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Which of the following are emergency situations that require first priority assessments?
What is the first and most critical step in responding to an emergency in an ambulatory care emergency situation?
Which of the following statements pertaining to Good Samaritan laws is false?
What is the main purpose of the crash cart in the ambulatory care setting?
Which statement is false regarding shock?
Syrup of ipecac is recommended as soon as possible and is the treatment of choice for ingested poison.
Emergency treatment of a snake bite includes applying a constriction band 4 inches above the bite site.
Antidotes for most poisonings work either by reversing the effects of the poison or preventing the poison from working.
The combination of rescue breathing and chest compressions is known as CPR.
CPR alone can save an individual from cardiac arrest.
The most common type of fainting episodes occurs when the blood pressure rises quickly in response to a highly charged emotional or stressful situation.
Provider level CPR and basic first aid are a requirement for medical assistants to graduate.
Which of the following body areas would be more suited to a spiral bandage for wounds or injuries?
Which of the following statements is false regarding burns?
Which of the following is the most appropriate response when caring for burns?
Which of the following types of burns should be seen by the provider?
Which of the following is not an important assessment when caring for injuries to the musculoskeletal system?
Which of the following is most applicable for symptoms of shivering, cool skin, listlessness, confusion, and slowed pulse and respirations?
Which of the following is NOT a characteristic of heat exhaustion?
Which of the following is most applicable for skin that becomes off color, waxy, and numb?
Which of the following types of poisoning is common with drug abuse?
Which of the following is most appropriate when dealing with poisonings?
Which of the following types of shock might occur if a person who has a hypersensitivity to a sting is not seen by a physician immediately?
What is the common term for the medical term syncope?
Which of the following is NOT an appropriate response when caring for a person who is having a seizure?
Which of the following is a condition that occurs as a result of an inability of the body to properly convert sugar from food into energy?
Which of the following is the condition that occurs as a result of an excess of insulin and an insufficient amount of sugar circulating through the bloodstream?
Which of the following would be the most appropriate assessment for symptoms of exaggerated, air-hungry respirations and "fruity acetone breath"?
Which statement is a true statement regarding bleeding?
A patient stumbles through the door just as the office opens, and the provider is not in. He says he experienced a sharp blow to the stomach, is holding his abdomen, and then pitches forward and falls on the floor in the waiting room. As you go to the patient, you see he is not responding but has a rapid and weak pulse and shallow breathing. What is the next thing you do?
A patient calls and states her husband is having some loss of vision, confusion, slurred speech, and nausea. Which of the following might be the possible assessment?
Which of the following is the most appropriate assessment for the symptoms of cold and clammy skin, profuse perspiration, pain radiating into the left shoulder or the jaw, and nausea?
CPR plus automated external defibrillation (AED) can boost survival significantly if it is begun within how many minutes of collapse?
A few of the common signs and symptoms of a snake bite include which of the following?
Which of the following is the most appropriate action of the medical assistant if a patient feels faint in the examining room?
If an adult has burns to the front torso and front of the right arm, what percent of the body surface area is involved?
In which of the following accredited programs must medical assistants be certified in CPR to a provider level and taught by instructors who are certified to teach CPR?
Which of the following is most appropriate of the medical assistant in responding to an emergency situation?
Jane, a patient in the clinic, comes in with a jagged 3-inch open laceration on her hand, which she calmly shows to you. What is your first priority for care?
In the medical office a cardiac patient, accompanied by his wife, complains to you of chest pain. In assessing the patient, what would you do first?