PTCB Practice Exam
Which condition is a potential side effect of taking dopamine antagonist, which results in unwanted, involuntary rhythmic movement?
Which classification states that a product with a strange color or taste will be recalled according to FDA requirements?
Which technique used in compounding describes the mixing of two ingredients of unequal quantities?
Which of the following is not a potential cause of medication error?
Which of the following methods should be used in recapping a needle if necessary?
One handed scoop
A pharmacy technician needs to be aware that which of the following medication needs a patient package insert (PPI)?
Which of the following is a type of inventory required by the Drug Enforcement Agency of all controlled substances every 2 years?
Which of the following part of Medicare is a health plan offered by private insurance companies?
Medicare Part C
The National Council for Prescription Drug Program created standards for electronic exchange of health information, which includes the following except?
What is the generic name for the drug Cytomel?
A prescription is written for Tenormin 50mg tablets. How long should this prescription be kept on file?
Which method is used to prepare capsules?
Which of the following is an error that is caused by the prescriber?
When performing handwashing, hands should be washed for a minimum of?
A pharmacy receives a prescription for Pilocar 4% Eye Drops #15ml, i gtt both eyes bid. How many days will this bottle last?
Which of the following represents the cost the pharmacy paid for the medication?
Which of the following can be flagged or alerted using patient monitoring functions?
Which of the following is the maximum dose for aspirin in an adult?
Which of the following containers protects the contents from other solids?
Which type of medication order may be filled or administered when a patient requests it?
Which of the following is a medication is used to treat hyperlipidemia?
All the following are reasons why covered entities may disclose protected health information (PHI) to law enforcement officials except?
When the covered entity believes that individuals may have contracted a communicable disease when notification is authorized by law.
The physician prescribes 500mg of a drug with is available as 1gm / 2ml, how many milliliters should this patient receive?
Which of the following would be a solution to a patient identifiers error caused by nurses?
Use bar coding to identify the patient and medication
Which of the following is not part of the personal protective equipment?
Which of the following is not an example of auxiliary labels?
Take one tablet at bedtime
When receiving medications in the pharmacy, which of the following will prevent a high volume of expired medications on the shelf?
Place medication on shelf and rotate stock
Which of the following rejection code describes invalid days supply?
Which of the following is a type of computer input device?
Which of the following is a potential side effect of ACE inhibitors?
The binder for Safety Data Sheets (SDS) consists of how many sections?
Which of the following is on the ISMP High Alert list for community and ambulatory setting?
Which of the following is a role of the United States Pharmacopeia?
Establish standards for medication identity, purity, and strength
A prescription is written for 480ml of a prescription for Zantac Solution. What would be the volume equivalent in household measurement?
Which of the following is a 11-digit sequence of numbers assigned to a medication?
Which of the following is true regarding prior authorization?
The patient may need to wait 24 – 48 hours before receiving response
How many types of pharmacy interfaces exist?
The FDA manages certain programs which place drugs in a restricted status because of their adverse effects. Which of the following drugs is part of this program?
Which type of container protects the content from contamination?
Which part of the prescription gives additional information to the pharmacist?
Which of the following is a drug the helps remove mucous from the respiratory system?
Which DEA Form is used to engage in wholesale distribution by retail pharmacy for drugs containing pseudoephedrine?
DEA Form 510
What type of injectable water is intended to be use for injections?
Bacteriostatic water USP
Which of the following types of errors describes administration to the patient of medication not authorized by a legitimate prescriber?
unauthorized drug error
Which of the following is not a quality-related event?
The medical term -phagia means which of the following?
Which of the following is used to identify medications affected by recalls?
Which of the following demonstrates the gross profit formula?
selling price – purchase price
Which of the following is a way pharmacy information systems can be used?
Which of the following medication is used to treat GERD?
The transferring of a Schedule II prescription can be done how many times?
Which type of Laminar Flood Hood uses recycled air within the hood?
Which of the following is an incorrect match for the ISMP tall man lettering?
CycloSERINE and clomiPRAMINE
Which of the following organization regulates pharmacies and other entities that manufacture or distribute medication?
State Board of Pharmacy
A prescription is written for Dilantin 125mg/5ml # 16oz, 2 tsp po bid. What is the days supply?
A daily log should be kept for medications stored in the refrigerator that must maintain a temperature of?
2 to 8 degrees C
Which of the following is not a reason a claim will be rejected?
invalid medication strength
Which of the following report is used to account for significant theft or loss of a controlled substance?
Which of the following is the classification for Vesicare?
When entering the information into the computer, which code would be used for the spouse?
Which of the following hormone stimulates bone and muscle growth in men?
In which section of the drug monograph would you find an abbreviated summary of the most clinically adverse reactions?
Warning and precaution
The technician is checking the refrigerators temperature that reads 8 degree Celsius, what is this temperature in Fahrenheit?
Which of the following is a way to reduce medication errors for a pharmacy technician?
Do a mental check of dosage appropriateness
Which of the following documentation form requires that patient profile be maintained for every patient regardless of the pharmacy setting?
Which of the indicates the correct expiration date for 12/17?
Which of the following date is assigned by the pharmacy when repacking a medication?
Beyond use date
Insurance companies enact plan limitations to control drug use, which of the following is a limitation for a mail order pharmacy for days’ supply?
Which of the following is a disadvantage to implementing pharmacy information systems?
Barriers in accessing different databases.
Which of the following is not an organ in the lymphatic system?
A physician with a DEA number starting with “X” represents?
Opioid treating practitioner
All the following are classification list of hazardous waste based on ignitability, corrosivity, reactivity and toxicity except?
Which of the following organization does not track medication errors?
Board of Pharmacy (BOP)
What storage condition would indicate a temperature of 75 degrees Fahrenheit?
Controlled room temperature
Which of the following is used to identify and define inventory items based on their usage?
Which of the following is a method of payment when a patient does not have insurance?
Self - Pay
E-prescribing tools can include all the following except?
Which of the following is not a condition that affects the dermatological system of skin?
Pharmacy technicians are not allowed to counsel patients. Which of the following is considered counseling of a patient?
Action to take if a dose is missed
Which dispense as written codes indicates an override?
Which of the following classification works to alter the levels of chemical known as neurotransmitters in the brain?
Which of the following medication is not used to treat glaucoma?
Which of the following classifications use the USAN suffix -tidine?
H2 receptor antagonist
Which reference material is a compilation of medication package inserts?
Physician Desk Reference
If a hazardous substance comes in contact with skin, it must be washed immediately with soap and water for at least?
This Act requires states to establish drug use review programs?
Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act of 1990
Calculate the flow rate in gtt/min for a 3 L bag of 0.9% sodium using a drop factor of 20 gtt/ml, infused over 24 hours?
A 500ml solution containing 30% of drug has 100ml of solution added. What is the final percentage strength?
Which of the following is a medication error deficit in knowledge?
Employee may not have been given the information needed to perform the task
According to the Medication Error Reporting and Prevention Categories, which of the following categories describes an error occurred that may have contributed to or resulted in temporary harm to patient and patient required intervention?
Which of the following is a strategy to prevent patient harm that involves identifying the most up to date list of all medications a patient is currently taking?
Which of the following programs contain information on adverse events that have been reported to the FDA?
Which auxiliary label would be best placed on a suspension?
Which of the following is not a type of unit dose package system?
A beyond use date would be found on which type of label?
Unit dose label
Which of the following terms assumes the cost at the earliest purchase of goods is the first to be recognized as the cost of the goods sold?
First in, first out
Which of the following is not a type of formulary?
When a patient has more than one insurance, what must be done to determine who shall provide the maximum coverage for the patient?
Which of the following identifies medications that may cause problems if taken simultaneously?
Drug – drug interaction
Which part of the computer is called the “brain”?
What is Vitamin B1 mostly required for?
Converting sugars into energy
What is the generic name for Cytotec?
What do the last two numbers in an NDC number refer to?
How often must pharmacy scales and weights be evaluated and calibrated?
Every 12 months
What was the Drug Price Competition and Patent Term Restoration Act of 1984 created for?
To establish the modern system for generic drugs
Which describes the air flow of a Type B1 laminar flow hood?
Exhausts a majority of contaminated air to the outside
What are the characteristics of Emphysema?
An abnormal condition of the lungs marked by decreased respiratory function
A 70% HCl solution has the strength of 35 mEq/mL. How many mL are needed to prepare 50 mEq?
In which classification does DynaCirc belong?
Calcium Channel Blocker
How many mL will a patient receive if infused with 125 mL/hr for 7 hrs?
30 mL of hydroxyzine containing gr viiss is available. How many mL must be dispensed for a gr v order?
Patient is to be given 90 mg dose of naproxen via suspension containing 25 mg of naproxen per 10 mL. How many mL must be administered?
Which of the following drugs is not used to treat Multiple Sclerosis?
Which of the following is formed when a pharmacy agrees to purchase a majority of its goods from a wholesaler?
Prime Vendor Agreement
Which disease is characterized by a mental disorder characterized by abnormalities in the perception or expression of reality?
What is not required on a repackaging log?
Which disease is characterized by a relatively permanent state of worry and nervousness?
Which of the following is required on a patient prescription?
What was the Pure Food and Drug Act of 1906 created for?
To prohibit interstate sales of adulterated or misbranded drugs
Which act established revisions to Medicare and Medicaid Conditions of Participation regarding long term care facilities and pharmacy?
Omnibus Reconciliation Act of 1987
Which of the following is used to report medication quality problems?
How many refills are allowed on CIII drugs?
A 60 day supply for a prescription for Colace 100 mg capsule taken bid should be filled with ___.
A PRN order is an order for a medication that is used on a(n) ________ basis in a hospital.
Pharmacy technicians can refer to the _______ Book to find out of if two drugs are equivalent.
What is the nature of a drug idiosyncrasy?
It is an unexpected response to medication.
Before, after, and throughout each shift, pharmacy technicians should wash their hands with an anti-microbial agent for at least _____.
Which of the following defines a solvent?
The larger part of a solution
A physician order for a 120 mg dose of Gentamycin 40mg/mL should be filled with ______ of Gentamycin.
There are ______ ounces (oz.) in a pound (lb).
Epilepsy is caused by excessive ______ activity within the brain.
Which age ranges defines a neonate?
Birth to 1 month
While working in a pharmacy, a technician can locate storage requirements for a particular drug in which resource?
United States Pharmacopeia and National Formulary
Augmentin suspension should be _________ and it will last for ___________ days.
The seven rights of medication include all of the following EXCEPT_______________.
After administering a drug, the time when the body first starts to respond to the medication is called:
Onset of action
A patient asks a pharmacy technician if it is okay to drink grapefruit juice every day while taking a Coumadin. A pharmacy technician should _______.
refer the patient to a pharmacist.
What should countertops in I.V. rooms be cleaned with?
70% Isopropyl Alcohol
Laminar flow hoods require ________ filters for use.
Which scales are sensitive enough to measure a 650 mg to 120 g?
Class B balance
Medicare Part ___ provides prescription coverage.
Medicare Part D
What three components are needed to bill a pharmacy claim?
Member ID number, BIN, and PCN
What does the abbreviation NPO mean?
Nothing by mouth
What is the brand name for eszopiclone?
Which of the following provides the Medicare prescription drug benefit?
Medicare Part D
Which of the following is NOT a Schedule I narcotic?
This is an autoimmune disease in which the thyroid is overactive, and produces excessive amounts of thyroid hormones:
If a physician writes an order for 400 mL of D5W to be infused over a 4-hour time period, and the IV drop factor is 12 gtt/mL, how many drops per minute should be delivered?
If two drugs are taken together and one of them intensifies the action of the other, what type of drug interaction has occurred?
Which of these herbal medications can be used to treat anxiety?
A drug sells for $29.99 retail and has a wholesale cost of $19.74. The dispensing cost is $3.20. What is the pharmacy's net profit?
Which of the following medications is NOT used to treat high cholesterol?
What is the generic drug suffix for a proton pump inhibitor?
You are planning to prepare 600 mL of 20% dextrose solution, by mixing your 5% and 50% dextrose solution. How much of each solution will be needed?
200 mL of the 50% and 400 mL of the 5%
The action of reducing a material to small particles is:
What is DEA form 222 used for?
To order Schedule II medications
Seventy-four degrees Fahrenheit is equal to what temperature in Celsius?
This law defined two specific categories for medications: prescription and over-the-counter.
The Red Book is a resource that focuses on:
A list of medications available for use within a health care system is called a:
Tall man letters are used for drugs which:
have look-alike names
The pharmacy technician notices that a dosage may be typed wrong in the system. The reading says 0.1g but it should probably be 0.01g as 0.1 may be too large of a dose. What should the technician do in this case?
Alert the pharmacist to verify
A drug is recalled by the FDA, but the problem is unlikely to cause any adverse health reactions. What type of recall would this be?
According to federal law, DEA forms need to be maintained for ____ years.
Laminar flow hoods must be certified every ___ months.
Which of the following is NOT used to treat insomnia?
What is the brand name for aripiprazole?
Convert 5.5 kg to pounds.
An order is written to administer 2 liters of an IV fluid over 18 hours. What will the flow rate be?
What type of drug is loratadine?
The percent equivalent of a 1:125 ratio is:
An order is written for 500 mL of NS to infuse at 40 gtt/min. How long would it take to infuse the NS if the set delivers 10 gtt/mL?
If a drug has no accepted medical use and extremely high potential for abuse, which DEA schedule would it be categorized in?
On which of these would you find information about the pharmacology of a drug?
What is a common side effect of warfarin?
This federal law requires pharmacists to review Medicaid recipients' entire drug profile before filling their prescriptions.
Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act of 1990
Schedule II medication must be stored in:
a locked safe
What is the proper hand washing guideline in USP <797>?
Wash hands and forearms to the elbow for at least 30 seconds.
What is DEA Form 41 used for?
To document the destruction of controlled substances
Which of the following is a non-prescription medication used to treat insomnia?
What type of drug is omeprazole?
Proton pump inhibitor (PPI)
What is the maximum capacity for a class A balance?
Which of these is an antihistamine?
Which statement is true of PPO plans?
PPO membership provides a substantial discount below the regular rates of the medical professionals who are in the network.
Which Act of Congress addresses the privacy and security of health data?
Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996.
Which of the following correctly matches brand/generic names?
The FDA publishes a book called Approved Drug Products with Therapeutic Equivalence Evaluations, which is more commonly known as the:
Which part of the NDC number indicates the manufacturer of a drug?
The first 4–5 digits
The iPLEDGE program is designed to mitigate the risks associated with taking:
Which of the following is NOT a medication for Parkinson’s?
A prescription calls for 25mg of a medication t.i.d. for 7 days. The stock solution is composed of a 100mg/3mL. How many Liters of the stock solution is needed for the order?
How many digits is a BIN number?
Which is the proper use of tall man letters to help differentiate these look-alike/sound-alike medications?
PARoxetine — FLUoxetine
The process by which a health insurance company determines if it should be the primary or secondary payer of medical claims for a patient who has coverage from more than one health insurance policy:
Coordination of Benefits
Which of the following covers inpatient hospitals stays?
Medicare Part A
What is DEA form 106 used for?
Theft or loss of controlled substances
Which federal law introduced a ‘proof-of-efficacy’ requirement?
Kefauver Harris Amendment
Individuals with a severe allergy to penicillin SHOULD NOT receive
How much dextrose is in a 900mL solution of D5W?
Which of the following potential hazards are addressed by OSHA regulations?
All of these potential hazards are addressed by OSHA regulations.
Bar Code Medication Administration (BCMA) is a system designed to:
prevent medication errors in healthcare settings
Which of the following is NOT a diuretic?