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  • Surgical removal of the uterus

    Hysterectomy

    Excessive amount of menstrual flow

    Menorrhagia

    Prefix "myelo"

    Marrow

    Suffixes mean "softening"

    Malacia

    abnormal enlargement of the liver

    Hepatomalacia

    Prefix "pachy"

    Thick

    Instrumental used to view the interior of the ear canal is known as

    An Otoscope

    Inflammation of the brain

    Encephalitis

    Suffix "rupture"

    Rrhexis

    Condition of total paralysis affecting only one side of the body?

    Hemiplegia

    NPO

    Nothing by mouth

    K level

    Potassium

    COPD

    Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease

    URI

    Upper respiratory infection

    PERRLA

    Pupils equal, round, reactive to light and accommodation

    Superior means that a body part is

    Above another part, or closer to the head

    Which of the following is sometimes called the coronal plane

    Frontal plane

    Shingles is known as

    Herpes zoster

    Bruise

    Hematoma

    Spinal cord injury in which paralysis is on one side of the body

    Hemiplegia

    Myocardial infraction

    Heart attack

    Myxedmea also known as

    Hypothyroidism

    Gland that produces oily secretions that lubricate the skin

    Sebaceous

    Function of the respiratory system

    Air exchange

    Body is in a state of equilibrium or balance

    Homeostasis

    Behavior modification is an application of which type of psychological theory?

    Behaviorism

    Uncovering irrational beliefs is an important part of what type of psychotherapy

    Cognitive therapy

    Not defense mechanism

    Anxiety

    Elizabeth Kubler-Ross's 5 stages of grief:

    Denial, anger, bargaining, depression, acceptance

    Behavior of professional

    Ethics

    Which of the following attributes in a medical assistant does the patient does not look for

    Disinterest

    Medical assistant's ability to adjust to abrupt changes in a medical office environment

    Flexibility

    All of the following statements are true about a credentialed medical assistant EXCEPT

    A credential guarantees a job

    An example of providing privacy to a patient

    Knocking before entering the examination room

    The following are attributes of a professional EXCEPT

    Being limited to jobs only in the medical field

    Not a breach of patient confidentiality by the medical assistant

    Telling the patient's physician about the abnormal test results just received from the lab

    Active listening

    Restating what the patient has said to verify that you have understood him or her correctly

    Communicating with a visually impaired patient, medical assistant should

    introduce himself or herself to the patient when entering the room

    Which of the following statements is true about all elderly patients

    All elderly patients prefer to be treated with respect

    Not true for seriously ill patients

    The medical assistant should encourage the patient to think about happier times and forget about his or her illness

    Not true about cultural diversity

    All cultures use the same nonverbal body gestures

    Mentally impaired patients

    Should be spoken to directly in simple, easy-to-understand terms

    Not true about the barriers to communication

    Trust

    When a child asks whether a procedure will hurt, the reply to the child should be

    Answered in simple, honest terms

    Various types of verbal and nonverbal methods that may be used to convey messages such as speaking, writing, and body language are referred to as

    Channels

    Proper response a medical assistant should give to the statement "I can't wait until this operation is over?"

    "You seem worried about the operation. Am I correct?"

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