Upcoming Webinars

Optimize PN Production with IV Workflow Automation

September 30, 2022
With the adoption of an automated IV workflow management system in our cleanroom, we have realized significant safety improvements and optimized PN operations. Learn how this automation can be leveraged to avoid common roadblocks and deliver measurable improvements:
  • Consolidate information from both EHR label and PN preparation label to a single bag label, reducing risk of labeling errors, a particular risk for patients with similar names
  • Automate the preparation process for dilution stock syringes to simplify documentation, a laborious task that can result in late or missing documentation
  • Leverage reporting features to provide more accurate charge transfer within the health system
  • Take advantage of remote verification to remove pharmacists from the cleanroom and refocus their efforts on other operational tasks surrounding PN preparation and distribution

Maximize a 503B Compounding Partnership

October 27, 2022
Given the complex regulatory landscape, selecting an outsourced compounding partner requires due diligence. In this webinar, Lou Diorio, principal at LDT Health Solutions, reviews the current regulatory landscape and outlines the steps necessary to select the right vendor, including:
  • Evaluating the outsourcer’s offerings
  • Asking key questions
  • Tips for maximizing the vendor relationship

Technician Training for USP <797> Compliance

November 4, 2022
The 2021 proposed changes to USP <797> offer additional details about pharmacy technician training. A standardized training program can improve consistency and help achieve compliance. In this webinar, Angela Cassano will review the creation of SOPs, establishing training documentation, and the connection between effective training and technician retention.

Downloadable Webinars

Insights into USP’s Environmental Monitoring Updates

September 16, 2022

With the 2021 proposed changes to USP <797>, the frequency of environmental monitoring will increase. Those facilities that have relied on their certifiers to conduct EM will now need to develop in-house expertise. In this webinar, microbiology expert Abby Roth will discuss how to approach this process, including establishing P&Ps, incubation needs, and other considerations.

Manage Drug Shortages with a Clinical Decision Support System

July 22, 2022

As drug and staffing shortages continue to affect hospital pharmacy, solutions can be realized in implementing a clinical decision support (CDS) system that provides reliable, easily accessible inventory data. In this webinar, David Aguero, director of medication systems and informatics at St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital, will illustrate the improved data management that can be achieved by working with a CDS system, thereby helping pharmacy to meet the challenge of shortages.

USP <800> Compliance Update: A Sneak Peek at PP&P’s Latest Data

July 14, 2022

Protecting health care personnel from HD exposure is an essential pharmacy responsibility, and USP <800> establishes guidelines to mitigate this risk. In this webinar, based on PP&P’s most recent survey data, Fred Massoomi and Deanne Halvorsen will review regulatory requirements, recent inspection focal points, and the current state of compliance to USP <800> by hospitals nationwide.

The webinar will review:

  • Key topics for state boards and accreditors during inspections
  • Top compliance milestones to achieve under USP <800>
  • Opportunities to leverage pharmacy technologies to mitigate risk to staff

Maximizing IV Workflow for PN Compounding

June 24, 2022

Connecting the safety of PN ordering with an IV workflow management system delivers improvements in compounding safety by removing the human element from the process. Formulas are verified prior to compounding, orders are transmitted electronically, and pump results are recorded in the IVWM system.

In this webinar, Andy Teel, Pharmacy Systems Analyst at University of New Mexico Hospitals (UNMH) and Robert (RC) Hellinga, Pediatric Clinical Lead Pharmacist at UNMH, will discuss the advantages of building and implementing an IV workflow system to increase the safety of PN administration.

Establish SOPs to Ensure Safety and USP Compliance

May 25, 2022

The value of clearly established SOPs that are consistently reflected in the department’s actual practices cannot be overstated. In this webinar, Patti Kienle, director of accreditation and medication safety at Cardinal Health, will review strategies, resources, and steps to avoid common mistakes with SOPs, with an eye toward USP compliance.

State of Pharmacy Compounding Update 2022

April 29, 2022

Staying current with USP regulations is an essential pharmacy responsibility. In this webinar, based on PP&P’s State of Pharmacy Compounding survey data for 2022, Fred Massoomi and Deanne Halvorsen will review changing regulatory requirements, recent inspection focal points, and the current state of compliance to USP <797> by hospitals nationwide.

Best Practices for IV Workflow System Utilization

April 1, 2022

A successful IV workflow system implementation for parenteral compounding requires the incorporation of several key factors including:

  • Ensuring safety under ISMP and USP guidelines
  • Developing batching efficiency
  • Preventing fraudulent JW modifier waste capture

In this webinar, Emmanuel Njigha, pharmacy informatics specialist at Houston Methodist Hospital System, will review best practices for efficiency, safety, and compliance with an IV workflow system.

Meet USP <800> Requirements for CSTD Utilization

February 25, 2022

USP <800> requires the use of CSTDs for drug administration and recommends the use of CSTDs where possible for drug preparation. While most pharmacies have implemented CSTDs in the pharmacy, usage on the units is not as consistent, leaving facilities at risk for regulatory actions. In this webinar, Fred Massoomi and Seth Eisenberg will review opportunities to ensure appropriate CSTD adoptions throughout the facility.

FDA Inspection Trends for 503B Compounders

January 28, 2022

Identifying and interpreting enforcement trends inside the regulatory actions for 503B outsourced compounders can assist health care facilities in choosing appropriate 503B partners. Furthermore, an understanding of the FDA’s current focus can help hospital and health system pharmacies monitor their outsourcing partners while improving their own compounding programs. Utilizing the largest independent database of FDA compounding activities and documents outside of the FDA itself, Lou Diorio, RPh, FAPhA, of LDT Health Solutions will analyze the long-term trends and current developments in FDA inspections of 503B compounders.

Expedite Workflow and Manage HD Challenges with CSTDs

November 12, 2021

In this webinar, Scott Soefje, director of pharmacy cancer care services at the Mayo Clinic, will review challenges pharmacy faces in preparing hazardous drugs. Attendees will learn how CSTDs can be used to overcome these challenges, increase workflow efficiency, and help enhance safety and compliance.

To Crush or Not to Crush: Challenges & Risks of Crushing & Compounding Medications In the New Era

November 5, 2021

With the COVID-19 pandemic, pharmacy continues to manage new challenges in medication handling, including risks related to product selection, preparation, and administration. In this webinar, Huda Cotta-Dethlefs, PharmD, will explore how to improve communication among all members of the health care team under today’s circumstances and beyond for safer patient outcomes. The presentation will explore solutions to some of the clinical and practical challenges in medication handling, with a focus on compounding and medication crushing, as well as unit dose purchasing options.

Training Pharmacy Technicians for USP <800> Compliance

October 22, 2021

Pharmacies face challenges in training technicians to demonstrate competence and compliance, especially regarding USP <800> guidelines. In this webinar, Abby Roth will provide strategies that pharmacists can use to maximize the capabilities of a fully trained technician support system.

Role of Environmental Monitoring in the Cleanroom

October 15, 2021

Maintaining a state of control is essential in the cleanroom. In this webinar, Patti Kienle will review updates to USP standards, clarify environmental monitoring guidelines, detail how to conduct air and surface sampling, and identify locations for HD wipe sampling.

Strategies to Prevent Medication Tampering and Diversion

July 16, 2021

The process of diversion prevention can begin with strategies to eliminate medication tampering. In this webinar, Kimberly New, JD, BSN, RN, will illustrate how to provide a foundation for success by implementing security measures that prevent tampering. Further, attendees will learn how to ensure continuous practice improvement via structured reporting and scheduled audits.

USP <800> Compliance Update: A Sneak Peek at PP&P’s Latest Data

July 14, 2021

Protecting health care personnel from HD exposure is an essential pharmacy responsibility, and USP <800> establishes guidelines to mitigate this risk. In this webinar, based on PP&P’s most recent survey data, Fred Massoomi and Deanne Halvorsen will review regulatory requirements, recent inspection focal points, and the current state of compliance to USP <800> by hospitals nationwide.

Identifying Sources of Contamination in the Cleanroom

June 18, 2021

Even with a compliant environmental monitoring program and a robust cleaning regimen, pharmacy is subject to contamination events in the cleanroom. In this webinar, Jim Wagner will discuss how to identify and mitigate potential points of contamination.

Maintenance and Upkeep of PECs and C-PECs

April 23, 2021

PECs are active all day, every day, for years at a time. As such, they must be maintained on an ongoing basis. In this webinar, Fred Massoomi, PharmD, FASHP, will discuss the types of maintenance necessary for different PECs, how to determine the lifespan of the PEC, and ways to ensure adherence to maintenance expectations.

Identify Gaps to Achieving USP <800> Compliance

February 5, 2021

Patricia C. Kienle, RPh, MPA, BCSCP, FASHP, director of accreditation and medication safety for Cardinal Health, brings her expertise to help pharmacy identify gaps to achieving USP <800> compliance. In this webinar, Patti will share tips on establishing policies & procedures, how to conduct an assessment of risk, how to define the role of the Designated Person, and more.

Gain Buy-In for CSTDs: A Personal Story from a Pharmacist Cancer Survivor

January 22, 2021

Mark Stanfield, BFA, PharmD, Oncology Pharmacy Specialist at Providence Hood River Cancer Center in Hood River, OR, shares his unique personal story of standing up for the safety of his health system’s patients as well as his own. After receiving a cancer diagnosis, Mark led an effort to update his acute care hospital’s closed system drug-transfer device (CSTD). In this webinar, he will outline the necessary steps to convert to a safer system, discussing the system’s benefits and advantages and providing pointers on how other pharmacies can gain buy-in and exercise influence, regardless of hospital bed size.

Evaluate 503B Outsourced Compounding Partners

December 9, 2020

Partnering with a 503B outsourced compounder is essential for many hospital pharmacies, but there are a variety of factors to weigh before making a decision. In this webinar, Eric S. Kastango, MBA, RPh, FASHP, vice president and managing partner at Kastango Consulting, provides guidance to the pharmacy, including how to respond to FDA 483s, and what to look for when visiting an outsourced compounding facility, the effects of drug shortages, and more.

To Crush or Not to Crush: Challenges & Risks of Crushing & Compounding Medications In the New Era

November 20, 2020

With the COVID-19 pandemic, pharmacy must manage new challenges in medication handling, including risks related to product selection, preparation, and administration. In this webinar, Rob Accetta, RPh, BCGP, C-MTM, will explore how to improve communication among all members of the health care team under today’s circumstances and beyond for safer patient outcomes. The presentation will explore solutions to some of the clinical and practical challenges in medication handling, with a focus on compounding and medication crushing. Attendees will learn about an FDA-approved product that provides a safe alternative when clinically appropriate.

The Opioid Crisis: Pharmacy Practices to Prevent Abuse

September 25, 2020

Jeffrey Swanson, head of sales at Pharma Logistics, outlines how pharmacists can help prevent opioid abuse and overdose. In an effort to prevent diversion and misuse of opioid prescriptions, attendees will learn: How to identify signs that a patient may be struggling with opioid use disorder; Best practices for working collaboratively with prescribers; How to counsel patients suspected of opioid use disorder; Safe disposal methods for unused opioids.

Cleanroom Construction During the COVID-19 Pandemic

August 28, 2020

Bhavesh Shah, RPh, BCOP, director of specialty and hematology/oncology services at Boston Medical Center, discusses his hospital’s experience implementing a new cleanroom amidst the COVID-19 crisis. Topics such as financing, certification, and emergency considerations are examined, providing useful tips for facilities to use during and following the pandemic.

Cleaning PECs to USP Standards

July 17, 2020

Fred Massoomi, PharmD, FASHP, demonstrates how cleaning fundamentals relate to USP standards for cleaning primary engineering controls (PECs). He will review the fundamentals of effective cleanroom cleaning practices, dispelling myths about compliant cleaning. Participants will also learn how to troubleshoot cleaning programs.

Deliver Uninterrupted Care Under COVID-19: Compliance Strategies for Effective Outsourced Compounding

May 1, 2020

In this webinar, Lou Diorio shares insight into the value of outsourced compounding, how to vet providers, and how this practice can help pharmacy prepare for drug shortages.

USP Compliance: Preparing for Cleanroom Certification

March 13, 2020

Jim Wagner addresses how to work with a certifier, typical issues that arise during the certification process, how to respond to the certification report, and what follow-up measures should be taken.

Automating Preparation of Hazardous CSPs

January 31, 2020

Mattias Paulsson, deputy chief pharmacist at the Uppsala University Children’s Hospital in Sweden, discusses the advantages of compounding hazardous drugs via robot technology, with a focus on staff and medication safety, cost savings, and workflow efficiency. In addition, training and quality assurance requirements are addressed.

IV Workflow Drives USP Compliance: A Case Study in Managing Failure Investigations

December 17, 2019

Sarah Emanuele, PharmD, manager of pharmacy systems and operations at the University of Wisconsin, shares her experience leveraging IV workflow software to monitor staff practices in the cleanroom, from garbing to environmental monitoring and cleaning.

USP Compliance: Staff Training for USP <800>

November 22, 2019

Fred Massoomi, PharmD, FASHP, reviews staffing considerations under USP <800>, including topics such as the value of didactic and experiential training and how to establish training by position.

USP Compliance: Safe Implementation of PECs Under USP <797> and <800>

October 18, 2019

Jim Wagner reviews the impact of the changes to USP <797> with regard to PEC implementation & USP <800> requirements for containment, best positioning of PECs for improving workflow, and provides important insight into airflow considerations.

Insourcing Ready To Administer Syringes with IV Robotics: A Hospital Case Study

September 27, 2019

Kevin Hansen lists considerations for insourcing RTA syringes with IV robotics, outlines an implementation strategy for IV robotic insourcing, and interprets compounding standards to appropriately apply extended beyond-use dates to compounded sterile preparations.

Procalcitonin Aided Antibiotic Stewardship: The New Paradigm

September 19, 2019

Mike Broyles, BS Pharm, PharmD addresses procalcitonin aided antibiotic stewardship, and reviewing current biomarkers used in the management of bacterial infection.

Leveraging IV Automation to Improve Safety, Quality, and Efficiency in the Cleanroom

September 13, 2019

Dennis Killian reviews considerations for insourcing RTA syringes with IV robotics, demonstrates how one facility evaluated and implemented insourcing RTA syringes with IV robotics, and discusses strategies to optimize an IV robotics sterile compounding program.

USP Compliance: USP <795> Facility Requirements

June 21, 2019

Bryan Prince reviews the timeline for USP <795> compliance, QC processes for nonsterile compounding, staff training steps, and more.

USP Compliance: PEC Cleaning and Decontamination

May 17, 2019

Fred Massoomi outlines how to establish standard operating procedures (SOPs) for cleaning PECs, the level of detail required for these SOPs, and staff training requirements.

Cleanroom Design Under <800>: Cleanroom Layout

November 9, 2018

Learn the necessary elements to establish a cleanroom layout under USP <800>. Topics include door and pass-through placement, hood and refrigerator placement, air pressure relationships between the buffer room and ante-room locations, and more.

Safe Preparation and Administration Strategies for IV Push Medications

November 1, 2018

Kevin Hansen shares his approach for developing effective IV preparation and administration strategies that focuses on identifying the most appropriate admixture options and safe compounding practices.

Budgeting for <800> Compliance

October 19, 2018

Bryan Prince, aims to help attendees weigh the options of new construction versus remodeling, and other dilemmas that may be facing hospital pharmacies preparing for the December 1, 2019 deadline.

Engineering Control Options Under <800>

September 21, 2018

Bryan Prince reviews key design factors, negative pressure risks, and C-PEC considerations, such as filtration, exhaust, and the impact of C-PECs on air change requirements.

The Role of PCT in Bacterial Infection and Patient Management: Effective Real-World Strategies (2018)

September 12, 2018

Mike Broyles, PharmD, covers the role of procalcitonin as a biomarker for use in antibiotic stewardship.

Cleanroom Design Under <800>: Preparing for Construction

June 15, 2018

In this webinar, learn to prepare for cleanroom construction under USP <800>. Topics include HVAC and ventilation requirements, strategies for communicating with engineers and facilities departments, and design tips.

Become USP <800> Inspection Ready

December 15, 2017

Jim Wagner, President of Controlled Environment Consulting, presents the fourth in our series for planning compliance to USP <800>.

Cleanroom Certification for USP <800>

November 17, 2017

Jim Wagner, President of Controlled Environment Consulting, presents the third in our series for planning compliance to USP <800>.

HVAC Essentials Under USP <800>

October 13, 2017

Jim Wagner, President of Controlled Environment Consulting, presents the second in our series for planning compliance to USP <800>.

Meet USP <800> CPEC Requirements

September 22, 2017

Jim Wagner, President of Controlled Environment Consulting, provides guidance on CPEC choices, exhaust requirements, and filtration options in planning compliance to USP <800>.

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