Implementation of Auto Syringe Filling Technology Improves Pediatric Pharmacy Performance

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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