Compounding Outsourcing: Requirements and Emerging Safety Trends - On Demand Webinar (Knowledge-based)

Program planned and developed by the ASHP Section of Inpatient Care Practitioners’ Advisory Group on Medication Safety

ACPE #204-000-12-504-H04P / 204-000-12-504-H04T
Credit Hours:  1.0 Contact Hour / 0.1 CEU
Activity type: Knowledge-Based
CE Release date:  November 2, 2011
CE Expiration date: November 2, 2014

This activity is from a webinar recorded live on November 3, 2011.  Participants should claim credit for this “Home Study” activity only if they have not claimed credit for the “live” webinar.

Activity Overview

Please read the following information about this continuing pharmacy education (CPE) activity before accessing the presentation using the link located at the bottom of the page.

Accreditation for Pharmacists

ACPEThe American Society of Health-System Pharmacists is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education as a provider of continuing pharmacy education.  This knowledge-based CPE activity offers 1.0 contact hour (0.1 CEU) of credit to pharmacists and pharmacy technicians.  (No partial credit is allowed).  Participants must complete the online CE request at the end of the activity to earn credit.  Your CE Statements will appear on the screen immediately after you complete the online evaluation.

Methods and Format

This knowledge-based CPE activity is a component of a webinar audio recordings, slide presentations, and evaluation tool.  Participants must view and listen to the content in its entirety, and complete the evaluation to earn continuing pharmacy education credit.   Participants may print their official statement of continuing pharmacy education credit immediately.  The estimated time to complete this activity is 60 minutes and is free of charge.

Content Overview

In this activity, emerging issues related to safety are being discussed, including drug shortages, which directly affect patient care that are relevant to pharmacists and pharmacy technicians.  Participants will listen to the interactive discussions by the webinar attendees as they describe the impact of their compounding of high risk preparations, identify relevant standards and guidelines to address these challenges.

Target Audience

This CPE activity is designed for pharmacists and pharmacy technicians who work in hospitals and health systems with a specific focus on outsourcing sterile compounding services. 

Learning Objectives

After participating in this knowledge-based CPE activity, participants will be able to:

  • Describe emerging safety trends related to compounding of high risk preparations including drug shortages
  • Discuss USP <797> compounding requirements with regards to inspection and regulation of outsourcing sterile compounding services.
  • Identify relevant ASHP Guidelines on Outsourcing Sterile Compounding Services.


  • Angela Cassano, PharmD, BCPS , President, Pharmfusion Consulting, LLC, Midlothian, VA (Moderator)
  • James R. Rinehart, MS, FASHP, Medication Safety Officer, Pharmacy Department, Indiana University
  • Eric Kastango, MBP, RPh, FASHP, President and CEO, Clinical IQ, LLC, Madison, NJ
  • Beverly Holcombe, Pharm.D., BCNSP, FASHP, Clinical Specialist, University of North Carolina Health Care, Clinical Professor, UNC Eshelman School of Pharmacy, Chapel Hill, NC

Disclosures Statement

In accordance with the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education's Standards for Commercial Support and the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education's Guidelines for Standards for Commercial Support, ASHP requires that all individuals who have control in planning or presenting educational content disclose all relevant financial relationships with any commercial interest. This includes faculty, teachers, authors, activity directors, and members of planning committees. An individual has a relevant financial relationship if the individual or his or her spouse/partner has a financial relationship (e.g., employee, consultant, research grant recipient, speaker's bureau, or stockholder) in any amount occurring in the last 12 months with a commercial interest whose products or services are discussed in the educational activity content over which the individual has control. The existence of these relationships is provided for the information of participants and should not be assumed to have an adverse impact on presentations.

All faculty and planners for this CPE activity are qualified, selected, and required to disclose any relevant financial relationships with commercial interests.  ASHP identifies and resolves conflicts of interest prior to an individual’s participation in the development of content for this educational activity.   The faculty and planners report no relevant financial relationships related to the content of this activity.

Launch Presentation


Process CE

Use the link below to login to the ASHP CE Center to process CE and complete the mandatory evaluation.  Click the "Finish" button at the end of the evaluation and your CE Statement will appear on the screen to print immediately.    

Activity is planned and coordinated with ASHP Educational Services and the ASHP section of Inpatient Care Practitioners’ Advisory Group on Medication Safety.

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