The Modern Pharmacy Laboratory Series, Part 3 - 0513-0000-17-200-H04-P

The Modern Pharmacy Laboratory Series, Part 3

Compounding Calculations

by Saira Ahmed, PharmD
0513-0000-17-200-H04-P
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This course is credentialed for:
Pharmacy (1.00 Contact Hr)

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Summary:

In December of 2014, 14 employees, including pharmacists and co-founders, of the New England Compounding Center were arrested and charged with second-degree murder due to a deadly outbreak of meningitis caused by contaminated compounds. This devastating event resulted in dozens of deaths and illness in hundreds of others. Pharmacy law in the state of Massachusetts has since adapted a requirement specific to compounding for pharmacists and technicians but the repercussions of this event resonate deeply with providers and patients alike everywhere. This module is designed to review the mathematical and chemical principles of pharmacy compounding.

Objectives:

The goal of this program is to review key principles necessary for accurately calculating quantities as necessary to formulate various common pharmaceutical compounds. By participating in this activity, individuals that do not routinely compound will be able to understand some of the mathematical and chemical concepts that are involved in interpreting and formulating pharmaceutical compounds. After studying the information presented here, you will be able to:
  • Identify key mathematic principles commonly used in various pharmaceutical calculations, such as algebraic proportions
  • Integrate knowledge of chemical and scientific properties into pharmaceutical calculations as appropriate
  • Demonstrate the ability to calculate the necessary amounts of both active and inactive ingredients accurately for the following pharmaceutical preparations:
    • Ointments and creams
    • Capsules
    • Suppositories
    • Suspensions and solutions
 

 
Approval Information
 
This course is intended for pharmacists
 
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OnCourse Learning is also approved by the Florida Board of Pharmacy (provider # 50-1489).
 
Type of Activity: Knowledge
 
Initial Release Date: 04/18/2017; Planned Expiration Date: 04/18/2020

Course Originally Released on: 3/31/2017
Date of Most Recent Review: 3/31/2017
Course Termination/Update Date: 4/18/2020

Unless stated above, the planners and authors of this course have declared no relevant conflicts of interest that relate to this educational activity. OnCourse Learning guarantees this educational activity is free from bias.

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Price: $15.00
CE-PRO Price: $7.50