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Chapters 19, 20 & 26

Drug Information, Drug Distribution Systems, & The Policy and Procedure Policy

TermDefinition
Drug Information information about drugs and the effects of drugs on people, the provision of which is part of each pharmacist's practice.
Medical information information pertaining to health.
Evidence-based Medicine (EBM) the use of information about health practices and drugs that has been validated as useful and accurate by appropriate reference sources.
Drug Information Center A center directed by a drug information specialist, most commonly funded by or located in a hospital, academic institution, or pharmaceutical company.
Tertiary Resources general research resources, including package inserts, textbooks, etc.
Primary Resources specific research resources and most current sources of information including research articles and observational studies.
Secondary Resources research resources such as indexing and abstracting services; usually available electronically & link the reader to primary literature.
No Carbon Required (NCR) Form carbon-less copy paper (NCR paper) is an alternative to carbon paper; used to make a copy of an original, handwritten document
Computerized Prescriber Order Entry (CPOE) a drug order entered into a hospital wide computer system and transmitted to a pharmacy.
Pneumatic Tube System a method for sending a medication order form various locations in the hospital to its pharmacy by placing the order in a tube and sending it to a dispatcher.
Pharmacy and Therapeutics Committee (P&T) the liaison between the department of pharmacy and the medical staff, consisting of physicians who represent the various clinical aspects.
Turnaround time the time required from order entry to delivery of medication to the patient care area.
Dumbwaiter an in-house elevator used to transport medications and supplies.
Medication Administration Record (MAR) a record maintained by the nursing staff containing information about the patient's medication and frequency of administration.
Floor Stock System system in which medications are provided to the nursing unit for administration to the pt by the nurse.
Individual Prescription System a system in which a multiple- day supply of each medication is dispensed for a patient upon receipt of prescriptions or medication orders
Unit-dose Distribution System a system in which medication is distributed in a single-dose or unit dose form from the pharmacy for use by the one administering the drug
Unit-of-use prescription medication that contains a quantity designed and intended to be dispensed directly to a patient for a specific use without modification
Robotics technology based on a mechanical device, programmed by remote control to accomplish manual activities.
Bar Code Medication Administration (BCMA) a barcode system designed to prevent medication errors in healthcare settings and improve the quality and safety of medication administration.
Radio-frequency Identification Device (RFIC) is the wireless noncontact use of radio-frequency electromagnetic fields to transfer data.
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