Practice Examination (50 Questions) INSTRUCTIONS 1. The practice exam may be used by candidates to identify areas in which further study may be needed in anticipation of taking an official competency-based examination. 2. The practice exam is an optional assessment tool and not a study guide for a certification examination. 3. The practice exam is not the only or preferred route to adequate preparation for taking the certification examination. 4. It is important to note that performance on a Practice Examination is not a predictor of whether a candidate will pass or fail the competency-based NBMTM Certification Examination. Taking the practice exam is not required and does not give an advantage over candidates who do not choose to take them and is not the only or preferred route to adequate preparation for the certification examination. 5. There is only one version of the BCMTMS practice exam. 6. Exam content is based on NBMTM’s test specifications (exam content). 7. The practice exam consists of 50 multiple-choice items. 8. Questions were developed by NBMTM content experts. 9. Unlike the certification examination results, which are reported in scaled scores, Practice Exam Scores are reported in percentages. 10. The results will be emailed to you upon completion of the practice exam. 11. You may take as much time as you wish to take this practice exam. Keep in mind the actual BCMTMS exam has 200 questions and you are allowed up to four hours to take it. 12. Once you finish, NBMTM will email you a summary of your performance and an itemization of the correct and incorrect responses to each question.First Name*Last Name*Email* Save and Continue Later Which of the following statement is incorrect regarding Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS)?*A. IBS is more common in higher socioeconomic groupsB. IBS-D is more prevalent than IBS-CC. IBS is more common in women than menD. IBS is usually diagnosed in patients Save and Continue Later What is the mechanism of action of senna?*A. It decreases the cytosolic calcium concentrations thereby allowing for a greater force of contraction by the intestinal smooth muscleB. It stimulates parasympathetic nerve endings that cause local peristalsisC. It causes local irritation of the intestinal mucosa that stimulates the Auerbach’s plexusD. It stimulates the sympathetic nervous system output on the smooth muscle of the intestine thereby increasing local peristalsis Save and Continue Later AJ is a 69-year-old man with a history of heart failure. He describes his activity level as sedentary and walking to his car causes shortness of breath. Which class of heart failure does he belong?*A. NYHA Class IIB. NYHA Class IC. AHA Stage BD. AHA Stage A Save and Continue Later Which of the following is incorrect regarding Ranolazine therapy?*A. Ranolazine may increase QTc intervalB. Ranolazine is contraindicated in patients taking strong CYP450 3A inhibitors and inducersC. Ranolazine is contraindicated in patients with liver cirrhosisD. Ranolazine should not be used in heart failure patients with a reduced ejection fraction Save and Continue Later Which of the following regarding MTM is true?*A. Only pharmacists are allowed to give comprehensive medication reviewsB. Only members with Medicare part D are eligible to have MTM servicesC. Pharmacists must have National Provider Identifier (NPI)D. Telephonic medication therapy management reviews cannot be reimbursed from Medicare Save and Continue Later Which one of the following is the reason why CMS allows other professions other than pharmacists to conduct MTM reviews?*A. CMS considers MTM as “low tech” workB. Regulators wanted sponsors to have more flexibility to promote best practicesC. Some patients expressed concerns that pharmacists are not clinical enoughD. Pharmacists are too expensive Save and Continue Later Which of the following service elements is not required by Part D MTM programs to provide?*A. Interventions for both beneficiaries and prescribersB. Comprehensive Medication Reviews (CMRs) are performed face-to-face or by telephoneC. Written summaries with medication action plans and personal medication listsD. A minimum of 60 minutes discussion time for the provider and patient Save and Continue Later Which of the following should not be included in a comprehensive medication review?*A. Rx DrugsB. OTC drugsC. Herbal DrugsD. All of the above should be included Save and Continue Later _________ is a part of the CMR specifically designed to outline the patient’s responsibility in helping to solve various identified problems*A. Medication Action PlanB. Patient Educational InsertsC. Manufacturer Package InsertsD. Comprehensive List Save and Continue Later Which one of the following does not show the positive aspects of using a telephonic model for MTM vs face-to-face model for MTM?*A. Patients are in a comfortable environmentB. Some patients have difficulty hearing from the phoneC. Patient has access to information such as labs and other medical historyD. Consultation can be recorded for oversight and auditing Save and Continue Later ___________ was added to the drug therapy guidelines for nursing facilities residence to ensure avoidance of certain medications that are inappropriate.*A. Beer’s list criteriaB. Drug Interaction ListsC. Formulary ListD. FDA Safety Recommendation Save and Continue Later This system commonly referred to as plan ratings or star ratings evaluate plans in order to show beneficiary the plan’s quality and performance*A. 5 Star SystemB. 7 Star SystemC. 10 Star SystemD. 8 Star System Save and Continue Later Which of the following is not an appropriate entity to outsource MTM services?*A. Plan sponsored PBMsB. MTM VendorsC. Local PharmaciesD. Offshore Business Processing offices Save and Continue Later Which of the following is not one of the 5 core elements defined by the American Pharmacist Association, the National Association of Chain Drug Stores, and the Center of Medicare and Medicaid Services?*A. Comprehensive Medication Review (CMR)B. Medication Action Plan (MAP)C. Interaction with other health care professionalsD. Providing financial assistance to the needy Save and Continue Later Which is true in regards to differences between medication reconciliation done at the hospital versus a comprehensive medication review (CMR)?*A. Medication reconciliation only focuses on the medication that patients would take during the hospital stayB. CMRs empower patients to engage in their own health and quality of lifeC. Medication Reconciliation does not involve gaps of care and adherenceD. All of the above is true Save and Continue Later What information strengths do retail chain pharmacies have versus independent pharmacies?*A. Knowledge of medication of when medication is filled and when it is not picked upB. Knowledge of refill patternsC. Medication information from all pharmacies with that chain pharmacyD. Knowledge of medication dispensed Save and Continue Later Which of the following is not considered nonverbal communication?*A. Tone of voiceB. Facial expressionsC. Rate of SpeechD. Texting Save and Continue Later During telephonic MTM reviews, what is one way you can brighten your voice?*A. Speak fasterB. SmileC. Speak slowlyD. Add a few jokes Save and Continue Later Which of the following is not a characteristic of an open-ended question?*A. Questions typically begin with “what” and “how”B. They can provide a wealth of unexpected and valuable info about the patientC. Open ended question generally lead patients to one directionD. It can determine how well the patient understand you and the language you are speaking Save and Continue Later Which of the following is not an indication that a patient has low health literacy?*A. Handing patient education materials to relatives or friendsB. Point to the text with one finger while readingC. Identify medications by the pill color, size, and shapeD. All of the above indicates low health literacy Save and Continue Later An 18 year old African American male presented to you with a past medical history of allergic rhinitis. He has been recently diagnosed with asthma and was prescribed a rescue inhaler as needed. While doing a comprehensive medication review, you noticed that he was in need of a maintenance inhaler due to the severity of his asthma. Which maintenance inhaler would you recommend as long-term therapy?*A. QvarB. TudorzaC. CombiventD. Foradil Save and Continue Later Upon during a review for a patient, she states that she has received a prescription from her doctor for Singulair (Montelukast). The patient tells you how to take this medication? Which on one of these is considered an appropriate response?*A. It is best for her to take it in the morningB. She should take it as needed when her asthma symptoms seem to get worseC. She should take this in the evening since she has asthmaD. It is best for her to take it twice daily Save and Continue Later A 30-year-old white male with a past medical history of asthma reports for a follow up at the MD office. He is currently on fluticasone 110mcg inhaler 1 puff twice a day (low-dose therapy), albuterol inhaler every 6 hours as needed, acetaminophen 500 mg tablets 1 to 2 tablets every day as needed for muscle soreness after exercise". When asked about his asthma symptoms, he reports waking up at night coughing 4 times in the last month. He experiences shortness of breath and wheezing almost every day. He also states she has been using albuterol rescue inhaler 4 to 5 times in the past week.*A. His asthma is not well controlled, increase fluticasone 100 mcg to 2 puffs twice daily and follow up after 2 weeksB. His asthma is well controlled, no action needed at this timeC. His asthma is not well controlled, increase the dose of albuterol inhaler every 4 hours as neededD. His asthma is not well controlled, initiate Medrol dose pack immediately Save and Continue Later Which of the following is not considered a factor that can decrease the clearance of theophylline and require a lower dosage of medication?*A. Old ageB. PneumoniaC. High Carbohydrate DietD. Smoking Save and Continue Later Which of the following beta-blockers are approved for patients with persistent asthma who also have heart failure?*A. PropranololB. AtenololC. Metoprolol SuccinateD. Carvedilol Save and Continue Later As you are developing the MAP (Medication Action Plan) for a patient that is taking warfarin, which of the following statements should you avoid?*A. Set up a reminder system that will ensure you will remember all your appointments to check your INRB. Immediately call the physician if you see any unusual bleedingC. Be careful not to take NSAID products, such as Advil or ibuprofen with warfarinD. Avoid foods with vitamin K due to Warfarin’s interaction with Vitamin K Save and Continue Later Which of the following is not a risk factor for atrial fibrillation?*A. Fatty Liver DiseaseB. European AncestryC. HyperthyroidismD. Heavy alcohol consumption Save and Continue Later During the MAP (Medication Action Plan), which of the following is recommended to add for a patient taking Dronedarone (Multaq)?*A. Dronedarone must be taken on an empty stomachB. Avoid grapefruit juiceC. Contact MD to see if your dose of Simvastatin can be changed from 40mg to 20mg due to drug-drug interaction with DronedaroneD. None of the above Save and Continue Later Which beta blocker would you recommend for ventricular rate control in patients who have atrial fibrillation secondary to hyperthyroidism?*A. AtenololB. MetoprololC. SotalolD. Propranolol Save and Continue Later A patient states that she constantly keeps skipping her bipolar medications because she states she is not sure if she took it earlier in the day and she does not want to take double the amount of medication. Which of the following would you suggest on her medication action plan?*A. Decrease the number of your medicationsB. Use and fill a pillbox on a weekly basisC. Use one vial to carry all of your medicationsD. Keep the medication inside of a cabinet Save and Continue Later Which of the following terms could be described as a mild degree of mania?*A. DepressionB. HypomaniaC. Major DepressionD. Manic Save and Continue Later A patient with bipolar I disorder is receiving paroxetine and valproic acid after a major depressive episode 4 months ago. The use of paroxetine in this patient would be classified as which of the following medication-related problem types?*A. Need for additional monitoringB. Need for adherenceC. Unnecessary MedicationD. Possibility of Serotonin Syndrome Save and Continue Later Which of the following is not a common adverse effect of lithium?*A. Weight LossB. PolyureaC. TremorD. GI upset Save and Continue Later Which of the following is the most common cause of chronic kidney disease?*A. HypertensionB. Diabetes MellitusC. Drug overuseD. High Sodium Diet Save and Continue Later Which of the following is NOT an appropriate counseling recommendation for a patient with chronic Kidney disease?*A. Orange juice should be avoided due to potassium contentB. Acetaminophen should be used in preference instead of ibuprofenC. If you forget a dose of phosphate binder at lunch, then take it as soon as possibleD. You should check your blood pressure at home in addition to having it checked at your physician’s office Save and Continue Later Which of the following phosphate binders can you give to a patient without increasing the patient's calcium levels?*A. PhosLoB. Lenal AceC. CalcichewD. Renvela Save and Continue Later Which of the following parameters indicate that a patient is "high risk for future COPD exacerbations?*A. Daily use of both an LA beta-2 agonist and anticholinergic bronchodilatorB. History of 1 COPD exacerbation in the previous 12 monthsC. FEV-1 (Forced expiratory volume in one second) is less than 80% but more than 50%D. Grade 2 airflow limitation Save and Continue Later When should you refer a COPD patient IMMEDIATELY to a physician?*A. When patients experience shortness of breath after climbing several flights of stairsB. Increase symptoms of coughing and shortness of breath but relieved with a short-acting inhalerC. Shortness of breath not relieved by a rescue inhalerD. Patient experiencing severe nighttime cough Save and Continue Later During an MTM review, patient states that she suffers from COPD due to long-term smoking. She states that she is on quite a few medications and would like to see if she can be eliminated from some. Which of the following is the best agent to recommend for her physician on a possible discontinuation?*A. TheophyllineB. Leukotriene modifiersC. Short-acting beta-2 agonistsD. Long-acting beta-2 agonists Save and Continue Later A 67-year-old Asian male with a history of allergic rhinitis, hypertension, and diabetes is currently during a CMR review. His current medications are benazepril 20 mg qd, levocetirizine 5mg qd, and metformin 500 mg bid. He continues to smoke 1 packet of cigarettes per day (15 pack-year history). Patient complains of occasional shortness of breath when he is rushing to work, however overall does not notice any breathing issues and is able to carry on normal daily activities. Which of the following would you recommend to the patient?*A. Recommend initiating furosemide due to possible heart failure symptomsB. Recommend discontinue metformin due to possible symptoms of lactic acidosisC. Recommend initiating fluticasone nasal spray for worsening allergy rhinitisD. Recommend initiating smoking cessation Save and Continue Later Which of the following counseling points should you make when noticing a patient is taking Symbicort (budesonide-formoterol) inhaler?*A. Use it immediately when feeling shortness of breathB. Rinse mouth due to small risk in developing thrush from Candida albicansC. Monitor blood pressure due to possibility of decreased blood pressure with corticosteroid inhalersD. Rinsing the mouth afterward may help prevent dry mouth side effects Save and Continue Later When using a peak flow meter, which of the following is not recommended for patients to do?*A. Place the mouthpiece into the mouth on the top of the tongueB. Breath in normally and breath out normallyC. Patient should record the best of three attemptsD. Patient should inhale fully and then blast Save and Continue Later Which of the following may induce an angina attack?*A. Walking upstairsB. Watching TelevisionC. Arguing with someoneD. All of the above Save and Continue Later Which of the following is appropriate counseling point for Nitroglycerin use in angina?*A. If the pain does not improve in 5 minutes after the first dose, then call 911B. Chew nitroglycerin for faster onsetC. Do not repeat doseD. Immediately store nitroglycerin in the pillbox for better accessibility Save and Continue Later When doing a CMR review, patient says he suffers from chronic stable angina. Which of the following is the best way to access whether his chronic stable angina is controlled?*A. "How does your chest pain limit you from doing the activities that you enjoy"B. "How many times do you take your nitroglycerin tablets?"C. "How many times in the past 3 months were you hospitalized from chest pains."D. "What has the doctor said about your chest pain?" Save and Continue Later Which of the following is NOT one of the comorbid conditions that may manifest from Alzheimers?*A. DepressionB. AnxietyC. InsomniaD. Gout Save and Continue Later Which of the following best describes the mechanism of action of memantine (Namenda)?*A. D2 receptor agonistsB. Antagonizes NMDA receptorC. Inhibits acetylcholinesteraseD. Inhibits Monoamine Oxidase Enzymes Save and Continue Later Which of the following hemoglobin A1c level is considered as pre-diabetic?*A. 6.5% to 7%B. 5.7% to 6.4%C. 7% to 7.5%D. > 5% Save and Continue Later Which of the following is a symptom of both hypoglycemia and hyperglycemia?*A. ConfusionB. DizzinessC. FatigueD. Increase appetite or hunger Save and Continue Later When should we avoid duloxetine (Cymbalta) in an elderly patient?*A. Poor renal functionB. History of seizureC. History of hypertensionD. Concurrent use of gabapentin Save and Continue Later This iframe contains the logic required to handle Ajax powered Gravity Forms.