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Sterile Compounding: Parenteral Nutrition Update - Ensuring Safe Preparation in 2018

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Overview / Abstract:

Hospital and home care based pharmacists often compound parenteral nutrition solutions for their patients. Recently, the Massachusetts Board of Registration in Pharmacy required that pharmacists engaged in or overseeing sterile products compounding obtain additional education specific to this area in order to maintain their licensure. This course will provide specific information for the safe compounding of parenteral nutrition solutions, considered one the most complex types of parenteral admixtures that most pharmacists who do sterile products compounding will encounter.

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

-Discuss the safety issues associated in the parenteral nutrition (PN) compounding process
-Describe how knowledge deficits can lead to PN compounding errors
-Explain the factors that can lead to calcium-phosphate precipitation in a PN solution.
-Determine where errors occur depending upon the method of PN compounding used.

This activity is designed to meet the educational needs of pharmacists engaged in or overseeing sterile compounding.

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


Feb 18, 2019


Pharmacy CPE





Credits / Hours

2 contact hours (.2 CEUs)



Presenters / Authors / Faculty

Kathleen M. Gura, PharmD, BCNSP, FASHP, FPPAG, FASPEN
Clinical Pharmacist and Clinical Research Program Manager
Boston Children's Hospital

Activity Specialities / Related Topics

Compounding of Medications

Keywords / Search Terms

MCPHS University, pharmacy, compounding, sterile compounding, parenteral nutrition,

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