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Webinar: A Compounder's Guide to Environmental Monitoring and Remediation
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The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) Bloodborne Pathogens standard was revised by the Needlestick Safety and Prevention Act of 2000 to include safer medical devices and an exposure control plan. Pharmacists and others providing immunizations and/or point-of-care test involving blood have the potential to be exposed to a bloodborne pathogen and must meet the requirements of this standard, including annual live training, or risk facing fines.

2/22/2018
When: Thursday February 22, 2018
9-10 am
Where: Webinar
United States
Presenter: Seth DePasquale, RPh
Contact: Akila Williams
425-228-7171 ext: 0

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A Compounder's Guide to Environmental Monitoring and Remediation
Published by American College of Veterinary Pharmacists and Washington State Pharmacy Association

Summary
At the end of this session, the attendee will have a better understanding of the purpose of an environmental monitoring and how to establish a program. They will also be given an overview of the process of investigating microbial excursions in their clean-room environment.

At the completion of this activity, the participant will be able to:

  • Explain the importance and limitations of an Environmental Monitoring Program.
  • Identify the biggest source of contamination in a cleanroom environment.
  • List the general steps for investigating a microbial excursion.
  • Explain how to document the remediation and any new procedures/policies/processes as a result of an investigation.

This knowledge-based activity is targeted to pharmacists and technicians in all practice settings.

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The American College of Apothecaries (ACA) is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education as a provider of continuing pharmacy education. ACA has accredited this program for 1.0 contact hour (0.1 CEUs) of continuing education credit for pharmacists and technicians. ACPE UAN: 0201-9999-18-027-L04-P and 0201-9999-18-027-L04.

If you are interested in earning credit for this program, please note that you will be asked to enter your NABP e-Profile ID and date of birth during the credit selection step of the registration process. If you have not yet registered your NABP e-Profile ID, please visit www.nabp.net.


Presenter: Seth DePasquale, RPh
Seth DePasquale consults compounding pharmacies through pharmacyinspection.com. He also co-owns and operates BET Pharm, a compounding pharmacy specializing in long-acting injectable hormone formulations for equine reproduction. He is the pharmacist-in-charge and operator of BET’s sterile compounding facility located in Lexington, Kentucky.

Seth provides a remarkable perspective and grasp of the processes, procedures and operational aspects of aseptic processing of high risk hazardous sterile injectable drugs. His experience in the build out and daily operations of a multi-state licensed compounding facility have provided a depth of knowledge in the area of sterile compounding.

His extensive knowledge of USP Chapters 71, 795, 797, and 800 help him remain in compliance with all boards of pharmacy in which BET Pharmacy is licensed. BET Pharm has been inspected by the Kentucky and California boards of pharmacy and has participated in the National Associations of Boards of Pharmacy Verified Pharmacy Program through an inspection required by the Texas Board of Pharmacy. BET Pharmacy is 1 of 91 pharmacies in the United States holding a California sterile compounding permit enabling the shipment of compounded sterile pharmaceuticals into the state of California. BET is also 1 of 194 pharmacies that holds a non-resident sterile compounding permit from the state of Florida.

Seth’s true passion is compounding pharmacy and elevating the profession as a whole through his consulting work.

Seth is a Registered Pharmacist in New York, Kentucky, Michigan, Oklahoma, Texas, West Virginia, Virginia, Alabama, Tennessee, Mississippi, Arkansas, Nebraska, Louisiana and Oregon.


How To Attend
Join the live program from your office, home, or hotel room using a computer with high speed internet. You may ask questions, participate in surveys, and post comments from your computer during the program. Please note that credit (if available) is only provided to registered attendees participating at their own computer and phone. Simple instructions with a link to the program will be sent when you register and again the day before the webinar.

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Credit
If applicable, you may obtain credit in multiple jurisdictions simultaneously for this program (see pending/approved list below). Registrants in jurisdictions not listed below will receive a Certificate of Attendance/Completion that may or may not meet credit requirements in other jurisdictions. Where applicable, credit will be only awarded to a paid registrant attending the live program at their own computer and phone.

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