FREE Patient Care Technician Sample Questions and Answers

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Which of the following brand and generic names are mismatched?

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Explanation:
Miglitol/Glucophage is an incorrect match.

Miglitol is a generic name for an oral diabetes medication that helps control blood sugar levels by slowing down the digestion of carbohydrates.

Glucophage is a brand name for another oral diabetes medication that contains the active ingredient metformin.

Which of the following reduces fluid aspiration into the lungs when providing oral care to an unconscious client?

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Explanation:
The recommended position for oral care on an unconscious client to prevent aspiration of fluids into the lungs is to place the client in a lateral side-lying position with the head of the bed slightly elevated (around 30 degrees). This position helps to facilitate the drainage of fluids from the mouth and prevents the pooling of fluids in the back of the throat, which can lead to aspiration.

Which one of the following trade names does not accurately correspond to its generic name?

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Explanation:
There is no known drug with the trade name "Bentcard." And Olmesartan is a generic name for drugs with trade names such as Benicar and Olmetec.

Which of the following techniques is better to prevent circulatory impairment in an arm when using an elastic bandage?

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Explanation:
The best method to prevent circulatory impairment in an arm when applying an elastic bandage is to use the dressing while stretching it slightly. This allows for proper circulation while still providing the necessary support or compression. If the application is applied too tightly or without trying, it can constrict blood flow and cause discomfort or other complications.

Which color of top designates a tube carrying the EDTA additive?

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Explanation:
The lavender top indicates a tube containing the additive EDTA (Ethylenediaminetetraacetic acid).

Due to the busy day in the ward, the nurse on duty is currently arranging her patients' medications on the medication tray. She hands you a medication tube with instructions to apply the Terramycin ointment to Mrs. Solis' eyes. What response would you make to this?

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Explanation:
You cannot administer medication or perform tasks beyond your job description as a patient care technician. Politely refuse the nurse's request and explain that you cannot apply medication to the patient's eyes. It is essential to establish clear boundaries and follow protocols to avoid complications or potential patient harm. You can ask the nurse to clarify her instructions or seek the assistance of the nursing staff or a licensed nurse to perform the task.

Older people frequently have bloating and stomachaches. Which of the following foods should be avoided because they cause gas?

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Explanation:
Cauliflower is one of the foods known to cause gas and bloating in some people. Examples include beans, lentils, broccoli, cabbage, onions, and carbonated drinks.

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