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4646 Et Appendix C

TermDefinition
absorption the amount of medication that enters the bloodstream,or systemic circulation.
accreditation the process of granting recognition or vouching for compliance with established criteria (usually refers to recognition of an institution or program)
adjudication prescription claims adjudication refers to the determination of the insurer's payment after the member's insurance benefits are applied to a medication claim.
aseptic technique the technique and procedures designed to prevent contamination of drugs, packaging,equipment or supplies by microorganisms during preparation
automated dispensing technology electronic storage cabinets or robotics that secure medications and dispense them to nurses or other caregivers when needed
automated medication dispensing a drug storage device or cabinet that contains an inventory of medications that are electronically dispensed so they may be administered to patients in a controlled manner
average wholesale price (AWP) a commonly used benchmark for billing drugs that reimbursed in the community pharmacy setting.
beyond-use labeling a date that is given to a medication noting when it should no longer be used,expiration date
brand-name drug a drug that is covered by a patent and therefor only available from a single manufacturer
buccal a solid medication dosage form that is placed in the pocket between the gum and the cheek and absorbed through the cheek into the bloodstream
centralized dispensing automation technology that assists in the selection and dispensing of drug products that are located in a central location, such as the pharmacy, and that can include robotics and carousels that use barcode scanning to select and label drug products for patients
centralized pharmacy pharmacy services that are provided form one location in the hospital. Pharmacy personnel,resources, and functions primarily reside within this self-contained location.
certification a voluntary process by which a nongovernmental agency or association grants recognition to an individual who has met certain predetermined qualifications specified by that agency or association.
chain pharmacy a pharmacy that is part of a large number of corporately owned pharmacies that use the same name and carry similar branded OTC products.
community pharmacy generally a stand-alone pharmacy located within a community that provides medication services to ambulatory patients
compounding usually take place in a pharmacy and includes the preparation, mixing,packaging, and labeling of small quantity of a drug based on a practitioners prescription or medication order for a specific patient
controlled substances drug or chemical substances whose possession and use are regulated under the Federal Controlled Substances Act and by state controlled substance laws and regulations .
copayment (copay) the portion of the cost of a prescription that the patient is responsible for paying when a part of the cost is covered by a third- party payer
decentralized pharmacy pharmacy service that are provided on or near a patient care area.
direct purchasing buying directly from a manufacturer.
dispensing the act of preparing a medication for use by a patient as authorized by a prescription
drug distribution services the system used to distribute medication that have begins when the medication is received by the pharmacy and ends when the medication is administered to the patient
drug enforcement administration the federal agency that administer and enforces federal laws for controlled substances and illegal substances such as narcotics and other dangerous drugs
durable medical equipment reusable equipment used for the treatment of illness or injury
electronic medication administration record a component of the computerized patient medical record in which nurses and other healthcare providers document times and dates when a medication was administered to the patient
elixir a clear, sweet, flavored water-and- alcohol mixture intended for oral use
excretion the irreversible removal of drug or metabolite from a body fluid, most common place by kidney.
formulary a specific list of drugs that are included with a given prescription drug plan
generic drug a drug that is no longer covered by a patient and is therefore generally available from multiple manufactures
hazardous material any material that poses a risk to people, animals, property, or the environment
healthcare common procedure coding system a set of medical codes that identifies procedures, equipment, and supplies for claim submission purpose
hospital formulary an approved list of medications that are routinely stocked in the hospital pharmacy to treat the types of patients the hospital typically serves
indemnity a system of health insurance in which the insurer pays for the cost of covered services after care has been given on a fee-for-service
intracardiac injection directly into the heart muscle
intradermal injection into the top layers of the skin
intramuscular injection directly into a large muscle mass
intratracheal administered into the trachea
intravenous injection directly into a vein and therefore immediately available to act in the body
legend drug a drug that is required by federal law to be dispensed by prescription only.
licensure the process by which an agency of the government grant permission to an individual to engage in a given occupation upon finding that the applicant has attained a degree of competency necessary,
lozenge a hard disk-shaped solid medication dosage form that contains medication dosage form that contains medication in sugar base
mail-order pharmacy a pharmacy that functions like a warehouse,with pharmacist and technicians who dispense perceptions that are mailed
material safety data sheets information sheets provided by manufacturers for chemical or drugs that may be hazardous in the workplace.
medication administration record a component of the paper patient medical record in which nurses and other healthcare providers documented time and dates when medication was administered to the patient
medication error any error occurring in the medication use process
medication order a written, electronic, telephone, or verbal request for a patients medication in an inpatient setting.
national drug code number a unique number assigned to each drug, strength, and package size for the purpose of identification
ointment a semisolid medication dosage form, applied to the skin or mucous membranes
over-the-counter drugs drugs that are available without prescription
parenteral a route of medication administration that bypasses the gastrointestinal tract,
patient counseling the act of educating a patient
patient profile a list of information about a patient
pharmacist a health care professional licensed by the state to engage in the practice of pharmacy.
pharmacy satellite a physical space located in or near a patient care area that can provide a variety of distributive and clinical services
practice of pharmacy the practice of pharmacy is regulated by each state through its pharmacy laws and regulations.
prescription the written or verbal authorization, by an authorized prescriber
primary prescription label a label affixed to a dispensed drug product that contains legally requires information
professional a person who practices an occupation or vocation that requires advanced specialized training
professionalism actively demonstrating the attitudes, qualities and behaviors of a professional while performing there duties
purchase order a document executed by a purchaser and forwarded to a supplier that is considered a legal offer to but products or services
regisration the process of making a list or being enrolled in an existing list
STAT abbreviation of the latin word static,meaning immediately
stock rotation placing the products that will expire the soonest in the front of the shelf or bin and those with the later expiration dates behind them
subcutaneous deposited in the tissue just under the skin
sublingual placing under the tongue where it dissolves and is absorbed into the bloodstream
suspension a mixture of fine particles of an undissolved solid spread throughout a liquid or a gas
technician an individual skilled in the practical or mechanical aspects of a profession
topical applied to the skin,mucous membrane or other external parts of the body
transdermal through the skin
unit dose distribution system a system that provides all or most medications to patients in a unit or dose ready-to-administer form
unit-of-use packaging characterized by a vial, an envelope, or a plastic bag containing several doses of the same medication
wholesaler a large-scale warehouse with drugs and supplies located in various geographic regions that exist to help bring pharmaceutical products closer to the market.
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