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Guidelines and Regulations for Safe Non-Sterile Compounding: What Have we Learned from the Fungal Meningitis Outbreak

Program Type

Monograph

Credits

1 Contact Hour(s)

Release Date

Thursday, May 28, 2015

Offline Date:

Sunday, May 27, 2018

ACPE Expiration Date

Monday, May 28, 2018

Target Audience

Nurse, Pharmacist, Pharmacy Technician

Cost

$4.00

  • Overview

    In the fall of 2012, an outbreak of fungal meningitis was sweeping through the United States. This outbreak was traced back to improperly compounded drugs. In the aftermath of this tragedy, a flurry of new regulations surrounding pharmaceutical compounding were put into place. This monograph aims to describe the issues behind the outbreak, the new regulations that have been established, and outline the responsibilities of compounding pharmacists to comply with the new regulations in the interest of patient safety.

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    Handouts

    Homestudy PDF:   homestudypdf_0798000015093H05PT.pdf

    Financial Support By

    Pharmaceutical Education Consultants, Inc.
  • Nurse

    Identify the circumstances that led to the meningitis outbreak.
    Describe the reasons why compounding is necessary.
    Recognize USP 795 and how it applies to compounding pharmacy practice.
    Outline the new federal regulations and their application to the practice of compounding pharmacy.


    Pharmacist

    Identify the circumstances that led to the meningitis outbreak.
    Describe the reasons why compounding is necessary.
    Recognize USP 795 and how it applies to compounding pharmacy practice.
    Outline the new federal regulations and their application to the practice of compounding pharmacy.


    Pharmacy Technician

    Identify the circumstances that led to the meningitis outbreak.
    Describe the reasons why compounding is necessary.
    Recognize USP 795 and how it applies to compounding pharmacy practice.
    Outline the new federal regulations and their application to the practice of compounding pharmacy.

  • Activity Type

    Knowledge

    Universal Activity Number

    Nurse 0798-0000-15-093-H05-P

    Pharmacist 0798-0000-15-093-H05-P

    Pharmacy Technician 0798-0000-15-093-H05-T

    ACPE PharmCon, Inc. is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education as a provider of continuing pharmacy education.

    PharmCon, Inc. is an approved course provider for continuing education for nurses by the Florida Board of Nursing. PharmCon is also recognized by the California Board of Nursing as a provider of nursing programs.

    In order to obtain a Statement of Credit, participants must score no less than a 70% on the activity's test and complete a program evaluation.


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