PRESCRIPTION CHECKING

Useful for PEBC Qualifying Exams (Part II) for Pharmacists (OSCE) and Pharmacy Technicians (OSPE)

 

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In the second part of the PEBC Qualifying Exam, candidates may be asked to check a series of prescriptions for technical accuracy as part of NAPRA's Competency 3: Product Distribution.  Candidates should screen prescriptions for incorrect:

  • patient

  • doctor

  • drug name

  • dosage form

  • strength

  • instructions

  • quantity

  • refills

  • dispensed product

PharmPower offers a variety of prescription checking practice questions to develop your attention to detail.

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SAMPLE QUESTION

For the following prescription, identify if there are ANY issue(s) with the dispensed prescription label.  If there are no issues, select "No issues identified".  If there are ANY issue(s), state the correction.  There may be more than one issue.


Prescription:

Name: Doreen Halloway

Address: 5 Laurier Street

Date of Birth: May 5, 1978

Current Date

Pregabalin 25 mg

Sig: iv caps BID

Mitte: 1/12

Repeat x 1

Dr. John Talbot

Address: 42 Main Street

License Number: 45195

Prescription Vial Label:

Prescription Number

Current Date

Doreen Halloway

Pregabalin 75 mg

(240 capsules)

Take 5 capsules twice daily

Dr. John Talbot

Repeats: 0

Answer is at the bottom of the page.


 

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Answer to Sample Question

Issues are identified with the prescription vial label.

1) Drug strength should be 25 mg.

2) Instructions should say take 4 capsules twice daily.

3) Repeats should be 1.