March Medication Madness Month Quiz 1

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March Medication Madness Month Quiz 1


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Make sure the volume is 'up' on your computer.You might need a little patience as the video gets started over the network - don't try to go backwards while you wait or you'll lose what you've done... just wait because it will happen.Click on 'next' once the video stops playing.
  • 2. 
    Which of the medications on OHS's High Risk Drug Register are not mentioned in the song?Hint: Listen out for azathioprine, insulin, midazolam, paracetamol, potassium and warfarin
  • 3. 
    In the upcoming accreditation, Standard 4 refers to Medication Safety
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 4. 
    You are working on afternoon shift on a Saturday in the Surgical Ward and a patient is charted for some Clozapine tablets at 2000. There is an “N” written in the previous evening’s dose. You check the patient’s drawer and there is no stock.  What should you do?
    • A. 

      Put another “N” on the chart as obviously the medication can’t be obtained

    • B. 

      Don’t worry about it - it’s not a very important medication

    • C. 

      Steal some Clozapine from another patient’s supply

    • D. 

      Call the Campus Nurse Manager who will organise to get some Clozapine from the Bloomfield After-Hours Drug Cupboard

  • 5. 
    Which of the following is not an abbreviation indicating a medicine is slow release?
    • A. 

      MR

    • B. 

      XR

    • C. 

      IR

    • D. 

      OROS

  • 6. 
    The pharmacists at OHS use which colour pens?
  • 7. 
    Which of the medications on OHS's High Risk Drug Register are not mentioned in the song?
    • A. 

      Azathioprine

    • B. 

      Insulin

    • C. 

      Midazolam

    • D. 

      Paracetamol

    • E. 

      Potassium

    • F. 

      Warfarin

  • 8. 
    You are working on the medical ward and you see a drug order for Coveram 5/5 one tablet mane. Which of the following could you do?
    • A. 

      Look up the drug in MIMS or AMH to establish what is being ordered

    • B. 

      Ring pharmacy for assistance during opening hours, or speak to the campus nurse manager

    • C. 

      Ask the prescriber to write this order as two separate orders for the different drug components

    • D. 

      Ask the patient if they brought their medicines with them as you are not familiar with the medication

    • E. 

      All of the above are helpful approaches

  • 9. 
    This photo was taken recently in OHS after a ward-to-ward transfer of a patient and their medications.Select the correct option:
    • A. 

      This is not acceptable as the Medication Handling in NSW Public Health Facilities Policy (PD2013_043) states that all medications must be stored in patient care areas in the same container as received from the Pharmacy Service.

    • B. 

      This was an acceptable way to transfer this patient's medications as the medication and strength are clearly visible on all of the foils and RNs are trained to be alert when administering medication

  • 10. 
    What is wrong with the following medication order?
    • A. 

      A. The prescriber has not written the dose time

    • B. 

      B. The indication does not match the medication

    • C. 

      C. Nothing

    • D. 

      D. Both A and B

  • 11. 
    Which of the following is INCORRECT?
    • A. 

      When there is a need to destroy any S8 medications, pharmacy should be phoned with a request. The drugs should be kept in the safe until a pharmacist visits the ward

    • B. 

      To obtain a S8 medication when the pharmacy is closed the ward should complete an S8 requisition and contact the ADON or CNM to facilitate supply

    • C. 

      Unwanted patient's own S8 medications can be sent to pharmacy with the Spotless Couriers

    • D. 

      When administering an S8 medication to a patient, two nurses must be present from the moment the keys go into the safe until the patient receives the medication, and all forms of documentation (including the medication chart) should be signed by both nurses

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