Hot Topic! Mixing It Up: Understanding Compounding Issues

 

Speaker:  Rodney W. Hicks, PhD, ARNP, RN, FAANP, Western University of Health Science

Overview:
Pharmaceutical compounding has received significant public attention recently. Perioperative care has different pharmaceutical needs compared to most other clinical settings. Understanding the scope and parameters of compounding can help perioperative nurses provide safe pharmaceutical care.

Objectives: 

  • Describe the definition and scope of compounding. 
  • Summarize professional standards pertaining to compounding.  
  • Relate compounding standards to the role of the perioperative nurse. 

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