Common compounding calculations: A refresher: Pharmacists

December 5, 2017
Target Audience:

Pharmacists in community-based practice.

Universal program number: 0401-0000-17-063-L07-P
CE Broker tracking number: 20-622708
Activity type: Knowledge-based
Date: Tuesday, Dec. 5 from 8:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. EDT


In the community pharmacy, compounded prescriptions allow patients to receive medications that meet specific needs. To prepare these prescriptions, accurate calculations are required. This program will review common compounding calculations encountered in community pharmacy to allow participants to review the skills they need to ensure quality patient care. 

Learning objectives:
  1. Describe reasons that patients may need compounded prescriptions.
  2. List common formulas used in prescription compounding in the community pharmacy.
  3. Review common conversion factors used in compounding.
  4. Perform basic compounding calculations given a patient case.

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Drug Store News is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE) as a provider of continuing pharmacy education. This CPE activity is approved for pharmacists and is worth 1.0 contact hours (0.1 CEUs).

Course summary
Credit hours: 
  • 1.00 Pharmacist
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Event starts: 
12/05/2017 - 8:00pm
Event ends: 
12/05/2017 - 9:00pm

By Megan Dunlop, PharmD, CTTS, community pharmacy resident, Duquesne University and Mainline Pharmacy, and Brian Sidone, PharmD, CTTS, manager/owner, Mainline Pharmacy, residency program director

Megan Dunlop, Brian Sidone and the DSN editorial and continuing education staff do not have any actual or potential conflicts of interest in relation to this lesson.

Available Credit

  • 1.00 Pharmacist

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