NOTE: Tylenol given 4 times a day for 5 days = 20 doses.
Figure 3-15. BAMC Form 438 NS, Medication Profile Card, with UCA calculations
for a patient (concluded).
The "Mylanta II" and "Cortisporin" represent units of issue containing multiple
doses; however, each container has a total UCA value of 0.15. The Tigan
injection is not prepared by the pharmacy; therefore, it is regarded as a unit
dose rather than a sterile product. The D5W is a floor stock item and the
UCA procedures would be counted when this item was originally issued on
the ward on a bulk drug order. The UCA weighted procedure value is 4.95.
3-11. BULK ISSUE
a. Guideline. Count each line item issued by the pharmacy for day-to-day
operation for administration to inpatients or outpatients with a UCA weighted
value of 2.0.
b. Interpretation. Each line of medications on a bulk-drug-order from
nonpharmacy work-centers within the hospital will have a UCA weighted value of 2.0
regardless of the number of bulk issue items ordered. The issuance of controlled drugs
to a ward on a DD Form 1289 should be regarded as a bulk issue rather than a
prescription. Each such bulk order has a UCA weighted procedure of 2.0 regardless of
the number of controlled drug units ordered.
c. Examples. Ward/Department drug orders and the calculations used to
determine their UCA work units are shown in figures 3-16--3-18.