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Sterile / Non-Sterile Compounding

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1. As a pharmacy technician, you are asked to measure a viscous substance and need to decide what piece of equipment to use. Which of the following types of equipment is appropriate for this task?
2. In compounding, which of the following does D5W refer to?
3. _______________ dosage forms can be produced via levigation.
4. _____________ is the term used to describe the process of using a mortar and pestle to reduce particle size.
5. When compounding medicines, prescriptions should be checked to confirm the presence of which of these?
6. When should a laminar air flow hood be turned on?
7. When compounding, which of the following items can be placed in a laminar flow hood?
8. In which of the following zones are sterile products prepared?
9. Ophthalmic solutions are expected to have what type of tonicity?
10. Which of these types of medicine is high in alcohol?
11. Which of the following dosage forms may be prepared using the “punch” method?
12. An experienced pharmacy technician is about to commence compounding and starts to clean the laminar flow hood. Which of the following is the correct process?
13. What name is given to the phenomenon whereby two or more substances liquefy when mixed at room temperature?
14. What term is used to describe the phenomenon in which two liquids mix equally with one another, without phase separation?
15. Laminar flow hood air quality must be certified every _____________.
16. A trainee pharmacy technician must dispose of needles but is not sure how. What advice would you give to the trainee technician?
17. Which of the following capsule sizes is the largest?
18. “Geometric dilution” is required in which of these cases?
19. How is 0.45% sodium chloride abbreviated in pharmaceutical compounding?
20. When an employee leaves a sterile compounding area and later returns, which of these pieces of “personal protective equipment” may be reused?
21. According to USP 797, radiopharmaceuticals must be compounded using which of these?
22. Which of these products can be classified as an oleaginous ointment base?
23. A pharmacy technician is compounding with an IV bag in a laminar flow hood. In which direction should the IV injection port be positioned?
24. When compounding an oral preparation using alcohol, which of the following types of alcohol should be used?
25. Technicians who need to find the solubility of a drug in a solvent can find that data by consulting which of the following sources?
26. Which of the following USP chapters describes practices to prevent harm, including the risk of death, to patients at risk of microbial contamination?
27. When using a Class III prescription balance, which of these procedures should not be performed?
28. All activities performed within a laminar flow hood should be done at least _____________ within the hood to prevent any potential contamination.
29. Which of these dosage forms must be shaken before use?
30. Hand hygiene, garbing, order entry, and product labelling are activities that must be performed in which of the following areas (USP 797)?
31. Which of the following alcohols is referred to as Alcohol USP?
32. Which of these needle gauges has the largest diameter?
33. For how long must employees wash their hands and forearms before preparing to compound sterile products?
34. Which of the following alcohols is referred to as Alcohol USP?
35. Nothing should pass __________ a sterile object when working in a horizontal laminar flow hood.
36. According to USP 795, what type of water should be used when compounding non-sterile drug preparations?
37. What type of product must beyond-use dates be applied?
38. You have been asked to prepare an intracavernous injection for a patient. In what part of the body will the medicine be administered?
39. Which of these tools is most appropriate when mixing powders?
40. Which of the following ingredients should be used when compounding?
41. When preparing a sterile product, what type of water cannot be used?
42. Which of the following is an example of a sterile product?
43. In the absence of other data, how long (according to USP 795) is the beyond-use date of solids and non-aqueous liquids prepared from commercially available dosage forms?
44. ISO Class 5 compounding zones must be cleaned __________________.
45. For a primary engineering control (PEC), which of these is the required quality of air needed?
46. A pharmacy technician is sterilizing an ophthalmic solution. Which of the following filters should be used?
47. Filter needles must be used when dealing with which of these?
48. What is “aseptic technique” designed to prevent?
49. In the ante-area, which of the following activities should be done first?
50. Which of the following dosage forms can be made using spatulation?
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