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1

T/F
When compounding nonhazardous drugs, it is acceptable to wear artificial nails as long as gloves are worm

False

2

T/F

Jewelry can be worm in the compounding area as long as properly gowned

False

3

T/F

It is okay to wear scrubs home as long as they are cleaned and sanitized prior to entering the clean room

False

4

T/F

Most cleanliness violations are caused by dirty hands

True

5

Which of the below aspects of proper gowning is incorrect?

A. don't touch
B. dress from feet up
C. understand garment design
D. minimize motion
E. regular maintenance

B. dress from feet app
**dress from head down

6

T/F

Touching the critical sites (needles, syringes, needle hubs or vial septum) of sterile components while compounding is the most common source of contamination of pharmacy compounded sterile preparations

True

7

T/F

You should not leave and reenter the compounding area without performing proper garbing and hand washing techniques

True

8

T/F

Leaving jewelry in place when washing hands is acceptable as the washing process sterilizes those items as well

False

9

When washing hands, you should scrub the hands, nails, wrists and forearms with a brush, warm water and bactericidal soap for at least how long?

A. five seconds
B. ten seconds
C. twenty seconds
D. thirty seconds
E. one minute

D. thirty seconds

10

T/F

If you scratch your face while wearing gloves, the gloves will need to be changed or disinfected with a foam hand disinfectant

True

11

T/F

Wearing of sterile gloves during aseptic compounding eliminates the possibility that particles may be substituted for proper hand washing

False

12

All manipulations inside an LAFH should be performed at least ______ inches inside the hood to prevent ________

A. 12 inches; smoke
B. 6 Inches; backwash
C. 10 inches; contamination
D. 2 inches; breakage from falling on the floor

B. 6 Inches; backwash

13

What should the technician do before working in the LAFH?

A. wipe interior surfaces with 70% isopropyl alcohol
B. operate the hood for at least 15-30 minutes
C. wash hands with bactericidal soap
D. assure that all needed supplies have been assembled
E. all of the above

E. all of the above

14

Items inside the LAFH should be placed away from other objects and the walls of the hood to prevent what?

A. zones of turbulence
B. dead spaces
C. windows of contamination
D. laminar air

A. zones of turbulence

15

How does first air relate to the critical area?

A. particulate-free air that enters the anteroom from adjoining clean room
B. all air in a 3 food diameter around the primary engineering control
C. air that washes over the components in the space between the HEPA filter and the sterile object
D. unsanitary areas around trash cans and other refuse receptacles

C. air that washes over the components in the space between the HEPA filter and the sterile object

16

T/F

your hands should never enter first air or obstruct airflow around the area where the needle enters the vial or ampule

True

17

T/F

Mopping and cleaning functions must be performed by trained pharmacy personnel only

false

18

T/F

Floors in the clean room & buffer area should be mopped weekly

False

19

T/F

Walls and ceilings should be cleaned regularly and preferably every month

True

20

T/F

It is permissible to touch any part of the syringe while compounding sterile preparations as long as the intern/technician is wearing sterile gloves

False

21

T/F

All syringes use a Luer Lock to secure the needle within a threaded ring

False

22

Coring is...

A. breaking of the needle when pushing it through a vial's stopper with too much force
B. the risk of collapsing a patient's vein due to using a large-bore needle
C. slicing off a portion of the vial's stopper with a large-bore needle
D. pushing the needle into the syringe despite a Luer Lock being present

C. slicing off a portion of the vial's stopper with a large-bore needle

23

T/F

The presence of air bubbles in a syringe has no effect on the accurate measurement of the solution

false

24

T/F

Recapping needles in patient care areas is generally considered to be an unsafe practice

True

25

How do vials differ from ampules?

A. vials are closed systems
B. vials require the use of a filter needle
C. vials are the only containers that can be used for powdered drugs
D. they do not differ from ampules

A. vials are closed systems

26

T/F

Ampules and vials are both considered closed system containers

False

27

T/F

Using the same filter needle for both withdrawing from the ampule and expelling from the syringe will nullify the filtering effect

True

28

TPN stands for?

A. total preparation nutrition
B. total protein nutrition
C. total parenteral nutrition

C. total parenteral nutrition

29

T/F

When reconstituting powdered drugs within a vial, an equal volume must be removed to prevent positive pressure from developing inside the vial

true

30

T/F

Drug labeling is required if the preparation is not administered immediately or if it is administered by someone other than the person who prepared the medication

true

31

T/F

According to USP labeling requirements, admixture solutions are not required to be shown on the compounded preparation's label

false

32

T/F

Labels should use the apothecary system as opposed to the metric system of measures

false

33

T/F

If the route of administration is obvious, there is no need to include the route on the preparations label

False

34

T/F

In an institutional setting, drug labels must include the patient name, identification number and location within the institution

True

35

T/F

It is the receiving personnel's responsibility to verify that the name, brand, dosage form, size of package, concentration/strength, and quantity of received product correctly matches the purchase order

true

36

T/F

Schedule II controlled substances require drug enforcement administration (DEA) Form 222 to be completed on receipt of such products

True

37

Which of the following most accurately describes "Stock rotation" in the pharmacy?

A. the process of moving soon to expire stock to the front of its storage area and complete removing expired stock
B. restocking to replace products that have been used or otherwise removed from storage
C. supplying customers with their next order of a given product
D. moving stock from one side of the storage area to the other

A. the process of moving soon to expire stock to the front of its storage area and complete removing expired stock

38

T/F

Since receiving personnel ensure products are correct and not expired, pharmacy interns/technicians do not have to worry about such verification in the IV room and can focus only on the compounding process

false

39

Which of the following should a technician pay close attention to when working with the drug products?

A. look-alike/sound alike products
B. misleading labels
C. proper product storage
D. all of the above

D. all of the above

40

T/F

Inventory management systems are critical in avoiding running short on a product or over-stocking a product

True

41

Costs associated with inventory management are called...

A. inventory costs
B. system expenses
C. carrying costs
D. storage expenses

C. carrying costs

42

Par level is

A. when the amount of a pharmaceutical product in stock reaches a predetermined point
B. the quantity of a pharmaceutical product in stock above the minimum requirement
C. the quantity of a pharmaceutical product in stock below the minimum requirement
D. the total amount of a pharmaceutical product in stock

A. when the amount of a pharmaceutical product in stock reaches a predetermined point

43

T/F

Drug recalls can only be initiated by the FDA

False

44

Which is the most serious type of drug recall?

A. Class I
B. Class II
C. Class III

A. class I

45

You receive notice from ABC Drug Company that a recall has been issued for several lots of an injectable antibiotic due to the wrong color ink being used in the labeling process (blue was used instead of green). Which class of recall would this be?

A. Class I
B. Class II
C. Class III

C. Class III