HL7 Terminology (THO)
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ValueSet: ContainerEntityType

Official URL: http://terminology.hl7.org/ValueSet/v3-ContainerEntityType Version: 3.0.0
Active as of 2014-03-26 Responsible: Health Level Seven International Computable Name: ContainerEntityType
Other Identifiers: OID:2.16.840.1.113883.1.11.16143

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Material intended to hold another material for purpose of storage or transport.


Logical Definition (CLD)

Generated Narrative: ValueSet v3-ContainerEntityType

Language: en

This value set includes codes based on the following rules:

This value set excludes codes based on the following rules:



Generated Narrative: ValueSet

Language: en

Expansion based on codesystem EntityCode v3.0.0 (CodeSystem)

This value set contains 38 concepts


A material intended to hold other materials for purposes of storage or transportation


A container having dimensions that adjust somewhat based on the amount and shape of the material placed within it.


A pouched or pendulous container.


A paper


A small bag or container made of a soft material.


A small bag or packet containing a small portion of a substance.


A container having a fixed and inflexible dimensions and volume


Container intended to contain sufficient material for only one use.


A small sealed glass container that holds a measured amount of a medicinal substance.


Individually dosed ophthalmic solution. One time eye dropper dispenser.


Individually dosed inhalation solution.


A container either glass or plastic and a narrow neck, for storing liquid.


A container intended to contain sufficient material for more than one use. (I.e. Material is intended to be removed from the container at more than one discrete time period.)


A container, typically rounded, either glass or plastic with a narrow neck and capable of storing liquid.

  BOTAhttp://terminology.hl7.org/CodeSystem/v3-EntityCodeAmber Bottle

A bottle of yellow to brown color. Used to store light-sensitive materials

  BOTDhttp://terminology.hl7.org/CodeSystem/v3-EntityCodeDropper Bottle

A bottle with a cap designed to release the contained liquid in droplets of a specific size.

  BOTGhttp://terminology.hl7.org/CodeSystem/v3-EntityCodeGlass Bottle

A bottle made of glass

  BOTPhttp://terminology.hl7.org/CodeSystem/v3-EntityCodePlastic Bottle

A bottle made of plastic

  BOTPLYhttp://terminology.hl7.org/CodeSystem/v3-EntityCodePolyethylene Bottle

A bottle made of polyethylene


A 6-sided container commonly made from paper or cardboard used for solid forms.


A metal container in which a material is hermetically sealed to enable storage over long periods.


A sealed container of liquid or powder intended to be loaded into a device.


A pressurized metal container holding a substance released as a spray or aerosol.


A container of glass, earthenware, plastic, etc. Top of the container has a diameter of similar size to the diameter of the container as a whole


A deep vessel for holding liquids, with a handle and often with a spout or lip shape for pouring.


A lidded container made of thin sheet metal.


An open flat bottomed round container.


A long hollow rigid or flexible cylinder. Material is extruded by squeezing the container.


A small cylindrical glass for holding liquid medicines.

  BLSTRPKhttp://terminology.hl7.org/CodeSystem/v3-EntityCodeBlister Pack

A bubblepack. Medications sealed individually, separated into doses.


A bubble pack card. Multiple individual/separated doses.

  COMPPKGhttp://terminology.hl7.org/CodeSystem/v3-EntityCodeCompliance Package

A container intended to contain sufficient material for more than one use, but grouped or organized to provide individual access to sufficient material for a single use. Often used to ensure that the proper type and amount of material is consumed/expended for each use.

  DIALPKhttp://terminology.hl7.org/CodeSystem/v3-EntityCodeDial Pack

Rotatable dispenser. Eg. Birth control package.


Object that is thin, flat, and circular. Doses of medication often contained in bubbles on the disk.


Special packaging that will help patients take their medications on a regular basis.


A continuous strip of plastic sectioned into individual pouches, each one containing the quantity of 1 or more medications intended to be administered at a specific time


A container for a diverse collection of products intended to be used together for some purpose (e.g. Medicinal kits often contain a syringe, a needle and the injectable medication).


A kit in which the components are interconnected.

Explanation of the columns that may appear on this page:

Level A few code lists that FHIR defines are hierarchical - each code is assigned a level. In this scheme, some codes are under other codes, and imply that the code they are under also applies
System The source of the definition of the code (when the value set draws in codes defined elsewhere)
Code The code (used as the code in the resource instance)
Display The display (used in the display element of a Coding). If there is no display, implementers should not simply display the code, but map the concept into their application
Definition An explanation of the meaning of the concept
Comments Additional notes about how to use the code


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