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Medication Safety

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1. The MERP – or Medication Error Reporting Program – is overseen by which of the following organizations?
2. Patients taking statins for high cholesterol should be counselled to avoid which of these juices?
3. According to the Institute of Safe Medication Practices (ISMP), which of the following is an error-prone abbreviation?
4. Which of the following pharmacy strategies can be used to mitigate the risk of medication error?
5. With regards to the medication-use process, failing to report a patient adverse event can occur during what part of that process?
6. Which of the following involves reviewing a patient’s complete medication list and ensuring it is as up-to-date as possible to eliminate any potential errors that may have developed over the course of the patient’s treatment?
7. A patient may misunderstand the medicine instructions given to them. During what stage of the medication-use process might this error take place?
8. A pharmacy technician does not include enough information for the safe use of the patient’s medicine; which is classified as what type of error?
9. The Joint Commission accredits many different organizations. Upon receiving that accreditation, how regularly must those organizations undergo an on-site survey?
10. What term is given to the practice of writing part of a drug's name in upper case letters to help distinguish sound-alike, look-alike drugs from one another in order to avoid medication errors?
11. The CMS – or Centers for Medicaid and Medicare Services – requires which of the following insurance plans to offer MTM services to certain beneficiaries?
12. Pharmacists are obligated to be involved with ___________________.
13. Methotrexate is an example of a medicine that carries significant risks to the patient and requires close monitoring. Which of the following is the standard dose of methotrexate administered to the patient?
14. To enhance medication safety, which of the following details should be included in a patient profile?
15. MedGuides are required for which of the following types of medicine?
16. With regards to the medication-use process, mistyping a medication order can occur during what part of that process?
17. Which of the following online programs allows hospitals to anonymously report/track errors within their organizations?
18. A database exists that provides details about adverse events and medication error reports submitted to the FDA. What is the name of this database?
19. A drug utilization review (DUR) does not involve which of the following?
20. What term describes an error in which something is not done correctly?
21. The Joint Commission releases a “Do Not Use” list, in terms of acronym and abbreviations that should be avoided. Which of the following terms (as of 2020) is included in that list?
22. Which of the following terms is used to describe any unintended harm that results from the use of a medicine?
23. Which of the following laws is used to encourage the voluntary reporting of adverse events to enhance patient safety?
24. Which of these terms refers to the degree to which a patient correctly follows medical advice as to how and when they should take their medicines?
25. Which of these medication errors can occur during the dispensing process?
26. Which of the following should be used to decrease medication errors on prescription orders and measurements?
27. The Coombs and Gell classification is used for which of the following?
28. Which of these laws was responsible for the formation of the Drug Utilization Review (DUR)?
29. Which of these drug classes comes with a MedGuide?
30. About which of the following are pharmacy technicians NOT permitted to answer, when it comes to prescriptions?
31. What is the definition of “polypharmacy”?
32. What name is given to package inserts that must be given alongside certain medicines with each prescription and refill of the medicine prescribed?
33. Which of the following medication classes is defined as “high alert”?
34. Which of these medication classes requires patient package inserts?
35. Which of the following is NOT used to reduce medication errors?
36. Patients experiencing an allergic reaction to a medicine are most likely to exhibit which of these effects?
37. Which of the following details is NOT present in the patient information leaflet?
38. Which of the following is NOT a safe and effective practice when it comes to crash cart medicines?
39. According to Leape et al. (1995), when do most medication errors take place?
40. Before medicines are taken from an automated dispensing cabinet for a patient, who must first review the order (except in emergency circumstances)?
41. “Medication therapy management” is an outcome derived from which of the following sources?
42. What is the purpose of root cause analysis?
43. Which of the following is used to identify potentially harmful medicines when used in older patients?
44. According to the ISMP, which of these dosage forms can be crushed prior to administration?
45. Which of these is NOT on the Joint Commission’s “Do Not Use” list?
46. Which of these terms refers to the phenomenon whereby a patient’s negative expectations of taking a medicine lead to a negative therapeutic outcome?
47. Which of these medicines has a high rate of medication errors?
48. What term is used to describe an absolute warning against using a medicine for a specific purpose due to a potential life-threatening risk?
49. Which of the following is NOT true when it comes to root cause analysis?
50. Which of these is the safest and most appropriate way to represent a number, one that complies with FDA regulations?
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