The set of infection control guidelines that should be used by health care professionals.
Medical aseptic hand washing methods.
One minute duration, wash hands & wrist, Hold hands down during rinse, clean under nails.
Medical Office practice where physicians offer discounts to employers and other purchasers of health insurance?
Preferred Provider Organization.
Physicians who administer controlled drugs are required to register with what agency?
Drug Enforcement Agency
Where should stethoscope be placed when taking an apical pulse?
5th intercostal space at the midclavicular line.
Appropriate action taken when performing ear irrigation on an adult?
Straighten auditory canal by pulling auricle back and up.
Bill passed by Congress in 1990 to encourage patients to make living wills and advance directives before live-sustaining measures become necessary.
Patient Self-Determination Act
Sterile procedures that must be maintained regardless of the number and complexity of minor procedures performed in the office?
What is the source oriented medical record format?
Subjective, Objective, Assessment, Plan for treatment.
Recommended order for checking best available vein site?
a/c, veins of the fore arm, back of the hand, wrist, foot
Correct order for procedural steps when drawing blood?
1. Identify, 2. Wash hands/Don gloves, 3. Apply Tourniquet, 4. Position in close proximity, 5. Place arm in down position.
When measuring for crutches, what is the elbow angle and the distance from of the top of the crutch to the armpit?
30 degrees and 2 inches below armpit
The correct evacuation tube order of draw
blood cultures, tubes without additives, tubes with additives
Which autoimmune disorder is characterized by hyperthyroidism, goiter, and exophthalmos?
What is the appropriate action when palpating for a vein in the upper arm?
Palpate the antecubital fossa with your index finger.
What are the seven examination position for patients.
supine, dorsal recumbent, lethatomy, fowlers, knee to chest, prone, sims.
Force exerted on arterial walls during contraction,
Sound force exerted during cardiac relaxation.
abnormal deep respiration
Difficulty or inability to breath unless in an upright position
Uses steam under pressure to obtain high temperature of 250-245F with exposure of 20-40 min. (Autoclave)
Fever that alternately rises and drops, but which has no interval of normal body temperature
blood in the urine
absence of urine
excessive urination at night
Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act - 1996- written to protect the privacy of health info.,
The patient is due for a seven month checkup and comes into the office the next day. Which of the following examinations would be set up for her?
Pelvic examination only
The process whereby the drug is transported from the blood to the intended site of action?
Disorder that causes symptoms of dizziness, fluctuating hearing loss in one ear and ringing in both ears.
Agency that has the legal responsibility for deciding whether a drug may be distributed and sold
highly restricted medical use, high potential for abuse. Opium, Codeine, Cocaine, Fentanyl, Methadone, Meth, Morphine, Amphetamine, PCP, Secobarbitol.
LESSER degree of abuse potential with accepted medical usefulness, abuse leads to moderate dependence. Refil 5x in 6 months
have acceptable medical uses with limited risk of abuse or dependence (benzodiazepines, nonnarcotic analgesics, phenobarbital)
Which of the following is the correct interpretation of a prescription that reads Penicillin V 500 mg po qid #50
Dispense fifty tablets penicillin 500 mg each and have patient take four times a day.
When is the medication label checked?
d. when checking the order, after calculating the dose, and before putting drug back on shelf
Which of the following is the recommended maximum volume of fluid introduced to the dorsogluteal site
Dr. Wu orders 100 USP units of heparin to be given to Mrs. Lee. The label on the heparin bottle reads 5,000 units per ml
Which of the following best describes why the oral route is the most widely used method of drug administration
No special equipment is required.
Which of the following is the most important guiding principle in medication administration
Be knowledgeable about drug administered.
the most appropriate action when marking an injection site on the hip toward the front of the body
Use palm of hand against trochanter with tip of finger on anterior iliac spine.
Which of the following best describes one of the most accurate methods of calculating medication dosage for infants and children
body surface area
Mr. King's chief complaint is urinary frequency, nocturia, and inability to initiate urination.
Which of the following is a common procedure of tying the vas deferens to render the male sterile
disorde rcharacteristic by low-grade fever, pain in the back, muscle aches, and urinary frequency
the role of the medical assistant in the physician's examination of the male reproductive exam?
Place the patient in a prone position.
appropriate area for measuring the head circumference
from the occipital protuberance to the supraorbital prominence
How can a blood pressure reading be taken on a child if one cannot be obtained in the usual manner
the following time intervals should booster vaccinations be scheduled
school entry and every ten years
initial symptoms appear, which may be vague and nonspecific. They may include mild fever, headache, and loss of usual energy