medication test

  1. I need help!

    I just got a offer for a new job, but they told me I had to take a medication test.
    I know every hospital has different test, but can you give me some ideas what I expect? can you tell me your experience?

    (my first job had very easy test, we were given the most of the answer the day before!)

    Thank you!
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  3. by   teeituptom
    Howdy Yall
    from deep in the heart of texas

    Medication tests from what Ive seen and heard about for employment are generally simplistic and minimalistic in nature. they are something they can put in your education file to say, YES, we did test him or her and they passed.

    good luck yall
  4. by   CATHYW
    My last hospital job, we had to calculate IV drip rates (no calculator, no pump), Pedi drug dosages, and other "desire/have X qty" type questions.

    Also, things like, "the Dr's orders say give med q 1 hr x 3. If you begin now, how many hours will it take?"

    You will do fine, I'm sure.
  5. by   bandaidexpert
    cesca: I am from the sunny(rainy)state of Florida. Medication errors is now a requirement along with Domestic Violence and AIDs CEU's to renew your license. I believe this is the future of all states. Don't worry, you'll do fine.
  6. by   scrappy
    Taken quite a few hospital medication tests, some easy, some hard. One thing I can say about all of them, none too hard to pass on the first time, but all facilities assured me that if I didn't I would have another chance. Definitely, nothing to stress.
  7. by   Teshiee
    So far the jobs I have encountered the test are desired over the amt on hand and Iv drips. Thank goodness for calculators. It doesn't hurt to go over drug side effects. Some hospitals use NLN test which is beyond me if you are in an area such as L&D or NICU you arent used to given certain meds and you may not remember.
  8. by   cesca
    Hello, everyone!

    Thank you very much for all your advice!
    I feel better now.