one unit (6)when indexing names of married women the name is indexed
by the legal name (7)seniority and professional or academic degrees are
the last indexing unit and are used only to distinguish identical names
(8)Mac and Mc are filed in their regular place alphabetically
(9)numeric units are broken down such that numberic seniority terms are
filed before alphabetic terms
- each part of a name (business or person) words, or numbers that will be indexed and coded for filing
- location of intended puncture
- another term for dislocation
- PLACING CONTAMINATED GLOVES IN A PLASTIC BIOHAZARD BAG
- speech that varies in pitch and intensity
- articulate with the frontal bone
- abnormal enlargement of the joint at the base of the great toe
- breaking apart of an intervertebral disk that results in pressure on spinal nerve roots
- U.S. physician; introduced ether as anesthetic
- congenital defect that occurs during early pregnancy when the spinal canal fails to close completely around the spinal cord
- another term for rickets
- injury in which a person has some function below the level of the injury, even though that function isn't normal
- rule example: Dr. Marlene Elaine Smith is filed as:
Smith, Marlene Elaine Dr.
- venous blood
- name the agranulocytes
- INOCULATING A CULTURE PLATE
- common term for coccyx
- light blue with sodium citrate
- structure made of cartilage that forms the lower portion of the sternum
- total practice management system
- individual affected with paraplegia
by creating an airtight seal around individuals placed on their backs
so that only their heads were visible. a pump alternately raised and
lowered the air pressure inside to fill and deflate the lungs, forcing
the body to smulate breathing
- muscle that moves a part away from the midline
- REGULATING THE BODY'S METABOLIC ACTIVITIES
- another term for afferent neurons
- thrombocytes are involved in the clotting of blood called
- part of the autonomic nervous system that returns the body to its normal state after stress has subsided
type of patient chart record keeping that includes separate sections
for different sources of patient information, such as laboratory
reports, pathology reports, and progress notes.
- activities like bathing, grooming, brushing teeth, eating and dressing
- originating within an individual
- FUNCTIONAL RESIDUAL CAPACITY
- contracting the disease
- behavior that is used to protect the ego from guilt, anxiety, shame, or loss of esteem
- weakness or wearing away of body tissues and structures
- combination vaccine for measles-mumps-rubella and varicella (MMRV) available
- CHECK FOR NEARBY ELECTRIC APPLIANCES
- displacing negative feelings onto something or someone else with no significance to the situation
fracture treatment procedure in which a plate or pins are placed
directly into the bone to hold the broken pieces in place; the fixation
is not usually removed after the fracture has healed
toddler's regression to bed wetting or soiling himself or herself
shortly after a new baby arrives in the family is an example of what
kind of defense mechanism?
ADA ____ that communication procedures are available for persons with
disabilities. Combined with HIPAA requirements, this presents a
challenging situation in dealing with patients who are deaf or hearing
- methods of encouraging the best communication between themselves and the patient.
- IDEALLY BY THE FIRST RING AND DEFINITELY BY THE THIRD RING
- neurotransmitter released in the brain; has roles in sleep, hunger, and pleasure recognition; sometimes linked to mood disorders
date and time call is received; (2) who the call is for; (3) caller's
name, telephone number, and DOB; (4) when the caller can be reached; (5)
nature and urgency of the call (6) action to be taken (e.g., will call
back, returned your call, please call back); (7) message, if any; (8)
your name or initials (in case there are questions)
- carbon dioxide
- to become smaller in diameter
- bony socket that surrounds and protects the eyeball
- Association of Medical Records Administrators
- retroperitoneal space
- system of membranes that enclose the brain and spinal cord of the central nervous system
- PAIN DURING MENSTRUATION / PERIODS
- forms the posterior floor and walls of the cranium
- SUPPORT BONE DEVELOPMENT
- vitamin K
unintended effect on the body as a result of the use of therapeutic
drugs, drugs of abuse, or the interaction of two or more
pharmacologically active agents.
- common terms for herniated disk
- another term for osteomalacia
- uses few
environmental idioms to convey an idea. It relies
on explicit and highly detailed language.
- sensation perceived by the patient that precedes a migraine
- BLUE CROSS/BLUE SHIELD
- chronic autoimmune disorder in which the joints and some organs of other body systems are attacked
- benign bony projection covered with cartilage
of white blood cells and platelets that forms at the interface between
the plasma and red blood cells in a tube of blood containing an
- a single segment of the spinal column
- cutting out or removal
- this common gesture possibly means: puzzlement
- pain in the leg muscles that occurs during exercise and is relieved by rest