Optimizing Outcomes: Best Practices in Documentation for Sterile and Nonsterile Compounding
Documentation is vital to the compounding process. Proper documentation has implications for patient safety, legal compliance, and quality assurance, and meticulous record-keeping is crucial in promoting optimal outcomes. Pharmacists and pharmacy technicians involved in compounding should be well-versed in managing various types of records, including Master Formulation Records and Compounding Records. With a firm grounding in standards and best practices related to documentation and record-keeping, compounding personnel will be better equipped to ensure quality and consistency in compounded preparations. This monograph will describe various types of records, discuss best practices for documentation, and detail common errors that can occur in the documentation processes, with related strategies to prevent and mitigate such errors.
Explain the role of documentation in the compounding process and its impact on patient safety, legal compliance, and quality assurance
Describe best practices in maintaining and managing various types of documentation involved in the compounding process, including Standard Operating Procedures, Master Formulation Records, and Compounding Records
Identify common errors that can occur in the documentation process of sterile and nonsterile compounding
Identify strategies to prevent and mitigate documentation errors
II. Definitions of Compounding Records
III. Qualities of Good Record Keeping
1. How and When to Document
2. What to Do About Errors
IV. Types of Records
2. Standard Operating Procedures
3. Ingredient Records
4. Certificate of Analysis
V. Nonsterile Compounding Documentation
1. Master Formulation Record
2. Compounding Record
VI. Sterile Compounding Documentation
1. Master Formulation Record
2. Compounding Record
VII. Compounding Record Audits
VIII. Legal and Regulatory Considerations
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The following individuals were involved in the development of this activity: Liz Fredrickson, PharmD, BCPS, and Pamela Sardo, PharmD, BS. Pamela Sardo was an employee of Rhythm Pharmaceuticals until March 2022 and has no conflicts of interest or relationships regarding the subject matter discussed. There are no financial relationships relevant to this activity to report or disclose by any of the individuals involved in the development of this activity.
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- Activity Release Date: 8/19/2023
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- Topic: Compounding
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