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Journal Article

Standardization of compounded oral liquids for pediatric patients in Michigan.

Engels MJ, Ciarkowski SL, Rood J, et al. American journal of health-system pharmacy : AJHP : official journal of the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists. 2016;73:981-90.

When pharmacists make up an individually prepared solution of liquid medication (a process known as compounding) for a pediatric patient, there is a risk for dosing error. This pre–post study demonstrated that implementing a standardized protocol for liquid medication compounding for children was well-received and widely adopted by pharmacists.