PTCB Practice Test 2
The physician prescribes 500mg of a drug with is available as 1gm / 2ml, how many milliliters should this patient receive?
The patient should receive 1ml. First, 1gm should be converted to 1000mg. Multiply 500mg by 2. Divide the product 1000mg by 1000mg.
Which part of the prescription gives additional information to the pharmacist?
The subscription informs the pharmacist of how to compound a prescription. Superscription is the Rx symbol; the inscription gives name of medication and its quantity.
Which of the following is a role of the United States Pharmacopeia?
US Pharmacopeia publishes and oversees USP-NF which contains standards for biological and chemical drugs substances, as well as standards for food ingredients and dietary supplements.
All the following are reasons why covered entities may disclose protected health information (PHI) to law enforcement officials except?
Communicable disease must be reported to public health authorities authorized by law to collect or receive information.
Which of the following is a type of computer input device?
Light pen is an input device. Plotters, speaker and printers are output devices.
Which of the following would be a solution to a patient identifiers error caused by nurses?
Nurses are now electronically connected to the pharmacy through bar codes. The nurse can ensure accuracy of medication dosage at the patient’s bedside before medication is given. The nurse can be alerted to any special notes or warning.
How many types of pharmacy interfaces exist?
The two types of pharmacy interfaces are pharmacy based system which allows pharmacy to enter prescriptions and facility based system which allows medication order to connect to medical records.
Which type of container protects the content from contamination?
Tight container protect content from contamination by liquids, solids or vapors. Tamper evident packaging are used for sterile article intended. Well closed containers protect the content from other solids. Hermetic container is impervious to air or gas.
Which of the following is not part of the personal protective equipment?
A laboratory jacket may be worn as part of the dress code in an institutional setting, but is not a part of PPE, instead personal will wear gowns or laboratory coats.
Which of the following is a medication is used to treat hyperlipidemia?
Pravachol is a HMG-CoA used to treat hyperlipidemia. Procardia, Prinivil and Cardura are used to treat hypertension.
The binder for Safety Data Sheets (SDS) consists of how many sections?
The binder for the SDS is now required to consist of 16 sections used for all potentially dangerous chemicals used in the workplace.
When receiving medications in the pharmacy, which of the following will prevent a high volume of expired medications on the shelf?
When placing medication on shelf rotating stock by placing product with shortest date in front and longest date behind it.
A prescription is written for 480ml of a prescription for Zantac Solution. What would be the volume equivalent in household measurement?
one pint is equivalent to approximately 480ml. One cup is equal 240ml, one quart equals 960ml, one gallon equals 3840ml
Which of the following is on the ISMP High Alert list for community and ambulatory setting?
High alert medications cause a significant and considerable harm when used in error. metFORMIN is found on the list for community settings.
The FDA manages certain programs which place drugs in a restricted status because of their adverse effects. Which of the following drugs is part of this program?
Sotret (isotretinoin) is under a special program called iPledge because of the severe adverse effects such as birth defects. Methadone for opioid addiction needs specialized treatment for patient. Subutex a schedule III requires special consent forms completed by patients. Sodium fluoride can be packaged in a non-child resistant bottle.
Which of the following is a potential side effect of ACE inhibitors?
A side effect of ACE inhibitor is a dry cough sometimes hacking cough that does not resolve over time. People who develop this sometimes need to be switched to an alternative class of medication.
Which of the following is true regarding prior authorization?
At times patients must wait 24 to 48 hour before a physician will respond to a call made by the pharmacy. If patient do not want to wait they will be responsible for the entire cost of the medication.
Which of the following is not an example of auxiliary labels?
Take one tablet at bedtime are directions or signa used on a prescription label. Take with food, avoid sunlight and shake well are additional warnings or information to the patient.
Which of the following rejection code describes invalid days supply?
Code 19 is for invalid days supply; Code 7 is invalid cardholder ID number; Code 22 is invalid DAW or product selection; Code 28 is invalid date prescription written
Which of the following is a 11-digit sequence of numbers assigned to a medication?
The National Drug Code identifies the medication through a 5-4-2 segments representing the manufacturer, product and package size. DEA number is used when writing prescriptions for controlled substances. Bar codes are used to identify drug, dosage form and strength. NPI is a unique 10 identification number for covered health care providers.
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