Institute for Safe Medication Practices Issues Guidelines on Sterile Compounding

The Institute for Safe Medication Practices has issued (pdf) new guidelines on sterile compounding.

The guidelines were informed by ISMP's October 25-26, 2011 national sterile preparation compounding safety summit, and address the following processes and practices:

• Policies and procedures for compounding sterile preparations
• Order entry and verification
• Drug storage
• Assembling products and supplies for preparation
• Compounding
• Drug conservation
• Preparation of source/bulk containers
• Technology/automation used for compounding compounded sterile products
• IV workflow software
• Automated IV compounding devices
• Quality control/final verification of manually prepared product
• Product labeling

The new guidelines can be found here.

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