When it comes to neonates and pediatric patients, one size does not fit all. Dosing is typically based upon the patient’s weight and, to a lesser extent, age and/or body surface area. To manage these various dosage requirements, doses are custom tailored and subsequently prepared manually for each patient. This individual repackaging of oral liquid medications tends to be a time-intensive process.
For Enrico Ligniti, Pharm.D., Director, Pediatric Pharmacy Service Line for Cohen Children’s Medical Center in Queens, New York, utilizing the Auto-Draw® and AutoWrap® Oral Syringe Filling Labeling System to batch-fill weight-range–based doses seemed like a potential opportunity for increasing efficiency and improving safety in his pediatric pharmacy.
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