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unit dose

a method of preparing medications in which individual doses of patient medications are prepared by the pharmacy and delivered in individual labeled packets to the patient's unit to be administered by the nurses on an ordered schedule. One intent of unit dose is to decrease administration error.
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unit dose

A dose of medicine prepared in an individual packet for convenience, safety, or monitoring.
Synonym: monodose
See also: dose
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Darrell Van Dyke, Paket's national sales manager, says single-use and unit-dose packaging formats, such as the PinchPouch from Paket, aren't just convenient and easy to use, they're sustainable and also eliminate cross contamination risks associated with multi-use containers.
Influences impacting packaging are dispensing, compliance, communication of information/labeling, tamper evidence, anti-counterfeiting measures, environmental issues, unit-dose packaging, administration aids, product branding, and direct-to-consumer advertising.
In 2013, tablets became available in unit-dose packaging (Zubsolv).
Providing unit-dose packaging and compounding, for example, frees pharmacists to consult with patients about post-discharge care, or to work with ambulatory care patients.
Established in 1991, Unicep, was formed with the goal of developing simple, cost-effective unit-dose packaging for dental materials.
Equipment upgrades, coupled with trends favoring unit-dose packaging, will also boost demand for pouches and strip packs.
Made of FDA-approved ingredients, MonoSol engineered the new F-100 film for unit-dose packaging of dry ingredients used in mixing and batching operations within the food processing industry.
Food and Drug Administration (FDA) began requiring unit-dose packaging for all iron pills.
Lyne specializes in the manufacture of oral liquids, powders, semi-solids, tablets and liquid unit-dose packaging.
Medicaid regulations there provide additional reimbursement to pharmacies that fill prescriptions for nursing homes in unit-dose packaging, which enables the pharmacies to take returns of unused medications.
Offering the most innovative sampling solutions of any other unit-dose packaging company, Identipak is THE sampling company.