PTCB Practice Exam Quiz Questions

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  • 1. 
    Which route of medication administration is used to inject drugs into the top skin layers?
    • A. 

      Subcutaneous

    • B. 

      Hypodermic

    • C. 

      Intradermal

    • D. 

      Intra-arterial

  • 2. 
    A connection between two or more computer systems that allows the transfer of data is:
    • A. 

      An interface

    • B. 

      A terminal

    • C. 

      A bar code

    • D. 

      A window

  • 3. 
    Certification is:
    • A. 

      The process of granting recognition or vouching for conformance with a standard

    • B. 

      The process by which a nongovernmental agency or association grants recognition to an individual who has met certain predetermined qualifications specified by that agency or association

    • C. 

      The general peocess of formally recognizing professional or technicial competence

    • D. 

      The process of making a list or being enrolled on an existing list

  • 4. 
    An ongoing systematic process for monitoring, evaluating, and improving the quility of pharmacy service is:
    • A. 

      Peer review.

    • B. 

      Quality assurance

    • C. 

      Process validation

    • D. 

      None of the above

  • 5. 
    Sterile products should be prepared at least ______ inches inside the laminar airflow hood,
    • A. 

      6

    • B. 

      10

    • C. 

      2

    • D. 

      3

  • 6. 
    The main concern of pharmacy practice today is:
    • A. 

      Provision of optimal drug therapy for all patients.

    • B. 

      Preparation and compounding of medications for patients

    • C. 

      Bulk preparation and distribution of drug products

    • D. 

      Safe ordering, procurement, and storage od medications

  • 7. 
    A policy an procedures manual may provide guidance in each of the following areas except:
    • A. 

      Personnel orientation, training, and evaluation

    • B. 

      Correct aseptic(sterile) technique.

    • C. 

      Activities of technicians outside the workplace.

    • D. 

      Position or job description

  • 8. 
    All of the following are requirements for a prescription label except:
    • A. 

      Name and address of the pharmacy

    • B. 

      Name of the prescriber

    • C. 

      Serial number of the prescription

    • D. 

      Telephone number of the patient

  • 9. 
    A prescription can usually be refilled:
    • A. 

      Only once

    • B. 

      As many times as the pharmacist deems necessary

    • C. 

      As many times as the prescriber indicates on the prescription within a specified time period.

    • D. 

      Only at the location where itwas originally filled

  • 10. 
    Which of the following best describes controlled substances in schedule I?
    • A. 

      Drugs with no accepted medical use in the United States.

    • B. 

      Drugs with a low to moderate potiental for physical dependence.

    • C. 

      Drugs that are available without a prescription

    • D. 

      Drugs with no potiental for abuse.

  • 11. 
    A 500ml quantity of D10W contains how many grams of dextrose?
    • A. 

      100gm

    • B. 

      10gm

    • C. 

      50gm

    • D. 

      20gm

  • 12. 
    What is the seventh digit of the following DEA number AB369145_?
    • A. 

      3

    • B. 

      8

    • C. 

      4

    • D. 

      0

  • 13. 
    • A. 

      Prescription drugs may be exempt if the prescriber or consumer requests noncompliant packaging

    • B. 

      Household cleaners must be packaged in childproof containers

    • C. 

      A limited number of prescription drugs are exempt (such as sublingual nitroglycerin)

    • D. 

      The special packaging requirements are extended to nonprescription drugs

  • 14. 
    Sublingual tablets are:
    • A. 

      Placed under the tongue

    • B. 

      Dissolved in a liquid and release bubbles

    • C. 

      Placed inside a cheek

    • D. 

      Chewed before swallowing

  • 15. 
    Which of the following terms refers to the acidic or basic nature ofa solution?
    • A. 

      Osmolarity

    • B. 

      Osmolality

    • C. 

      Isotonicity

    • D. 

      PH

  • 16. 
    The Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act of 1990 (OBRA 1990) requires pharmacists to perform the following functions for patients receiving Medicaid:
    • A. 

      Drug therapy review

    • B. 

      Counseling

    • C. 

      Financial consultation

    • D. 

      Both a and b

  • 17. 
    A patient presents a prescription for hydrochlorothiazide (HCTZ). Other items related to his prescription that he might purchase include all of the following except:
    • A. 

      Home blood pressure monitoring device

    • B. 

      Potassium-containing salt substitute

    • C. 

      Pseudoephedrine-containing decongestant

    • D. 

      Sunscreen

  • 18. 
    Which statement concerning Synthroid is correct?
    • A. 

      The generic name is levothyroxine

    • B. 

      The usual dose is 50-100g/day

    • C. 

      It is usually given three times a day

    • D. 

      It is used to treat diabetes

  • 19. 
    Nonprescription drugs are also known as:
    • A. 

      Legend drugs

    • B. 

      New drugs

    • C. 

      Over-the-counter drugs

    • D. 

      Investigational drugs

  • 20. 
    All of the following are true concerning patient participation in an investigational drug study except:
    • A. 

      The patient must sign an informed consent

    • B. 

      Participation is voluntary

    • C. 

      The patient may withdraw from the study at any time

    • D. 

      The patient must be paid

  • 21. 
    You receive a prescription for Ceclor Suspension 125mg/5ml, 1.5 tsp tid x10 days. The appropriate quantity to dispense would be:
    • A. 

      125ml

    • B. 

      150ml with one refill

    • C. 

      200ml

    • D. 

      225ml

  • 22. 
    When filling a prescription for Tylenol with Codeine 30mg, a technician should do all the following except:
    • A. 

      File the prescription as a schedule III controlled substance.

    • B. 

      Affix an auxiliary label cautioning against tasks requiring alertness or driving

    • C. 

      Verify the patient is not allergic to Tylenol or codeine

    • D. 

      Inform the patient that this medication is a potent anti-inflammatory agent

  • 23. 
    When a prescription is received for Cortisporin drops, use as directed, the technician should:
    • A. 

      Have the pharmacist ascertain wheather an opthalmic or otic product is to be dispensed

    • B. 

      Tell the patient to take the prescription back to the physician for correction

    • C. 

      Affix a "for the eye" auxiliary label

    • D. 

      Wash hands before dispensing so the drops will remain sterile

  • 24. 
    Which of the following drug pairs is most likely to be associated with a medication error?
    • A. 

      Digoxin and captopril

    • B. 

      Prednisone and dexamethasone

    • C. 

      Quinidine and quinine

    • D. 

      Fluoxetine and fluorouracil

  • 25. 
    For a hospital order for ceftriaxone 1gm qd IV piggyback, the technician all the following except:
    • A. 

      Prepare the dose in the laminar airflow hood using sterile technique

    • B. 

      Inform the pharmacist the patient has a penicillin allergy recorded

    • C. 

      Convert the dosage from grams to grains so the nurse will know how much to give

    • D. 

      Confirm that she has the right drug- many other drugs sound similar