Final Lab Skill Exam in Theory Flashcards Preview

MIDTERM TEST HW > Final Lab Skill Exam in Theory > Flashcards

Flashcards in Final Lab Skill Exam in Theory Deck (151):
1

How often does OSHA require employers to review and update their Exposure Control Plan?

Once a year

2

Which of the following is an example of personal protective equipment?

Clean disposable gloves

3

Microorganisms can be transmitted through

Water vapor from the lungs, Insects, Contaminated food, Contaminated equipment.

4

All of the following are examples of nonintact skin EXCEPT: Skin with dermatitis, Burned skin, Bruised skin, , Chapped skin?

Bruised skin

5

Treatment administered to an individual after exposure to an infectious disease to prevent the disease is known as:

ostexposure prophylaxis

6

The purpose of the OSHA Bloodborne Pathogens Standard is to:

Reduce the risk to employees of exposure to infectious diseases

7

Personal protective equipment must be used to: Draw blood Correct
Label a specimen container
Measure oral temperature
Perform a vision screening test
All of the above

Draw blood

8

What is the purpose of the Needlestick Safety and Prevention Act? To ensure that an injection is administered correctly
To ensure the proper disposal of sharps
To reduce the chance of infection developing at the injection site
To reduce needlestick injuries among health care workers Correct

To reduce needlestick injuries among health care workers

9

Which of the following is a violation of the OSHA standard?
Eating in the office laboratory Correct
Storing the Exposure Control Plan on the computer
Recapping a needle after withdrawing medication from a vial
Refusing to get the hepatitis B vaccination
All of the above Incorrect

Eating in the office laboratory

10

Which of the following is NOT a symptom of acute HIV infection?
Fever
Fatigue
Adenopathy
Jaundice Correct

Jaundice

11

All of the following are advantages of alcohol-based hand rubs EXCEPT:
They do not require rinsing
Less time is required to perform hand hygiene
They remove all resident flora from the skin
They contain emollients to prevent drying of the hands

They remove all resident flora from the skin

12

All of the following are considered other potentially infectious materials (OPIMs) EXCEPT: Any body fluid visibly contaminated with blood
Vaginal secretions
Tears and sweat
Semen

Tears and sweat

13

What is the most common means of transmission for hepatitis C?
Sharing needles for illegal injection drug use
Coughs and sneezes from an infected person
Sexual intercourse
Mosquitoes

Sharing needles for illegal injection drug use

14

Patients with chronic hepatitis B face an increased risk of developing: Liver cancer
Pancreatitis
Rheumatic heart disease
Gallstones

Liver cancer

15

What is the term used to describe a physical or mechanical device used to remove health hazards from the workplace?
Engineering control
Work practice control
Personal protective equipment
Universal precaution

Engineering control

16

Sterilization strips should be positioned:
On the bottom tray of the autoclave
On the top tray of the autoclave
In the center of the wrapped pack
On the outside of the pack

In the center of the wrapped pack

17

Which of the following sterilization methods is often used by medical manufacturers to sterilize disposable items?
Cold sterilization
Dry heat oven
Ethylene oxide gas
Autoclave

Ethylene oxide gas

18

According to the Hazard Communications Standard, which of the following must be included on the label of a hazardous chemical?
Name of the chemical
Physical hazards of the chemical
Health hazards of the chemical
Storing and handling of the chemical
All of the above

All of the above

19

Which of the following must be resterilized?
A pack that has been dropped
A pack that has opened up
A pack that has gotten wet
A pack that is torn
All of the above

All of the above

20

Which of the following is used most often to sterilize articles in the medical office?
Dry heat oven
Ethylene oxide sterilizer
Autoclave
Chemical agents

Autoclave

21

The inside of the autoclave should be wiped every day with:
A damp cloth
A disinfectant
A low-sudsing detergent
A scouring pad

A damp cloth

22

The most common temperature and pressure used for autoclaving is:
320°F at 20 pounds of pressure/square inch
145°F at 20 pounds of pressure/square inch
212°F at 15 pounds of pressure/square inch
250°F at 15 pounds of pressure/square inch

250°F at 15 pounds of pressure/square inch

23

The medical assistant should not set the timer on the autoclave until:
The sterilization indicator changes color
The gauge has reached the desired temperature
The pressure reaches 15 pounds per square inch
Steam enters the inner sterilization chamber

The gauge has reached the desired temperature

24

Which of the following is the best means of determining the effectiveness of the sterilization process?
The temperature gauge on the autoclave
Biologic indicators
Sterilization strips
Autoclave tape

Biologic indicators

25

The proper time for sterilizing an article in the autoclave depends on:
The type of autoclave being used
What is being sterilized
The type of sterilization indicator being used
The intended use of the article

What is being sterilized

26

Which of the following concentrations of alcohol is the most effective disinfectant?
50% isopropyl alcohol
60% isopropyl alcohol
70% isopropyl alcohol
100% isopropyl alcohol

70% isopropyl alcohol

27

The purpose of wrapping articles before they are sterilized in the autoclave is to:
Permit better steam penetration during autoclaving
Protect the articles from recontamination after autoclaving
Ensure complete destruction of all pathogens
Protect the articles from damage
All of the above

Protect the articles from recontamination after autoclaving

28

Why should all organic matter be removed from an article before it is disinfected?
To prevent the article from rusting
To prevent stains on the article
To allow the disinfectant to reach all parts of the article
To ensure the proper working condition of the article

To allow the disinfectant to reach all parts of the article

29

All of the following are guidelines for working with glutaraldehyde (Cidex) EXCEPT:
Work in a well-ventilated area
Wear safety goggles
Wear utility gloves
Store the glutaraldehyde container in a warm, dry area

Store the glutaraldehyde container in a warm, dry area

30

What type of water should be used in the autoclave?
Salt water
Tap water
Distilled water
Mineral water

Distilled water

31

High-level disinfection is a process that:
Destroys all pathogenic microorganisms
Destroys all microorganisms and spores
Destroys all microorganisms except tubercle bacilli
Destroys all microorganisms but not spores

Destroys all microorganisms but not spores

32

Dry heat is preferred for sterilizing:
Disposable syringes
Vaginal specula
Flexible sigmoidoscopes
Instruments with sharp cutting edges

Instruments with sharp cutting edges

33

ID: 20120435
All of the following are true regarding cold sterilization with a chemical agent EXCEPT:
The chemical must be designated as a sterilant by the EPA
Items must be submerged in the chemical for 6 to 24 hours
Each time a new item is added to the chemical, the clock must be reset for the entire amount of time
It is the preferred method for sterilizing instruments with sharp cutting edges

It is the preferred method for sterilizing instruments with sharp cutting edges

34

The recommended exposure time and temperature for a dry heat oven is:
250°F for 1 hour
320°F for 1 to 2 hours
320°F for 15 to 20 minutes
212°F for 20 to 30 minutes

320°F for 1 to 2 hours

35

Which of the following does OSHA recommend for the decontamination of a blood spill?
70% isopropyl alcohol
10% household bleach in water
2% glutaraldehyde
Lysol

10% household bleach in water

36

Which of the following is a characteristic of bacterial spores?
They consist of a hard, thick-walled capsule
They represent a resting and protective stage
They are more resistant to heat
They usually cannot be killed by disinfectants
All of the above

All of the above

37

The most reliable sterilization indicators check for:
The attainment of the proper temperature and the duration of the temperature
Whether or not the article has been in the autoclave
The attainment of the proper temperature and pressure
The presence of trapped air in the autoclave

The attainment of the proper temperature and the duration of the temperature

38

Which of the following would be best to use to wrap a large minor office surgery tray setup?
Sterilization pouch
Muslin
Aluminum foil
Sterilization paper

Muslin

39

All of the following are true regarding sterilization pouches EXCEPT:
They provide good visibility of the contents
A sterilization indicator is present on the pouch
They can be labeled
They are reusable

They are reusable

40

Which of the following is true regarding an MSDS?
It provides information regarding hazardous chemicals
It must be kept on file for each hazardous chemical stored in the workplace
It must be readily available to employees
It is available from the manufacturer of the hazardous chemical
All of the above Correct

All of the above

41

Where is the radial pulse located?
On the thumb side of the wrist
In the center of the antecubital space
On the little finger side of the wrist
On the anterior side of the neck

On the thumb side of the wrist

42

The lens of a tympanic membrane thermometer should be cleaned with:
A mild detergent
An abrasive cleanser
An antiseptic wipe
A soft tissue

An antiseptic wipe

43

What is the name given to the type of fever in which the temperature fluctuates minimally, but always remains elevated?
Stadium
Remittent
Intermittent
Continuous

Continuous

44

Reasons why the temporal artery is a good site for measuring body temperature include all of the following EXCEPT:
It is not affected by ambient temperature
It is easily accessible
It has a constant, steady flow of blood
It is located close to the surface of the skin

It is not affected by ambient temperature

45

How does a temporal artery temperature reading compare with an oral body temperature reading?
Approximately 1° higher than an oral reading
Approximately 1° lower than an oral reading
Approximately 2° higher than an oral reading
It is the same as an oral reading

Approximately 1° higher than an oral reading

46

Pulse oximetry provides the physician with information on:
The rate and depth of respiration
Cardiac dysrhythmias
The amount of oxygen being delivered to the tissues
Circulation to the extremities

The amount of oxygen being delivered to the tissues

47

All of the following may cause a decrease in the SpO2 reading EXCEPT:
Pneumonia
Asthma
Emphysema
Gastritis

Gastritis

48

A tympanic membrane thermometer should not be used to measure temperature on a patient who has:
Otitis externa
A small amount of cerumen in the ear
Big ears
Strep throat

Otitis externa

49

What is the normal range for body temperature?
96°F to 98°F
97°F to 99°F
98°F to 99°F
97°F to 100.4°F

97°F to 99°F

50

Which of the following may occur if the lens of a tympanic membrane thermometer is dirty?
The lens may break
The reading may be falsely low
The tympanic membrane may become irritated
The reading may be falsely high

The reading may be falsely low

51

Which of the following is used to describe the condition in which the radial pulse rate is less than the apical pulse?
Apical-radial pulse
Pulse pressure
Pulse deficit
Atrial fibrillation

Pulse deficit

52

Which of the following pulse sites is often used to monitor pulse during exercise?
Temporal
Carotid
Ulnar
Dorsalis pedis

Carotid

53

What is the term used to describe a bluish discoloration of the skin caused by a lack of oxygen?
Cyanosis
Hypoxia
Apnea
Ischemia

Cyanosis

54

Which of the following individuals would be LEAST likely to have dyspnea?
A patient with chronic bronchitis
A patient with arthritis
A patient with emphysema
A patient with asthma

A patient with arthritis

55

Where is the femoral pulse located?
In the posterior hip region
In the back of the knee
In the middle of the groin
On the anterior side of the neck

In the middle of the groin

56

You are measuring the pulse and find it has a normal rhythm and volume. How should you record this?
Dysrhythmia and regular
Bounding and strong
Regular and strong
Thready and regular

Regular and strong

57

The transfer of heat from one object to another is known as:
Conduction
Radiation
Convection
Microwaves

Conduction

58

The normal respiratory rate of an adult ranges from:
8 to 16 respirations per minute
10 to 18 respirations per minute
12 to 20 respirations per minute
16 to 22 respirations per minute

12 to 20 respirations per minute

59

If the patient's fingers are cold when performing pulse oximetry, the medical assistant should:
Take the reading on another finger
Use a disposable probe to take the reading
Cleanse the probe with an antiseptic wipe
Ask the patient to rub his or her fingers together

Ask the patient to rub his or her fingers together

60

If an axillary temperature of 100°F was taken orally, it would register as:
98°F
99°F
100°F
101°F

101°F

61

Which of the following individuals has the slowest respiratory rate?
Newborn
Infant
Preschool child
Adult

Adults

62

A temperature of 103°F is classified as:
Hyperpyrexia
Pyrexia
Hypopyrexia
Low-grade fever

Pyrexia

63

Which of the following pulse sites can be used to assess circulation to the foot?
Posterior tibial
Ulnar
Femoral
Popliteal

Posterior tibial

64

A diaphragm chestpiece on a stethoscope is most useful for hearing:
Lung and bowel sounds
Heart sounds
Vascular sounds
Low-pitched sounds

Lung and bowel sounds

65

What is the term used to describe an abnormal decrease in the rate and depth of respiration?
Tachypnea
Hypopnea
Orthopnea
Bradycardia

Hypopnea

66

A vague sense of body discomfort, weakness, and fatigue that often marks the onset of a disease is known as:
The blahs
Malaise
Crisis
Adventitious

Malaise

67

All of the following tend to increase body temperature EXCEPT:
Crying
Vigorous physical exercise
Pregnancy
Cold weather

Cold weather

68

Proper care of the pulse oximeter includes:
Hitting the probe against a hard object
Autoclaving the probe for 20 minutes
Lifting the monitor by the cable
Cleaning the monitor with a nonabrasive cleaner
All of the above

Cleaning the monitor with a nonabrasive cleaner

69


A temperature of 100°F is classified as:
Normal
Hyperpyrexia
Hypothermia
Low-grade fever

Low-grade fever

70

Blood pressure measures:
The contraction and relaxation of the heart
The number of times the heart beats per minute
The force exerted on the walls of the arteries by the blood
The expansion and recoiling of the aorta

The force exerted on the walls of the arteries by the blood

71

When the patient's forehead is sweating, which of the following ensures an accurate temporal artery temperature reading?
Cleaning the lens with an antiseptic wipe
Brushing the patient's hair to the side
Applying a probe cover
Taking the temperature behind the earlobe

Taking the temperature behind the earlobe

72

The phase in the cardiac cycle in which the heart relaxes between contractions is known as:
Diastole
Systole
Pulse pressure
Baseline recording

Diastole

73

All of the following are risk factors for developing hypertension EXCEPT:
Obesity
Smoking
Sleep apnea
Alcohol consumption

Sleep apnea

74

All of the following can be used as a probe placement site EXCEPT the:
Toe
Earlobe
Finger of an arm to which an automatic blood pressure cuff is applied
Index finger

Finger of an arm to which an automatic blood pressure cuff is applied

75

The control center for involuntary respiration is the:
Medulla
Thalamus
Hypothalamus
Olfactory lobe

Medulla

76

Over which artery is the stethoscope placed when taking blood pressure?
Radial
Brachial
Apical
Carotid

Brachial

77

Excessive pressure should not be applied when measuring pulse because:
The pulse may increase
The pulse may decrease
It could close off the radial artery
It could affect the rhythm of the pulse

It could close off the radial artery

78

What is the term used to describing breathing that is easier in a sitting position?
Orthopnea
Dyspnea
Bradypnea
Eupnea

Orthopnea

79

Which of the following terms refers to a fever?
Hypothermia
Febrile
Dehydration
Afebrile

Febrile

80

What is the term used to describe an irregularity in the heart's rhythm?
Fibrillation
Ectopic beat
Bradycardia
Dysrhythmia

Dysrhythmia

81


If a patient's blood pressure is 130/85 mm Hg, the patient's pulse pressure would be:
45
85
130
215

45

82

When measuring blood pressure, the patient's arm should be positioned:
Above heart level
At heart level
Across the chest
With the palm facing downward

At heart level

83

What effect could patient movement have on the pulse oximetry procedure?
Prevents the probe from picking up the pulse signal
Causes a decrease in blood flow to the finger
Prevents the probe from being aligned properly
Causes the photodetector to absorb too much light

Prevents the probe from picking up the pulse signal

84

A rectal thermometer must be lubricated before insertion to prevent:
The transfer of pathogens
An inaccurate temperature reading
The thermometer from breaking
Irritation of the rectal mucosa

Irritation of the rectal mucosa

85

The function of hemoglobin is to:
Transport oxygen in the body
Defend the body against infection
Assist in blood clotting
Transport nutrients to the cells

Transport oxygen in the body

86

A temperature of 97.6°F is classified as:
Normal
Hypothermia
Subnormal
Low-grade fever

Normal

87

Which of the following probes should be selected to measure rectal body temperature with an electronic thermometer?
Blue-collared
Red-collared
Pink-collared
Green-collared

Red-collared

88

Internal respiration is the:

Exchange of oxygen and carbon dioxide between the blood and body cells

89

The systolic blood pressure represents the:
Pressure in the arteries when the ventricles contract
Pressure in the arteries when the heart relaxes
Pressure in the arteries when the atria contract
Expansion and recoiling of the aorta

Pressure in the arteries when the ventricles contract

90

When taking axillary body temperature, the arm should be held close to the body to:
Allow for proper placement of the thermometer
Prevent irritation to the skin
Prevent the transfer of pathogens
Prevent air currents from affecting the reading

Prevent air currents from affecting the reading

91

What term designates a decrease in the oxygen saturation of the blood?
Apnea
Hypoxemia
Hypopnea
Hypoxia

Hypoxemia

92

Which of the following conditions is often characterized by hypopnea?
Sleep disorders
Dehydration
Fever
Chills

Sleep disorders

93

How does physical exercise affect the pulse?
Increases the pulse rate
Decreases the pulse rate
Has no effect on it
Results in a dysrhythmia

Increases the pulse rate

94

What is the term used to describe the point of lesser pressure on the arterial walls when assessing blood pressure?
Systolic pressure
Diastolic pressure
Diastole
Hypotension
Pulse pressure

Diastolic pressure

95

What is the normal range for the resting pulse rate of an adult?
60 to 100 beats/min
60 to 80 beats/min
70 to 90 beats/min
80 to 100 beats/min

60 to 100 beats/min

96


Blood pressure is measured in:
Units
Degrees
Beats/min
Millimeters of mercury

Millimeters of mercury

97

What is the name given to the type of fever in which a wide range of temperature fluctuations occur, all of which are above normal?
Crisis
Remittent
Intermittent
Continuous

Remittent

98

What type of breathing may occur with a panic attack?
Wheezing
Bradypnea
Hyperventilation
Hypoxia

Hyperventilation

99

Where is the popliteal pulse located?
In front of the ear and just above eye level
In the middle of the groin
On the anterior side of the neck
In the back of the knee

In the back of the knee

100

Which of the following represents the average normal body temperature?
37.8°C
96.8°F
98.6°F
99.6°F

98.6°F

101

Chemical thermometers must be stored in:
The freezer
A dry heat oven
A watertight container
A cool area

A cool area

102

How far should the probe be inserted when measuring the rectal temperature of an infant?
1/2 inch
3/4 inch
1 inch
11/2 inches

1/2 inch

103

Which of the following does NOT affect the SpO2 reading?
Dark fingernail polish
Darkly pigmented skin
Bruises
Artificial fingernails

Darkly pigmented skin

104

Which of the following represents an ERROR in blood pressure technique?
Directing the ear pieces of the stethoscope slightly forward in the ear
Placing the cuff 2 inches above the bend in the elbow
Positioning the manometer at a viewing distance of 2 feet
Releasing the air in the cuff as slowly as possible

Releasing the air in the cuff as slowly as possible

105

Which of the following has an effect on blood pressure?
Pain
Bladder distention
Body position
Smoking
All of the above

All of the above

106


The oxygen saturation level of a healthy individual is:
95% to 99%
90% to 95%
85% to 90%
75% to 85%

95% to 99%

107

If a patient's pulse rate is 80 beats/min, the patient's respirations would most likely be:
14 respirations per minute
16 respirations per minute
18 respirations per minute
20 respirations per minute

20 respirations per minute

108


You are measuring the pulse and find it feels weak and rapid. How would you record this?
Bounding
Thready
Tachycardia
Bradycardia

Thready

109

For an artery to be considered as a pulse site, it must be:
Located in a closed cavity
Located away from major nerves
Located over a firm tissue such as bone
Located close to the heart

Located over a firm tissue such as bone

110

The abbreviation used to record oxygen saturation as measured by a pulse oximeter is:
SaO2
PCO2
PO2
SpO2

SpO2

111

What type of cuff would probably be needed to measure blood pressure on an underweight adult weighing 93 lb?
Aneroid
Adult
Child
Thigh

Child

112

Which of the following prevents ambient light from interfering with the SpO2 reading?
Cleansing the placement site with an alcohol wipe
Warming the probe placement site
Covering the probe with a washcloth
Proper alignment of the probe on the patient's finger

Covering the probe with a washcloth

113

The temporal artery site can be used to measure body temperature in:
Infants
Children
Adults
Elderly
All of the above

The temporal artery site can be used to measure body temperature in:
Infants
Children
Adults
Elderly
All of the above

114

Which of the following individuals may normally exhibit bradycardia?
A trained athlete
An infant
An elderly person
A diabetic patient

A trained athlete

115

Which of the following symptoms are experienced by a patient when his or her temperature begins to rise?
Coldness and chills
Perspiration
Bradycardia
Hyperventilation
All of the above

Coldness and chills

116

When measuring blood pressure, the first clear tapping sound represents:
The systolic pressure
Phase IV of the Korotkoff sounds
The diastolic pressure
The palpatory blood pressure reading

The systolic pressure

117


You are taking the pulse and find it feels extremely strong and full. How would you record this?
Bounding
Thready
Bradycardia
Tachycardia

Bounding

118

One respiration consists of:
One inhalation
One exhalation
One inhalation and one exhalation
The opening and closing of the valves of the heart

One inhalation and one exhalation

119

Sims position is used to perform which of the following?
Breast examination
Flexible sigmoidoscopy
Pelvic examination
Urinary catheterization

Flexible sigmoidoscopy

120

Which of the following may require a physical examination?
Prerequisite for employment
Participation in sports
School admission
Summer camp attendance
All of the above

All of the above

121

All of the following are included in a complete patient examination EXCEPT:
The health history
Therapeutic procedures
The physical examination
Laboratory tests

Therapeutic procedures

122

What is the term used to describe a tentative diagnosis obtained through the evaluation of the health history and the physical examination?
Differential diagnosis
Final diagnosis
Clinical diagnosis
Physical diagnosis

Clinical diagnosis

123

The lithotomy position is used to examine the:
Vagina
Abdomen
Sigmoid colon
Breasts

Vagina

124

An adult patient's weight should be measured to the nearest:
Quarter pound
Half pound
Pound
Ounce

Quarter pound

125

The reason for weighing a prenatal patient is to:
Detect the presence of twins
Determine if the fetus is growing
Determine the due date
Ensure the placenta is developing normally

Determine if the fetus is growing

126

The lower calibration bar of a balance-beam scale is divided into:
1-lb increments
2-lb increments
25-lb increments
50-lb increments

50-lb increments

127

The purpose of asking a patient if he or she needs to void before the physical examination includes all of the following EXCEPT:
To obtain a urine specimen
To make the examination easier
To prevent urinary incontinence
To provide for patient comfort

To prevent urinary incontinence

128

The patient's height should be measured to the nearest:
1/8 inch
1/4 inch
1/2 inch
1 inch

1/4 inch

129

Which of the following is an example of palpation?
Measuring visual acuity
Assessing the fetal heart rate
Assessing a patient’s mental status
Performing a breast examination

Performing a breast examination

130

What is the term for an illness characterized by symptoms that have a rapid onset, are severe and intense, and subside after a short period?
Chronic illness
Self-limiting illness
Acute illness
Fatal illness

Acute illness

131

Which of the following is an example of a therapeutic procedure?
Electrocardiography
Antibiotic injection
CT scan
Sigmoidoscopy

Antibiotic injection

132

Which of the following is an example of a chronic illness?
Strep throat
Chickenpox
Arthritis
Poison ivy

Arthritis

133

What is the name of the instrument used to examine the external ear canal and tympanic membrane?
Otoscope
Ophthalmoscope
Stethoscope
Laryngoscope

Otoscope

134

Which of the following examinations requires the use of deep palpation?
Bimanual pelvic examination
Breast examination
Detection of areas of tenderness
Detection of swelling

Bimanual pelvic examination

135

A risk factor means that:
A patient will develop a certain disease
A patient must avoid foods that trigger an allergic reaction
A patient has a genetic disorder
The chances of a patient developing a certain disease are increased

The chances of a patient developing a certain disease are increased

136

The purpose of draping a patient is to:
Make it easier for the physician to examine the patient
Assist the physician in making a diagnosis
Protect the patient from pathogens
Provide patient with warmth and modesty
All of the above

Provide patient with warmth and modesty

137

The height of an adult patient usually is measured only:
When the patient is ill
During the first office visit
When medication has been prescribed
After a loss of weight

During the first office visit

138

A patient has a burn on his lower back. For his physical examination, you would place him in which of the following positions?
Lithotomy
Dorsal recumbent
Supine
Prone

Prone

139

The patient's height should be recorded in:
Inches
Feet and inches
Centimeters
Meters

Feets and inches

140

The process of measuring the patient is known as:
Inspection
Mensuration
Micturition
Calibration

Mensuration

141

One pound is equal to:
10 oz
2.2 kg
1000 g
200 kg

2.2 kg

142

Before applying a stethoscope chestpiece to the patient's skin, it should be:
Soaked in bleach
Warmed
Autoclaved
Calibrated

warmed

143

The function of a speculum is to:
Measure intraocular pressure
Grasp tissue and prevent it from slipping
Clamp off blood vessels and establish hemostasis
Open a body orifice or cavity for viewing

Open a body orifice or cavity for viewing

144

What is the name of the instrument used to examine the interior of the eye?
Otoscope
Ophthalmoscope
Rhinoscope
Stethoscope

Ophthalmoscope

145

What term describes the probable course and outcome of a disease?
Cure
Prognosis
Final diagnosis
Therapy

Prognosis

146

What is the reason for weighing a child?
To observe the pattern of growth
To determine medication dosage
To identify nutritional problems
All of the above

All of the above

147

All of the following should be removed before weighing a patient EXCEPT:
Shoes
Jewelry
Heavy sweater
Jacket

Jewelry

148

Which of the following is an example of auscultation?
Measuring body temperature
Measuring blood pressure
Urine testing
Testing pupillary reaction

Measuring blood pressure Correct

149

How should a patient be identified?
By phone number and address
By hair and eye color
By SSN
By name and date of birth

By name and date of birth

150

The process of determining which of two diseases that have similar symptoms is causing a patient's illness is known as a:
Differential diagnosis
Final diagnosis
Clinical diagnosis
Tentative diagnosis

Differential diagnosis Correct

151

Which of the following is an example of percussion?
Measuring pulse
Testing reflexes with a rubber hammer
Testing hearing with a tuning fork
Listening to breath sounds

Testing reflexes with a rubber hammer Correct