Controlled Substances Trivia Quiz!

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  • 1. 

    The Medical Center policy for controlled substances is based on federal law, DEA, and VA regulations (VHA Handbook 1108.01, Controlled Substances).

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    The explanation for the given correct answer is that the Medical Center policy for controlled substances is indeed based on federal law, DEA, and VA regulations as stated in VHA Handbook 1108.01. This means that the Medical Center follows the guidelines and regulations set by these authorities when it comes to handling and administering controlled substances. Therefore, the statement is true.

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  • 2. 

    Only pharmacists will be expected to adhere to the provisions in this policy.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    All pharmacists, nurses, physicians, and other professional staff will be expected to adhere to the provisions in this policy.

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  • 3. 

    Any identified discrepancy in inventory will be reported immediately to the Nurse Manager, Chief of Pharmacy, and the Controlled Substance Coordinator for follow-up and resolution.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    The statement suggests that any discrepancy in inventory will be reported immediately to the relevant authorities for further action. This indicates a proactive approach to addressing issues related to inventory management, ensuring transparency and accountability. By reporting discrepancies promptly, the organization can take necessary steps to resolve any issues and prevent potential problems related to controlled substances.

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  • 4. 

    When it is necessary to "waste" part of a controlled substance from an inpatient ward an entry in Omnicell documenting the usage will include the amount given.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    When it is necessary to "waste" part of a controlled substance from an inpatient ward an entry in Omnicell documenting the usage will include the amount given and the amount wasted.

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  • 5. 

    A witness is required for all waste activities.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    A witness is required for all waste activities because it helps to ensure accountability and proper handling of waste. Having a witness present ensures that waste is disposed of or managed in a responsible and legal manner, reducing the risk of environmental harm or illegal activities. The witness can provide a third-party verification of the waste activities, which adds credibility and transparency to the process. Additionally, having a witness can deter individuals or organizations from engaging in improper waste disposal practices, as they know they are being observed.

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  • 6. 

    Removal and disposal of transdermal narcotics must be done in the presence of another nurse (two RNs or an RN and an LPN).

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    The removal and disposal of transdermal narcotics requires the presence of another nurse, either two Registered Nurses (RNs) or an RN and a Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN). This is likely because transdermal narcotics can be potent and potentially dangerous substances, and having another nurse present ensures that proper procedures are followed and that any potential risks or errors are minimized.

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  • 7. 

    Documentation of wastage of narcotics in a PCA syringe or an epidural bag must also be documented on the PCA Flow Sheet or the Epidural Flow Sheet.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    The statement is true because documenting the wastage of narcotics in a PCA syringe or an epidural bag on the respective flow sheet ensures accurate record-keeping and accountability. This documentation helps healthcare professionals track the usage and wastage of narcotics, which is essential for patient safety and regulatory compliance. Additionally, it allows for proper monitoring and identification of any discrepancies in medication administration.

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  • 8. 

    Any suspected theft, diversion, or suspicious loss of drugs will be immediately reported to the CSC, VHA medical center Police Service, and the Medical Center Director for investigation.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    This statement is true because it states that any suspected theft, diversion, or suspicious loss of drugs will be immediately reported to the appropriate authorities for investigation. This shows that there is a protocol in place to address any potential issues related to drugs, ensuring that they are taken seriously and investigated promptly.

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