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Certified Medical Assistant Exam Prep Question List

1 Justine (CMA) was instructed by the staff nurse to elevate the client’s left limb, which is in a cast, to prevent swelling. Which of the following actions indicates that Justine is elevating the limb with the cast correctly?
  1. She places the limb with the cast above the level of the heart.
  2. She places the limb with a cast close to the body.
  3. She places the limb with the cast below the level of the heart.
  4. She places the limb with the cast at the level of the heart.
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3 Stereotyping in providing care may result in:
  1. Wrong assessments and inappropriate interventions.
  2. More frustration on the part of the medical assistant than the client.
  3. Less frustration on the part of the medical assistant and the client.
  4. Fuller cooperation by the clients and family members.
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4 When taking radial pulse, a medical assistant should do all of the following except:
  1. Point the patient’s palms downward.
  2. Use the thumb to palpate the artery.
  3. Use two to three fingertips to palpate the pulse at the inner wrist.
  4. Assess the pulse rate, rhythm, volume, and bilateral equality.
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