PTCB Practice Test 9

25 Questions | Total Attempts: 3378

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PTCB Quizzes & Trivia

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

  • 2. 
    A pharmacy technician is not allowed to refill a prescription over the phone or by fax.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 3. 
    Only a pharmacist can receive and transfer a prescription.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 4. 
    The patient is only allowed to call his/her doctor to verify missing prescription information.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 5. 
    A pharmacy technician is not allowed to stock narcotics.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 6. 
    A pharmacist is only allowed to order new drugs to replenish drug stock on shelves.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 7. 
    A pharmacy technician cannot counsel new patients about a drug.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 8. 
    A patient should only call their insurance company if an issue occurs with their prescription.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 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

  • 10. 
    A pharmacy technician is allowed to remove any expired drugs.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 11. 
    The "Health Insurance Portability And Accountability Act (HIPAA)" deals with patients rights.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 12. 
    Investigational drugs are special drugs that are not yet approved by the FDA.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 13. 
    The "Materials Safety Data Sheet (MSDS)" is used to record ending drug stock levels.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 14. 
    A physician must fill an application in order to use an investigational drug towards a patient.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 15. 
    Expired medications should be thrown away in the trash.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 16. 
    Only the pharmacist can only load a robotic automated drug machine with medications.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 17. 
    A pharmacy technician can partial fill a prescription.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 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

  • 19. 
    Oral contraceptives and estrogen medications and device medications requires to have a patient package insert provided for the patient.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 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

  • 21. 
    Legend drugs are over the counter (OTC) drugs and non- legend drugs are prescription drugs.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 22. 
    There's no need to check the refrigerator temperature daily.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 23. 
    Narcotic prescriptions are good for 6 months only.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 24. 
    You must clean a horizontal flow hood from back to front, in circular hand motions.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 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