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Improving the Safety of Compounding Sterile Products

Improving the Safety of Compounding Sterile Products

Improving the Safety of Compounding Sterile Products

Michael R. Cohen, RPh, MS, ScD (hon), DPS (hon), FASHP And Stephen F. Eckel, PharmD, MHA, BCPS And C
Michael R. Cohen, RPh, MS, ScD (hon), DPS (hon), FASHP And Stephen F. Eckel, PharmD, MHA, BCPS And C
on behalf of ProCE Inc.

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Launch date: 08 Mar 2017

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Last updated: 13 Mar 2017

Reference: 170937

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Serious errors involving sterile drug compounding continue to be reported. This activity will explore current safety issues and causes of sterile compounding errors, and provide practical recommendations for reducing the risk of patient harm. Leading national experts will discuss actual cases where errors have occurred and best practices, technology, and automated solutions that can improve safety. The activity also will provide an overview of new and proposed regulatory and Joint Commission accreditation requirements and newly revised ISMP guidelines related to sterile compounding.

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Learning Objectives:The target audience for this activity includes pharmacists. Upon completion of this activity, participants will be able to:Identify system-based causes of medication errors associated with sterile preparation and compounding in hospitals.Prioritize selected strategies to prevent harm and improve medication safety with sterile preparation and compounding in hospitals.Discuss the results of a recent study that demonstrated the inaccuracy of the syringe “pull-back” method for checking IV compounded products.Explain how automation and technology can reduce errors related to sterile preparation.Outline current and proposed regulatory and accreditation requirements related to sterile preparation and compounding activities in hospitals, and the role of the pharmacy in ensuring compliance.Describe the recent revisions to ISMP’s Guidelines for the Safe Preparation of Sterile Compounds, and new ISMP guidelines for IV push administration of medications (as it relates to pharmacy preparation).
Michael R. Cohen, RPh, MS, ScD (hon), DPS (hon), FASHP And Stephen F. Eckel, PharmD, MHA, BCPS And C

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Michael R. Cohen, RPh, MS, ScD (hon), DPS (hon), FASHP And Stephen F. Eckel, PharmD, MHA, BCPS And C
on behalf of ProCE Inc.

Michael R. Cohen, RPh, MS, ScD (hon), DPS (hon), FASHP President Institute for Safe Medication Practices Horsham, Pennsylvania Stephen F. Eckel, PharmD, MHA, BCPS Clinical Associate Professor UNC Eshelman School of Pharmacy Associate Director University of North Carolina Hospitals Chapel Hill, North CarolinaChristina Michalek, RPh, BS, FASHP Medication Safety Specialist Institute for Safe Medication Practices Horsham, PennsylvaniaDarryl S. Rich, PharmD, MBA, FASHP Medication Safety Specialist Institute for Safe Medication Practices Horsham, Pennsylvania

Current Accreditations

This course has been certified by or provided by the following Certified Organization/s:

  • Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE)
  • 1.50 Hours -
    Reference: 0221-9999-15-256-L05-P

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