Module 6: Understanding California Medication Regulations

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  • 1. 
    What should you do if a family brings in medication that does not have a label from a pharmacy?
    • A. 

      Ask the family to get it in a pharmacy labeled vial next time

    • B. 

      Do not use the medication, explain how it must be labeled, and ask the family to return with it properly labeled

    • C. 

      Do not use the medication until you tape the doctor's order to the outside of the container

    • D. 

      None of the above

  • 2. 
    Are physician orders required to give a medication?
    • A. 

      Yes

    • B. 

      Yes, unless it is an over the counter medication, like Tylenol or aspirin

    • C. 

      No, as long as the responsible party or conservator is aware the medication is taken

    • D. 

      Yes, unless it is a vitamin

  • 3. 
    What medications must be written onto the Centrally Stored Medication Record?
    • A. 

      Any medication which is centrally stored

    • B. 

      Any medication, other than over the counter medications

    • C. 

      Only new medications

    • D. 

      Any medication purchase by the community

  • 4. 
    When a medication is refilled, you should:
    • A. 

      Log it onto the LIC 622 Centrally Stored Medication Record

    • B. 

      Discuss any changes with the resident

    • C. 

      Inspect the container to be sure all information is correct

    • D. 

      All of the above

  • 5. 
    Prescription labels may be altered by:
    • A. 

      Community staff designated to handle meds

    • B. 

      The administrator only

    • C. 

      The resident

    • D. 

      None of the above

  • 6. 
    When a medication is discontinued permanently, you must have:
    • A. 

      A physician order

    • B. 

      An order from the family

    • C. 

      An order from the resident

    • D. 

      Any of the above

  • 7. 
    When a medication is discontinued permanently, it must be:
    • A. 

      Given to licensed charitable organization for distribution to the poor

    • B. 

      Destroyed or returned to the pharmacy

    • C. 

      Given to the family

    • D. 

      Given to the resident

  • 8. 
    When a medication is temporarily discontinued, it must be:
    • A. 

      Destroyed

    • B. 

      Returned to the pharmacy

    • C. 

      Given to the family

    • D. 

      None of the above

  • 9. 
    What kind of medications has an expiration date?
    • A. 

      All medications

    • B. 

      All medications except ointments and creams

    • C. 

      All medications except injectables

    • D. 

      None of the above

  • 10. 
    When a resident transfers out of the community:
    • A. 

      Never give the medication to the responsible party to take to the new location, it must be destroyed

    • B. 

      Destroy the medication within 10 days

    • C. 

      Whenever possible it should go with the resident or responsible person or authorized representative, according to CCL guidelines

    • D. 

      None of the above

  • 11. 
    When a medication is transferred with a resident, the medication should:
    • A. 

      Be counted

    • B. 

      Be placed in something other than the original container from the pharmacy

    • C. 

      Destroyed immediately

    • D. 

      Returned to the family

  • 12. 
    If a resident refuses to take his medication
    • A. 

      You may force it in the mouth and force the resident to swallow using gentle pressure

    • B. 

      Don't worry about it

    • C. 

      Notify the physician within 14 days

    • D. 

      None of the above

  • 13. 
    If a resident continually refuses medication, it may be necessary to:
    • A. 

      Stop trying to give the resident medication

    • B. 

      Reassess the resident

    • C. 

      Use stronger measures

    • D. 

      Ask another resident to give the medication

  • 14. 
    In order to crush a medication, you must have:
    • A. 

      A special license

    • B. 

      A physician order

    • C. 

      Nothing, there are no special requirements

    • D. 

      Approval from licensing

  • 15. 
    If a resident has provided the community with a signed physician statement indicating his ability to determine his need for PRN medications, can clearly communicate his need for an "as needed" medication, and you have a complete physician order to give the medication, you:
    • A. 

      May assist with the medication as ordered

    • B. 

      May not give the medication, without first calling the physician each time prior to giving the medication

    • C. 

      May never give a PRN medication

    • D. 

      None of the above

  • 16. 
    When a medication is an injectable, like insulin, it may be given by:
    • A. 

      Any living relative of the resident

    • B. 

      A certified medical assistant

    • C. 

      A currently certified administrator

    • D. 

      None of the above

  • 17. 
    Injections are:
    • A. 

      Not allowed in a residential care community

    • B. 

      Allowed only if the resident can self inject

    • C. 

      Allowed only if the resident can self inject or it is given by a licensed nurse or physician

    • D. 

      All of the above

  • 18. 
    Herbal Medications:
    • A. 

      May not be centrally stored, as they are not made by license drug manufacturers

    • B. 

      May be centrally stored if the community agrees

    • C. 

      Must be centrally stored to the extent that prescription medications are centrally stored

    • D. 

      None of the above

  • 19. 
    When assisting a resident with medication, the caregiver:
    • A. 

      Is only responsible for handling the medication to the resident

    • B. 

      Is required to verify if the medication was consumed

    • C. 

      Is only responsible for leaving the medication in the resident's room

    • D. 

      None of the above

  • 20. 
    When a resident goes on an outing you may:
    • A. 

      Send one dose of the medication

    • B. 

      Send one day of medication

    • C. 

      Not send medication out of the facility

    • D. 

      None of the above

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