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Pharmacy OneSource Announces Free Webinar on USP 797 Compounding and Competency Training

06-27-2011 11:19 AM CET | Health & Medicine

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Best Practices and Resources for Training Compounding Personnel

Bellevue, Wash. – Wolters Kluwer Health announced today that Pharmacy OneSource, software-as-a-service provider of Simplifi 797, a quality assurance web application, is hosting a complimentary webinar with Eric S. Kastango, MBA, RPh, FASHP, in "Who Says You’re Competent to Compound CSPs? Evaluating Your Sterile Compounding Training and Competency Program."

USP Chapter 797 calls for compounding personnel to be adequately skilled, educated, instructed, and trained to correctly perform and document a number of specific tasks. There are several resources that are being used, but are you using them effectively? How do you know if these resources are adequate in providing your staff with the necessary and accurate information to keep CSPs sterile and patients safe? Kastango will review best practices and resources for sterile compounding training and competency.

Who Says You’re Competent to Compound CSPs? Evaluating Your Sterile Compounding Training and Competency Program
DATE: Wednesday, July 13, 2011
TIME: 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM EST

About the Presenter: Eric S. Kastango, MBA, RPh, FASHP, is the president of Clinical IQ LLC, a healthcare consulting firm based in Florham Park, NJ. Eric received his Bachelor of Science in Pharmacy degree from the Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Allied Health Sciences and a MBA from the University of Phoenix. He has also completed 65 hours of training in nuclear pharmacy at Purdue University and 80 hours of didactic training for his Six Sigma-Green Belt certification that he started with BD Medical Systems. Since 1980, he has practiced pharmacy in a number of practice settings (including hospitals, community, and home care) in a number of different of roles, including the Corporate Vice President of Pharmacy Services for Coram Healthcare Corporation. Eric has also managed a FDA-registered cGMP manufacturing operation for Baxter Healthcare Corporation.

He is an active member and Fellow of the American Society of Healthcare Pharmacists and served on the USP Sterile Compounding Committee from 2005-2010 and was recently re-elected to the 2010-2015 USP Council of Experts, Compounding Expert Committee. Eric has over 150 invited national and international professional presentations on a variety of pharmacy practice topics such as sterile product preparation, pharmacy compounding errors, and quality systems.

About Pharmacy OneSource
Pharmacy OneSource® is healthcare's #1 Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) provider. Our more than 100 innovative team members provide best-in-class, SaaS solutions to current and future challenges within health-systems worldwide. Our SaaS solutions contribute to swift and safe healthcare through earlier, easier and better access to data. More than 1,300 healthcare organizations worldwide utilize our HIPAA compliant web-based services.

Pharmacy OneSource is part of Wolters Kluwer Health, a leading global provider of information, business intelligence and point-of-care solutions for the healthcare industry. Wolters Kluwer Health is part of Wolters Kluwer, a market-leading global information services company with 2010 annual revenues of €3.6 billion ($4.7 billion).

Pharmacy OneSource
3535 Factoria Blvd. SE #440
Bellevue, WA 98006

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