Available Until 11/15/2022

USP Compounding Chapter Updates

Planned in cooperation with the ASHP Office of Practice Advancement

ACPE Activity Number: 0204-0000-19-556-H07-P / 0204-0000-19-556-H07-T
Release Date: November 15, 2019
Expiration Date: November 15, 2022
Activity Type: Knowledge-based  
CE Credits: 1.0 hour, no partial credit

Activity Overview

Finalized revisions to USP General Chapters <795> and <797> were released on June 1, 2019. Both chapters contain updated standards that hospitals and health systems will need to implement by December 1, 2019. This activity will review some of the changes, the impact on Chapter <800>, and answer some frequently asked questions about the chapters.


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 activity was planned to meet the educational needs of pharmacy technicians who participate in or supervise compounding in hospitals and health systems.

Learning Objectives

  • Identify substantial changes in USP Chapter <797>.
  • Explain how the changes apply to hospital pharmacy practice.
  • Describe the definition of compounding and how it applies to the standards in USP Chapters <795> and <797>.

Schedule of Activities

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


  • Michael Ganio, Pharm.D., M.S, BCPS, FASHP, Director of Pharmacy Practice and Quality, ASHP, Bethesda, MD
  • Patricia Kienle, B.S.Pharm., M.P.A., FASHP, Director of Accreditation and Medication Safety at Cardinal Health Innovative Delivery Solutions, Houston, TX
  • Jeanne Sun, Pharm.D., J.D., Senior Manager, Healthcare Quality and Safety at United States Pharmacopeial Convention, Rockville, MD


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  • All planners, presenters, reviewers, and ASHP staff report no financial relationships relevant to this activity.

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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