- Prepack bulk medicines, fill bottles with prescribed medications, and type and affix labels.
- Mix pharmaceutical preparations, according to written prescriptions.
- Transfer medication from vials to the appropriate number of sterile, disposable syringes, using aseptic techniques.
- Restock intravenous (IV) supplies and add measured drugs or nutrients to IV solutions under sterile conditions to prepare IV packs for various uses, such as chemotherapy medication.
||Veterinary Technologists and Technicians
- Administer anesthesia to animals, under the direction of a veterinarian, and monitor animals' responses to anesthetics so that dosages can be adjusted.
- Prepare and administer medications, vaccines, serums, or treatments, as prescribed by veterinarians.
- Fill prescriptions, measuring medications and labeling containers.
- Administer anesthetic, adjuvant, or accessory drugs under the direction of an anesthesiologist.
- Assist anesthesiologists in performing anesthetic procedures, such as epidural or spinal injections.
- Compound and dispense medications as prescribed by doctors and dentists, by calculating, weighing, measuring, and mixing ingredients, or oversee these activities.
- Prepare sterile solutions or infusions for use in surgical procedures, emergency rooms, or patients' homes.
- Store, sterilize, or prepare the special applicators containing the radioactive substance implanted by the physician.
- Assist in the preparation of sealed radioactive materials, such as cobalt, radium, cesium, or isotopes, for use in radiation treatments.
- Postoperatively inject a subcutaneous local anesthetic agent to reduce pain.
- Administer local, inhalation, intravenous, or other anesthetics.
||Nuclear Medicine Technologists
- Prepare stock radiopharmaceuticals, adhering to safety standards that minimize radiation exposure to workers and patients.
||Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses
- Administer prescribed medications or start intravenous fluids, noting times and amounts on patients' charts.
||Advanced Practice Psychiatric Nurses
- Administer medications including those administered by injection.
||Critical Care Nurses
- Administer medications intravenously, by injection, orally, through gastric tubes, or by other methods.
||Nuclear Medicine Physicians
- Calculate, measure, or prepare radioisotope dosages.
||Acute Care Nurses
- Manage patients' pain relief and sedation by providing pharmacologic and non-pharmacologic interventions, monitoring patients' responses, and changing care plans accordingly.
- Administer or maintain conscious sedation during and after procedures.
- Perform therapeutic procedures, such as injections, immunizations, suturing and wound care, and infection management.
||Emergency Medical Technicians and Paramedics
- Administer drugs, orally or by injection, or perform intravenous procedures under a physician's direction.
||Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons
- Administer general and local anesthetics.
- Administer local anesthetic agents.
- Administer oral medications or hypodermic injections, following physician's prescriptions and hospital procedures.
- Formulate herbal preparations to treat conditions considering herbal properties such as taste, toxicity, effects of preparation, contraindications, and incompatibilities.