1. A medical assistant is preparing a patient who has congestive heart failure (CHF) for an examination by the provider. Which of the following manifestations should the assistant expect?: Shortness ... of breath (SOB) Expected manifestations of CHF include shortness of breath, fatigue, and edema 2. When measuring a patients respiratory rate, which of the following actions should a medical assistant take to ensure an accurate reading?: Count the respiration's while the patient thinks his pulse is being obtained. In order to obtain the most accurate reading, the assistant should count the respirations without the patient being aware that his breathing is being assessed. The patient can easily control or alter breathing patterns when he is conscious that the assistant is paying attention to his respirations. 3. Which of the following laboratory results should the medical assistant recognize is abnormal?: Potassium 3 mEq/L This potassium level is below the expected reference range of 3.5 to 5 mEq/L. 4. A provider has requested a dissecting instrument on a sterile tray that a medical assistant is preparing. Which of the following instruments should the assistant include on the tray?: Scissors Scissors are considered cutting and dissecting instruments because they include a sharp blade or surface that can cut, dissect, or scrape. 5. A medical assistant is replacing a sharps container in an examination room and receives a small laceration on her arm from the plastic lid. Which of the following types of documentation should the assistant complete as a result of this incident?: OSHA Form 301 The assistant should recognize that the OSHA Form 301 is an incident report used when reporting details about a work-related injury or illness. 6. A medical assistant is reviewing a patient's history prior to the patient's appointment.Which of the following laboratory results indicates the need to schedule an extension of the current visit?: Fasting blood glucose 168 mg/dL NHA: MEDICAL ASSISTANT (CCMA) CERTIFICATION PRACTICE TEST 2 / 31 This fasting blood glucose level is above the expected reference range of 70 to 130 mg/dL. The assistant should notify the provider and schedule an extension of the patient's visit. 7. A medical assistant is reinforcing instructions with a patient about how to take a buccal tablet.which of the following instructions should the assistant give the patient?: "Place the tablet between you or gums and cheek." The assistant should instruct the patient to place the buccal tablet between his gums and his cheek. A buccal tablet acts faster than oral tablets because it does not need to pass through the gastrointestinal tract to be absorbed. 8. Which of the following terms should a medical assistant use to tell a provider that a patient is having discomfort and difficulty breathing?: Dyspnea Dyspnea is a term used to indicate that a patient is experiencing difficult or painful breathing. 9. Which of the following methods is used to notify a provider of the denial of a claim by an insurance carrier?: Remittance advice A remittance advice document itemizes all paid, denied, and allowable charges for a patient. This document notifies the provider of any and all claim denials. 10. Which of the following positions is appropriate for a pelvic exam?: Lithotomy The lithotomy position is appropriate for pelvic examinations. 11. Which of the following cardiac procedures is within a medical assistants scope of practice and does not require a licensed technician or provider to assist or perform it?: Holter monitor application A Holter monitor is a system for recording cardiac activity for 24 hr or longer. It is within an assistant's scope of practice to place and remove a Holter monitor. NHA: MEDICAL ASSISTANT (CCMA) CERTIFICATION PRACTICE TEST 3 / 31 12. Which of the followi [Show More]
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