Confirm a prescription or medication order.
Confirmation should include a check for
- completeness: patient's full name, address, date of birth, and date written
- accuracy: drug name, consistency with products available, dosage, route of administration, dosage form, quantity, directions for use, and IV flow rates
- authenticity: Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) registration number verification if required and National Plan Identifier (NPI) number
- physicians name, address, and phone number
- authentic prescriber signature
- reimbursement eligibility
- dispense-as-written (DAW) or product selection (PSC) codes.
- What are the essential parts of a prescription or medication order? Why is each important?
- What would you look for to determine if a prescription is forged or altered?
- How would you determine if you could fill a prescription with a generic when a brand was designated?
Other Related Standards
HOSA Competitive Events
Health Science Events
Knowledge Test: Pharmacology
Pharmacy Technician Certification Board (PTCB) Examination Required Knowledge
I. Assisting the Pharmacist in Serving Patients