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Every month, APC offers a live webinar on a hot topic in compounding, presented by an expert (or experts) in the field. From reading a COA to cybersecurity threats, legal issues to consumer demand, you’ll find fresh, timely education in live APC webinars.
Most live courses become available on-demand about a week after the live presentation.
To see a listing of our live and on-demand webinars hosted by LP3 click here.
December 7: Automation and USP 797
Speaker: Melissa Stefko
The latest revisions to USP <797> have brought about substantial reductions in both batch sizes and the allowable duration for compounded sterile drug use beyond their initial preparation.
These restrictions necessitate a greater degree of manual handling and intervention and present a challenge for the seamless integration of automated manufacturing equipment, originally designed for larger batch compounding with minimal human involvement.
In this webinar, Melissa Stefko delves into the intricacies surrounding the reduction of batch sizes and the revised beyond-use dating requirements, and examines their impact on current industry standards pertaining to automation practices.
December 12: Compounding Pharmacy Medication Errors – What the Data Says
Speaker: John M. Kessler, B.S. Pharm, PharmD
An effective pharmacy quality assurance (QA) program is more than simply reporting errors and close-calls. The sweet spot for a compounding pharmacy is to have management’s total buy-in, employees who embrace safety as part of the job, and basic tools to assess improvement. The important goals are to shift your team’s focus from 1) errors to harm; 2) individual heroism to group risk mindfulness; and 3) fixing problems to preventing problems.
This program will take a 360 degree view of key strategies that assure your safety program is comprehensive, pragmatic, and effective. The presentation will help you ensure your program is designed to 1) actively identify risks, 2) manage events to minimize harm and maximize learning, and 3) prevent future harmful events.