PTCB Practice Test 4

15 Questions
PTCB practice test 4

Deals with inpatient setting such as ampules/syringes/needles.

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Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    What is an ampule?
    • A. 

      Slanted surface on end of a hypodermic needle

    • B. 

      Small glass container that is sealed and holds a single dose of medication

    • C. 

      Hypodermic needle

  • 2. 
    What is a filter needle?
    • A. 

      A special word for syringe

    • B. 

      A needle to filter out bacteria

    • C. 

      Hypodermic needle that contains a small filter system to prevent aspiration of small glass particles from ampules into the syringe

  • 3. 
    What does gauge mean?
    • A. 

      Measurement indicating the diameter of the lumen of a hypodermic needle used for parenteral administration

    • B. 

      A medical transparent fabric used to wrap wounds

    • C. 

      Both A and B

  • 4. 
    Which statement is true about needles?
    • A. 

      The larger the gauge of needle, the thinner the needle is

    • B. 

      The larger the gauge of needle, the thicker the needle is

    • C. 

      All needles are the same size

  • 5. 
    How do you open an ampule?
    • A. 

      Roughly tap the bottom to release the medication into the smaller upper part of the glass container

    • B. 

      Gently tap the bottom to release the medication into the smaller upper part of the glass container

    • C. 

      Gently tap the top to release the medication into the larger bottom part of the glass container

  • 6. 
    What is a prefilled syringe?
    • A. 

      Sterile disposable syringe/needle unit that is packaged to supply a single dose of medication

    • B. 

      Sterile disposable syringe/needle unit that is packaged to supply many doses of medication

    • C. 

      Non-sterile disposable syringe/needle unit that is packaged to supply a single dose of medication

  • 7. 
    • A. 

      Plastic container with a rubber stopper on top, holds two doses of injectable medication and a sterile needle is inserted through the rubber stopper to withdraw the medicine

    • B. 

      Glass container with a rubber stopper on top, holds one dose of injectable medication and a sterile needle is inserted through the rubber stopper to withdraw the medicine

    • C. 

      Glass container with a rubber stopper on top, holds two doses of injectable medication and a sterile needle is inserted through the rubber stopper to withdraw the medicine

  • 8. 
    What does the abbreviation MSDS stand for and the purpose of it?
    • A. 

      Medical substances drug sheet used to record patient's drug intake

    • B. 

      Medical staff drug sheet used to record which nurse administered a specific drug to a patient

    • C. 

      Material safety data sheet is a list used to give health and safety information regarding exposure and cleanup for industrial chemicals in the workplace

  • 9. 
    What is a crash cart used for?
    • A. 

      A cart of medications that is kept aside for EMS professionals to use

    • B. 

      A cart that is kept in storage with back up medication

    • C. 

      A cart with set of trays/shelves/drawers on wheels used in hospital emergency rooms to dispense medication on site to save someone's life during an emergency

  • 10. 
    Taking too much of insulin can cause
    • A. 

      High blood glucose (hyperglycemia)

    • B. 

      Low blood glucose (hypoglycemia)

    • C. 

      High cholesterol

  • 11. 
    Which size of syringe is used to deliver a TB (tuberculin) skin test given intradermal?
    • A. 

      0.5 cc syringe

    • B. 

      5 cc syringe

    • C. 

      1 cc syringe

  • 12. 
    Order: Humulin N u-100    #10ml Sig: 35 u sq daily What is the day supply?
    • A. 

      28 days

    • B. 

      30 days

    • C. 

      15 days

  • 13. 
    A patient is ordered to take 0.2 cc of insulin. How many units of insulin will she take with a diabetic syringe?
    • A. 

      30 units of insulin

    • B. 

      0.2 units of insulin

    • C. 

      20 units of insulin

  • 14. 
    What is the aseptic technique?
    • A. 

      A medical technique to keep only needles sterile

    • B. 

      A medical procedure/technique used to keep medical equipment sterile to prevent contamination that could cause infection

    • C. 

      A medical technique to keep only syringes sterile

  • 15. 
    Which is the generic name for cancer medication Taxotere?
    • A. 

      Docetaxel

    • B. 

      Cisplatin

    • C. 

      Etoposide