And if so, what do you know about non-sterile compounding of medicines?
Compounding is the arm of pharmacy that involves preparing personalised medications for patients.
Marina Holt, Education and Training Manager at Professional Compounding Chemists of Australia (PCCA), recently wrote in the AJP that compounding can make a huge impact in the lives of people who are in need of a specialised medication.
“Whether it is a patient with chronic pain, or a young child who needs a melatonin suspension to sleep at night, compounding pharmacists are making a difference in how patients live their lives with their families,” she said.
We want to know how many of our readers provide compounding services at the pharmacy they work at.
For those that do offer compounding, or may be interested, what do you know about managing the non-sterile compounding of medicines?
AJP is offering a CPD activity on ‘A risk management approach to non-sterile compounding of medicines’.
The course looks at the different guidelines and systems available to assess and manage risk when compounding; and factors that should be considered when conducting a risk assessment related to the non-sterile compounding of medicines.