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When performing a  finger puncture, the first drop of blood should be...
...wiped away.
Serum...
...the liquid portion of whole blood after the blood has been allowed to clot and the solid and liquid portions have been seperated by centrifugation.
The packed red blood volume is determined by...
...performing a hematocrit test.
Hayems solution is used in the determination of...
...red blood cells per cu.mm. of whole blood.
When performing a manual white blood cell count the diluted sample is placed on a hemacytometer and counted...
...using the 10X objective.
When doing a differential white blood cell count, the total numberof cells counted is...
...100.
The agar used most often for throat cultures is...
...blood agar.
The time the film is allowed to remain in the fix solution is...
...twice as long as the developing time.
When running a standard calibration
ECG, the complexes are...
...10mm.
The most common place to take a pulse is at the...
...radial artery.
The best respiratory rate can be taken by...
...watching the patient's chest rise and fall while you are appearing to take the pulse.
When you are asked to take a cervical x-ray you would take a film of the...
...neck region.
When applying a cast...
...the plaster is appled over a stockinette.
The lithotomy position is used when a patient...
...is having a vaginal examination.
If a carotid artery pulse was taken, it was taken at the...
...neck.
The application of water in the treatment of a disease is referred to as...
...hydrotherapy.
When allergy testing is being done, the medication is given...
...intradermally.
During galvanic electrical stimulation...
...the patient must be attended at all times.
During an eye examination using the Snellen's eye chart the patient should...
...keep both eyes open but cover one of them.
A tray for a pelvic examination normally includes...


*glove
*lubricant
*vaginal speculum
Ausculating is done by using a...
...stethoscope.
Palpation is done by...
...feeling a part with the hand.
A patient is bleeding heavily from a wound on the forearm, you should...
...apply direct pressure.
An instrument to view the eye is an...
...ophthalmoscope.
When a small sample of tissues is taken from the body and is sent to a clinical laboratory to be examined or studied, it is called...
...biopsy.
Intradermal injections are usually given...
...for allergy testing.
In order to inflate the blood pressure cuff, the valve is turned...
...clockwise.
The part of the syringe and the needle that may be touched is...
...the outside of the barrel.
A bone that is partially bent and partially broken is referred to as a...
...greenstick.
A tumor that is non-progressive and not life threatening is considered...
...benign.
A x-ray outline of the spinal canal is made after injecting radiopaque dye into the subarachnoid space surrounding the spinal cord, this procedure is called...
...myelogram.
A technique that employees high-frequency, inaudible sound waves which bounce off body tissues and are then recorded is called...
...sonogram.
A diagnostic technique which detects regions of heat and cold in the body is called...
...thermography.
The act of giving birth is called...
...parturition.
The premature termination of pregnancy before the embryo or fetus is able to exist on its own is called...
...abortion.
The normal axillary temperature reading is...
...97.6'F  or  36.4'C
The normal oral temperature reading is...
...98.6'F  or  37.0'C
The normal rectal temperature reading is...
...99.6'F  or  37.5'C
While the thermometer is registering, the medical assistant should take...
...pulse and respiration.
The pulse rate at birth may be at least...
...130.
The normal pulse rate for children from one to seven years of age is...
...80-90.
The normal pulse rate for adults is...
...60-80.
The normal pulse rate for children over the age of seven is...
...80-90.
The pulse rate is the...
...number of heartbeats in a minute.
An increase in one's pulse rate may be caused by...
...elevated temperature.
The normal rate of respiration for infants is...
...30-38.
The normal rate of respiration for children is...
...20-26.
The normal rate of respiration for adults is...
...14-20.
The position used for a patient in shock is...
...Trendelenburg.
The fetal period of the life cycle lasts from...
...the third month to the ninth month of pregnancy.
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