Institute for Safe Medication Practices Issues Guidelines on Sterile Compounding

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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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