New Hire Probationary Exam-region care Pharmacist

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New Hire Probationary Exam-region care Pharmacist


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  • 1. 
    Home infusion pharmacy refers to all of the following route of administration EXCEPT:
    • A. 

      Through a needle

    • B. 

      Through a catheter

    • C. 

      Oral

    • D. 

      Intravenous

    • E. 

      Intramuscular

  • 2. 
    True or False: The goal of home infusion is to teach patients and caregivers to be independent in the administration of the medications. Therefore, home infusion nurses visit the patient initially, instruct on sterile technique, and only returns when there is a new medication to needs to be started.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 3. 
    Home infusion referrals must have all of the following EXCEPT:
    • A. 

      Patients must have more than 5 medications to be administered at home

    • B. 

      Patients must be able to learn therapy

    • C. 

      Patients must have a home nursing agency

    • D. 

      Patients must have a pending insurance approval

    • E. 

      All of the above

  • 4. 
    The elastomeric is a device in which medication fills the balloon and the patient connects to the tubing and the balloon compresses. The only con of such home infusion device is:
    • A. 

      Children cannot use the elastomeric

    • B. 

      Flow rate are not exact

    • C. 

      Contamination of the balloon is very likely

    • D. 

      Administration via the connected tube is difficult to learn

    • E. 

      The elastomeric not disposable and constantly needs upkeep

  • 5. 
    A new referral patient has an order for Nafcillin 2 grams IV Q4h. After reviewing the order for dose, allergies, and IV access, the pharmacist is concerned about administering a dose every 4 hours. What is the best solution for this patient who is leaving for home from the medical center?
    • A. 

      Convert patient to PO dosing

    • B. 

      Have the home infusion nurse visit every 4 hours

    • C. 

      Teach the patient how to administer the dose

    • D. 

      Ambulatory infusion pump programmed for every 4 hours

  • 6. 
    Which of the following home infusion methods allows the pharmacy to attach a vial to the bag without mixing the contents and the patient mixes the bad at the time of administration?
    • A. 

      IVPB

    • B. 

      IV-Push

    • C. 

      Pole mounted pumped

    • D. 

      Minibag-Plus

    • E. 

      All of the above is prepared as described.

  • 7. 
    Which of the following is NOT an IV access device?
    • A. 

      Central catheter

    • B. 

      Implanted ports

    • C. 

      Peripherally inserted central catheters

    • D. 

      Peripheral IV lines

    • E. 

      All of the above are IV access devices

  • 8. 
    A patient pathway or plan of care is a document created by the pharmacy to plan the course of treatment for the patient to assure positive outcomes for the therapy. Which of the following is NOT included in the patient pathway/plan of care?
    • A. 

      Directions on how to administer medications

    • B. 

      Potential problems

    • C. 

      Interventions to monitor potential problems

    • D. 

      Goals for the course of therapy

    • E. 

      All of the above are included in the plan of care.

  • 9. 
    Medication profiles for patients are generally received once a patient is discharged from the hospital. The home infusion nurse reconciles the med list and forwards it to the pharmacy for review. Med profiles are updated via the patient interview once a week. How often are full med review performed by pharmacist?
    • A. 

      During the once weekly med update

    • B. 

      Every 30 days

    • C. 

      Every 60 days

    • D. 

      When there is a change in the med list

  • 10. 
    TPN goals are set for each specific patient based on certain parameters. Which of the following is NOT a parameter that determines the TPN goals?
    • A. 

      Electrolyte imbalance

    • B. 

      Weight gain of # lbs by x days

    • C. 

      Prealbumin goal

    • D. 

      Caloric goals

    • E. 

      Hydration status

  • 11. 
    There are two types of home infusion pharmacy technicians. Which kind of pharmacy technician will perform the following duties? CPhT degree, calls patient weekly for refill/delivery, screen patients for progress with therapy, obtain lab values for pharmacist?
    • A. 

      Patient Service Representative 

    • B. 

      Compounding Pharmacy Technician

  • 12. 
    An ambulatory infusion center is available to patients for which of the following reasons?
    • A. 

      Patients or caretakers who cannot learn how to administer medication

    • B. 

      Patients who have short-interval dosing of medications

    • C. 

      Patients who require a nurse or physician to monitor throughout the infusion

    • D. 

      Patients who receive more than 1 medication infusion in a day

    • E. 

      All of the above