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Unit Dose Order Example

Answers for unit dose orders are selected from the following choices. Each order is graded with two questions with one correct answer for each question. Each patient presented will require you to address two questions: 1) Order Verification and 2) Product for Dispensing.

The first step for each patient is to verify the order. Select one best answer.

Order Verification

  1. No, the order was placed on the wrong patient (name, MRN on order does not match the patient profile).

  2. No, need to call the prescriber there is a medication-related problem identified: Medication selected during order entry is incorrect (ordered medication does not match clinical scenario, eg, home medications, sound-alike medications).

  3. No, need to call the prescriber there is a medication-related problem identified: Ordered medication is contraindicated due to allergy.

  4. No, need to call the prescriber there is a medication-related problem identified: Ordered medication is contraindicated due to black box warning, policy based safety concern or laboratory result(s).

  5. No, need to call the prescriber there is a medication-related problem identified: Ordered medication is contraindicated due significant drug interaction.

  6. No, need to call the prescriber there is a medication-related problem identified: Ordered medication is prescribed at a subtherapeutic (LOW) dose.

  7. No, need to call the prescriber there is a medication-related problem identified: Ordered medication is prescribed at a supertherapeutic (HIGH) dose.

  8. No, need to call the prescriber there is a medication-related problem identified: Ordered medication is unable to be administered to patient.

  9. No, need to call the prescriber there is a medication-related problem identified: Order composer contains incomplete or inaccurate directions.

  10. Yes, the order may be verified there are no errors.

The second step for all patients is the check the product to be dispensed. If there are medication-related problem(s) that prevented order verification, select answer option A in the dispensing answer options as the pharmacy would not dispense based on an incorrect medication order. Select one best answer.

Product for unit dose dispensing

  1. No, return to stock a medication-related problem was identified at order verification (Choose this option if you identified ANY medication-related problems in this order as the verification pharmacist).

  2. No, the chemical entity dispensed is wrong.

  3. No, the dose dispensed is wrong.

  4. No, the formulation dispensed is wrong.

  5. No, the quantity dispensed is wrong.

  6. No, the medication does not need to be sent at this time.

  7. No, the medication is expired.

  8. Yes, the product may be dispensed, there are no errors.

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Unit Dose Example (Page 1/2) Setting: Main Pharmacy

PATIENT PROFILE:

Name: Catina Abbot MRN: 000056799 Allergies: NKDA Loc 3A-108

Age: 66 Sex: F Height: 64 in Weight: 81 kg

CLINICAL SCENARIO:

66 year-old-female with a long history of type 1 diabetes admitted for ...

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