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1

Medication forms are classified as

A. Solids, liquids, gases, and preparations
B. Liquids, semiliquids, solids, and semisolids
C. Solids, solutions, syrups, and suspensions
D. Powders, tablets, capsules, and liquids

B. Liquids, semiliquids, solids, and semisolids

2

Suppositories and ointments are examples of medication in _________________ form.

A. Prepackaged
B. Liquid
C. Semisolid
D. Concentrated

C. Semisolid

3

An example of medication in liquid form is a(n)

A. Syrup
B. Elixir
C. Solution
D. All of these

D. All of these

4

The slowest way for a drug to reach the cells of the body is the _________________ administration route.

A. Oral
B. Intravenous
C. Intradermal
D. Sublingual

A. Oral

5

A drug placed under the tongue where it dissolves in saliva is given via the _________________ route.

A. Buccal
B. Sublingual
C. Topical
D. Oral

B. Sublingual

6

State regulations specify that only certain _________________ healthcare workers, such as nurses and nurse practitioners,
can administer drugs by the parenteral route.

A. Qualified
B. Certified
C. Licensed
D. Trained

C. Licensed

7

What does the abbreviation written as BID or b.i.d. mean?

A. Before bedtime
B. Two tablets per day
C. Before meals
D. Twice a day

D. Twice a day

8

Military time is based on a(n) _________________ system.

A. 12-hour
B. Arabic
C. 24-hour
D. Roman

C. 24-hour

9

Which of the following is not part of the medication order?

A. Route of administration
B. Name of the referring physician
C. Date of the order
D. Physicians signature

B. Name of the referring physician

10

On medication orders, the dosage is specified by the _________________ of the drug and the _________________ of the preparation.

A. Amount; form
B. Form; strength
C. Amount; strength
D. Route; amount

C. Amount; strength

11

A _____________ medication order is one that specifies that a certain drug is to be given only until a certain date or time.

A. Limited administration
B. Self-terminating or automatic stop
C. Controlled substances
D. Restricted use

B. Self-terminating or automatic stop

12

What are the advantages of computerized medication orders?

A. Assist with dosage calculations
B. Can cross-reference lab date with drug orders
C. Eliminate confusing abbreviations
D. All of these

D. All of these

13

Setting up medications refers to what process?

A. Learning necessary dosage calculations
B. Obtaining the drug order
C. Preparing the actual drug dose
D. Storing medications in a cabinet or cart

C. Preparing the actual drug dose

14

The rules for giving medications are known as

A. the Seven Techniques
B. the Seven Standards
C. the Seven Factors
D. the Seven Rights

D. the Seven Rights

15

The _________________ rule states that you should only give a drug that you have prepared yourself.

A. Right dose
B. Right drug
C. Right time
D. Right technique

B. Right drug

16

If a drug has specific _________________ requirements, such as refrigeration, those will be shown on the medication label.

A. Storage
B. Lifespan
C. Administration
D. Dispensing

A. Storage

17

The problem-oriented medical record, known as the POMR, organizes a medical chart according to

A. A series of medical appointments
B. A numbered list of problems or diagnoses
C. The number of physicians assigned to the case
D. The seriousness of the diagnoses

B. A numbered list of problems or diagnoses

18

What are SOAP notes?

A. Written documentation of hygienic procedures
B. Method of charting that relies on history, hypothesis, trial, and observation
C. Notes kept by the health care team that will later be entered into a computerized system
D. Chart information organized by subjective, objective, assessment, and plan data

D. Chart information organized by subjective, objective, assessment, and plan data

19

Because the patient's chart is the official record of a patient's treatment, it must contain only _________________ information.

A. Documented
B. Verified
C. Factual
D. Subjective

C. Factual

20

What are the advantages of electronic medical records/computerized charting?

A. Improves accuracy since handwriting is not involved
B. Has the potential to save time and can be easily updated
C. Increases confidentiality of the medical record
D. All of these

D. All of these

21

What should you do if you have a question about a medication order?

If you question a medication order, ask the doctor or the nurse in charge to explain the reasons for the order.

22

What is the important rule to remember when administering delayed-release tablets and capsules? Why is this
rule important?

Do not dissolve the contents of a delayed-release capsule in food or drink; this action could cause an overdose.