I wrote about the change in CMS policy regarding single-dose vials a few weeks ago. It looks like I may not be the only one that’s interested in the topic. Pharmacy OneSource is offering a webinar on August 8 titled ”Maximizing the Use of Single-Dose Vials“. The speaker is Eric Kastango. Eric is one of, if not the, foremost authorities on all things pharmacy cleanroom and USP <797>. He knows his stuff. I had the pleasure of hearing Eric speak at the ASHP Midyear in Anaheim in 2010.
There’s no cost to attend the webinar, so do yourself a favor if you have any interest in the topic and register. I was planning to attend, but have a scheduling conflict. I’ll have to grab the slides later.
You can register here.
Wednesday, August 8th: “Maximizing the Use of Single-Dose Vials”
Eric S. Kastango, MBA, RPh, FASHP
Reserve your Webinar seat now at: https://wolterskluwer.webex.com/wolterskluwer/onstage/g.php?d=845536579&t=a
Recently, Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) published documents discussing the proper use and handling of single-dose vials (SDVs). Eric S. Kastango, MBA, RPh, FASHP will review those positions and frame the discussion in context of USP Chapter <797>.
Maximizing the Use of Single-Dose Vials
Date: Wednesday, August 8, 2012 - Time: 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM ET
About The Presenter: Eric S. Kastango, MBA, RPh, FASHP, is President and Founder of Clinical IQ, LLC. He was a Study Director for the 2011 USP 797 Compliance Study. He is an elected member of the United States Pharmacopoeia Sterile Compounding Committee (2005-2010). Over the years, he has held multiple American Society of Health-System Pharmacists chairmanships and committee positions. Eric is a co-director of the 797 Compliance Study.