Presented by Dr. Cynthia Canan, College of Pharmacy
Pharmacists are known as medication experts but what are some common roles beyond dispensing medication? How do they help people to get the best results from their medication? In this activity, we will look at drug compounding, or the process of combining and/or mixing drug ingredients to create a medication tailored to an individual patient. Why might we need to tailor medication to individual needs and what are some potential complications of mixing medication? Join Dr. Canan to learn more about the roles of pharmacists in healthcare and for a demonstration of compounding using common household items.
This is a WestFest activity kit program. If you received an activity kit be sure to grab the "Follow Along Pharmacy" supply bag before the program.
OPTIONAL: Even if you did not receive a WestFest activity kit you can still follow along with the program. You will need the following supplies to complete the activity:
• 2 Jumbo Craft Sticks
• Food coloring
• 2 Plastic cups
• Mineral oil
• 2 Disposable pipettes
• Dish soap
This program is ideal for students in middle school. However, all ages are welcome!
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