Pharmacy Technician Practice Test (PTCB)- 3

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Which of the following is not a quality-related event?

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An incorrect pharmacy is not a quality related event because it doesn’t involve inappropriate dispensing or administration of a prescribed medication.

Which of the following medication is used to treat GERD?

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Ranitidine is used to treat gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD). Infliximab treats Crohn’s disease; Loperamine treats diarrhea; Bisacodyl treats constipation

Which of the following report is used to account for significant theft or loss of a controlled substance?

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diversion reports are used to track significant theft or loss of controlled substance. Inventory report is used to determine inventory count based on various factors; override is used to determine the pharmacy personnel users that override or disregard warnings employed by the system; Usage evaluate patterns and trends of medications.

Which DEA Form is used to engage in wholesale distribution by retail pharmacy for drugs containing pseudoephedrine?

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DEA Form 510 is used to for retail pharmacies that want to engage in wholesale distribution of bulk quantities containing pseudoephedrine, phenylpropanolamine or ephedrine. DEA Form 41 is used for authorization to destroy controlled substances; DEA Form 106 is used for loss and theft of controlled substance; DEA Form 222 is used to order and transfer Schedule II controlled substances.

Which of the following is the classification for Vesicare?

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Vesicare is classified as an agent for treatment of overactive bladder.

When entering the information into the computer, which code would be used for the spouse?

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The code 02 is used to show the relationship to the cardholder as the spouse. 03 is used for dependent; 00 or 01 can be used for the cardholder.

A daily log should be kept for medications stored in the refrigerator that must maintain a temperature of?

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The refrigerator temperature ranges from 2 to 8 degrees C. All medications have specific storage conditions determined by the manufacturer. 20 to 25 degrees represents controlled room temperature; -25 to -10 degrees represents freezer; 8 to 15 degrees represents cool.

The medical term -phagia means which of the following?

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Answer "Eat" - phagia means eat; -algia means pain; -pathy means disease; peri- means around

The transferring of a Schedule II prescription can be done how many times?

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A Schedule II prescription are not transferrable because they can be filled only once. Schedule III – V prescriptions may be transferred one time only.

Which of the following is used to identify medications affected by recalls?

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The pharmacy is notified by the FDA or manufacturer with the drug name, strength package size, lot number and expiration and reason for recall.

Which of the following demonstrates the gross profit formula?

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The selling price minus the purchase price of a medication is considered the gross profit. The purchase price plus the cost to dispense is the selling price; overall cost multiplied by desired percent profit is the net profit; selling price minus the overall cost is the profit.

Which of the following is a drug the helps remove mucous from the respiratory system?

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Expectorants are used to remove mucous secretions by loosening and thinning sputum making it easy to expectorate. Antitussives are used to decrease the coughing reflex; Decongestants are used to shrink swollen membranes in the nasal cavity; Antihistamines are used to inhibit the effects of histamines.

Which of the following is not a reason a claim will be rejected?

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A claim will not be rejected due to the medication strength. Claims will be rejected because of incorrect days’ supply -19; refill too soon -79; incomplete prescriber ID-25

Which of the following types of errors describes administration to the patient of medication not authorized by a legitimate prescriber?

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unauthorized drug error would include wrong drug, a dose to wrong patient or unordered drug. Omission error describes failure to administer a drug; monitoring error describes failure to review a prescribed regimen; wrong dosage describes administration of a dosage form other than what was ordered.

What type of injectable water is intended to be use for injections?

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Bacteriostatic water is used to reconstitute powder form of medication. Purified, sterile water for irrigation and water can’t be used to reconstitute injectable drug because it is not considered free of certain microorganisms.

A prescription is written for Dilantin 125mg/5ml # 16oz, 2 tsp po bid. What is the days supply?

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First convert dispense quantity to ml’s, then determine quantity to be taken in one day. 16oz = 480ml, 2 tsp = 10ml x bid = 20ml. 480ml divided by 20ml

Which of the following organization regulates pharmacies and other entities that manufacture or distribute medication?

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The State Board ensures pharmacists and technicians meet certain standard for licensure as well as regulates pharmacies. ISMP is dedicated to medication error and prevention and safe medication practices. TJC accredits health care organization and USP establishes standard for medication identity.

Which type of Laminar Flood Hood uses recycled air within the hood?

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Type B3 uses recycled air with the hood. B1 expel most of the contaminated air. B2 removes all contaminated air to the outside. Type A recirculates a portion of the air.

Which of the following is an incorrect match for the ISMP tall man lettering?

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Tall man lettering help distinguish similar drugs making them less prone to mix-ups. This draws attention to the dissimilarities in their names.

Which of the following is a way pharmacy information systems can be used?

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Clinical screening help pharmacy personnel analyze and filter data to make clinical decisions. Electronic audit request, financial information and codified prescription sig formatting are types of standards created by the NCPDP for electronic exchange.

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