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Sterile product Term

sterile product terminology

Additive Any drug or component added to an IV solution
Admixture An IV solution with at least one medication added to it
Aerosolization The spraying of small liquid or powder particles in the air; usually occurs when withdrawing needle from a vial when removing air from a syringe
Ampule A sealed glass container containing sterile injectable medication
Bacteriocidal An agent capable of killing bacteria
Bacteriostatic An agent capable of inhibiting the growth of bacteria
Bolus An initial dose of medication or solution; usually a dose higher than the maintenance dose; also called loading dose
Central line An IV access site into one of the major blood vessels; this is the IV line through which hypertonic fluids may be given
Compatibility The ability of two or more components to be mixed together without physical or chemical degradation of any component
Contamination The presence of a harmful or unwanted substance
Continuous infusion An infusion given at a continuous rate over a long period of time
Coring The break off of a part of the rubber stopper of a vial or container due to an improper needle stick; the cored part of the robber stopper is usually pushed into the vial or container
Critical site Any opening or pathway that is at risk for contact with air or touch contamination
Diluent The liquid used to reconsitute a powder drug or the liquid added to reduce the concentration of another liquid
Extravastation A caustic or hazardous IV solution that has been inadvertently infused into the tissue surrounding the injection site
Infilteration An IV solution that is inadvertently infused into the tissue surrounding the injection site
Infusion The slow administration of medication or solution vial a parenteral route of administration
Intermittent infusion An infusion given over specific and shorter periods of time
Intervenous piggyback Delivery of a secondary IV solution into an existing IV line
Loading dose An initial dose of a drug that is used to achieve a desired drug level
Mutiple dose vial A vial that is intended for multiple needle punctures and withdrawls; usually contains preservatives to maintain sterility
Parenteral Adminstration of a drug via route of administration that bypasses the gastrointestinal tract
Particulate foreign objects or matter
Pathogen Disease-causing organisims such as bacteria, fungus, and viruses
Peripheral line An IV access site made through veins located in the arms, legs, hands, or feet
Preservative Any additive intended to extend the content, stability, or sterility of a medication or solution.
Pyrogen Fever-producign organism
Reconstitution Adding a diluent to powder to create a liquid
Single-dose vial A vial that contains no preservatives and is intended to be used only one time not designed to maintain sterility after multiple puncture
Sterile compounding The aseptic mixing of ingredients to prepare sterile medications (usually injectalbe) for patient use
Vial A small glass or plastic container that holds injectable medications and solutions
Created by: maksuda.mannan



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