Pharmacy Technician Certification Practice Questions Set 1

1. Which of the following is the most correct transcription of the prescription directions of "1 tablet QD"?

a. Take one tablet two times daily.
b. Take one tablet four times daily.
c. Take one tablet daily.
d. Take one tablet three times daily.

2. Which of the following is an error-reducing procedure for writing numbers?

a. Place a terminal period after mg (e.g., 50 mg.).
b. Preface numbers less than one with a zero (e.g., 0.5 mg).
c. Add a zero after whole numbers (e.g., 5.0 mg).
d. Do not add a zero before a number less than one (e.g., .5 mg).

3. If a chemotherapy spill occurs inside the hood, what measure should NOT always be taken?

a. Double glove, don gown, and put on eye protection.
b. Turn off blower.
c. Leave blower on.
d. Clean liquid spill with absorbent (e.g., gauze).

4. Which of the following is NOT an example of quality assurance in inventory control?

a. denoting high-alert medications
b. using electronic prescription capabilities
c. using bar-code procedures during prescription filling
d. double-checking work

5. Which of the following describes requirements for the stability of sterile products?

a. USP <797>
b. TJC
c. MSDS
d. OSHA

6. What test can monitor the use of enoxaparin?

a. INR
b. aPTT
c. RBC
d. antifactor Xa

7. What must a clinician be concerned about regarding the combination of Proscar and Prozac?

a. drug - drug interaction
b. IV incompatibility
c. schedule IV drugs
d. look-alike, sound-alike drug name pair

8. Which of the following drug combinations is NOT contraindicated?

a. Demerol - Nardil
b. aspirin - Coumadin
c. Zerit - Retrovir
d. Reclast - Actonel

9. What condition does a patient requiring Pancrease likely have?

a. cystic fibrosis
b. asthma
c. renal failure
d. osteoporosis

10. What is the dose of gentamicin 2 mg/kg for a patient weighing 175 lbs?

a. 120 mg
b. 160 mg
c. 180 mg
d. 200 mg

Pharmacy Technician Certification Practice Questions Set 1 - Answer Key

Last Updated: 05/12/2014