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Pharmacy Certification Exam Review



This activity contains 125 questions.

Question 1.
Calculate the flow rate in drops per minute if a physician orders D5W/NS 1400 mL over 12 hr using an administration set that delivers 40 gtt./mL.

 
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Question 2.
The drug enalapril would be categorized into which of the following classification groups?

 
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Question 3.

The retail price of a prescription is based on AWP plus a dispensing fee. Using the following fee table below, calculate the retail price of a prescription for 20 tablets if a bottle of 100 tab-lets has an AWP of $68.60.

AWP Dispensing Fee
$0–$5.00 $4.75
$5.01–$10.00 $5.75
$10.01–$20.00 $6.75
$20.00 and up $7.75
 
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Question 4.
A prescription for which of the following medications could not be written with refills?

 
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Question 5.
A technician answers the phone and the patient calling in states that after taking a medication received from the pharmacy a few hours earlier, she is not feeling well and would like to know the side effects of the medication. The technician should:

 
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Question 6.
Diphenhydramine is the generic name for which of these drugs?

 
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Question 7.
A local dermatologist has special ordered 60 g of 1.5% hydrocortisone cream for a patient. The pharmacy has in stock a 2.5% hydrocortisone cream and a 1% hydrocortisone cream. How much of each will the technician need to correctly prepare this extemporaneous compound?

 
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Question 8.
Who must initiate an order for an investigational drug for patient use?

 
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Question 9.
How many 500-mg metronidazole tablets will be needed to compound the following prescription for a patient: metronidazole 3%, suspending agent 30%, simple syrup 40% qsad H2O to 150 mL?

 
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Question 10.
A medication given to reduce a fever is called:

 
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Question 11.
Medications that are prepackaged into unit-dose or unit-of-use containers must have the follow-ing information included on the package labeling:

 
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Question 12.
A patient brings the following prescription into your pharmacy: Amoxil 400 mg po tid for 10 days. Your pharmacy has in stock an Amoxil oral suspension 250 mg/5 mL. What is the ex-act volume of medication you will need to correctly and completely fill the prescription for the patient?

 
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Question 13.
When mixing cytotoxic agents for intravenous use, what type of syringe is required?

 
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Question 14.
According to the Controlled Substances Act, in what class of controlled medications is Lortab 5?

 
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Question 15.
The inventory turnover rate refers to:

 
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Question 16.
The portion of the retail price of a prescription that the patient must pay is known as the:

 
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Question 17.
How many capsules will it take to completely fill the following prescription with the given regi-men: Cephalexin 500 mg, i po tid x 14 days?

 
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Question 18.
Prescription medications are often referred to as ____________ drugs because of the federal law that requires the packaging to display the following message: “Caution: Federal law pro-hibits dispensing without a prescription.”

 
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Question 19.
Stock rotation is the task of making sure that:

 
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Question 20.
Which of the following is classed as a beta-blocker?

 
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Question 21.
A patient in the hospital needs KCl 8 mEq IV stat. The pharmacy stocks KCl 20 mEq/mL in a 10-mL multidose vial. What will the correct volume of the stat dose be?

 
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Question 22.
What document is used as proof of receipt of a controlled substance, according to the DEA?

 
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Question 23.
The pharmacy has a 10% strength and a 2% strength of a certain ointment. A patient turns in a prescription for 4 oz. of this ointment but in a 5% strength. Which of the following would be needed to compound the ointment for the patient?

 
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Question 24.
What is the correct temperature for storing an item in the refrigerator?

 
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Question 25.
In an inpatient setting, the pharmacy must receive a direct copy of a physician’s order before filling an initial dose. Which of the following is not considered a direct copy?

 
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Question 26.
125 mL of a Cipro 5% suspension contains how many grams of active ingredient?

 
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Question 27.
Which of the following professional concepts most specifically refers to protection of the identity and health information of patients?

 
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Question 28.
According to federal law, what is the maximum number of refills permitted for a Schedule III controlled substance?

 
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Question 29.
In the NDC number 69907-3110-01, what do the numbers 3110 identify?

 
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Question 30.
The trade name for glipizide is:

 
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Question 31.
What is the total volume of fluid needed if D5W is to run at 50 mL/hr for 24 hr?

 
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Question 32.
Gentamicin injection is normally given to a patient at 5 mg/kg/day in three divided doses. If a patient weighs 164 lb., what approximate strength per dose should the patient receive?

 
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Question 33.
Which of the following drugs is classed as an H2 antagonist?

 
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Question 34.
KCl supplements are most often used in combination with:

 
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Question 35.
If a patient calls in for refills on Prinivil and Diabeta, which of the following combinations of medications need to be filled for the patient?

 
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Question 36.
How much neomycin powder must be added to fluocinolone cream to dispense an order for 60 g of fluocinolone cream with 0.5% neomycin?

 
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Question 37.
Which of the sig codes given refers to the following directions: Take two tablets by mouth every 4 to 6 hours as needed?

 
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Question 38.
The pharmacy receives an order for 10% ointment. Only the 15% and 5% strengths of the particular ointment are kept in stock. In what ratio would the two stock ointments need to be mixed in order to correctly compound the prescription order?

 
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Question 39.
Which of the following drugs is most likely to cause photosensitivity?

 
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Question 40.
How many 250-mg doses of Claforan could be withdrawn from a 2-g vial of the injection?

 
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Question 41.
A medication that should be protected from exposure to light is:

 
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Question 42.
The blower on the laminar airflow workbench should remain on at all times. If it is turned off for any reason, it should remain on for at least ____________ before being used to prepare IV admixtures and other products.

 
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Question 43.
Which of the following needle sizes has the largest bore?

 
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Question 44.
When metronidazole is dispensed for a patient, which auxiliary label should be affixed to the dispensing container?

 
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Question 45.
If 500 mL of a 15% solution is diluted to 1500 mL, how would you label the final strength of the solution?

 
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Question 46.
A prescription reading “iii gtt. as tid prn pain” should have which set of directions printed on the dispensing label?

 
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Question 47.
A patient with a penicillin allergy is most likely to exhibit a sensitivity to:

 
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Question 48.
A Tylenol #3 tablet contains 30 mg of codeine. The amount of codeine is also equivalent to:

 
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Question 49.
An IV infusion order is written for 1 L of D5W/0.45% NS to run over 12 hours. The set that will be used delivers 15 gtt./mL. What should the flow rate be in drops per minute?

 
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Question 50.
To ensure that it is working properly, the laminar airflow workbench should be inspected by qualified personnel at least:

 
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Question 51.
Zovirax and Epivir are both classed as ____________ agents.

 
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Question 52.
A physician writes an order for a patient to receive KCl 40 mEq/1 L NS. The fluid is to be infused at 80 mL/hr. What amount of KCl will the patient receive per hour?

 
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Question 53.
Na is the chemical symbol for which of the following elements?

 
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Question 54.
When withdrawing medication from an ampule, what size filter needle will be sufficient to filter out any tiny glass fragments that may have fallen into the solution?

 
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Question 55.
Which of the following conditions is the drug rifampin used to treat?

 
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Question 56.
When measuring liquid in a graduated cylinder, where is the volume of liquid read?

 
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Question 57.
How many grams of 2% silver nitrate ointment will deliver 1 g of the active ingredient?

 
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Question 58.
The federal law enacted in 1970 that requires the use of child-resistant safety caps on all dispens-ing containers unless otherwise desired by the patient is known as:

 
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Question 59.
Into what size bottle will a prescription for 180 mL of cough syrup best fit?

 
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Question 60.
If a patient should receive a medication at 15 mg/kg/day in three equally divided doses, what will the approximate dose be if the patient weighs 142 lb.?

 
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Question 61.
If one of your pharmacy’s patients has had an adverse drug reaction, ____________ should be used to report it.

 
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Question 62.
Of the following choices, which pair of drugs are H2 antagonists?

 
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Question 63.
A pharmacy wants to make a 30% profit on an item that costs $4.50. What would the retail sell-ing price have to be in order to make such a profit?

 
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Question 64.
Which statement is true concerning the drug tetracycline?

 
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Question 65.
What schedule of controlled substances does the drug Darvocet N 100 fall under?

 
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Question 66.
When storing an item at room temperature, the temperature of the room should be:

 
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Question 67.
A list of medications that a physician may prescribe from within a given setting is called:

 
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Question 68.
Which of the following sig codes refers to these directions: Take one tablespoonful after meals as needed for indigestion?

 
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Question 69.
If when preparing IV admixtures, a vial slips from your hand and breaks on the floor or other surface, a spill kit should be used to clean the area if the vial contained which of the follow-ing medications?

 
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Question 70.
During cleaning of the laminar airflow workbench in preparation to make IV admixtures, which of the following statements is true?

 
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Question 71.
What volume of 5% aluminum acetate solution will be needed if 120 mL of 0.05% solution is extemporaneously compounded for patient use?

 
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Question 72.
Ampicillin powder for injection should be reconstituted with and diluted in ____________ for best stability.

 
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Question 73.
How many 1-L bags will be needed if D5W is to run at 60 mL/hr for 16 hr?

 
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Question 74.
Which of the following drugs is classified as an antidiarrheal medication?

 
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Question 75.
A pharmacy has 20 mL of a 1:200 solution in stock. If the pharmacist has asked the technician to dilute the solution to 500 mL, how should the final strength of the solution be labeled?

 
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Question 76.
When an antibiotic injection is given in a small volume of solution that is connected to the main line of IV fluids the patient receives, it is commonly known as getting an:

 
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Question 77.
Of the drugs listed, which one could not be phoned in or filled with refills added?

 
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Question 78.
The largest gelatin capsule used for extemporaneous compounding is:

 
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Question 79.
All manipulations in the laminar airflow workbench should take place at least ____________ within the hood.

 
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Question 80.
Which of the following drugs is classified as a calcium channel blocker?

 
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Question 81.
Some pharmacies operate with a manual inventory system in place. When using this type of sys-tem, items needing to be ordered are written down. This familiar list of items needing to be ordered is often referred to as:

 
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Question 82.
Which of the following DEA numbers would not be valid for Dr. Ann Cosgrove?

 
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Question 83.
Of all drug recall classes, a ____________ recall would not likely cause harm to the patient since it is the least severe.

 
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Question 84.
The form used for ordering Schedule II narcotics is known as:

 
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Question 85.
What class of drugs is used to regulate the level of fluid in the body?

 
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Question 86.
The Orange Book is most often used to find ____________.

 
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Question 87.
How many times a year should an ideal pharmacy’s inventory be turned?

 
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Question 88.
Which of the following pairs of medications could cause a major drug–drug interaction if taken together by a patient?

 
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Question 89.
A patient takes NPH insulin according to the following dosage regimen: 35 units sq every morn-ing and 15 units every evening. How many vials of insulin will the patient need to last for at least 30 days?

 
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Question 90.
Which of the following medications should always be dispensed in a glass container?

 
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Question 91.
How many teaspoons are in one tablespoon?

 
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Question 92.
When using a torsion prescription balance, the first thing you should do after placing it on a level surface is:

 
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Question 93.
An air vent on a vented administration set should be a ____________ micron filter vent to be considered a sterilizing filter.

 
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Question 94.
How many tablets will a patient need if he is to take 1 tablet po bid for 10 days?

 
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Question 95.
Of the following tasks involved in pharmacy practice, which is allowed by law for technicians to perform?

 
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Question 96.
What organization requires that oral products be stored separate from inhaled products, topical preparations be separated from injectables, and so on?

 
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Question 97.
An automatic stop order is most likely to be issued with which of the following meds?

 
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Question 98.
Which of the following is equal to ½ pound?

 
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Question 99.
Amphotericin B should be mixed only in ____________ for compatibility.

 
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Question 100.
There are several different types of automated dispensing systems. Which of the following is not an automated dispensing system?

 
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Question 101.
Personal protective equipment should be used properly when handling hazardous medications. This would consist of:

 
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Question 102.
After preparing IV admixtures, how should technicians dispose of used needles?

 
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Question 103.
The retail price of a prescription is $18.23. The patient pays with a $20 bill. What change should the patient receive?

 
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Question 104.
Which of the following items does not need to be present on a valid prescription?

 
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Question 105.
Which of the following drugs listed would not likely be found stored on an emergency crash cart?

 
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Question 106.
To be considered a generic substitute for a trade-named drug product, the substitute must be:

 
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Question 107.

On the following perpetual inventory for a Schedule II controlled substance, what line contains an error?

Line # Patient’s Name Quantity Dispensed Quantity Received Current Balance
1Received from wholesaler 100100
2Barbara Jones42 58
3Nancy Smith36 32
4Thomas Watkins24 8
 
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Question 108.
When a pharmacy is audited by a third-party payer such as Medicaid, what shows proof that the medications filled by the pharmacy were, in fact, picked up by the patient or a representative of that patient?

 
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Question 109.
What is the best defense against the spread of bacteria and infection?

 
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Question 110.
An injection that is given in the spinal column is known as:

 
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Question 111.
A hard copy of the original prescription should remain on file in a retail pharmacy for at least:

 
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Question 112.
Which of the following medications is indicated for induction of labor contractions?

 
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Question 113.
When dispensing ____________, a patient information package insert should be included with the medication.

 
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Question 114.
An instrument used to determine a patient’s blood pressure is known as a:

 
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Question 115.
Which of the following classes of antibiotics are not recommended for young children and adolescents?

 
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Question 116.
If an accident occurs involving a hazardous substance that is stored in the pharmacy, what document would give instructions on actions that need to be taken?

 
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Question 117.
When preparing a TPN solution containing calcium, phosphate, and other ingredients, which of the following statements is true?

 
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Question 118.
The pharmacist has asked the technician to dilute 50 mL of a 50% solution to 3% and repackage the diluted solution into 2-oz. bottles. How many bottles will the technician be able to fill?

 
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Question 119.

A patient is being provided with hyperalimentation. The following order has been sent to the pharmacy for preparation. If the pharmacy stocks magnesium sulfate 10% (0.8 mEq/mL) in a 10-mL vial, what is the volume of injection to be added during preparation of this TPN solution?

2 L over 24 hrs
Dextrose 25%
Phosphorus 20 mEq/2L 2 L
MgSO4 24 mEq/2 L
Calcium gluconate 26 mEq
KCl 40 mEq/L
Na 80 mEq/2 L
 
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Question 120.
What is the maximum volume that can be injected subcutaneously in a single dose?

 
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Question 121.
What is the roman numeral for the number 50?

 
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Question 122.
A retail pharmacy is having a sale on certain over-the-counter medications. If an item’s regular price of $6.80 is marked down 40%, what will be the correct selling price for the item?

 
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Question 123.
Which of the following drugs listed is an antihistamine?

 
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Question 124.
Sodium chloride is ____________ solution.

 
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Question 125.
325 mg could also be written as _______________.

 
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