Compounded Sterile Preparations Specialty Selected Readings: Evaluation of density variations, Volumetric vs. gravimetric methods, and Safe Use of Parenteral Nutrition Automated Compounding Devices (Cert # L229270)
ACPE Numbers: 0204-0000-22-646-L07-P
Pre-Sale Date: 10/26/2022
Content Release Date: 11/16/2022
Expiration Dates: 11/14/2023
Activity Type: Application-based
CE Credits: 3 contact hours (BPS and ACPE)
Activity Fee: $100 (ASHP member); $150 (non-member)
The purpose of this activity is to offer participants recertification credits for the Board of Pharmacy Specialty (BPS) certification for compounded sterile preparations practitioners (BCSCP) by providing a review of pertinent topics.
This module focuses on Evaluation of density variations, Volumetric vs. gravimetric methods, and Safe Use of Parenteral Nutrition Automated Compounding Devices.
This activity is approved for 3.0 contact hours of continuing pharmacy education credit. Successful completion of the learning module will provide 3.0 contact hours of continuing pharmacy education credit.
The American Society of Health-System Pharmacists is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education as a provider of continuing pharmacy education.
This activity is intended for Board Certified Sterile Compounding Pharmacists in need of recertification credit.
Board certified pharmacists are eligible to receive up to 3 contact hours of recertification credit for completing this course. To earn recertification credit, learners must review the course content and successfully complete the online assessment by the deadline. Only completed assessments will be eligible for credit; no partial or incomplete assessments will be processed. You are allowed only one attempt to successfully complete this assessment.
This course is not intended for those preparing to take the BPS Compounded Sterile Preparations Pharmacy Specialty Examination for Certification.
This activity is part of the ASHP professional development program for BCSCP recertification approved by the BPS.
Compounded Sterile Preparations Specialty Selected Readings: Evaluation of density variations, Volumetric vs. gravimetric methods, and Safe Use of Parenteral Nutrition Automated Compounding Devices
→ Recertification Assessment (80% passing score required)
Articles & Learning Objectives
- Amerine LB, Pasour T, Johnson SJ, Higgins JP, Pyle J, Gehring C. Evaluation of density variations to determine impact on sterile compounding. Am J Health Syst Pharm. 2022; 79:689-95. doi: 10.1093/ajhp/zxab440. PMID: 34940808.
- Iredell B, Mourad H, Nickman NA et al. ASHP guidelines on the safe use of automated compounding devices for the preparation of parenteral nutrition admixtures. Am J Health-Syst Pharm. 2022; 79:730-5.
- Moss A, Kang S, Morbitzer KA et al. Evaluation of chemotherapy preparation processes: volumetric method reliability and gravimetric method utility within 5 US hospitals. Am J Health-Syst Pharm. 2022; 79: 230-8.
After participating in this CPE activity, learners should be able to:
- Apply the gravimetric method of analysis for verifying compounded sterile preparations (CSPs).
- Analyze the advantages and limitations of implementing gravimetric verification of compounded sterile preparations (CSPs) into standard workflow.
- Summarize the new (2022) ASHP guidelines on the safe use of automated compounding devices (ACDs) for preparing parenteral nutrition (PN) admixtures.
Becky Frederick, PharmD, BCSCP
Children's Mercy Hospital
Pharmacy Operations Coordinator
Kansas City, Missouri
Ashley Duty, PharmD, MS, BCSCP*
Children’s Mercy Kansas City
Adjunct Clinical Assistant Professor
UMKC School of Pharmacy
Kansas City, Missouri
*Content matter expert
Angela Cassano, Pharm.D., BCPS, FASHP
President, Pharmfusion Consulting, LLC
Karen Bertch, PharmD, BCSCP, FCCP
Dom Bracero, MBA, BSPharm, BCSCP
Tara Breuer, RPh, BCSCP, BCPS
Jennifer Burns , PharmD, BCSCP
Anthony Campbell, PharmD, BCSCP
Carmen Chang, PharmD, BCSCP
Eric Chen, PharmD, BCSCP
Amanda Harding, PharmD, BCSCP
Eileen Hendrickson, BS, PharmD, MBA BCSCP
Angela Gatchell Hobson, PharmD, BCSCP
Jaclyn Jaskowiak, PharmD, BCPS, BCSCP
Jessica Lee, PharmD, BCSCP
Corrie Masoni, PharmD, BCSCP
Kristen McCloy, PharmD, BCSCP, IgCP
Ioana Necs, PharmD, BCSCP
Thu-Trang "Lucy" Nguyen, PharmD, BCSCP
Scott Shepard, PharmD, BCSCP
Christine Stephanos, RPh, BCPS
Anna Usherenko, PharmD, BCSCP
Tyler Vest, PharmD, MS, BCPS, BCSCP
Maha Yacout, BCNSP, BCSCP
Allison Young, MS, PharmD, BCSCP
Relevant Financial Relationship Disclosures
In accordance with the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education’s Standards for Commercial Support and the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education’s Standards for Commercial Support, ASHP requires that all individuals involved in the development of activity content disclose their relevant financial relationships. A person has a relevant financial relationship if the individual of his or her spouse/partner has a financial relationship (e.g. employee, consultant, research grant recipient, speakers bureau, or stockholder) in any amount occurring the in the last 12 months with a commercial interest whose products or series may be 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 the content.
All faculty and planners for ASHP education activities are qualified and selected by ASHP 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 development of content for an educational activity. Anyone who refuses to disclose relevant financial relationships must be disqualified from any involvement with a continuing pharmacy education activity.
All other planners, presenters, reviewers, ASHP staff and others with an opportunity to control content report no financial relationships relevant to this activity.
Methods and CE Requirements
Activities consist of educational materials, assessments, and activity evaluations. In order to receive continuing pharmacy education credit, learners must:
- Complete the attestation statement
- Review all content
- Complete and pass the assessment
- Complete the evaluations
Follow the prompts to claim, view, or print the statement of credit within 60 days after completing the activity.
These activities were developed by ASHP.