Pharmacology Lecture 1

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Pharmacology Quizzes & Trivia

Review Quiz based on pharmacology lecture 1 coveringintro to Rx writing, scheduled drugs, PA prescribing laws


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    A written, verbal, or electronic order from a practitioner or designated agent to a pharmacist for a particular medication for a specific patient
  • 2. 
    Which is not a part of a Written Rx
    • A. 

      Superscription

    • B. 

      Postscript

    • C. 

      Subscription

    • D. 

      Signatura

    • E. 

      Prescriber's name and credentials

  • 3. 
    Which part of the written Rx is missing from this list: Superscription, inscription, subscription, Prescriber's name and credentials
  • 4. 
    Includes the Date when the drug order is written,and the  name, address and age of the patient
    • A. 

      Superscription

    • B. 

      Inscription

    • C. 

      Subscription

    • D. 

      Signatura

    • E. 

      Prescribers name and credentials

  • 5. 
    Body of the prescription, contains the name of each ingredient, contains the amount or strength of each ingredient
    • A. 

      Superscription

    • B. 

      Inscription

    • C. 

      Subscription

    • D. 

      Signatura

    • E. 

      Prescriber's name and credentials

  • 6. 
    Includes directions to the pharmacist usually a short simple sentence
    • A. 

      Superscription

    • B. 

      Inscription

    • C. 

      Subscription

    • D. 

      Signatura

    • E. 

      Prescriber's name and credentials

  • 7. 
    Make a solution, mix and place into 10 capsules, dispense 10 tablets
    • A. 

      Superscription

    • B. 

      Inscription

    • C. 

      Subscription

    • D. 

      Signatura

    • E. 

      Prescriber's name and credentials

  • 8. 
    Micheal Knight, 9/17/2010, 628 Elm Street NY, age 48
    • A. 

      Superscription

    • B. 

      Inscription

    • C. 

      Subscription

    • D. 

      Signatura

    • E. 

      Prescriber's name and credentials

  • 9. 
    From the Latin word meaning write, make, or label; directions to the patient, often written in Latin, pharmacist translates into English for patient
    • A. 

      Superscription

    • B. 

      Inscription

    • C. 

      Subscription

    • D. 

      Signatura

    • E. 

      Prescriber's name and credentials

  • 10. 
    John Smith, R.P.A.- C;  Luke Skywalker, PA-S; Dr. Jay M.D.
    • A. 

      Superscription

    • B. 

      Inscription

    • C. 

      Subscription

    • D. 

      Signatura

    • E. 

      Prescriber's name and credentials

  • 11. 
    Which cannot prescribe medication
    • A. 

      Veterinarian

    • B. 

      Dentist

    • C. 

      Nurse practitioner

    • D. 

      Psychologist

    • E. 

      Podiatrist

  • 12. 
    How long after being issued do legend drugs expire
    • A. 

      6 months

    • B. 

      1 year

    • C. 

      Never

    • D. 

      7 Days

  • 13. 
    How long after being issued do controlled drugs schedule III-V expire
    • A. 

      6 months

    • B. 

      1 year

    • C. 

      7 days

    • D. 

      Never

  • 14. 
    How long after being issued do controlled schedule II drugs expire after being issued?
    • A. 

      6 months

    • B. 

      1 year

    • C. 

      Never

    • D. 

      7 days

  • 15. 
    Check all that apply. Liquid medications must indicate
    • A. 

      Concentration

    • B. 

      Generic name

    • C. 

      Dose strength

    • D. 

      Proprietary name

  • 16. 
    It is better to write for time periods than for specific quantities. i.e- dispense for 1 month
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 17. 
    Regarding Rx writing which does not describe "indication"
    • A. 

      Mandatory

    • B. 

      Reminds patient of drug's purpose

    • C. 

      Helps confirm the appropriateness of drug

    • D. 

      Rarely used

    • E. 

      Facilitates communication between health care providers

  • 18. 
    To save time, it is best to write take as directed in the Sig section of a prescription
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 19. 
    Which does not describe the refill section of a prescription
    • A. 

      Appears in inscription

    • B. 

      Not required

    • C. 

      Should be included to avoid disruption of maintenance therapy

    • D. 

      Valid only for the life of the Rx

    • E. 

      Many Rxs should be refilled for one year

  • 20. 
    The Rx is validated by the____________'s address & phone number
  • 21. 
    Check all that should be avoided when writing drug strengths
    • A. 

      Trailing zeros

    • B. 

      Leading zeros

    • C. 

      Writing out in words/ spacing out words and numbers

    • D. 

      Writing out in percentage of drug in solution

    • E. 

      Writing as a solid weight

  • 22. 
    Basic unit of weight from solid meds
    • A. 

      Minum

    • B. 

      Apothecary

    • C. 

      Grain (gr)

    • D. 

      Metric

  • 23. 
    Concerning  patient safety, is acceptable to write incomplete medication orders
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 24. 
    Any new medication with similar action to a drug already on controlled list is automatically considered a controlled substance
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 25. 
    Which of the following does not influence schedule categories
    • A. 

      Addictive abilities

    • B. 

      Potential for abuse

    • C. 

      Availability

  • 26. 
    Prescriptions for controlled drugs must be written in ink or typed and are usually written for small amounts at a time
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 27. 
    Prescriptions for controlled drugs should not include
    • A. 

      Physician's DEA number

    • B. 

      Name and address of patient

    • C. 

      Amount prescribed written out in words

    • D. 

      Stamped signature

    • E. 

      Physician' information

  • 28. 
    DEA numbers can be used at any location as long as they are less than 3 years old
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 29. 
    Crack Cocaine would be best described as schedule
    • A. 

      V

    • B. 

      IV

    • C. 

      III

    • D. 

      II

    • E. 

      I

  • 30. 
    Which of the following do not apply to Schedule II drugs
    • A. 

      Morphine

    • B. 

      Safe and accepted medical use

    • C. 

      Severe restrictions

    • D. 

      Low potential for abuse and/or restrictions

  • 31. 
    Schedule II drugs have their own special prescriptions with a maximum of 2 refills
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 32. 
    Which does not describe schedule 2 drugs
    • A. 

      Can be phoned in

    • B. 

      Maximum of 2 refills

    • C. 

      Prescription expires after 7 days

    • D. 

      Written prescriptions for phoned in schedule II drugs must be delivered to pharmacy in 72 hours

  • 33. 
    Which does not describe Schedule III-V drugs?
    • A. 

      Unlimited refills so therapy is uninterrupted

    • B. 

      Quantity must be written out numerically

    • C. 

      Quantity must be written out a word

    • D. 

      Expires 6 months after issuance

  • 34. 
    Accepted for use; low potential for abuse describes schedule___drugs
    • A. 

      V

    • B. 

      IV

    • C. 

      III

    • D. 

      II

    • E. 

      I

  • 35. 
    Which does not describe schedule V drugs
    • A. 

      Accepted for use

    • B. 

      Cannot be mixed with narcotics

    • C. 

      Very low potential for abuse

    • D. 

      May be prescribed by phone

    • E. 

      May be dispensed without physician prescription

  • 36. 
    In NY state PA's need a physician's counter signature when writing schedule II-V prescriptions  for outpatients
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 37. 
    For inpatients PA's need a physician counter-signature to write drug orders
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 38. 
    PA's may write schedule II prescriptions for all patients
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 39. 
    Check all that apply. Required on Dr's Rx pad
    • A. 

      Imprinted Name of PA

    • B. 

      Imprinted name of supervising Dr.

    • C. 

      Practice address and phone #

    • D. 

      Pa's signature + RPA

    • E. 

      Pa's NYS registration #

    • F. 

      Pa's DEA #

    • G. 

      Physician's license #