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Competency # 19

Key Terms

biennial inventory DEA-registered pharmacies are required by law to take an initial inventory of all controlled substances on hand upon commencing operations or upon change in ownership, with subsequent inventories conducted every two years thereafter.
child-resistant packaging Special packaging used for hazardous products such as prescription and over-the-counter drugs and household products to reduce the risj of children ingesting dangerous items by adding caps that children will have difficulty opening.
controlled substances Drugs or chemical substances whose possession and use are regulated under the Federal Controlled Substances Act and by state controlled substances laws and regulations.
initial inventory The inventory a pharmacy takes of its stock of controlled substances upon beggining the dispensing or distribution of controlled substances.
practice of pharmacy The responsibilities that pharmacists are permitted to perform.
prescription monitoring programs The programs provide information that may be reviewed by state law enforcement and regulatory agencies to assist in identifying and investigating potential improper prescribing, dispensing, and use of prescription drugs.
regulations (or rules) Regulations are issued by an administrative or governmental agency that establish the requirements that must be followed by the regulated persons or entities.
failure mode and effects analysis (FMEA) A process that evaluates where errors might occur and estimate their potential impact.
high alert medications Medications that have a high risk of causing patient harm when used in error
medication misadventure A general term to describe drug-related incidents
root cause analysis (RCA) A process for retrospectively analyzing an errror.
Created by: mstevenson