Pharm Comp Ch. 13

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Medication Errors (glossary)
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Biologics

Agents that give immunity to diseases or living organisms.

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clinical

having t do with the examination and treatment of patients

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hematoma

a localized mass of blood outside of the blood vessels that appears to be discolored

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leading zeros

zeros that precede decimal points; 0.2 is an example that has a leading zero

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malpractice

negligence performed by a professional, such as a pharmacist, or a pharmicist-supervised techician

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negligence

the failure to do something that a reasonable person might do or doing something that a reasonable person might not do

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pain scales

charts used to measure a patients pain intensity level

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trailing zeros

zeros that follow decimal points; 2.0 is an example that has a trailing zero

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transcription

the process of entering a physician's order into a computer; incorrect transcription can be a potential cause of medication errors

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ISMP

institute for safe medical practices

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medication error

any preventable event that causes or leads to inappropriate medication use or patient harm