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: 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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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