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Sterile Compounding: Assuring the Quality of Compounded Sterile Products - 2017 Update

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Overview / Abstract:

The Massachusetts Board of Pharmacy requires that pharmacists engaged in or overseeing sterile products compounding obtain additional education specific to this area in order to maintain their licensure. Among the items these pharmacists need to know are how FDA lists of compounding drugs can be utilized in daily compounding operations and how to evaluate appropriate air, surface temperature, and pressure monitoring methods to be in compliance with state and federal regulations. Interactive learning will be used to differentiate various sterilization methods used in sterile compounding.

At the completion of this activity, the participant should be able to:

-Modify their pharmacy's practice to assure compliance with FDA approved compounding lists for medium and high-risk compounding.
-Utilize quality control monitoring parameters to analyze data trends in a compounding pharmacy and properly react to triggered alert levels.
-Explain sterility and endotoxin testing utilizing the current pertinent USP Quality Standards and Massachusetts regulations.

This activity is designed to meet the educational needs of pharmacists who are engaged in or oversee sterile products compounding practices.

MCPHS University is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education as a provider of continuing pharmacy education.


Jun 29, 2018


Pharmacy CPE





Credits / Hours

1.5 contact hours (.15 CEUs)



Presenters / Authors / Faculty

Robert Smaglia, MS, RPh | Home Infusion/Compounding Consultant
Co-Founder, Chartwell Home Therapies and Critical Care Systems

Activity Specialities / Related Topics

Compounding of Medications

Keywords / Search Terms

MCPHS University, pharmacy, sterile compounding, quality assurance, safety, compounding

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