What are the steps in verifying and filling a prescription? – 5 important facts to note
What are the steps in verifying and filling a prescription?
CheckPoint: Verifying and Filling a Prescription
· Resource: Video, Pharmacy Errors: Unreported Epidemic? (April 3, 2007)
· Due Date: Day 5 (Assignment Section of eCampus)
· View the video, Pharmacy Errors: Unreported Epidemic? by clicking on
http://abcnews.go.com/search?searchtext=pharmacy%20errors&type or read the
summary at http://blogs.abcnews.com/theblotter/pharmacy_investigation/index.html
· Write a 200- to 300-word response to the following points:
o What are the steps in verifying and filling a prescription?
o What may happen if you miss a step in the process?
o Are adequate checks and balances set up to ensure the process is completed
o If not, recommend additional steps to ensure accuracy.
o What are some safety-related consequences of failing to verify prescriptions?
o What technologies are available to help maintain accuracy when filling