Flashcard 9 - Patient Safety and Quality Assurance Flashcard Set for the PTCB Exam

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The correct answer is:

It is a specific identifier for each drug product that can ensure the correct drug is chosen.


Explanation:

Similar to NDC codes, each drug’s barcode is unique and can be used to verify that the correct product is chosen. It is impossible to do this with the naked eye. Instead, a scanner may be used to scan the individual drug product into the system and to verify the correct drug is chosen in the filling process.

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