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The emergency medication kit at a long-term care facility was opened. The consultant pharmacist was not there at the time. The consultant pharmacist must be notified within how many hours of the kit being opened?
Question 1 Explanation:
The consultant pharmacist must be notified within 24 hours of an emergency medication kit being opened at a long-term care facility. A shift count should be done on the controlled substances in the kit while the kit is open until it is closed and locked by the consultant pharmacist.
Which of the following is true regarding a physician prescribing a controlled substance?
May prescribe and self-administer to himself or herself
May prescribe for an immediate family member with a prescriber-patient relationship and proper documentation
May prescribe to himself or herself only with someone overseeing administration and keeping proper documentation
May prescribe for an immediate family member in an emergency situation only
May not prescribe for a family member no matter the circumstances
Question 2 Explanation:
A physician may prescribe a controlled substance for an immediate family member as long as there is a true prescriber-patient relationship and proper documentation is kept. Physicians also may not prescribe a controlled substance to himself or herself.
All of the following are true regarding remote telepharmacy consultation sites EXCEPT:
Written prescriptions cannot be received at these sites
There is no prescription inventory
Only filled prescriptions are allowed at these sites
These sites must have a sign identifying them as remote consultation sites
There must be a separate space from the waiting room for patient consultation
Question 3 Explanation:
Remote telepharmacy consultation sites must have a sign identifying the site as a remote telepharmacy consultation site. These sites should be staffed by a pharmacy technician or certified pharmacy technician that knows how to appropriately use the technology to provide audio/video linking for dispensing and patient consultation to occur. These sites have no prescription inventory and only filled prescriptions that have been labeled are able to be at these sites. Written prescriptions can be accepted at the remote telepharmacy consultation sites, but must be sent to the home pharmacy. For consultation purposes, there must be a separate space other than the waiting area.
A prescription must contain all of the following EXCEPT:
Directions for use
Question 4 Explanation:
A prescription must contain the: patient name, prescriber name, prescriber address, prescriber signature, drug name, drug strength, quantity, directions for use, issue date, and the prescriber DEA if it is a controlled substance.
Exempt narcotics can be sold to individuals over the age of ____ who presents what?
21 and 2 positive documents of identification
18 and 2 positive documents of identification
16 and 1 positive document of identification
21 and 1 positive document of identification
18 and 1 positive document of identification
Question 5 Explanation:
In Illinois, exempt narcotics can only be sold to individuals over the age of 21 that present 2 positive documents of identification.
Written prescriptions can be dropped off at remote telepharmacy consultation sites, but must be delivered to the home pharmacy within how many hours?
Question 6 Explanation:
Written prescriptions that are dropped off at remote telepharmacy consultation sites must be delivered to the home pharmacy within 72 hours.
The Department requests prescription information from a pharmacy in Illinois. Prescriptions are stored in an electronic fashion. The prescription information must be available and submitted to the Department within:
Question 7 Explanation:
When a computer system is being used to keep prescription records, it must capture an unalterable electronic image of the prescription. The system must be able to maintain and print prescription information when requested by the Department. When requested by the Department, this information must be provided within 72 hours.
Regarding “patient counseling,” a pharmacy technician may only take part in which of the following under the supervision of a pharmacist:
I. Obtaining allergies and medical history
II. Obtaining medication history
III. Discussing proper directions for use
I and II
I and III
I, II, and III
Question 8 Explanation:
A pharmacy technician may only obtain information regarding allergies, medical history, medication history, and make the offer for the pharmacist or student pharmacist to counsel.
Pharmacists have ________ days preceding the license expiration date to renew their license.
One hundred and twenty
Question 9 Explanation:
Pharmacists have 60 days preceding the license expiration date of March 31st on each even-numbered year to submit renewal of licensure.
A new community pharmacy licensed with the Division must have a statement that it will provide adequate services for prescriptions to the public within ____ days after opening.
Question 10 Explanation:
Newly established community pharmacies licensed with the Division must have a statement that the pharmacy is or will be engaged in the practice of pharmacy and will have medications stocked and sufficient resources to provide adequate services to protect the public it serves within 30 days of opening.
Records of a DEA 222 schedule II controlled substance ordering form must be kept for a minimum of how long?
Question 11 Explanation:
DEA 222 schedule II controlled substance ordering forms must be kept on file for at least 2 years.
Dr. Cox calls in an oral prescription for a schedule II medication for an emergency situation. How many days from the date of calling in the prescription does Dr. Cox have to send a written prescription for the emergency quantity dispensed?
Question 12 Explanation:
Schedule II controlled substances can be called in by a prescriber for emergency situations. The pharmacist must write these prescriptions down immediately. The prescriber must send a written prescription to the pharmacy for the quantity dispensed with “authorization for emergency dispensing” written on the prescription within 7 days. This includes being post-marked within the 7 day period. The pharmacist must attach this prescription to the emergency oral prescription. If the prescription is not delivered appropriately, the pharmacist must notify the Department.
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