What is a document that identifies the areas of practice and competencies required for the occupation of Medical Assisant?
What is the primary purpose of the AAMA? (American Association of Medical Assistants)
To raise the standards of the MA to the professional level.
Who are the only two licensed physicians that must satisfactorily complete the board examinations?
DO & MD
One who specialized in the study of the structure and function of the brain and related mental processes?
One who is trained in the art of drawing blood for dianostic laboratory testing, now called a phelbotomist?
One that treats minor injuries, sutures wounds, applied splints and casts, examines patients, orders and interprets lab and x-ray procedures, makes preliminary diagnoses and works directly under a physician is called?
Physician Assistant (PA)
Professional nurse that attended a state approved school and passed the National Council Licensure exam and is licensed to practice by individual states is called what?
Registered Nurse (RN)
Who was Polish born, won the Noble Prize in chemistry, discovered radium which led to cancer treatment, and lived from 1867-1934?
Who was a Civil war nurse, founder of the Red Cross in 1881 and lived from 1821-1912?
Who was the founder of modern nursing and lived 1820-1910?
Who was the first woman doctor in the US and lived from 1821-1910?
Who was a London surgeon that laid the foundation for medical asepsis using carbolic acid to disinfect during surgery?
Who was the "Father of Medicine" born in Greek (460-377BC), known for being the great Great physician and founder of scientific medicine?
What is the name of the symbol for the medical profession?
MA's may be asked to move things, lift, and carry equipment, supplies and sometimes patients?
It is not rare for an MA for be asked to help doctors write a paper to be presented to the medical community?
Patient communication include Computer/videotapes/journals Social service agencies/ hospice Visting nurse association/ CD-ROMS which are known as what?
What provides information on employee- employer relationships?
Employee Policy Manual or Personnel Policy Manual
What describes how to carry out tasks in a particular medical practice?
Office procedure manual
What is the primary purpose of employee evaluations?
What is the primary reason for holding staff meetings?
To improve communication among everyone.
Organizing the administrative duties by categories to organize the office is called what?
Systems Approach to Office Management
Name 3 steps to a Professional Physical Appearances?
What are 3 main duties of the receptionist?
Maintain a clean safe waiting room
Manage disturbances in the waiting room
Who provides a clear and comprehensive national mandate for the elimination of discrimination against individuals with disabilities?
Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)
Security on your computer should prevent what?
A patient being able to see another patients computerized records.
What do you call programs or sets of instructions that allow the computer to perform its functions?
What do you call all parts of the computer that you can see or touch?
Name 3 typical pieces of administrative equipment?
What are 4 things that should be considered for an efficient office design?
Room Temp (74 deg)
Office furniture layout
What is the science that deals with people's performance and good health while carrying out job tasks ans operating office equipment?
Correct body mechanics can help prevent injury?
Biological hazards include which 3 types of medical waste?
Electrical safety includes doing what with electrical equipment, according to manufacturer's instuctions
Equipment should be grounded or connected to a ground.
Patient Safety is best remember by RACE, which stands for?
Personal safety measures would include what?
Shoes should cover the entire foot.
3 General office safety measures would be?
Walk, never run
Always walk on the right
Keep floors clean & clear
Where should you file the signed authorization for release of information?
In the patients record
What must you receive before divulging patient information
Written authorization from patient
What right does the patient have in regards to their medical records
To keep information confidential
Who owns Patient records?
What are legal documents that are important to keep accurate and up to date and may be used for research into certain illnesses or forms of treatment
What is a law that designates a specific limit of time during which a claim may be filed in malpractice suits or in the collection of bills?
Statute of Limitations
What is the french term for a request to appear in court with patient records?
Subpoena duces tecum
What protects a physician who provides emergency care from liablility for damages
Good Samaritan Act
Who is held responsible if the MA does not obtain a consent prior to a patient having surgery is not signed?
What is the term for "Let the master answer"
What is the French words for "The thing speaks for itself"
Res ipsa loquitur
What are the 3 main reasons listed for negligence?
What is the primary cause of malpractice suits?
What are the 3 parts of a Physician - Patient Contract?
Unauthorized touching of another person
Deliberate attempt or threat to touch without consent
Spoken statement of defamation
Written statement of defamation
To attack the reputation of a person or group
Negligent injury during the course of professional duties
Which law covers violations for: malpractice Defamation Libel Slander Assault Battery
What law deals with the offenses against all citizens?
What does HIPAA (Health Insurance Portablility and Accountability Act provide?
Provides for patient privacy
If incapacitated, this gives pts legal options for refusing or accepting treatment.
Medical Miranda Warning
What are 3 requirements of organ & tissue donation according to the Uniform Anatomical Gift Act passed in 1968?
Must be of sound mind
Must be of legal age
May donate any body part for research or transplant
The Code Of Ethics sets forth principles of moral conduct to make sure the medical staff provides what?
Competent medical service
Ethical standards concerning moral rights and wrongs established by the profession is administered by who?
By peer review
In harrasment cases the person sueing has to be the person being harrassed
Know the differences in MA duties, admin, clinic, and both
What is the main body part used for good body mechanics?