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Hospital Pharmacy


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Admixture
intravenous fluid containing a combination of medications
Ampoule
a sealed glass vial containing one dose of liquid medication
Aseptic Technique
careful practice used to prevent contamination of medication and supplies
Bolus
a large single dose of medication given all at once
Cassette
labelled drawer containing patient information and medication
Code Cart
a locked cart of medications for emergency use only
Diluent
a fluid used to dissolve a solid drug
Electrolyte
substance which conducts electrical current within the body
Extravasation
leakage of intravenous medication onto the skin or into tissue that causes damage
Flow Rate
the rate at which an IV solution is administered to a patient
Formulary
a list of medications approved for use in a hospital
Floor Stock
medications kept in nursing units for easy access
Infusion
slow injection of a solution into a vein
MAR
Medication Administration Record
MDV
multiple dose vial
MSDS
Material Safety and Data Sheet
Particulate
an undissolved substance in a parenteral solution
PCA
patient controlled analgesic pump
Reconstitution
adding a liquid to a powdered solid to yield a solution
SDV
single dose vial
Standing Order
an order for a patient to recieve medication at scheduled intervals
Stat Order
an order for medication to be given immediately
TPN
total parenteral nutrition
unit dose
a package containing the amount of medication required for one dose