Pediatric and Geriatric Compounding
Both pediatric and geriatric patients present with similar concerns regarding medication intake, most notably, difficulty in swallowing a tablet or capsule, or the requirement for a lower dosage strength than is commercially available. Such a challenge places compounding in high demand as a means to achieve alternate dosage strengths and dosage forms in order to meet the unique needs of these patient populations. The most common dosage form prescribed to pediatric and geriatric patients are oral liquids because they circumvent the challenges of swallowing a tablet or capsule and allow for flexible dosing. Alternatively, child-friendly dosage forms, such as gummies, offers a unique avenue that the compounding pharmacist can take.
In this laboratory training, participants will be exposed to detailed procedures required to uphold exceptional compounding quality in the niche area of pediatric and geriatric therapy. With the implementation of innovative technologies and techniques, compounders will leave this course with the tools and knowledge needed to further their compounding practice.
- Riboflavin 100 mg Oral Gummy Gels
- Omeprazole 2 mg/mL Oral Liquid
- Amlodipine Besylate 1 mg/mL Oral Liquid
Note: Formulas are subject to change.
DURATION: 4 HOURS
Tammy Nguyen, BPharm
Compounding Pharmacist, MEDISCA Australia.
Rebecca O’Grady, BPharm, GradCertPharmPrac
Technical Support Services Representative, MEDISCA Australia.
Patricia Ullmann, BPharm
Training and Support Services Manager, MEDISCA Australia.
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Activity participants are required to achieve a 75% passing grade associated with a self-study learning assessment prior to attending the live event. Full attendance and the completion of an activity evaluation and practical skill set competency evaluation are a compulsory requirement to achieve credit for the live event.
DECLARATIONS AND DISCLOSURES
This activity is independent of any known bias, prejudice or commercial interest. Both MEDISCA Australia and LP3 Network Inc. assist with the marketing of this activity. LP3 Network Inc. is an independent corporation. LP3 Network Inc. has an established agreement with MEDISCA Australia ensuring that it has no influence on LP3 Network Inc. as it relates to activity offerings.
This learning activity has received financial support from MEDISCA Inc. in the form of an educational grant.
Special rates for hotel accommodations have been arranged for activity participants. Payment for hotel accommodations is at the expense of the activity participant.
CANCELLATION AND REFUND POLICY
In the event that MEDISCA Australia cancels a course, MEDISCA Australia’s sole liability shall be course repayment. In no event shall MEDISCA Australia be responsible for any costs arising from such cancellation, including but not limited to travel and/or accommodation. In the event a Registrant cancels their enrollment in a CPD Activity, a written request must be sent to MEDISCA Australia requesting ‘Cancellation without Transfer’ to an alternate live CPD Activity event date. If cancellation occurs at greater than or equal to 31 days from live activity event date, then registrant will receive a 75% refund; 15-30 days a 50% refund; and less than or equal to 14 days no refund. MEDISCA Australia shall be excused from any delay caused by reason of any occurrence or contingency beyond its reasonable control (a “Force Majeure”), including but not limited to, acts of God, hurricane, earthquake, labour disputes, strikes, riots, war, and governmental requirements. The obligation to pay money to MEDISCA Australia in a timely manner is absolute and shall not be subject to this Force Majeure provision. In such event, MEDISCA Australia will not issue any refunds, only transfer to an alternate live activity event date. This cancellation and refund policy is specific to courses offered in Australia. To obtain information on the cancellation and refund policy for courses offered outside of Australia, please speak to a MEDISCA Australia representative or refer to your course-specific registration page.
TRANSFER POLICY – AUSTRALIA COURSES ONLY
This transfer policy is only applicable to courses that are offered in Australia. Transfer policy is only in effect if requested greater than or equal to 14 days prior to the original live activity event date. Failure to submit “Transfer Request” at least 14 days prior to original live activity event date will default to “Cancellation and Refund Policy”. Transfer policy can only apply one (1) time. Transfer to a new live event date must be within current calendar year. Failure to attend the new live activity event will lead to no refund and will no longer be transferable. Confirmation of new activity date is subject to the approval by MEDISCA Australia based on the number of available seats within the selected live activity event.