HCP210_Equipment and Supplies

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5/16/11 Click to edit Master subtitle style Equipment and Supplies By Candace Terrell HCP 210 January 9, 2011
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5/16/11 Drug Compounding Compounding occurs when a certain medication does not meet a patients needs. Patients with sensitivities or allergies to certain excipients will need to have their medications compounded, leaving out the offending agent(s).
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5/16/11 Supplies and Equipment There is a various amount of equipment that is used in order to properly compound a prescription. For example: Balance Beakers Choppers/Grinders Filter paper Funnels
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5/16/11 Supplies and Equipment (cont.) Heat gun Homogenizers Hotplates Powder blenders Spatulas
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5/16/11 Basic Functions All tools used in compounding have their own function. Balance is used for measuring ingredients. Beakers are also used for measuring
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Unformatted text preview: ingredients but they can also be used for mixing or heating ingredients. Choppers/Grinders are used to break up solids or ingredients of large particle size. 5/16/11 Basic Functions Funnels are used to transfer liquids and powders Heat guns are used to melt bases and to smooth the tops of troches or suppositories Homogenizer used to reduce particle size and evenly suspend liquids Hotplates are used for melting bases Powder blender is used to mix powders 5/16/11 Reference Page Johnston, Mike. Introduction to Compounding; The Pharmacy Technician Series: Fundamentals of Pharmacy Practice. 2006 Compound Drug Information: Blue Cross Blue Shield of Tennessee. 2011. http://www.bcbst.com/learn/pharmacy...
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This note was uploaded on 05/12/2011 for the course HCP 210 taught by Professor ? during the Fall '10 term at University of Phoenix.

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