Phm 1950 Test

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Phm 1950 Test

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  • 1. 
    The second letter included in the DEA number correlates to the:
    • A. 

      Name of the controlled substance

    • B. 

      Status of the prescriber.

    • C. 

      Prescriber's last name.

  • 2. 
    When reviewing a prescription for Ambien, the pharmacy technician notices it is missing the date. The pharmacy technician should:
    • A. 

      Ask the patient when the prescriber issued the prescription and enter that date, then ask the patient to initial the change.

    • B. 

      Refer the patient to the pharmacist because the prescription is incomplete.

    • C. 

      Fill the prescription anyway, using that day's date.

  • 3. 
    Prescription for Diflucan includes the letters DAW. What does this mean?
    • A. 

      The pharmacy may not substitute a generic drug for Diflucan.

    • B. 

      The pharmacist must verify the prescriber's DEA number.

    • C. 

      The patient will not be eligible for any refills on Diflucan.

  • 4. 
    The pharmacy technician is authorized to add which of the following information to the prescription form?
    • A. 

      The date the prescription was written

    • B. 

      Whether generic drug substitutions may be made

    • C. 

      The patient's address and date of birth

  • 5. 
    When reviewing a refill request for an oral contraceptive phoned in by a patient, the pharmacy technician notes that the patient is out of refills. The technician should:
    • A. 

      Notify the pharmacist who may then obtain a refill authorization from the prescriber.

    • B. 

      Contact the prescriber directly to obtain a refill authorization.

    • C. 

      Wait for the patient to come into the pharmacy, and then let her know she is out of refills.

  • 6. 
    Refills on Schedule II drugs:
    • A. 

      Require a refill authorization by the prescriber.

    • B. 

      Are not permitted by law.

    • C. 

      May only be dispensed every 30 days.

  • 7. 
    A patient comes to the pharmacy with a prescription for Naprosyn. When reviewing her patient profile, the pharmacy technician notices she is also taking Aleve. This is an example of a(n):
    • A. 

      Contraindication.

    • B. 

      Drug duplication

    • C. 

      Therapeutic duplication

  • 8. 
    A pharmacy technician in a healthcare system pharmacy may use the patient profile to perform the following functions except:
    • A. 

      Credit the patient for discontinued medications

    • B. 

      Refill a missing medication

    • C. 

      Verify or accept new medication orders

    • D. 

      Input new medication orders

  • 9. 
    The pharmacy technician is entering the information from the patient's insurance card into his patient profile; the patient code 02 represents the:
    • A. 

      Subscriber/self

    • B. 

      Subscriber's child/dependent

    • C. 

      Subscriber's second child/dependent

    • D. 

      Subscriber's spouse

  • 10. 
    The patient profile in a hospital setting must be:
    • A. 

      Updated upon the patient's request upon each new visit to the facility

    • B. 

      Updated each time the patient visits the hospital in case pertinent information has changed

    • C. 

      Created from scratch regardless of whether the patient is new to the hospital or a repeat patient

    • D. 

      Transferred to a retail pharmacy upon the patient's discharge from the facility

  • 11. 
    In a patient's profile under third-party information, the patient is listed with 03 under the patient code. What does this code usually indicate?
    • A. 

      There is no patient code under third-party information.

    • B. 

      The patient is the primary cardholder.

    • C. 

      The patient is the spouse of the primary cardholder.

    • D. 

      The patient is a child of the primary cardholder

  • 12. 
    A list of prescription drugs that a health insurance plan will pay for is called a(n):
    • A. 

      Index

    • B. 

      Co-payment

    • C. 

      Contract

    • D. 

      Formulary

  • 13. 
    Medicaid:
    • A. 

      Is a program that provides general health insurance for qualified individuals who are unemployed

    • B. 

      Is a state program of health insurance for individuals and families who do not have insurance

    • C. 

      Is a program that provides prescription health coverage for individuals who are over 65 years of age

    • D. 

      Is a joint federal-state program of health insurance for eligible low-income individuals and families

  • 14. 
    Antibiotics are used to treat:
    • A. 

      Viral infections

    • B. 

      Bacterial, fungal, or viral infections

    • C. 

      Bacterial infections

    • D. 

      Fungal infectioons

  • 15. 
    The directions "1 pr bid n & v" can be translated as:
    • A. 

      Insert 1 suppository rectally twice daily for nausea and vomiting.

    • B. 

      Insert 1 suppository rectally twice daily as needed for nausea and vomiting

    • C. 

      Take 1 tablet by mouth twice daily for nausea and vomiting

    • D. 

      Take 1 tablet by mouth twice daily as needed for nausea and vomiting

  • 16. 
    A physician might write a prescription for an extemporaneous compound for the following reasons except: Write your response here:
    • A. 

      The medication is not manufactured in a dosage form suitable for the patient

    • B. 

      The patient needs a less costly alternative product

    • C. 

      The medication is not manufactured commercially

    • D. 

      The medication is not manufactured in a strength suitable for the patient

  • 17. 
    The term viscous means:
    • A. 

      Strong smelling

    • B. 

      Watery

    • C. 

      Jellylike

    • D. 

      Greasy

  • 18. 
      A deductible is:
    • A. 

      A fixed dollar amount during the benefit period that the beneficiary pays before the insurer makes any payments

    • B. 

      A fixed dollar amount paid by the beneficiary at the time of service

    • C. 

      The amount paid for coverage of medical benefits for a defined period

    • D. 

      A specified percentage of medical plan expenses which the beneficiary pays each time services are used.

  • 19. 
    A drug order for Astramorph/PF (morphine sulfate) reads: PO; 10-30 mg q4h PRN. How often should the patient take this drug?
    • A. 

      Every 4 hours

    • B. 

      4 times a day

    • C. 

      Only as needed

    • D. 

      Once only

  • 20. 
      A hospital pharmacy receives a STAT order for a drug. What does this mean?
    • A. 

      The drug order should be filled within 10 minutes

    • B. 

      The drug order should be filled under certain circumstances

    • C. 

      The drug order should remain on file for the patient

    • D. 

      The drug order should be filled immediately

  • 21. 
    Which route of administration places the drug between the cheek and gum?
    • A. 

      Buccal

    • B. 

      Sublingual

    • C. 

      Topical

    • D. 

      Transdermal

  • 22. 
    If a prescription was written for 40 tablets with the directions "1-2 po qid prn", how long will the supply last?
    • A. 

      20 days

    • B. 

      10 days

    • C. 

      5 days

    • D. 

      7 days

  • 23. 
    A patient is taking 2 tbsp of medication every 6 hours. He is dispensed a 12 fl oz bottle of medication. How many days will this medication last?
    • A. 

      4 days

    • B. 

      6 days

    • C. 

      2 days

    • D. 

      3 days

  • 24. 
    A morphine PCA is ordered at 0.5 mg q 20 min prn. What is the maximum amount of medication the patient can receive over 24 hours?
    • A. 

      3,600 mcg

    • B. 

      0.036 g

    • C. 

      360 mg

    • D. 

      0.36 g

  • 25. 
    A patient is to receive 5 mcg/kg/h of a medication. If the patient weighs 195 lb, how many milligrams will the patient receive over a 24-hour period?
    • A. 

      443 mg

    • B. 

      0.44 mg

    • C. 

      10.6 mg

    • D. 

      10,632 mg

  • 26. 
    The technician is instructed to make 500 grams of 3% hydrocortisone cream. In stock is 8% hydrocortisone cream and Eucerin cream base. How much of each ingredient will be used?
    • A. 

      307.5 grams of 8% cream and 192.5 grams of Eucerin cream base

    • B. 

      187.5 grams of 8% cream and 312.5 grams of Eucerin cream base

    • C. 

      312.5 grams of 8% cream and 187.5 grams of Eucerin cream base

    • D. 

      192.5 grams of 8% cream and 307.5 grams of Eucerin cream base

  • 27. 
    The pharmacy technician receives an order to add 60 mEq of potassium chloride to an IV bag. In stock, the technician has a 40 mL bottle of potassium chloride with a strength of 4.4 mEq/mL. How many milliliters of concentrate must the technician add to the IV?
    • A. 

      9.1 mL

    • B. 

      15.5 mL

    • C. 

      13.6 mL

    • D. 

      6.2 mL

  • 28. 
    A patient has brought the pharmacy technician a prescription that does not specify a dispense quantity. It states, "Take by mouth 2 tablets before breakfast, 1 before lunch, 2 before dinner and 1 at bedtime." Determine the dispense quantity needed for a 30-day supply.
    • A. 

      120 tablets

    • B. 

      180 tablets

    • C. 

      160 tablets

    • D. 

      220 tablets

  • 29. 
    You need to compound sorbitol 25% 500 mL by mixing sorbitol 70% with sterile water. How much of each will  you need?
    • A. 

      321.4 mL of 70% sorbitol and 178.6 mL of sterile water

    • B. 

      250 mL of 70% sorbitol and 250 mL of sterile water

    • C. 

      325 mL of 70% sorbitol and 175 mL of sterile water

    • D. 

      178.6 mL of 70% sorbitol and 321.4 of sterile water

  • 30. 
    Amitriptyline 100-mg cost $142.50/1000 tabs and the pharmacy applies a 40% markup on the cost plus $10.50 dispensing fee. What will the patient be charged for 90 tabs.
    • A. 

      $190.05

    • B. 

      $12.83

    • C. 

      $23.33

    • D. 

      $28.46

  • 31. 
    A bolus is:
    • A. 

      A multi-dose injection

    • B. 

      A one-time single-dose injection

    • C. 

      A 24 hour single-dose injection

    • D. 

      None of the above

  • 32. 
    DAW means:
    • A. 

      You can dispense when its needed

    • B. 

      You can use the brand if it is in stock

    • C. 

      Dispense the brand per the patients request

    • D. 

      Dispense the brand per doctor's orders

  • 33. 
    A patient is prescribed Vicodin and Tylenol. Both medications contain acetaminophen. This is a:
    • A. 

      Therapeutic duplication

    • B. 

      Drug duplication

    • C. 

      Neither because the strength is different

  • 34. 
    When dispensing a controlled substance, a pharmacy technician should do all of the following except:
    • A. 

      Confirm that the label, script, and stock bottle match

    • B. 

      Explain to the patient the side effects of the medication

    • C. 

      Verify that the prescriber's DEA number is on the script

    • D. 

      Count the medication twice for accuracy

  • 35. 
    What does the first segment of the NDC number identify?
    • A. 

      The drug product identification code

    • B. 

      The drug manufacturer's packaging

    • C. 

      The drug manufacturer's identification code

    • D. 

      The drug's federal legend or Rx