HL7 Terminology
1.0.0 - Publication

This page is part of the HL7 Terminology (v1.0.0: Release) based on FHIR R4. The current version which supercedes this version is 5.2.0. For a full list of available versions, see the Directory of published versions



Defining URL:http://terminology.hl7.org/ValueSet/v3-ContainerEntityType

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

OID:2.16.840.1.113883.1.11.16143 (for OID based terminology systems)
Source Resource:XML / JSON / Turtle


Content Logical Definition

Logical Definition (CLD)

This value set includes codes based on the following rules:



This value set contains 34 concepts

Expansion based on EntityCode v2.0.0 (CodeSystem)

All codes from system http://terminology.hl7.org/CodeSystem/v3-EntityCode

PKGPackageA material intended to hold other materials for purposes of storage or transportation
_NonRigidContainerEntityTypeNonRigidContainerEntityTypeA container having dimensions that adjust somewhat based on the amount and shape of the material placed within it.
BAGBagA pouched or pendulous container.
PACKTPacketA paper
PCHPouchA small bag or container made of a soft material.
SACHSachetA small bag or packet containing a small portion of a substance.
_RigidContainerEntityTypeRigidContainerEntityTypeA container having a fixed and inflexible dimensions and volume
_IndividualPackageEntityTypeIndividualPackageEntityTypeContainer intended to contain sufficient material for only one use.
AMPAmpuleA small sealed glass container that holds a measured amount of a medicinal substance.
MINIMMinimIndividually dosed ophthalmic solution. One time eye dropper dispenser.
NEBAMPNebuampIndividually dosed inhalation solution.
OVULOvuleA container either glass or plastic and a narrow neck, for storing liquid.
_MultiUseContainerEntityTypeMultiUseContainerEntityTypeA 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.)
BOTBottleA container, typically rounded, either glass or plastic with a narrow neck and capable of storing liquid.
BOTAAmber BottleA bottle of yellow to brown color. Used to store light-sensitive materials
BOTDDropper BottleA bottle with a cap designed to release the contained liquid in droplets of a specific size.
BOTGGlass BottleA bottle made of glass
BOTPPlastic BottleA bottle made of plastic
BOTPLYPolyethylene BottleA bottle made of polyethylene
BOXBoxA 6-sided container commonly made from paper or cardboard used for solid forms.
CANCanA metal container in which a material is hermetically sealed to enable storage over long periods.
CARTCartridgeA sealed container of liquid or powder intended to be loaded into a device.
CNSTRCanisterA pressurized metal container holding a substance released as a spray or aerosol.
JARJarA 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
JUGJugA deep vessel for holding liquids, with a handle and often with a spout or lip shape for pouring.
TINTinA lidded container made of thin sheet metal.
TUBTubAn open flat bottomed round container.
TUBETubeA long hollow rigid or flexible cylinder. Material is extruded by squeezing the container.
VIALVialA small cylindrical glass for holding liquid medicines.
BLSTRPKBlister PackA bubblepack. Medications sealed individually, separated into doses.
CARDCardA bubble pack card. Multiple individual/separated doses.
COMPPKGCompliance PackageA 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.
DIALPKDial PackRotatable dispenser. Eg. Birth control package.
DISKDiskObject that is thin, flat, and circular. Doses of medication often contained in bubbles on the disk.
DOSETDosetteSpecial packaging that will help patients take their medications on a regular basis.
STRIPStripA 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
KITKitA 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).
SYSTMSystemA 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
Source 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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