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Quiz 20 :

Medical Assisting and Laboratory Skills

Quiz 20 :

Medical Assisting and Laboratory Skills

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What is the formula for dosage calculation?
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Drug dosage calculation is an essential function of the pharmacy technician. A healthcare professional must understand these calculations and related Roman numerals to read, write and fill out a prescription. These Roman numerals are commonly used in pharmacological directions and prescriptions.
It is important for a healthcare worker to provide the patient with the right dosage to ensure proper action of the medication. Overdose or under dose, both can result in affecting the individual's healthy body cells or not affecting the infection, respectively.
Providing with right medication dosage is an important part of medication administration. Some medications are packaged in a manner that they are ready to be consumed. While, some medication dosages are required to be calculated. This can be done by following a formula given below:
img For example, a medication of 100 mg (milligram) is to be administered to the patient. The healthcare worker has 50 mg tablets. In this case, dosage to be given is 100 mg and dosage with healthcare worker is 50 mg. Thus, dosage required to be administered can be calculated as follows:
img So, two of the tablets of 50 mg should be administered to the patient.

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Communication -Create a poster explaining the "Safey First" procedures that health care professionals need to follow in the laboratory setting; for example, why you must wash your hands and use gloves.
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Explain each of the five schedules of controlled substances?
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Controlled Substances Act (CSA) is U.S. (United States) Drug policy that regulates manufacture, possession, use, distribution, importation of stimulants, depressants, narcotic substances anabolic steroids, hallucinogens and other chemicals. CSA is, title II of the Comprehensive Drug Abuse Prevention and Control Act of 1970.
There are five schedules in the CSA, which include controlled substances. Controlled substances are those drugs and their products that come under the jurisdiction of CSA. The five schedules of the act are described below:
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Describe the different examination positions.
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Why is it important to follow the rules when operating an autoclave?
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How would you measure an infant's head circumference?
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A new coworker is a little unsure about collecting blood and urine specimens. What general safety practice guidelines can you tell her to follow?
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Patient Education -A patient is complaining of a variety of flu-like symptoms. She is unhappy that the doctor isn't prescribing a series of medications to address each of the symptoms. Describe how you would explain to her about drug interactions.
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When admitting a patient, what are the basic procedures?
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Grey needs to be admitted to a hospital for a routine procedure and is a little nervous. He asks you to explain exactly what will occur when he is admitted and registered. What do you tell him?
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List the factors that determine which Standard Precautions employees should take to avoid infection?
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What are the six "rights" of medication administration?
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What type of information is gathered when completing a patient's medical history form?
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As a medical assistant, what would your responsibilities be in working with and administering medications?
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What two forms must be completed by new patients when registering?
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Which tests require a laboratory or medical office to have a CLIA waiver certificate before a lab assistant can perform the test?
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List four basic diagnostic techniques and their purpose.
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Computers -Advances in medicine are continually changing the way health care workers protect themselves and treat infections. Explain how computers help keep the medical community informed about the latest medical progress. Describe ways you can access this information if you do not own a computer.
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List the six general rules for testing specimens.
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How much blood does the average adult have in their body?
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