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Question 1 |

Which of the following is NOT used to treat insomnia?

Lunesta | |

Chantix | |

Xanax | |

Ambien |

Question 2 |

A drug is recalled by the FDA, but the problem is unlikely to cause any adverse health reactions. What type of recall would this be?

Class I | |

Class II | |

Class IV | |

Class III |

Question 3 |

The percent equivalent of a 1:125 ratio is:

12.5% | |

8.0% | |

0.8% | |

0.08% |

Question 3 Explanation:

Percent means parts per hundred. 1/125 = x/100 which means 125x = 100 which means x = 0.8

Question 4 |

An order is written to administer 2 liters of an IV fluid over 18 hours. What will the flow rate be?

56 mL/hr | |

101 mL/hr | |

111 mL/hr | |

83 mL/hr |

Question 4 Explanation:

Divide the volume by the time to get the flow rate: 2 liters equals 2,000 mL. 2000/18 = 111.1 mL/hr

Question 5 |

Convert 5.5 kg to pounds.

1.21 lb | |

0.55 lb | |

12.1 lb | |

55 lb |

Question 5 Explanation:

A kilogram is equal to 2.2 pounds.
5.5 X 2.2 = 12.1

Question 6 |

What type of drug is loratadine?

Decongestant | |

Expectorant | |

Antihistamine | |

Antitussive |

Question 7 |

What is the brand name for aripiprazole?

Clozaril | |

Zyprexa | |

Abilify | |

Prevacid |

Question 8 |

An order is written for 500 mL of NS to infuse at 40 gtt/min. How long would it take to infuse the NS if the set delivers 10 gtt/mL?

125 minutes | |

40 minutes | |

50 minutes | |

100 minutes |

Question 8 Explanation:

10 gtt/mL means 10 drops per mL. So for 500 mL you will get: 10 X 500 = 5,000 drops. The flow rate is 40 gtt/min, which means 40 drops per minute, so divide total drops by 40 to get the number of minutes: 5,000/40 = 125.

Question 9 |

According to federal law, DEA forms need to be maintained for ____ years.

7 | |

5 | |

1 | |

2 |

Question 10 |

Laminar flow hoods must be certified every ___ months.

12 | |

24 | |

6 | |

3 |

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