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ELLIST#76

MATH BASIC SKILLS CH 3 - PRESCRIPTIONS

QUESTIONANSWER
What is the abbreviation for "before meals"? ac
A pharmacy tech identifies a DEA number as invalid. What should he/she do? notify the pharmacist
The drug Thyroid is manufactured as 1 gr tablets. What is the strength of each tablet? 1 grain = 65mg
Calculate the number of tablets to be dispensed for the following prescription: Seroquel 25 mg Sig: 1 tab mornings, 2 tabs at noon, 3 tabs at 5pm, Disp: 30 day supply 180 tablets
What is required on a hospital medication order but not on an outpatient prescription with regard to patient information? a medical record number; patient room number, bed #
A prescriber writes an order for Drug X 250mg po qid. Drug X is available only as a 500mg tablet. How many tablets will be dispensed for a 100 day supply? 200 tablets
What is a DEA number and who assigns this number? The DEA number is a number assigned by the DEA and signifies the authority of the holder to prescribe controlled substances.
What are the 4 steps in the DEA checksum formula? 1) add 1st, 3rd, & 5th digits of DEA # 2) add 2d, 4th, & 6th digits 3) double sum obtained in step 2; 4) add results of steps 1 & 3 - last digit of this sum should match last digit of DEA #
What is the amount of medication that should be dispensed for the following prescription: 250mg cap, 500mg bid, 1 wk 28 capsules
What does "npo" mean? nothing by mouth
What does DAW mean? dispense as written
What does the prescription abbreviation D/C mean? discontinue
What does the prescription abbreviation NKA mean? no known allergy
What does the prescription abbreviation ac mean? before meals
What is the abbreviation for "as needed"? prn
What is the abbreviation for "as directed"? ud
What does "tid ac" mean? three times a day before meals
What does "Sig" or "Signa" mean and what information does it give? Sig means "write" and designates the dose, route of administration, and dosing schedule
What information must be on a prescription? 1. patient's name 2. drug name 3. dose 4. prescriber's signature 5. number of refills 6. DEA number (for controlled substances) 7. date of prescription 8. amount of drug to be dispensed 9. route of administration
A physician orders diltiazem 30 mg Sig: 1 tab qid Disp #100. How many days will the dispensed amount last? 25 days
What is a brand name? the name under which the manufacturer markets a drug
Is the following a valid DEA number: AB3126759? No
Created by: pharmtechteach