BCameron_Module 05 short essay pharmacy practice_050518.doc

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retrospective DUR. 3. Think about the steps it takes to fill a prescription. Analyze the places errors can occur in the filling process, and discuss the types of errors that can occur. Errors may occur in the filling process, or when a technician gets distracted or is interrupted, errors may occur while filling the prescription, because the label can be misread or it looks or sounds like another drug. Errors can also occur during compounding when filling a prescription, or misread labels with too many zeros or abbreviations, or miscounts. 4. What are the strengths and limitations of pharmacy automated systems? The strengths of a pharmacy automated system is they decrease packaging cost, they are consistent and convenient, also by increasing accuracy by it being a bar code driven system. Limitations include the software glitches and breakdowns and also having to keep the software up to date to avoid future errors. 5. This question has two parts: a. How do drug shortages impact pharmacies and patients?
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Drug shortages can impact a patient's well being , poor patient outcomes, medication errors delayed or cancelled care even including death. The impact on pharmacies include layoffs, wage cuts and delayed patient treatment.
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