Sterile compounding: clinical, legal, and regulatory implications for patient safety.
Qureshi N, Wesolowicz L, Stievater T, Lin AT. J Manag Care Spec Pharm. 2014;20:1183-1191.
Failure to follow safety practices at a compounding pharmacy led to a widespread outbreak of fungal meningitis in 2013, resulting in more than 60 deaths. This review discusses the epidemic and the regulations that have been put into place to improve oversight of compounding pharmacies.
Challenges in posthospital care: nurses as coaches for medication management.
Costa LL, Poe SS, Lee MC. J Nurs Care Qual. 2011;26:243-251.
Results of ISMP survey on high-alert medications: differences between nursing, pharmacy, and risk/quality/safety perspectives.
ISMP Medication Safety Alert! Acute Care Edition. February 9, 2012;17:1-4.
Results of our survey on drug storage, stability, compatibility, and beyond use dating.
ISMP Medication Safety Alert! Acute Care Edition. March 22, 2012;17:1-4.
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US Pharmacopeial Convention. February 3, 2015. 10:00–11:30 AM (Eastern).