Nursing Pharmacology Practice Questions – Medication Administration

Welcome to your Nursing Pharmacology Practice Questions – Medication Administration

Confirming Identity

When administering a medication to a patient, what is the best way to confirm that you are giving it to the correct patient?

Administration Procedure - Alendronate

You have just administered alendronate to a patient and they have swallowed the medication. What should the patient do next?

5 Rights

Which of the following is not considered one of the 5 rights of medication administration?


Which of the following clinical parameters may be assessed prior to the administration of propranolol?

Buccal Administration

The provider asks you to ensure that the patient receives vitamin B12 via buccal administration. Where/how should this be given?

Eye Drop Administration

When administering eye drops, what is the purpose of placing the finger on the inside corner?

Doxycycline Administration

A patient is prescribed doxycycline 100 mg BID for pneumonia. Which of his medications is most concerning with regard to binding interactions?

Lactulose Administration

The lactulose dose that was written for a patient was 2 tablespoons. Approximately how many milliliters should you administer?

Reasons For Enteric Coating

Which of the following is not consistent with the purpose of enteric coating?

Glucagon Administration

When considering administering glucagon versus oral glucose in a patient with low blood sugar, what should the nurse assess?