Quiz: Only A Certified Medical Assistant Can Get 10 out of 10

Quiz: Only A Certified Medical Assistant Can Get 10 out of 10

Try this certified medical assistant quiz to test your knowledge.

How well do you understand the job of a certified medical assistant? Medical Assistants play an essential role in providing quality healthcare to patients, from caring for patients and their families, recording vitals, and connecting with insurance companies for patient care. Did you know there are two types of medical assistants, administrative and clinical? Each focuses on different aspects of MA work to provide quality care.

 If you’re a certified medical assistant you know how hectic a certified medical assistant’s daily life is. Why not take a break and take this quick and fun refresher quiz for certified medical assistants? 

Check out our quiz that only a Certified Medical Assistant Can Get 10 out of 10.

A typical day for a Certified Medical Assistant includes__________.

  1.  Updating medical records and preparing patients for examination
  2. Scheduling appointments for patients and managing billing and coding issues
  3. Sterilizing equipment for medical use and drawing blood
  4. All the above

Answer: All the above certified medical assistants work in both clinical and administrative roles. Assistants trained to draw blood and assist physicians and medical staff for patient examinations; including preparing patients for examinations. They also schedule appointments and manage billing and coding for medical practices.

_______ is a procedure or process where you make a puncture in the vain(usually arm) to extract blood.

  1. Phlebotomy
  2. Phraseology
  3. Dental Extraction
  4. Venipuncture Sampling

Answer: Phlebotomy is drawing blood or Venipuncture. Medical Assistants draw patients’ blood for many reasons, i.e., diagnosing certain medical conditions.

True or False: One of the most critical functions of the medical assistant is communicating with patients regarding their medical care.

  1. True
  2. False

Answer: True, it’s important for medical assistants to communicate with patients regarding their medical care. This allows physicians and staff to properly care for patients, record progress, and more. Communication is a big part of providing quality care.

True or False: Medicine can not be administered through injections.

  1. True
  2. False

Answer: False, medicine can be administered through injections, orally, rectally, etc.

The area of dead myocardial tissue called is________ 

  1. Lithias
  2. Warfarin
  3. Infarct
  4. Epithelial

Answer: Infarct, injury or death of tissue (as of the heart or lungs) resulting from the inadequate blood supply, especially because of obstruction of the local circulation

___ ____ under HIPAA rules are Health plans, medicare prescriptions, drug card sponsors and health care clearinghouses, and health care providers who electronically send information with transactions or business associates.

  1. Covered Entity(s)
  2. Individually Identifiable Health Information(s) (IIHI)

Answer: A ‘covered entity‘ is any person, business, or institution that provides healthcare or keeps medical records on patients.

What are the five main points included in Standard Precautions?

  1. Hand hygiene, Safe injection practices, Safe handling of other potentially infectious material (OPIM), Respiratory hygiene, and PPE
  2. Hand hygiene, Safety pin, PPE, Hand Sanitizer, Gloves
  3. Mask, Gloves, Gowns, Catheter, Respirators

Answer: 1, Hand hygiene, Safe injection practices, Safe handling of other potentially infectious material (OPIM), Respiratory hygiene, and PPE.

What is the correct angle for IV insertion?

  1. 20-45º
  2. 10-30º 
  3. 5-20º
  4. 15-50º

Answer: When inserting an IV, insert the cannula directly above the vein, through the skin at an angle of 10-30º with the bevel facing upwards

Warfarin is a _______ that may be given (during)_____

  1. Blood Thinner, Dialysis
  2. Liquid, Electrolyte failure
  3. Blood Thinner, Before, During, and After Surgery
  4. A&C

Answer: 1&3, Warfarin is a Blood Thinner that is given to prevent stroke, blood clots, and more. It can be given to dialysis patients with comorbid rhythm disturbances such as atrial fibrillation or patients with prosthetic valves and before, during, and after surgery to prevent or treat blood clots.

True or False: The CMA must be renewed every five years?

  1. True
  2. False

Answer: True, Certified Medical Assistants must renew their license every five years. Recertification can be done by exam or through continuing education credits.

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Joycelyn Ghansah

Joycelyn Ghansah is a former Healthcare Organizer with a background public health, include reproductive and sexual health. When she's not freelance writing, she's transcribing interviews and researching ways to strengthen healthcare labor laws.

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