Verifying and Filling a Prescription

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“Verifying and Filling a Prescription” The Pharmacy technician’s job in verifying and filling a prescription is very important. When presented with a prescription the technician must visually scan the prescription for verification of the patients name, their address, the prescribers name and address, the date, the medication, the dosage, and the amount of the medication to be distributed, (Pearson Education, 2006). If the information and the prescription look to be valid then the technician enters the information into the computer and checks it against the previous information on file, (Pearson Education, 2006). Once verified and the medication checked for availability, then the technician may begin to fill the prescription. The pharmacist’s must give his final check and approval before the medication can be given to the patient. These checks and balances are set up purposely to ensure safe and accurate service to the patient. Missing a single step in the process could result in:
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This note was uploaded on 10/11/2010 for the course HCR 240 HCR 240 taught by Professor Pinto during the Spring '10 term at University of Phoenix.

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