Pharmacy Layout

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Layout of the Pharmacy

Goal: Maximize workflow and efficiency

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Medication Storage Areas

U shaped, to ensure that all stock bottles are within reach

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Alphabetically by Brand Name

Possible method to organize stock bottles in a Pharmacy

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Speed Shelf

Also known as "fast mover section" Holds most prescribed medications.

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Refrigerator

Temperature controlled location for storage of Insulin, Vaccinations and some liquid Antibiotics

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In Window Counter

Location were: Technician greets patients Technician obtains patient information about new prescriptions; Should be free of signs, displays or supplies that interfere with patient service

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Out Window Counter

Technician or Clerk complete the sales transaction;Also called Pick Up Window; Keep uncluttered

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Drive Through Window

Patients can drop off or pick up a prescription from their vehicle

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Counseling Area

Designated area for patient to be counseled by the pharmacist; Out of the way of customer traffic to allow the counseling to occur while protecting the patient's privacy

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Data Entry Area

Enter Patient Information; Print Prescription Labels on a printer located in dispensing area

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Data Entry Area; To Be Entered

Holds prescription forms until they are keyed into the computer; Waiting patient prescription forms are placed ahead of patients who will return later

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Data Entry Area; To Be Filled

Rack or filing system organized by pick-up times Prepared by working technicians; Organized according to Pick-Up times; Ensure that prescriptions are ready when the patients expect them to be

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Data Entry Area; Staging Section

Counter space next to or near the dispensing area Label, original prescription order and stock bottles of medications to dispense are placed in the staging area

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Dispensing Area

The part of the counter where the technician counts, pours and packages medications Only equipment need to dispense should be in this area. Such as: Counting equipment Counting trays Automatic pill counters

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To avoid Cross Contamination

Clean counting tray between with isopropyl alcohol between medications

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Antibiotic Suspensions

Product has a short shelf life after water is added; should not be reconstituted until the patient picks up their prescription

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Auxiliary labels

Are printed with the prescription label If not printed, preprinted rolls are kept in dispensing area

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Prescription Bottles

Containers that are necessary to dispense drugs in accordance with federal and state laws.

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Behind the Counter Medications (BTC)

Do not require a prescription; Consult with Pharmacist; Methamphetamine precursor chemicals; In Some States - Emergency Contraceptives

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Over the Counter Medications (OTC)

Nonprescription medications; Near the pharmacy counter for ease of Pharmacist to recommend specific products or answer questions

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Compounding Area

Used for the compound of nonsterile products Creams, ointments lotions and gels; Near a sink

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Clean Room

Controlled environment for compounding sterile products; found in hospitals and pharmacies that offer infusion services; Use of Laminar-Flow Hoods

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Pharmacy Security

Keep pharmacy department's entrance and exit doors closed; Do not allow sales representatives or unauthorized people to enter; Do not allow store personnel to enter the pharmacy department unless they are scheduled to work in that area at the specific time; Keep the pharmacy department locked and inaccessible whenever a pharmacist is not on duty.

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Legend Drug

Prescription drug; determined unsafe for over the counter purchase because of possible harmful side effects if taken indiscriminately.

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Controlled Substance

A drug that has the potential for abuse and thus is regulated by law

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Two areas of a pharmacy

Medication Storage Area and Dispensing Work Area

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Pharmacy Staff Can Include

Pharmacy clerks; Pharmacy technicians; Pharmacy interns and Pharmacists

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Must be present to have the pharmacy open.

The Pharmacist

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