TITLE

Third-party repackaging in hospital pharmacy unit dose acquisition

AUTHOR(S)
Meller, Russell D.; Pazour, Jennifer A.; Thomas, Lisa M.; Mason, Scott J.; Root, Sarah E.; Churchill, William W.
PUB. DATE
July 2010
SOURCE
American Journal of Health-System Pharmacy;7/1/2010, Vol. 67 Issue 13, p1108
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Opinion
ABSTRACT
In this article the authors examine the significance of third-party repackagers for hospital pharmacies. They recommend that medication be administered in unit dose packages to ensure the availability of the drug name, dosage and other characteristics to the administering professional for the prevention of errors. They describe how the implementation of bar-code-enabled point-of-care systems improves patient safety. A table that lists third-party repackagers, including Ameridose, is presented.
ACCESSION #
51474041

 

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