Handbook of Extemporaneous Preparation: A Guide to Pharmaceutical Compounding

Handbook of Extemporaneous Preparation: A Guide to Pharmaceutical Compounding 1st EdBook Reviews: My first experience of extemporaneous dispensing was sitting in the corner of the dispensary after school watching my father being handed pieces of paper from customers written in an unfamiliar foreign language with strange hieroglyphics and indecipherable handwriting.

He would then peer at the paper from under his glasses, consult a tattered little black book and proceed to select a variety of powders and liquids. Out would come the scales, the pestle and mortar, and he would proceed to make up a mystical potion which would be bottled up, labeled and gratefully received by the customer. The process had an air of mystery to it and I was intrigued. It was these early first-hand experiences of compounding that were my inspiration for a career in pharmacy. Extemporaneous preparation or pharmaceutical compounding has historically been a core component of the pharmaceutical profession since its inauguration.

However in the modern era, the large-scale manufacture of medicines in industry has led to the majority of medicines becoming commercially available. Now, when a patient has a special need for a custom-made product, the majority of pharmacy departments, quite rightly, outsource the service to a specialist company or hospital. Hence the need for pharmacists to retain compounding skills has diminished as it is no longer part of their daily work and consequently this has led to decline in expertise within the profession in this area.

The book is an important reference for any pharmacist, pharmacy technician or student involved with extemporaneous preparation. It also includes sections relating to clinical risk assessment and advice for procuring ‘Specials’ from manufacturers, and is an important reference for both clinical and procurement pharmacists. The Editors would like to thank members of the Editorial Board for all their hard work and conscientiousness in preparing these standards, and the members of the UK NHS QA Committee and UK National Pediatric Pharmacists’ Group (NPPG) for their help and advice. Our hope is that this book will keep these essential skills alive and that the art of compounding can be practiced safely throughout the profession, offering inspiration to future generations.

Bibliographical Data of Handbook of Extemporaneous Preparation: A Guide to Pharmaceutical Compounding 1st Ed

Reference Type: Book
Record Number: XX
Author: Mark Jackson , Andrew Lowey
Year: 2010
Place Published: London, UK
Publisher: Pharmaceutical Pr
Number of Pages: 480
Edition: 1
ISBN -10: 0853699011
ISBN-13: 978-0853699019
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