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CH 1 Terminology

Sterile products terminology

TermDefinition
Admixture An IV solution with at least one medication added to it
Ampule A sealed glass container containing sterile injectable medication
Central Line An IV access site into one of the major blood vessels; 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
Coring The breaking off of a part of the rubber stopper of a vial or container due to an improper needle stick; the cored part of the rubber stopper is usually pushed into the vial or container
Diluent The liquid used to reconstitute a powdered drug or the liquid added to reduce the concentration of another liquid
Infiltration An IV solution that is inadvertently infused into the tissue surrounding the injection site
Infusion The slow administration of medication or solution via a parenteral rout of administration
Intravenous 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
Particulate Foreign objects or matter
Pathogen Disease-causing organisms such as bacteria, fungus, and viruses
Peripheral Line An IV access site made through veins located in the arms, legs, hands, or feet
Pyrogen Fever-producing organism
Sterile Compounding The aseptic mixing of ingredients to prepare sterile medications (usually injectables) for patient use
Created by: Daniellesachs