Hospital Pharmacy

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Hospital Pharmacy
2010-08-13 16:55:52

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  1. in-patient pharmacy
    a pharmacy located in a hospital which services only those patients in the hospital and its ancillary areas
  2. Pharmacy satellite
    a branch of the in-patient pharmacy responsible for preparing, dispensing and monitoring medication for specific patient areas
  3. Central Pharmacy
    The main in-patient pharmacy in a hospital that has pharmacy satellites. (Most meds are prepared and stored)
  4. Batching
    Preparation of large quantities of unit dose oral solutions/suspensions or small volume parenterals for future use
  5. Clean room
    area designed for the preparation of sterile products
  6. Outpatient Pharmacy
    A pharmacy attached to a hospital which services patients who have left the hospital or who are visiting doctors in a hospital outpatient clinic
  7. Bulk compounding log
    a record of medications that are compounded in the pharmacy for non-specific patients. Information must include a list of all ingredients, amounts used, manufacturer, lot numbers and expiration dates of each specific ingredient.
  8. Reconstitute
    addition of water or other diluent to commerically made drug bottles or vials in order to make a soution or suspension from a pre-made powder form of the drug. ( also includes parenteral)
  9. Extemporeous Compounds
    Medications which must be prepared following a specific recipe or formula usually becuase they are not available commericially
  10. Formulary
    Alist of drugs stocked at the hospital which have been selected based on therapeutic factors as well as cost
  11. closed-formulary
    a type of formulary that requires physicians to order only those medications on the formulary
  12. Non-formulary
    drugs not on the formulary list which a physicians can order;
  13. unit dose
    a package containing the amount of a drug required for one dose
  14. pneumatic tube
    a system which shuttles objects through a tube compressed air as the force
  15. Electronic medical record (EMR)
    Electronic health record (EHR)
    a computerized patient medical record
  16. Standing order
    a standard medication order for patients to recieve medication at scheduled intervals
  17. PRN order
    an order for medication to be administered only on an as needed basis
  18. STAT order
    an order medication to be administered immediately
  19. Medication administeration record (MAR)
    a form that tracks the medications administered to a patient
  20. Final filter
    a device used to remove particulate matter. (placed at end of IV)
  21. Drip rounds
    a process in which the pharmacy technician goes to specific nursing units to find out what IV drips will be needed later that day
  22. Drug recall
    the voluntary or involuntary removal of a drug product by the manufacturer
  23. Emergency drug procurement
    to quickly obtain a medication not currently in stock in the pharmacy in situations where the drug is urgently needed
  24. par
    amount of drug that should be kept on the pharmacy shelf. Each drug product may have a different par value.
  25. Restricted distribution
    medications having limited availability due to cost, manufacturing problems, or safety concerns.
  26. IVPB ( intravaneous piggyback)
    a small volume parenteral that will be added into or "piggybacked" into a large volume parenteral (LVP)
  27. Total Parenteral nutrition (TPN)
    protein, carbs, and essential nutrients to be given to the patient through an IV line ( can contain fat emulsion)
  28. Epidural
    A sterile, perservative free medication administered into a patients edipural space (spinal cord and backbone)
  29. Short Stability
    medication that will expire soon after preparation
  30. Code Cart
    a locked cart of medications and other medical equipment designed for emergency use only