Chapter 5: Medicines management

1. The standards for safe administration of medicines incorporate five rights. Which of these are included?

  1. right dose, right route, right wrist band, right chart and right patient
  2. right patient, right time, right drug, right route and right dose
  3. right time, right nurse, right drug, right dose and right patient
  4. right drug, right route, right ward, right time and right wrist band

Answer: b

2. There are different categories of medicines in the UK, they are ______.

  1. pharmacy and controlled drugs
  2. general sales list, prescription-only medicine and controlled drugs
  3. general sales list, pharmacy, prescription-only medicine and controlled drugs
  4. over-the-counter, prescription-only medicine and pharmacy

Answer: c

3. Traditionally doctors, dentists and vets have prescribed medicines; more recently other health professionals have been educated to prescribe medicines. Experienced nurses can prescribe with which of the following qualifications?

  1. master’s degree in a specialist area
  2. PhD
  3. V100, V200
  4. specialist qualification

Answer: C

4. When administering medicines on an acute hospital ward distractions and interruptions are common. Which of the following have been introduced to try to reduce them?

  1. red tabards
  2. individual patient lockers
  3. notices or posters on ward
  4. all of the above

Answer: D

5. ‘Pharmacokinetics’ is the term used to describe ______.

  1. how a drug exerts its effects on the body
  2. the physiological responses that occur in response to a drug
  3. changes in the body as a result of disease
  4. the absorption, metabolism, distribution and excretion of a drug

Answer: D