PTCE # 4 Review

PTCE # 4 Review
Pharmacy Technician Program
• What is the name of the document with
approved agents to be used in an
institution or reimbursable by an insurance
• a. database
• b. policy
• c. legend
• d. formulary
• formulary
• When checking in an order from the
wholesaler, against which of the following
documents should the order be checked?
• a. invoice
• b. want book
• c. purchase order
• d. last 24-hour usage
• purchase order
• The patient’s date of birth is important.
What is not an appropriate use for the
• a. third-party billing
• b. demographic information to give to
• c. identifying patients with the same name
• d. evaluating the appropriateness of
• B
The Orange Book is used to find
a. therapeutic equivalent generics
b. average wholesale price
c. pharmacologic information
d. compatibility information
• A
• What is the most common reason for
• a. side effects
• b. forgetfulness
• c. complexity of regimen
• d. cognitive impairment
• A
• What is the most important characteristic of
a parenteral preparation?
• a. sterility
• b. hypertonic
• c. alkaline
• d. nonpyrogenic
• A
• Which statement concerning compounding
records is true?
• a. Compounding records are not necessary.
• b. Compounding records only require the
name of the product and the preparer.
• c. Compounding records include a record
of compounding, including ingredients,
preparer, name of supervising pharmacist.
• d. It is the recipe for how to make the
• C
• Typical unit dose packaging includes all of
the following except:
• a. amber prescription vial
• b. heat-sealed strip packages
• c. blister packs
• d. adhesive sealed bottles
• A.
• What is the name of the procedures used to
prevent infection caused by exposure to
blood or other bodily fluids?
• a. blood precautions
• b. universal precautions
• c. sterile precautions
• d. aseptic technique
• B
• What is the name of the compounded
product that is a liquid in which the active
ingredient is not dissolved in the vehicle?
• a. elixir
• b. suspension
• c. solution
• d. spirit
• A
• What is the name of the guidelines that
govern extemporaneous compounding?
• a. good manufacturing practices
• b. good compounding guidelines
• c. acceptable manufacturing practices
• d. good mixing guidelines
• A
• Who at a typical hospital reports to the
board of directors?
• a. Director of pharmacy
• b. President (or CEO)
• c. Vice president of professional services
• d. Staff pharmacists
• B
• Which of the following enables a pharmacy
to use a single source to purchase numerous
products from numerous manufacturers?
• a. direct purchasing
• b. wholesaler purchasing
• c. just in time purchasing
• d. independent purchasing
• B
• If a product on formulary is not available
from the manufacturer in unit-dose
packaging, the technician should
• a. recommend it be taken off formulary
• b. order bulk & repackage in unit-dose
• c. order bulk and send bulk pkg to nsg unit
• d. interchange with a therapeutic
• B
• What is the name of the rigorous inspection
process with JCAHO that institutions
voluntarily submit?
• a. registration
• b. licensure
• c. certification
• d. accreditation
• D
• When updating a patient profile, which of
the following would a technician not ask a
• a. changes in insurance coverage
• b. OTC medications the patient takes
• c. drug allergies
• d. addiction history
• D
• Which of the following is exempt from the
Poison Prevention Act?
• a. hormone replacement therapy
• b. oral contraceptives in the manufacturer’s
dispensing package
• c. isosorbide mononitrate
• d. potassium chloride tablets
• B
• Which of the following terms means the act
of reducing a substance to a small, fine
• a. blending
• b. comminution
• c. trituration
• d. spatulation
• B
• Aseptic technique is the process of
manipulating sterile products to prevent…
• a. introduction of an active ingredient
• b. introduction of pathogens
• c. introduction of water
• d. introduction of sepsis
• B
• The name for the official list of medications
approved for use in an institution is called
• a. United States Pharmacopeia
• b. Care plan
• c. Orange Book
• d. Formulary
• D
• Where should hazardous substances
needing refrigeration be stored?
• a. Next to other refrigerated products on
wire racks
• b. separate from other drugs in bins that
prevent breakage and control leakage
• c. in the hood where chemotherapy is
• d. at room temperature
• B
• The Pharmacy & Therapeutics committee’s
primary function is to
• a. formulate policies pertaining to
pharmaceutical use in the hospital
• b. establish job descriptions
• c. review investigation drug research
• d. establish care plans
• A
A Pyxis machine is an example of a(n)
a. pneumatic delivery system
b. class-100 environment
c. automatic dispensing technology
d. sterile compounding machine
• C
• Where is the volume of fluid measured in a
conical graduate?
• a. top of the meniscus
• b. center of the meniscus
• c. bottom of the meniscus
• d. one mark above the bottom of the
• C
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