Sterile Compounding: A Guide for Community Pharmacists

After reading this article you will: understand the principles of sterile compounding understand the requirements for sterile compounding understand the principles of operation of a laminar airflow hood Introduction Health care is increasingly moving into the home setting, creating new challenges for pharmacists. Pharmacists may be asked to fill prescriptions for intravenous solutions, and prepare …

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Aseptic Technique Prevents Infection

As pharmacists and technicians, we are an integral part of the delivery of health care to patients in a variety of practice settings. One of the most important changes that we can actively contribute to is the “Targeting Zero” initiative, created by the Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology (APIC) to prevent the …

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