Tips for Outsourcing Parenteral Nutrition
March 2017 - Vol. 14 No. 3 - Page #26

Weigh the Benefits of Outsourcing Versus Compounding Parenteral Nutrition (PN) In-House.

To make an informed decision regarding outsourcing PN versus compounding in-house, begin with the ASHP Guidance on Outsourcing Sterile Compounding Services, available at:, which is required reading for any organization considering outsourcing PN. The guidance describes the services provided by vendors of outsourced sterile compounding services, the environmental influences affecting outsourcing decisions, the purposes and process of outsourcing, and steps for evaluating a contractor’s performance.


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