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Free Pharmacy Tech Practice Test (Continued)

This is the continuation of the Free Pharmacy Tech Practice Test. There are two ways to become a Certified Pharmacy Technician – through the Pharmacy Technician Certification Board (PTCB) and through the National Healthcareer Association (NHA).  Check your state to see which form of certification is accepted.  The PTCB and the NHA both require the taking of an exam prior to certification.  In case you miss any questions, adequate explanations have been provided. We highly recommend you to take this test.

  1. 10 questions in all. There is no time constraint, so take your time. You need to score at least 80% to pass
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#1. While working in a pharmacy, a technician can locate storage requirements for a particular drug in which resource?


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The United States Pharmacopeia and National Formulary provides standards for storage.  Details such as light, ventilation, sanitation, and temperature are also provided.

#2. Augmentin suspension should be _________ and it will last for ___________ days


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Augmentin suspension should be refrigerated and it lasts for ten days.

#3. The seven rights of medication include all of the following EXCEPT_______________.


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The seven rights of medication include the right patient, dose, time, route, technique, drug and documentation.  Gender is not one of the seven rights.

#4. After administering a drug, the time when the body first starts to respond to the medication is called:


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The onset of action is the time after a drug administration in which the body initially responds to the medication. Some drugs may have a rapid onset of action but a short half-life, while others may have a slower onset, but their effects last longer.

#5. A patient asks a pharmacy technician if it is okay to drink grapefruit juice every day while taking a Coumadin. A pharmacy technician should _______.


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Even though the pharmacy technician may know the answer to a patient’s question, the pharmacy technician should refer the patient to a pharmacist because pharmacy technicians are not allowed to counsel patients on drug interactions.

#6. What should countertops in I.V. rooms be cleaned with?


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Isopropyl Alcohol should be used to clean countertops, as well as the laminar flood hood, and gloves in between I.V. admixtures.

#7. Laminar flow hoods require ________ filters for use.


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HEPA filters should be used with laminar flow hoods

#8. Which scales are sensitive enough to measure a 650 mg to 120 g?


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The ability to accurately balance product is extremely important in compounding.  The Class B balance measures 650 mg to 120 g.  The Class A balance is only required to be sensitive enough to measure 120 mg to 15 g.

#9. Medicare ___ provides prescription coverage.


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Medicare Part D provides prescription drug coverage.

#10. What three components are needed to bill a pharmacy claim?


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In order to bill a patient’s insurance you must have the BIN and PCN to ensure proper routing of the claim as well as the member ID number to identify patient specific benefits. Even if the patient does not have their card, benefit information can still be obtained if they are able to provide these three key pieces of information.

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