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An Academic Practice Partnership: An Innovative Course in Advanced Compounding

Author(s):  Hale Katherine S, Hammer Dana P, Needham Shawn, Lawhorn Michelle Gaster

Issue:  Jan/Feb 2010 - Pediatrics and Wellness
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Abstract:  Over the past century, as the dynamic of pharmacy practice has evolved, there has been continual ebb and flow in the practice of compounding. However, the basic art and science remain the same. Mirroring these practice trends, education in the components of compounding and curricular requirements in many Doctor of Pharmacy programs have also experienced many changes. At the University of Washington School of Pharmacy, students receive basic instruction in the science and techniques of compounding during their first professional year, but little further. To accommodate an increasing interest in the art, science, and practice of compounding in community pharmacy, the University of Washington School of Pharmacy created a unique elective in advanced compounding skills. This intensive course operates over a weekend at a successful community compounding pharmacy located in central Washington State. The course is primarily taught by the pharmacy owner and other pharmacists with compounding expertise. This article de

Related Keywords: Michelle Gaster Lawhorn, PharmD, pharmacy education, advanced compounding elective, University of Washington School of Pharmacy, community pharmacy, pharmacist training, pharmacy owner, learning objectives, Shelly J Stockton, BS Pharm, PhD, RPh, children, body surface area, BSA formula, Katherine S Hale, PharmD, Dana P Hammer, RPh, MS, PhD, Shawn Needham, RPh


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