Medication Administration Quiz For Unlicensed Personnel

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Medication Administration Quiz For Unlicensed Personnel

In a perfect world, medication would always be administered by a professional, but sometimes there’s no other choice. If you ever find yourself in a situation where you need to help somebody take their medication, for example, if you work with children and some of them have medical requirements, then this quiz for unlicensed personnel will help provide you with a base level of knowledge regarding the topic.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Which of the following should be considered a medical emergency?
    • A. 

      Your co-worker complains of indigestion after eating pizza

    • B. 

      You hear a sound indicating that someone has accessed the AED

    • C. 

      The heat index for the day is supposed to be over 100 degrees

    • D. 

      The weartherman reports a high pollen count for the day

  • 2. 
    The school nurse is not in the building.  A student comes to the office who is continuously coughing.  What question should you ask first?
    • A. 

      Do you need a drink of water?

    • B. 

      Would you like to sit and rest?

    • C. 

      Do you have asthma?

    • D. 

      How long have you had that cough?

  • 3. 
    A student needs to take their inhaler.  The nurse is not in the building. What do you do?
    • A. 

      Go to the nursing office with the student

    • B. 

      Open the medication book and look for the student's medication order and medication administration (MAR) sheet.

    • C. 

      Perform the 5 rights of medication administration.

    • D. 

      Unlock the medication cabinet and obtain the medication.

    • E. 

      Have the student take the medication

    • F. 

      You should have the student take both puffs of medication back to back without waiting between puffs.

    • G. 

      All the above

    • H. 

      A,B,C,D

    • I. 

      A,B,C,D,E

  • 4. 
    Which of the four items are needed to accept medication for administration at school.
    1. Doctors order form (Hold Harmless- signed by physician, parent) (Permission To Retain Form-signed by the physician, parent, and student)
    2. The medication in the original pharmacy container. If OTC, in the original box with student’s name
    3. The information on the container must match the written order.
    4. The medication must be locked up after accepting it.
    • A. 

      1

    • B. 

      1 and 2

    • C. 

      1, 2, and 3

    • D. 

      All the above

  • 5. 
    You must have a student verbally tell you their full name every time you give medication.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 6. 
    How many times must you read the medicine label on the medication bottle?
    • A. 

      Once

    • B. 

      Twice

    • C. 

      Three times

    • D. 

      Four times

  • 7. 
    You do not need to check the medication and dose written on the doctor’s orders with the medication label on the bottle? 
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 8. 
    A parent hands you a bottle of medication and tells you that her child will have to take this during school.  The school nurse is out sick.  What do you do? 
    • A. 

      Hand the medication bottle back to the parent.

    • B. 

      Accept the medication

    • C. 

      Explain that you need physician orders signed by the doctor and parent to be able to give medication at school.

    • D. 

      Explain to the parent that he/she should turn in the order form and medication at one time to avoid any confusion or errors.

    • E. 

      C and D

    • F. 

      A,C,D

  • 9. 
     Who should be informed when a medication error occurs?
    • A. 

      The school nurse

    • B. 

      The parent

    • C. 

      The parent, the school nurse, and the administrator/principal.

    • D. 

      A and B

  • 10. 
    Check the steps needed to document that you gave a medication.
    • A. 

      Find the Medication Administration Record in the medication book.

    • B. 

      Find the student’s MAR for the medication you are giving.

    • C. 

      In the appropriate box for the correct date, write the time and your initials in the box.

    • D. 

      Sign in the signature block at the bottom of the page.

    • E. 

      Document in Aspen

  • 11. 
    What are the five rights of medication administration? Select all possible options
    • A. 

      Right Student

    • B. 

      Right location

    • C. 

      Right medication

    • D. 

      Right dose

    • E. 

      Right time

    • F. 

      Right route

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