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MCPHS University

Sterile Compounding: Hand Hygiene, Garbing, and Fingertip Sampling - 2018 Update

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Overview / Abstract:

This activity has been updated and renewed with a new ACPE number for participants to complete beginning August 1, 2018.

Pharmacist need to have a basic understanding of how to properly prepare a sterile products as to not cause harm to their patients. They must learn to gown appropriately and take validation measures to ensure their technique is appropriate and final product is sterile. The current practice methods range from excellent to mediocre in following along with these USP guidelines based on each institution. 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. By completing this online lecture, they will be able to review the basic hand hygiene and gowning procedures and how to properly take and interpret fingertip sampling.

Learning Objectives
-Upon 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


Aug 01, 2019


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 Sterile compounding, hand hygiene, hygiene, garbing, Fingertip Sampling

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