INTRODUCTION TO SITE CONTENT
Extemp.ie is designed to be an easily navigable site, and the following is an explanation of the site layout.
We acknowledge and thank the Pharmacy Departments of the following hospitals, whose monographs are included on extemp.ie:
|AMNCH, Tallaght Hospital, Dublin||Beaumont Hospital, Dublin||Bons Secours Hospital, Cork|
|Connolly Memorial Hospital, Blanchardstown||Coombe Women’s Hospital, Dublin||Cork University Hospital|
|Louth County Hospital, Dundalk||Mater Misericordae Hospital Dublin||Mater Private Hospital Dublin|
|Mercy University Hospital, Cork||Merlin Park Regional Hospital, Galway||Midwestern Regional Hospital, Limerick|
|Mount Carmel Hospital, Dublin||Our Lady of Lourdes Hospital, Drogheda||Our Lady’s Hospital for Sick Children, Crumlin|
|Rotunda Hospital Dublin||Royal Victoria Eye and Ear Hospital Dublin||Sligo General Hospital|
|St. James Hospital, Dublin||St. John Hospital, Limerick||St. Luke's General Hospital, Kilkenny|
|St. Vincent’s University Hospital, Dublin||Tullamore General Hospital||Waterford Regional Hospital|
|Wexford General Hospital||Naas General Hospital|
Due to the fact that many hospitals prepare the same named products, we used the following approaches:
A. Where more than one formula (i.e. differing actual ingredients) exists for a particular preparation; we have assigned these Formula 1, Formula 2 etc.
B. Where the same formula (i.e. same ingredients) is used in more than one hospital, we have only published one formula BUT we have illustrated any differences in containers, expiry dates and storage conditions encountered as follows:
- 1 week a , 2 weeks b
The a and b denote to us in Extemp.ie the source hospitals that use the different storage periods. Note that the names of individual source hospitals will not be listed at any point in the individual monographs and the a,b,c indexing is for administrative use only by extemp.ie.
WEIGHTS and MEASURES on extemp.ie
- Unncessary use of decimal points is avoided.
- Where decimals are necessary, a zero is written in front of the decimal point where there is no other figure, e.g. 0.5mL.
- Quantities over 1g are written as 1g etc.
- Quantities less than 1g are written in milligrams, e.g. 500mg.
- Quantities less than 1mg are written in micrograms, e.g. 500micrograms.
- 'Micrograms' is NOT abbreviated.
- Volumes are expressed in millilitres (mL) unless over 1L, when they are expressed in litres (L).
Measuring apparatus should be calibrated and authenticated in accordance with the weights and measures requirements of the Legal Metrology Service. (Metrology)
(For additional information on measurements, particularly of liquids, see also General Methods: External solutions)
Use the contact us section to email us at extemp.ie with any correspondence. Extemp.ie welcomes new monographs, information on new compounding practices and any other relevant communications.