Upcoming Webinars

State of Pharmacy Compounding Update 2023

April 28, 2023
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 2023, Fred Massoomi and Deanne Halvorsen will discuss recent compounding inspection focal points, review the current state of compliance to USP <797> by hospitals nationwide, and summarize the changing regulatory requirements.

Case Study: Operationalizing RTU Vancomycin for Injection

May 5, 2023
Given drug shortages and staffing challenges, adopting ready-to-use products can reduce compounding risks and simplify distribution. VANCO READY® Vancomycin Injection, USP, is a premix, room temperature stable formulation. VANCO READY® has a boxed warning and is not for use during first and second trimester of pregnancy. Cody Parsons will discuss the operationalization of RTU vancomycin, outlining important patient considerations, storage requirements, EHR adaptation, and workflow simplifications. For full prescribing and safety information please visit www.vancoready.com.

Leverage USP Training to Drive Technician Retention

May 12, 2023
Technician retention continues to be a challenge for pharmacy, and this pressure is exacerbated by the need to ensure USP compliance. Angela Cassano—an expert in sterile compounding, technician integration, and quality assurance—will present recognition strategies to improve technician retention, identify protocols to systemize and standardize training, and outline the connection between effective training and compliance success.

Downloadable Webinars

Build an Environmental Monitoring Sampling Program

February 16, 2023

The new USP <797> guidelines include an increased frequency for environmental monitoring sampling. Microbiology expert Abby Roth will help pharmacies build a sampling program now that facilities are taking a lead role in ensuring EM compliance, rather than relying on their certifiers to do so.

Standardize Oral Compounding with an IV Workflow Management System

December 1, 2022

Jason Koury and Andy Teel of University of New Mexico Hospitals will describe utilizing an IV workflow management system to standardize the preparation of hazardous and non-hazardous extemporaneous oral compounds. They will share their facility’s experience with establishing the system, including tips to help improve patient safety.

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.

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

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

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.

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