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Medical Assistant Knowledge Assessment Examination: Study Guide
Review commonly used abbreviations and terms, including
Prefixes, such as tachy-, dysReview actions in response to HIPAA regulations, including
Information permitted for public view on a patient sign-in sheet
Giving information to family members only with patient permission
Logging off computer when leaving the computer
Review procedures related to medications, such as
Ear drops
Eye drops
IM injections, angle of injection; preferred site for infant
Review procedures related to gathering assessment data, such as
Blood pressure cuff placement
Apical pulse, length of time to count beats
TB skin test procedure, correct injection site
Review procedures related to treatments, including
Heimlich maneuver
Review principles and practices related to safety and infection prevention, including
Use of patient identifiers
Proper use of disposal containers: biohazard, sharps, regular waste
Palpating vein before cleansing skin in venipuncture
Handwashing between patients
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Medical Assistant Knowledge Assessment Examination: Study Guide
Review situations requiring you to reporting to a licensed nurse or provider, such as
Vital signs outside of the normal range
Symptoms that deviate from normal, such as low blood sugar in a diabetic
Patient’s statement of refusal to take medication
Review measures to increase patient satisfaction, such as
Clear, regular communication with patient and family
Washing hands in full view of patient
Review measures to assure patient privacy, including
Knock before entering
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