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Example Question #1 : Professional Skills

Which office management process involves bringing numerous resources together so that office goals can be achieved?

Possible Answers:

directing

planning

controlling

organizing

coordinating

Correct answer:

coordinating

Explanation:

In office management the coordinating process involves bringing numerous resources together in order to achieve office goals.

Example Question #1 : Professional Skills

Which leadership style can be characterized by the authoritative person (leader) making and explaining decisions to the employee?

Possible Answers:

delegating style

telling style

participating style

selling style

None of the given answers is correct

Correct answer:

selling style

Explanation:

A selling leadership style can be characterized by the authoritative person (leader) making and explaining decisions to the employee.

Example Question #1 : Cma

A physician who specializes in the diagnosis and treatment of mental disorders is known as a:

Possible Answers:

Psychiatrist

Dermatologist

Perinatologist

Neurologist

Hematologist

Correct answer:

Psychiatrist

Explanation:

A psychiatrist is a physician who specializes in the diagnosis and treatment of mental disorders.

Example Question #1 : Pharmacology

Medications that are mixed with water, sugar, and flavoring are termed:

Possible Answers:

lozenges

suspensions

syrups

solutions

elixirs

Correct answer:

syrups

Explanation:

Syrups are solutions of medications that contain water, sugar, and flavoring.

Example Question #1 : Front Office

To keep record of calculations, the calculator requires:

Possible Answers:

An electronic connection to the network

a photocopier

A paper tape

Connections to a spreadsheet

Access to the internet

Correct answer:

A paper tape

Explanation:

A calculator requires a paper tape in order to keep records of calculations.

Example Question #1 : Front Office

Which of the following characteristics of professional behavior can be described as the ability to perform one's job duties to set standards?

Possible Answers:

integrity

compassion

dependability

competence

responsibility

Correct answer:

competence

Explanation:

Competence is the ability of an individual to perform ones job duties to set standards. Competence is a vital characteristic of professional behavior.

Example Question #1 : Office Policies And Overall Reception Environmental Upkeep

Which of the following is true regarding the termination of patient care via the physician?

Possible Answers:

the patient must be allowed a reasonable period of time to find alternative medical care

patient care can only be terminated if there is just cause

None of the given answers is correct

the patient must be notified in writing via certified mail that care has been terminated

each of the given answers is correct

Correct answer:

each of the given answers is correct

Explanation:

The following statements are true regarding the termination of patient care via the physician: patient care can only be terminated if there is just cause, the patient must be notified in writing via certified mail that care has been terminated, and the patient must be allowed a resonable period of time to find alternative health care.

Example Question #1 : Appointment Scheduling, Protocol, Reminders, Follow Ups, And Referrals

Which of the following is not required when scheduling an appointment?

Possible Answers:

Home and work telephone number

all of the given answers are required

Patient's full name

Purpose of visit

Patient's employment status

Correct answer:

Patient's employment status

Explanation:

When scheduling a patient appointment, it is necessary to obtain the patient's full name, telephone number where the patient can be reached, and the purpose of the visit. It is not necessary to determine the patient's employment status when scheduling an appointment.

Example Question #1 : Clinical Skills

A condition of decreased red blood cells or insufficient quantities of hemoglobin in the blood:

Possible Answers:

Thrombocytopenia

None of the given answers are correct

anemia

lymphoma

leukemia

Correct answer:

anemia

Explanation:

Anemia is a condition of decreased red blood cells or decreased quantities of hemoglobin in the blood. Physical signs of anemia may include pale skin, weakness, and fatigue.

Example Question #1 : Clinical Skills

Which of the following is a combining form meaning "fallopian tube"?

Possible Answers:

Nat/o

Phim/o

Oophor/o

Men/o

Salping/o

Correct answer:

Salping/o

Explanation:

Salping/o is a combining form meaning "fallopian tube."

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