USP Compliance: Preparing for Cleanroom Certification

Original air date: 2020-03-13
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

Original air date: 2020-01-31
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

Original air date: 2019-12-17
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>

Original air date: 2019-11-22
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>

Original air date: 2019-10-18
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

Original air date: 2019-09-27
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

Original air date: 2019-09-19
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

Original air date: 2019-09-13
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

Original air date: 2019-06-21
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

Original air date: 2019-05-17
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

Original air date: 2018-11-09
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

Original air date: 2018-11-01
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

Original air date: 2018-10-19
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>

Original air date: 2018-09-21
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)

Original air date: 2018-09-12
Mike Broyles, PharmD, covers the role of procalcitonin as a biomarker for use in antibiotic stewardship.

Cleanroom Design Under <800>: Preparing for Construction

Original air date: 2018-06-15
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

Original air date: 2017-12-15
Jim Wagner, President of Controlled Environment Consulting, presents the fourth in our series for planning compliance to USP <800>.

Cleanroom Certification for USP <800>

Original air date: 2017-11-17
Jim Wagner, President of Controlled Environment Consulting, presents the third in our series for planning compliance to USP <800>.

HVAC Essentials Under USP <800>

Original air date: 2017-10-13
Jim Wagner, President of Controlled Environment Consulting, presents the second in our series for planning compliance to USP <800>.

Meet USP <800> CPEC Requirements

Original air date: 2017-09-22
Jim Wagner, President of Controlled Environment Consulting, provides guidance on CPEC choices, exhaust requirements, and filtration options in planning compliance to USP <800>.

Make Your 340B Program Audit Ready

Original air date: 2013-06-25
Our expert panel discusses how to: establish policies and procedures to manage the GPO exclusion rule, understand the impact of Medicaid carve-out decisions, identify the requirements for utilizing contract pharmacies, and access available tools to develop a successful mock audit program.

Improving Medication Order Safety Without CPOE

Original air date: 2012-06-20
Listen to this informative discussion as our panel of experts addresses how hospitals can improve medication order management, including automating much of the manual, paper-based medication order process, adding real-time communication among those involved, and enabling access to customized reporting to avert errors during the medication ordering process.

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