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CCMA practice questions (Huntington 2024)

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  • Q1

    Which of the following should a medical assistant instruct a patient to do before a scheduled pulmonary function test?

    Undergo a nebulizer treatment 3 hrs before the test begins

    Consume dairy products in limited amounts

    Refrain from using bronchodilators

    Perform a cardiac stress test prior to arrival

  • Q2

    Which of the following should a medical assistant use when sending out reminders to patients for their yearly appointment?

    CMS-1500 form

    ledger card

    audit trail

    tickler file

  • Q3

    A medical assistant has performed quality control testing on urine dipstick tests, which has failed to produce the required control results as per the package insert. Which of the following actions should the assistant take?

    Verify the reagent solution expiration date

    Warm the reagent solution and retest

    Chill the solution before retesting

    Dilute solution before retesting

  • Q4

    Which of the following criteria are used to determine BMI?

    height and age

    weight and activity level

    weight and gender

    height and weight

  • Q5

    Which of the following should be used when weighting a patient with balance issues?

    Have the patient sit in a chair on the scale

    Have the patient hold onto the wall while weighing

    Position a cane on the scale between their feet

    Position a walker over the scale

  • Q6

    Which of the following instructions should a medical assistant give to a patient about the use of a Holter monitor equipped with an event marker?

    Press the marker when you stand up

    Press the marker when your exercising routine begins

    Press the marker when the monitoring period begins

    Press the marker when symptoms begin

  • Q7

    A medical assistant has a question about the accreditation standards of the provider's office. Which of the following resources should the assistant consult?



    The Joint Commission

    The Affordable Care Act

  • Q8

    Which of the following actions should a medical assistant take when performing an ear irrigation?

    Leave the cotton ball in place for 15-20 min following the procedure

    Place the irrigation tip directly into the ear canal

    Send the solution to the laboratory for culture following the procedure

    Ensure the solution is warm prior to use

  • Q9

    Which of the following routes should be used for an insulin injection





  • Q10

    A provider will be performing a physical examination on a patient who has a sore throat. Which of the following supplies should the medical assistant prepare for the exam?

    Microscope slide

    Peak flow meter

    Reagent strip



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