Month: February 2021

Developing an effective compounding strategy

Developing an effective compounding strategy

Developing an effective compounding strategy is critical to ensuring patients have access to properly compounded medications, but because each organization’s needs differ, a one-size-fits-all solution cannot be applied to every hospital. A careful evaluation of the institution’s requirements, the available infrastructure for compounding medications in-house, and any registered 503B compounding facilities in the vicinity with …

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Reducing risks of exposure to HDs

Reducing risks of exposure to HDs

Although most pharmacy personnel will say that the highest risk of exposure to hazardous drugs is during the compounding process, we feel that there is an even greater risk of exposure to hazardous materials during shipping and receiving. Under the current regulations as well as the upcoming USP <800> the hazardous materials are usually ordered …

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Making TPN compounding safe

Making TPN compounding safe

In the last couple of years, we have recorded a serious upswing and increase in the use of automated IV preparation systems. Their popularity is directly linked to their ease of use since they combine barcode scanning and Digital image capture to ensure safer and more efficient compounding processes. With the increase of use of …

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Are Cancer Clinics a pregnancy risk for employees?

Lately, 2 women have reported that they can relate their birth miscarriages to their job and the work environment they are employed in the chemo – cancer treatment clinics. Besides these reports, there have been several other complaints where other personnel-related their illness to the 503(b) facility they are working in. As we see it, …

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