PTCB Practice Test 9

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Let’s talk about the Pharmacy Technician Certification Board, shall we? The PTCB was established in 1995 to advance medication safety by certifying technicians with the qualifications to support pharmacists and patient care teams in all practice settings.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    A pharmacy technician is allowed to accept new prescriptions over the phone.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    Only a pharmacist can accept new prescriptions over the phone but a pharmacy technician can accept a new Rx at the In-window of the pharmacy.

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  • 2. 

    A pharmacy technician is not allowed to refill a prescription over the phone or by fax.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    Sure they can...they can even refill a prescription at the in-window of the pharmacy.

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  • 3. 

    Only a pharmacist can receive and transfer a prescription.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    This statement is true because pharmacists are trained professionals who have the knowledge and expertise to receive and transfer prescriptions. They understand the different types of medications, their dosages, potential interactions, and can ensure that the prescription is filled accurately and safely. Other healthcare professionals may be involved in prescribing medications, but it is ultimately the pharmacist's responsibility to handle the prescription and ensure it is properly transferred if needed.

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  • 4. 

    The patient is only allowed to call his/her doctor to verify missing prescription information.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    A tech can definitely call the patients doctor for missing information, which would be better preferred since the tech is tranied to know what info is missing, so in this case the process will go a little faster.

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  • 5. 

    A pharmacy technician is not allowed to stock narcotics.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    A pharmacy technician is not allowed to stock narcotics because narcotics are controlled substances that require specialized training and qualifications to handle and dispense. This responsibility is typically reserved for pharmacists who have the necessary knowledge and expertise to ensure the safe and appropriate use of these medications. By prohibiting pharmacy technicians from stocking narcotics, it helps to prevent potential misuse or mishandling of these highly regulated drugs.

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  • 6. 

    A pharmacist is only allowed to order new drugs to replenish drug stock on shelves.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    A tech can definitely do this.

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  • 7. 

    A pharmacy technician cannot counsel new patients about a drug.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    Only pharmacists.

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  • 8. 

    A patient should only call their insurance company if an issue occurs with their prescription.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    Techs and pharmacists usually are the ones who take care of this but at times a patient may need to call just to verify information due to confidentiality regulations.

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  • 9. 

    If a pharmacy technician recommends a medication to a patient, and the patient ends up having an adverse effect, the issue will be only the technician's fault.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    It will also be the pharmacist fault because he/she was suppose to supervise tech from the beginning, besides the pharmacist at times is responsible for tech's mistakes.

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  • 10. 

    A pharmacy technician is allowed to remove any expired drugs.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    You would aware the pharmacist first before removing any drug.

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  • 11. 

    The "Health Insurance Portability And Accountability Act (HIPAA)" deals with patients rights.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) is a federal law that protects the privacy and security of patients' health information. It establishes certain rights for patients, such as the right to access their own medical records, control how their information is used and disclosed, and request corrections to any errors. HIPAA also imposes obligations on healthcare providers and insurers to ensure the confidentiality and integrity of patients' health information. Therefore, it can be concluded that HIPAA indeed deals with patients' rights.

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  • 12. 

    Investigational drugs are special drugs that are not yet approved by the FDA.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    Investigational drugs are indeed special drugs that are not yet approved by the FDA. These drugs are typically being tested in clinical trials to determine their safety and effectiveness before they can be approved for use by the general public. Therefore, the statement "Investigational drugs are special drugs that are not yet approved by the FDA" is accurate and true.

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  • 13. 

    The "Materials Safety Data Sheet (MSDS)" is used to record ending drug stock levels.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    MSDS is used to keep aware of on how to clean/deal with spill hazardous drugs.

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  • 14. 

    A physician must fill an application in order to use an investigational drug towards a patient.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    In order to use an investigational drug on a patient, a physician must fill out an application. This suggests that there is a process or procedure in place that requires the physician to seek permission or approval before using an investigational drug. This is likely done to ensure the safety and ethical use of such drugs, as they are still being tested and may have unknown risks or side effects.

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  • 15. 

    Expired medications should be thrown away in the trash.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    Expired drugs at times are returned back to the manufacturer, some pharmacies are involved in a safe medication disposal program where they would send expired meds to safely be disposed.

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  • 16. 

    Only the pharmacist can only load a robotic automated drug machine with medications.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    A tech can also do this.

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  • 17. 

    A pharmacy technician can partial fill a prescription.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    A pharmacy technician is authorized to partially fill a prescription when the patient does not need the full quantity of medication prescribed. This can occur for various reasons, such as the patient's insurance coverage, cost concerns, or the availability of the medication. By partially filling the prescription, the patient can receive the necessary medication while the remaining quantity can be filled at a later time. This practice ensures that patients have access to their medication without having to wait for the full prescription to be available.

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  • 18. 

    Before a pharmacy technician can affix an auxiliary label on a vial, the tech must check in with the pharmacist first.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    A tech does not need to ask any type of permission to affix an auxiliary label on a vial.

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  • 19. 

    Oral contraceptives and estrogen medications and device medications requires to have a patient package insert provided for the patient.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    Oral contraceptives, estrogen medications, and device medications are all types of medications that require a patient package insert to be provided to the patient. This is important because these medications can have potential risks and side effects, and the patient package insert contains important information about how to use the medication safely and effectively. Providing the patient with this information helps to ensure that they are informed about the medication and can make educated decisions about their healthcare. Therefore, the statement is true.

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  • 20. 

    A crash cart / or code cart is a set of trays, drawers, & shelves on wheels used in the hospital to dispense emergency medications to save a patient's life in the moment of the emergency.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    A crash cart, also known as a code cart, is a mobile cart equipped with trays, drawers, and shelves that contain emergency medications. It is used in hospitals to quickly dispense these medications during critical situations in order to save a patient's life. Therefore, the statement "A crash cart is a set of trays, drawers, and shelves on wheels used in the hospital to dispense emergency medications to save a patient's life in the moment of the emergency" is true.

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  • 21. 

    Legend drugs are over the counter (OTC) drugs and non- legend drugs are prescription drugs.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    Legend drugs are not over the counter (OTC) drugs. They are actually prescription drugs that require a prescription from a healthcare professional in order to be obtained. Non-legend drugs, on the other hand, are over the counter drugs that can be purchased without a prescription. Therefore, the statement is false.

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  • 22. 

    There's no need to check the refrigerator temperature daily.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    It's very important to check temperature daily because you wouldn't want any medications to get damaged due to high or less degrees.

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  • 23. 

    Narcotic prescriptions are good for 6 months only.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    Narcotic prescriptions are typically valid for a limited period of time, usually six months. This is because narcotics are controlled substances that have a higher risk of abuse and addiction. By limiting the validity of the prescription, it helps to ensure that patients are regularly monitored by their healthcare provider and prevents the accumulation of excessive amounts of narcotics. Therefore, the statement that narcotic prescriptions are good for six months only is true.

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  • 24. 

    You must clean a horizontal flow hood from back to front, in circular hand motions.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    Side to side hand motions.

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  • 25. 

    A medication's national drug code (NDC) consists 10 digits with 3 segments. First segment representing the product, second segment representing the manufacturer, and the third segment representing the package size.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    First segment representing the manufacturer, second segment representing the product, and the third segment representing the package size.

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