Section V. PRODUCTION TECHNIQUES
The first step in the production of a sterile product is to gather the materials. This
includes the parent solution, any additives, and supplies and equipment necessary for
the production (needles, syringes, alcohol swabs, disinfectant/detergents). All sterile
items (needles, syringes) should be inspected to ensure their sterility. All containers
should be disinfected and inspected for irregularities. These materials are then placed
on the work surface of the LAFH.
3-16. QUALITY CONTROL INFORMATION
At this point, it is necessary to record quality control information (one example,
figure 3-2b). The quality control information is sometimes listed on the reverse side of
the sterile product order forms.
a. Order Number: This is the prescription or serial number assigned to the
order and is used to reference the product to the quality control record. This order
number is also included on the product label.
b. Time Due: This is the time the product is to be administered.
c. Container Number: This column identifies the container in reference to the
total number of containers requested.
d. Date: Date the product is to be administered.
e. Made By: The initials of the individual preparing the product.
f. Name and Amount Additive (Fluid-Diluent): This identifies the additive and
parent solution, and the amounts of both, that are used to prepare the product.
g. Manufacturer, Lot Number, Expiration Date: List this information for both
the additive and the parent solution.
Any mathematical calculations that are performed in conjunction with the product
preparation should be done on the form, and space should be provided for this purpose.
If the calculations are performed on a separate piece of paper, it should be permanently
attached to the order form. These calculations should be double-checked by a second