Available Until 9/24/2022

United States Pharmacopeia (USP) Chapter Updates That Impact Hospitals: An Overview of New Enforceable Standards

Planned in cooperation with the ASHP Section of Inpatient Care Practitioners

ACPE Activity Number: 0204-0000-19-095-H03-P / 0204-0000-19-095-H03-T
Release Date: September 24, 2019
Expiration Date: September 24, 2022
Activity Type: Knowledge-based  
CE Credits: 1.0 hour, no partial credit
Activity Fee: Members – Free / Non-Member – Not Available  

This activity is a recording from a live webinar and those that claim credit for the live webinar should not claim credit for this activity.

Activity Overview

This activity is planned in cooperation with the National Rural Health Association, and Health Resources and Services  Administration’s Office of Rural Health Policy.  USP Chapter <797> (provides standards for preparing compounded sterile medications) and Chapter <800> (provides standards for safe handling of hazardous drugs to minimize the risk of exposure to healthcare personnel, patients and the environment) were released on June 1, 2019 and will become enforceable on December 1, 2019. Hospitals with and without pharmacies must be in compliance with these standards. Learn more about these new standards and how to prepare.


The American Society of Health-System Pharmacists is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education as a provider of continuing pharmacy education.

Target Audience

This continuing pharmacy education activity is designed for current and aspiring pharmacy leaders.

Learning Objectives

  • Describe the United States Pharmacopeia chapters <797> and <800>.
  • Identify the hospital services that are affected by USP Chapters <797> and <800>.
  • Describe hospital departments and personnel that are impacted by USP <797> and <800>.
  • List hospital personnel who should be involved in developing polices that comply with new standards.

Schedule of Activities

  • Introduction and Announcements
  • Presentation
  • Questions, Answers, and Discussion


  • Patricia C. Kienle, RPh, MPA, FASHP, Director, Accreditation and Medication Safety, Cardinal Health Innovative Delivery Solutions


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Methods and CE Requirements

This activity consists of a recordings of faculty slides presentations, active learning activities, discussion, and handouts. Participants must participate in the activity in its entirety to claim continuing pharmacy education credit online at ASHP eLearning Portal. Follow the prompts online to complete the evaluation, claim credit and view the statement of credit immediately after completing the activity.

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