PTCB Practice Test 4
Which of the following organization does not track medication errors?
The Board of Pharmacy regulates state agencies that oversee the practice of pharmacy. FDA MedWatch is a voluntary program that allows the reporting of adverse events. The Joint Commission address quality of patient care and patient safety. NCCMERP address interdisciplinary causes of medication errors and strategies for prevention.
Which of the following is used to identify and define inventory items based on their usage?
ABC analysis focuses on the products that will have the greatest inventory turnover rate. Periodic Automatic Replacement automatically orders a medication when it falls below a predetermine quantity; Just in Time orders a product just before it is used; Minimum and maximum is a predetermined number that states the min and max amount to be kept on shelf.
Which of the following is not an organ in the lymphatic system?
the thyroid is a gland that is a part of the endocrine system that produces hormones. Thymus, tonsil and spleen are organs part of the lymphatic system that production and proper functioning of the immune system.
E-prescribing tools can include all the following except?
Printers are output devices. Software, hardware, and touch screens can be used to transfer prescription data among prescribers and pharmacy.
Which of the following is a disadvantage to implementing pharmacy information systems?
Databases may vary from one pharmacy to another.
Which of the following documentation form requires that patient profile be maintained for every patient regardless of the pharmacy setting?
A patient profile is required by OBRA 90 and may be either hard copy or a computerized list of the patient’s prescription and other information such name, date of birth and medical history. Medication administration record documents medication administered to a patient. Physician order sheet listing the physician order including drug and nondrug orders. Resident monitoring form documents behavior of a patient and any precipitating factors.
A physician with a DEA number starting with “X” represents?
“X” is used for prescribers who qualify to order medications used to treat opioid addiction. Mid-level practitioners use the letter “M”. The letters A, B, or F are used for all other physicians writing a prescription for controlled substances.
What storage condition would indicate a temperature of 75 degrees Fahrenheit?
Controlled room temperature range from 59 to 86 degrees; Cold is 36 to 46 degrees; Cool is 46 to 59 degree; Warm 86 to 104 degrees.
In which section of the drug monograph would you find an abbreviated summary of the most clinically adverse reactions?
Warning and precaution sections gives a summary of the most clinically adverse reactions and action taken. Adverse reactions list commonly occurring adverse reactions and incidence of these effects. Overdosage gives information on toxicity and the antidotes. Contraindication are situations in which the drug should not be used.
All the following are classification list of hazardous waste based on ignitability, corrosivity, reactivity and toxicity except?
Q is not a list for hazardous waste. All other lists F, K, P and U are types of hazardous waste. P and U list may be found in a pharmacy.
Which dispense as written codes indicates an override?
DAW code 6 indicates an override; 1 indicates substitution not allowed by provider; 3 indicates substitution allowed – pharmacist selected; 4 indicates substitution allowed – generic drug not in stock
Which of the following is a way to reduce medication errors for a pharmacy technician?
Pharmacy technicians should do a mental check of dosage appropriateness and bring any concerns to the attention of the pharmacist. Never use error prone abbreviation, scan the original prescription and maintain a safe work area are way pharmacies can reduce errors.
Which of the following date is assigned by the pharmacy when repacking a medication?
A beyond use date is assigned by the pharmacy when repackaging or compounding a medication. Expiration date is given by the manufacturer; Prescription date is written by the physician; Compounding date is given when a product is compounded.
Which of the following hormone stimulates bone and muscle growth in men?
One of the functions of testosterone is bone and skeletal muscle growth which affects size and mass. Androgen stimulates and controls development and maintenance of male characteristics; Luteinizing stimulates secretions of sex steroids from gonads; Progesterone has no function in men
Pharmacy technicians are not allowed to counsel patients. Which of the following is considered counseling of a patient?
Providing information about action to take if a dose is missed is considered counseling because this decision must be made by the pharmacist.
The technician is checking the refrigerators temperature that reads 8 degree Celsius, what is this temperature in Fahrenheit?
Answer "46.4" - Multiplying 8 times 1.8. Add the product 14.4 to 32.
Insurance companies enact plan limitations to control drug use, which of the following is a limitation for a mail order pharmacy for days’ supply?
Days supply restriction for a mail order supplies is 90 days. Retail pharmacies will have a 30 day limit.
Which of the following is a method of payment when a patient does not have insurance?
When a patient is responsible for the total cost of their prescription, they must pay by using cash, check or credit card. Coupons are used for specific products as an incentive for the patient to take the drug; Prior authorization is needed before a prescription can be filled by the physician from the managed care organization; Private plans gives the patient a prescription drug card from a pharmacy benefits manager.
Which of the following is not a condition that affects the dermatological system of skin?
Onychomycosis is fungal condition that affects the nails, and is the most common disease of the nails. It normally starts with the tip of the toe nails. Acne, psoriasis and Urticaria all are conditions that affect the skin.
Which of the indicates the correct expiration date for 12/17?
All medication expiration dates with a month and year indicates the last day of the month.
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