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The medical term meaning transmission of ECG signals via radio waves is …
Telemetry
On an ECG tracing, an indication of the absence of electrical charge it activity represents …
Baseline
A beat arising from a focus outside the SA node of the heart is known as …
Ectopic Beat
Which of the following is the epicardium?
Outermost layer of the heart
The sudden rush of blood pushed into the ventricles as a result of atrial contraction is known as …
Atrial Kick
The U Wave represents …
Repolarization of the Purkinje Fibers
Which of the following is not necessary in administering an ECG?
Sterilizing the leads
Which type of lead is lead III?
Bipolar lead
Which of the following is represented by the Q-T interval?
One ventricular contraction and recovery (repolarization)
Leads aVR, aVL, and aVF are …
Augmented leads
Successful depolarization of the atria or ventricles by a artificial pacemaker is called …
Capture
All of the following are causes of artifacts except …
Clean sensors
Augmented leads are also called …
Unipolar leads
The QRS complex represents …
Contraction of the ventricles
The coronary sinus empties into the …
Right atrium
The medical term meaning a falling or drooping of the heart is …
Cardioptosis
Which of the following is the measurement of the atrial rate on the ECG tracing?
The P waves
Lead II is a(n) …
Bipolar limb lead
The hearts conduction system is measured by which of the following?
Exercise Electrocardiography
Which of the patient’s limbs serves as an electrical ground?
Right leg
Depolarization of fast cells is dependent on which of the following electrolytes?
Sodium
Which of the following devices may deliver a small amount of electrical energy to cause myocardial depolarization?
Electronic Pacemaker
Cardiomegaly often occurs in which of the following conditions?
Congestive Heart Failure (CHF)
Which of the following waves on an ECG represent the slow recovery or repolarization of Purkinje fibers?
U Wave
When ventricular rhythm is extremely slow and irregular, and it becomes slower to the point of asystole, it is called …
Agonal Rhythm
A measurement of the actual absorbed dose of radiation is called …
Rad
An image produced on film by a sweeping beam of radiation is known as …
Scan
The study of the gallbladder by X-Ray with an oral contrast medium is called …
Cholecystography
Which of the following statements regarding myelography is NOT correct?
It is fluoroscopy of the central nervous system
Radiation therapy for deeper tumors done on an outpatient basis is known as …
Teletherapy
The best temperature for film storage is between …
60 – 70 F
Film artifacts are …
Areas that interfere with the diagnostic value of the radiograph
The frequency of electromagnetic radiation is measured in …
Hertz
Excretory urography is also known as …
Intravenous Pyelography
A type of diagnostic radiology that uses high-frequency sound waves is …
Ultrasound
Positions that are neither parallel not perpendicular to the body are called …
Oblique
The front-to-back position in radiology is known as ..
Anteroposterior
The process in which an atom may gain or lose electrons is called …
Ionization
Which of the following statements is NOT correct in regard to radiosensitivity?
Immature, nonspecialized cells and rapidly growing cells highly radioresistant
Before a mammogram, the patient should ..
Avoid wearing deodorant
In preparing orients for such tests as barium enemas and CT scans, the medical assistant should …
Ask them whether they are allergic to contrast media, iodine, or shellfish
Safety precautions are necessary because …
Radiation exposure is cumulative
Which of the following does not utilize contrast media?
Mammography
How long should a patient fast prior to the procedure of a “barium meal” ?
12 hours
Which of the following is used in the patient’s mouth for a sialography in order to open the salivary duct?
A lemon
In preparation of the patient for magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), you should ask the patient if he or she has …
A pacemaker
A radiological study of the spinal cord is called a …
Myelography
Xeroradiography is useful to diagnose which of the following disorders?
Breast cancer
Thermography indicates which of the following abnormalities?
Fibrocystic breast disease ; Breast Abscesses ; Breast tumors
Which of the following types of radiology involves the injection of isotopes combined with glucose?
Positron Emission Tomography (PET)
The branch of medicine that uses physical devices or agents therapeutically for the diagnosis, treatment, management, and prevention of diseases is …
Physiatry
The degree to which a joint is able to move is known as …
Range of motion
Lateral deviation in the normal vertical curve of the spine is called ..
Scoliosis
Which of the following is paralysis of the lower portion of the body?
Paraplegia
The use of dry or wet cold applications to control bleeding by constricting blood vessels is known as …
Fluidotherapy
Heat therapy should not be used …
For pregnant or menstruating women
How long does diathermy usually last?
15 to 30 minutes
Cryotherapy is used for all of the following purposes except …
To reduce clotting
Muscular weakness of one half of the body is called …
Hemiparesis
Patients instructed on how to use crutches should be told to …
Move crutches no more than 6 inches at a time
When using a heating pad, the patient must lie ..
On a towel or pillowcase placed over the pad
Movement allowed by joints to decrease the angle between two adjoining bones is called …
Flexion
Correction of a fracture, dislocation, or hernia is called
Reduction
Electromyography is the process of electrically recording muscle …
Action potentials
Diathermy is useful in treating patients with all of the following conditions except …
Metal implants
How far from the area being treated should a heat lamp be placed?
2 to 4 feet
Which of the following heat therapies uses radio waves to provide heat deep in the body?
Shortwave Diathermy
A way of assessing the patient’s walking behavior is called ..
Fair assessment
When using a chemical hot pack in heat therapy, you should …
Knead the pad and then cover it with cloth before placing it on the patient
How high should the top of a cane be?
Level with the top of the femur
Exaggerated anterior curvature of the lumbar spine is called …
Lordosis
A slow gait used by persons who can bear weight on both legs is referred to as a …
Four-point gait
A modified three-point gait often used by persons with physical disabilities is called a …
Swing-to gait
Which of the following methods of measurement is used to assess the range of motion of a joint?
Goniometry
A patient comes to the medical office for an annual physical examination. While walking into the office, the patient trips and falls on his right knee. Which of the following is the most likely effect of immediately applying ice to the patient’s knee?
Prevention of swelling
What percentage of the body is involved in a burn that covers one arm and the head of an adult?
18%
The Good Samaritan law explicitly allows medical assistants ..
To administer first aid within the scope of their competence
In emergency childbirth, at what point should the umbilical cord be tired and cut?
When the infant starts breathing
To treat frostbite, a medical assistant can ..
Place warm clothing and blankets around the affected area
Which of the following are symptoms of heatstroke?
The pulse is rapid, the skin is hot and dry, and the patient feels weak
When treating a second-degree burn, a medical assistant should …
Immerse the burned area in cold water
When Bill Williams scraped his skin, he most likely got a(n) ..
Abrasion
Irreversible brain damage can be caused by tissue anoxia lasting …
More than 4 to 6 minutes
Which of the following is a correct way to treat a snakebite?
Immobilize the bitten area and wash it with soap and water
All of the following are sign and symptoms of shock, except:
Decreased pulse
One possible cause of stroke is …
Occlusion in the brain by a thrombus
White, waxy, or grayish yellow skin that also feels crusty and softness in tissue beneath the skin could indicate …
Frostbite
Which of the following is a possible treatment of syncope?
Having the patient lower his or her head between the legs ; Laying the patient flat of the patient’s back with the feet slightly elevated ; Loosening tight clothing and applying a cold cloth to the patient’s face
The Heimlich maneuver is used for which of the following?
Choking
Anaphylactic shock occurs following ..
Allergic Reaction
Which of the following should not be done by a patient with a concussion?
Take aspirin
The most severe and major complication for burn victims is …
Infection
Which of the following should not be done when a patient complains of abdominal pain?
Apply heat to the patient’s abdomen
Closed wounds are called …
Bruises or Contusions
When administering CPR, how many compressions should you do in 1 minute?
100
What does the Universal Emergency Identification Symbol represent?
A person who has a life-threatening health condition
Chest pain might indicate ..
Cocaine use AND myocardial infarction
When you suspect neck injury, what action should you take to open the patient’s airway before administering rescue breathing?
Put your fingers behind the jawbone just below the ear and push the jaw forward
Treat hypoglycemia by …
Administering glucose
What is the best location to check the pulse of an adult who is unconscious and not breathing?
At the carotid artery of the neck
Which of the following is an appropriate site for capillary blood collection?
Earlobe and Heel
Which cells play a vital role in internal respiration?
Erythrocytes
What is the longest time a tourniquet should remain on a patient’s arm?
1 minute
Dysuria is …
Painful or difficult urination
Which of the following devices might be used to collect blood from fragile veins?
A butterfly needle
A light-blue stopper indicates that a collection tube …
Contains sodium citrate
To test for substances that are sporadically released into urine, a physician might order which type of urine specimen?
24-hour
To follow Universal Precautions in phlebotomy, you should ..
Wash your hands and wear examination gloves
A medical assistant or phlebotomist should NOT attempt to obtain blood from any patient more than …
Two times
If a urinalysis cannot be performed within 30 minutes after collection, the urine specimen must be stored …
In a refrigerator
Specific gravity may be measured by all of the following methods EXCEPT …
Microscope
The quality control log …
Shows when the testing equipment was last calibrated
Which of the following stains is specific to blood?
Wright’s
The color code for an evacuation tube that does NOT contain an additive is …
Red
A creatine kinase test is done to help diagnose which of the following conditions?
Muscular dystrophies and heart disease
Which of the following describes a centrifuge?
Machine used to separate particles
An erythrocyte sedimentation rate test might be used to ..
Determine sickle cell anemia or infections
How should the patient’s arm be positioned when drawing blood in phlebotomy?
Slightly downward
Which of the following is used in direct examination of a specimen?
Wet Mount
The venipuncture site most commonly used on adults is the …
Medial Cubital Vein
After preparing a KOH amount, …
Let the specimen sit at room temperature
Before inoculating a culture plate, you should …
Label it on the bottom, agar side
A home diabetes test is an example of ..
A waived test
Albumin found in urine might indicate …
Renal Disease ; Heart Failure ; Hypertension ; Fever
Urine that is too acidic could indicate ..
Gout

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