Off-label Medication Use in the NICU.
Summary of "Off-label Medication Use in the NICU."
MANY INFANTS CARED FOR IN the NICU receive at least one drug that is used off label.1 This column explains what off-label use means, describes the Best Pharmaceuticals for Children Act and the Pediatric Research Equity Act, and discusses implications for practice.
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Name: Neonatal network : NN
Medical and Biotech [MESH] Definitions
The practice of prescribing or using a drug outside the scope of the drug's official approved label as designated by a regulatory agency concerning the treatment of a particular disease or condition.
The formal process of obtaining a complete and accurate list of each patient's current home medications including name, dosage, frequency, and route of administration, and comparing admission, transfer, and/or discharge medication orders to that list. The reconciliation is done to avoid medication errors.
Medication Systems, Hospital
Overall systems, traditional or automated, to provide medication to patients in hospitals. Elements of the system are: handling the physician's order, transcription of the order by nurse and/or pharmacist, filling the medication order, transfer to the nursing unit, and administration to the patient.
Medication Therapy Management
Assistance in managing and monitoring drug therapy for patients receiving treatment for cancer or chronic conditions such as asthma and diabetes, consulting with patients and their families on the proper use of medication; conducting wellness and disease prevention programs to improve public health; overseeing medication use in a variety of settings.
Overall systems, traditional or automated, to provide medication to patients.
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