Medication Safety And Pharmacology Exam

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Medication Safety And Pharmacology Exam

When you fall sick, you may be given some medication you need to take so that you can get back to being healthy. A pharmacologist is given the role of understanding medications given to a client and ensuring that they are taken correctly. Take this medication safety and pharmacology exam and see how competent you are as a profession.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    It is necessary to aspirate for blood prior to injecting an intramuscular injection.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 2. 
    All medication errors, “near misses”, and severe adverse reactions to a medication or vaccine while still in the clinic are reported using the on-line LSCC Patient/Visitor Adverse Incident Report located under the “LSCC Forms”.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 3. 
    • A. 

      Administer appropriate medications only after confirming patient identification, using 2 identifiers

    • B. 

      Independently refill a prescription for routine medications for a regular patient in the practice

    • C. 

      Administer continuous IV medicated and filtered infusions to patients requiring fluids or IV drips

  • 4. 
    A nurse draws up several vaccines for her patient and then is called away for an emergency and will be unable to return.  She asks the MA to give the vaccines to the patient for her.  The MA should:
    • A. 

      Accept the delegated task from the RN, and administer the pre-filled syringes to the patient

    • B. 

      Discard the pre-drawn syringes, re-draw and administer the vaccines herself, practicing the 5 rights of safe medication administration

    • C. 

      Tell the patient the nurse will be gone indefinitely and they will have to wait for her return

    • D. 

      Tell her supervisor

  • 5. 
    The most common causes of medication errors are: distractions and interruptions during medication administration, inadequate staffing and high nurse - patient ratios, illegible medication orders, incorrect dosage calculations, sound alike drug names and look alike packaging.  To minimize the potential for an error to occur the nurse must do which of the following:
    • A. 

      Check the five rights before administering the drug

    • B. 

      Ensure the patient’s identity, and check allergy status prior to administration of the medication.

    • C. 

      Have the patient state his/her full name and date of birth. Compare to the medical record and physician order.

    • D. 

      All of the above are correct.

  • 6. 
    Medication Reconciliation is a process which includes:  
    • A. 

      Updating information on the medications the patient is currently taking and documenting this information on a list.

    • B. 

      Giving the patient or family member a complete updated list of their medications at the end of the clinic visit

    • C. 

      Updating the information when the patient’s medication changes

    • D. 

      Comparing the medication information the patient brought to the clinic with the medications ordered for the patient by the Provider in order to identify and resolve discrepancies

    • E. 

      All of the above

  • 7. 
    • A. 

      Lot number and expiration date

    • B. 

      Dosage administered, Route of administration and Administration site

    • C. 

      Educational literature given to the patient and the date it was updated (VIS)

    • D. 

      All of the above

  • 8. 
    • A. 

      Anterolateral upper thigh (vastus lateralis) or outer upper arm (Deltoid)

    • B. 

      Abdomen

    • C. 

      Back of the upper outer arm

    • D. 

      Antecubital vein

  • 9. 
    A subcutaneous injection may be given in the:
    • A. 

      Back of the upper outer arm

    • B. 

      Outer aspect of the upper thigh

    • C. 

      Abdomen

    • D. 

      All of the above

  • 10. 
    Multi dose vials must:
    • A. 

      Be labeled with the date and time opened

    • B. 

      Be labeled with your initials

    • C. 

      Be discarded after 28 days

    • D. 

      Be labeled with expiration date label and your initials

    • E. 

      C and D

  • 11. 
    Which of the following diluents may be used when preparing Rocephin?
    • A. 

      Normal Saline

    • B. 

      D5W

    • C. 

      1% Lidocaine

    • D. 

      All of the above

    • E. 

      C only

  • 12. 
    A patient is to receive Benadryl (Diphenhydramine) 50 mg PO x 1 for an allergic rash.  The tablets you have on hand are 25 mg per 1 tablet.  How much Benadryl do you give the patient?  (Select the best answer from the choices listed. Please show your work on a separate piece of paper and submit to your site manager.)
    • A. 

      1 tablet

    • B. 

      100 mg

    • C. 

      2 tablets

    • D. 

      4 tablets

  • 13. 
    A small boy weighs 35 lbs.  What is his weight in kilograms?  (Select the best answer from the choices listed. Please show your work on a separate piece of paper and submit to your site manager.) 
    • A. 

      15.9 kg

    • B. 

      77 kg

    • C. 

      35 kg

    • D. 

      10 kg

  • 14. 
    One tsp (teaspoon) is equal to (Select the best answer from the choices listed. Please show your work on a separate piece of paper and submit to your site manager.)
    • A. 

      15 ml

    • B. 

      5 ml

    • C. 

      1 ounce

    • D. 

      10 ml

  • 15. 
    • A. 

      10 ml Ibuprofen oral suspension (100 mg/5ml)

    • B. 

      Three Ibuprofen tablets (100 mg/chewable tablet)

    • C. 

      One Ibuprofen tablet (100 mg/chewable tablet)

    • D. 

      Either A or C are both correct

  • 16. 
    What is the generic name for Benadryl?
    • A. 

      Ibuprofen

    • B. 

      Ceftriaxone

    • C. 

      Diphenhydramine Hydrochloride

    • D. 

      Acetaminophen

    • E. 

      Vaccinate against Diptheria, Tetanus, and Pertussis

  • 17. 
    What is the generic name for Tylenol?
    • A. 

      Ibuprofen

    • B. 

      Ceftriaxone

    • C. 

      Diphenhydramine Hydrochloride

    • D. 

      Acetaminophen

    • E. 

      Vaccinate against Diptheria, Tetanus, and Pertussis

  • 18. 
    What is the generic name for Motrin?
    • A. 

      Ibuprofen

    • B. 

      Ceftriaxone

    • C. 

      Diphenhydramine Hydrochloride

    • D. 

      Acetaminophen

    • E. 

      Vaccinate against Diptheria, Tetanus, and Pertussis

  • 19. 
    What is the generic name for Rocephin?
    • A. 

      Ibuprofen

    • B. 

      Ceftriaxone

    • C. 

      Diphenhydramine Hydrochloride

    • D. 

      Acetaminophen

    • E. 

      Vaccinate against Diptheria, Tetanus, and Pertussis

  • 20. 
    What is the generic name for DtaP?
    • A. 

      Ibuprofen

    • B. 

      Ceftriaxone

    • C. 

      Diphenhydramine Hydrochloride

    • D. 

      Acetaminophen

    • E. 

      Vaccinate against Diptheria, Tetanus, and Pertussis