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Hospital pharmacy: Dangerous Drugs, Study notes of Pharmacy

In the context of hospital pharmacy, certain drugs are considered dangerous due to their potential for significant risks, such as toxicity, abuse, dependence, or serious adverse effects. Hospital pharmacies play a crucial role in managing and ensuring the safe handling, storage, dispensing, and administration of these drugs.

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Download Hospital pharmacy: Dangerous Drugs and more Study notes Pharmacy in PDF only on Docsity! 1 HOSPITAL PHARMACY Dangerous Drugs Hospital/ Institutional dispensers shall safeguard drugs as follows: Storage and Disposal of Dangerous Drugs Hospital/ Institutional dispensers shall safeguard drugs as follows: Individual doses of dangerous drugs which are prepared but not administered shall be returned to the Storage and Disposal of Dangerous Drugs Storage of bulk controlled substances must be in the main pharmacy vault or other limited access locked room or cabinet. Controlled substances must be stored from non-dangerous drugs stock. The working stock of controlled substances must be stored in a locked cabinet or secured cart; it must not be dispersed with general pharmacy stock. All outpatient controlled substances awaiting patient pickup must be stored in a locked area or cabinet. Employees having access to the locked area are to be limited and documentation of access must be maintained. Access control systems in pharmacies shall be provided to monitor access to controlled substances. This includes vaults or cabinets used for storage of controlled substances within pharmacies, secured areas utilized for dispensing controlled substances within pharmacies. Facilities and equipment used to store drugs should be so designed that the drugs are accessible only to medical practitioners authorized to prescribe, to pharmacists authorized to dispense or to nurses authorized to administer such drugs. Medication cart shall be provided with the following: Double-keyed locks When not in use, anchored to a floor or wall device or maintained in another secure location C. locked drawer system D. independent locking device The following are the information contained in a dangerous drug preparation’s prescription: Date of Prescription Complete name and address of the patient Patient Complete name, address and Telephone number of prescribing Practitioner Prescribing practitioner’s current S-2 License no., PRC Registration number., and PTR number and Signature Brand name and generic name, total No. of units to be dispensed in numeral and in words enclosed in parenthesis Direction for use Special DOH prescription (yellow prescription) issued by a current PDEA licensed practitioner Yellow Prescription Dangerous Drugs ★ Drugs that are listed in the Schedules annexed to the 1961 Single Convention on Narcotic Drugs, as amended by the 1972 Protocol and in the Schedules annexed to the 1971 Single Convention on Psychotropic Substances as enumerated in the attached annex which is an integral part of the Republic act 9165, also known as the “Comprehensive Dangerous Drugs Act of 2002”.
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