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Essential Elements of Hazardous Drug Compounding

A University of Florida College of Pharmacy accredited Applicaton-based Activity


Registration and Contact Information:

For more information and to register for this activity

Call 1-844-408-9453  or visit  https://education.lp3network.com/live-training/essential-elements-hazardous-compounding


Activity Description

Hazardous compounding presents particular issues and challenges to the compounding pharmacy including regulatory compliance and practical application. This Application-Based Live Event Activity will provide compounding pharmacists and technicians the tools required to enhance their competency and understanding as it relates to hazardous compounding and its associated health and safety risks. Participants will learn about personal protective equipment, engineering controls, safe handling practices and will be afforded the opportunity to review closed system transfer device components.

Participants of the Live Event Activity will learn how to minimize and control hazardous drug contamination and exposure to enhance the safety and well-being of personnel. During this process, the participant will have learned how to protect themselves and the environment through proactive training, powder containment techniques and safe disposal of hazardous drugs. There will be an in-depth assessment of the advantages of preemptively regulating health and safety in the pharmacy as well as a review of current hazardous compounding regulations and standards of practice.

Finally, this activity will provide participants with the necessary procedures and behaviors required to implement in their day-to-day practice. Emergency situations such as spills and contamination will be discussed along with their appropriate corrective and preventive measures.

Activity Offerings

The following 2017 dates represent activities offered for this activity:

February 4th – 5th in Los Angeles, CA
April 29th – 30th in Aventura, FL
August 5th – 6th in Sioux Falls, SD
September 16th – 17th in Los Angeles. CA
November 4th – 5th in Aventura, FL

Intended Audience

Pharmacists and Technicians new to hazardous compounding or with an existing compounding practice.

Activity Design

A two day live event with competency assessment.

Learning Objectives – Pharmacist 

  • Describe the hazardous compounding regulatory framework and standards of practice including OSHA, NIOSH and USP <800>.
  • Examine the risks of working with hazardous drugs in the pharmacy and healthcare continuum.
  • Evaluate the critical strategies required to minimize occupational hazardous drug exposure in the pharmacy.
  • Assess hazard communication and training requirements for hazardous compounding.
  • Select safety and personal protective equipment required to enhance the safety and well-being of personnel.
  • Contrast engineering control requirements and their application in hazardous drug compounding.
  • Manage safe handling practices required for hazardous drug handling and compounding.
  • Evaluate deactivation and decontamination procedures.
  • Examine the advantages of medical surveillance and environmental monitoring.

Learning Objectives – Pharmacy Technician  

  • Describe the hazardous compounding regulatory framework and standards of practice including OSHA, NIOSH and USP <800>.
  • List the risks of working with hazardous drugs in the pharmacy and healthcare continuum.
  • Outline strategies and considerations required to minimize occupational hazardous drug exposure.
  • Recognize the importance of hazard communication and training requirements for hazardous compounding.
  • Select safety and personal protective equipment required for hazardous compounding.
  • Describe engineering control requirements and their rational for use.
  • Outline safe handling practices required for hazardous drug handling and compounding.
  • Describe deactivation and decontamination procedures.
  • List the advantages of medical surveillance and environmental monitoring.

Activity Editors:

Daphnee Lalonde, MSc
Program Coordinator, LP3 Network Inc.
Disclosure: LP3 Network Inc., Learning Management and Logistics

Neil Cohen, BSc
Program Coordinator, LP3 Network Inc.
Disclosure: LP3 Network Inc., Director of Technical Operations

Activity Contributors:

Christine Roussel, PharmD, BCOP
Clinical Pharmacy Manager, Doylestown Hospital
Disclosure: LP3 Network Inc.

Activity Facilitators:

Christine Roussel, PharmD, BCOP
Clinical Pharmacy Manager, Doylestown Hospital
Disclosure: LP3 Network Inc.

Christine Roussel is a board certified oncology pharmacist and the Clinical Pharmacy Manager at Doylestown Hospital in Pennsylvania where she is responsible for clinical program development and compounding activities. In addition, Dr. Roussel currently serves as adjunct professor at the University of the Sciences in Philadelphia.

Dr. Roussel is an expert in hazardous compounding and has served as the Cancer Center Pharmacy Manager at the Einstein Healthcare System where she was instrumental in directing the design and clinical workflow processes and protocols for the dedicated on-site oncology pharmacy facility. As well, she managed the planning, build and maintenance of the sterile hazardous drug compounding facility. Dr. Roussel also established an outpatient specialty pharmacy service line for the cancer center patients, including providing clinical and copay-assistance guidance to her patients.

In her previous role as the Vice President of Pharmacy Operations for the OncoMed Oncology Pharmacy of Philadelphia, a closed door speciality pharmacy, Dr. Roussel oversaw training of all clinical staff on treatment guidelines, patient counseling, regulatory requirements, compounding techniques, and the safe handling of hazardous chemotherapy agents. Dr. Roussel oversaw the maintenance of the cleanroom facilities and wrote the companies’ policies and procedures for their sterile compounding
program.

Dr. Roussel received her Bachelor of Science in Toxicology and her Doctorate in Pharmacy from the Philadelphia College of Pharmacy at the University of the Sciences and is currently an active member of the American Society of Health System Pharmacists (ASHP), the American Pharmacist Association (APhA), and the Hematology Oncology Pharmacists Association (HOPA). Dr. Roussel is also an active member of the Legislative Action Committee for the Pennsylvania Society of Health Systems
Pharmacy..

Participant Completion Requirements

To receive CPE credits for the Live Program, participants must demonstrate full and satisfactory participation, and submit a completed evaluation to the University of Florida College of Pharmacy.

Participants registered in the United States: The University of Florida College of Pharmacy will report CPE credits to the CPE Monitor. A paper copy of a statement of credit may be obtained from your NABP e-profile. For participants registered in the state of Florida, UFCOP will report credits to CE Broker.

Participants registered other than in the United States: Participants will receive a statement of credit by mail.

Declarations and Disclosures

The University of Florida College of Pharmacy believes it is important for the reader to be aware of relevant affiliations and financial relationships regarding the development, design and facilitation of this activity and its financial supporter and the financial supporter’s affiliates.

This activity has been approved by, and is hosted by, the University of Florida College of Pharmacy and is independent of any known bias, prejudice or commercial interest. The University of Florida College of Pharmacy has requested that LP3 Network Inc. assist with the marketing of this activity. LP3 Network Inc.is an independent corporation. LP3 Network Inc. has an established agreement with MEDISCA Inc. ensuring that it has no influence on LP3 Network Inc. as it relates to activity offerings.

Accreditation

This activity is accredited by the University of Florida College of Pharmacy in accordance with ACPE Standards for Quality and Interpretive Guidelines. The University of Florida College of Pharmacy is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education as providers of continuing pharmacy education. The University of Florida College of Pharmacy has allocated 12 hours of continuing education credit (1.2 CEUs) to this application based activity. The UANs are 0012-9999-16-421-L04-P (Pharmacists) and0012-9999-16-421-L04-T (Pharmacy Technician). Release dates: 11/01/2016 – 11/01/2019

Financial Support

An unrestricted educational grant has been provided by MEDISCA Inc. toward the purchase of electromechanical equipment, reusable and disposable devices, protective and safety supplies, and chemicals specific to compounded medications prepared during laboratory sessions.

Food and Beverage

As a matter of activity programming, meals and refreshments during live activities have been provided by LP3 Network Inc.

Cancellation and Refund Policy

A written request must be sent to LP3 Network Inc. requesting a ‘Cancellation without Transfer’ to an alternate live activity event date. If cancellation occurs at greater than or equal to 31 days from the live activity event date, then the registrant will receive a 75% refund; 15-30 days is a 50% refund; and less than or equal to 14 days will result in no refund.

Transfer Policy

The transfer policy is only in effect if requested greater than or equal to 14 days prior to original live activity event date. Failure to submit the “Transfer Request” at least 14 days prior to original live activity event date will default to the “Cancellation and Refund Policy”. The transfer policy can only be applied one (1) time. Transfer to a new live activity event date must be within the current calendar year. Failure to attend the new live activity event will result in no refund and will no longer be transferable. Confirmation of the new activity date is subject to approval by LP3 Network Inc. based on the number of available seats within the selected live activity event.

Hotel Accommodations

Special rates for hotel accommodations have been arranged for activity participants. Payment for hotel accommodations is at the expense of the activity participant.


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