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Sterile Compounding: Hand Hygiene, Garbing, and Fingertip Sampling - 2017 Update

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Overview / Abstract:

This activity has been updated and renewed with a new ACPE number for participants to complete beginning June 22, 2017.

Over the years, pharmacy practices in sterile compounding have greatly improved based on the implementation of the guidelines, but there is still a need for more improvement and consistency within the practice among all pharmacies. Pharmacists need to have a basic understanding of how to properly prepare sterile products so as to not cause harm to their patients. They must practice proper gowning procedures and implementation of validation measures to ensure their technique is appropriate and the final product is sterile.

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

-Identify sources of CSP contamination
-Explain the importance of appropriate hand hygiene and garbing
-Describe the proper way to don personal protective equipment (PPE)
-Explain the purpose of gloved fingertip sampling and how to perform this

This activity is designed to meet the educational needs of pharmacists who engage in or oversee sterile compounding.

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 contact hour (.1 CEUs)



Presenters / Authors / Faculty

Sarah Hauslein, PharmD | Clinical Staff Pharmacist
Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center

Activity Specialities / Related Topics

Compounding of Medications

Keywords / Search Terms

MCPHS University, pharmacy, sterile compounding, compounding, hand hygiene,

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