Tag Archives: Pharmacy Practice

JerryFahrni.com Podcast | Episode 12: Pharmacy IV room discussion with Ray Vrabel, PharmD

Show Notes: Host: Jerry Fahnri, Pharm.D. Jerry and Ray talk about the pharmacy IV room, specifically where we’ve been, where we’re at, and where we’re headed. Topics include workflow, the impact of USP <797> on pharmacy iv room operations, and thoughts on currently available iv workflow management system technologies. You can learn more about Ray… Read More »

JerryFahrni.com Podcast | Episode 11: Look at MD Anderson’s implementation of BD Cato [Article]

Show Notes: Host: Jerry Fahnri, Pharm.D. A short discussion of an article in the February 1, 2016, issue of AJHP on the implementation of BD Cato at MD Anderson hospital. Items discussed in podcast: [Article discussed]: Reece, K. M. et al. “Implementation And Evaluation Of A Gravimetric I.V. Workflow Software System In An Oncology Ambulatory Care… Read More »

CPhA releases statement on USP <800> and pending California regulation

CPhA recently sent out an alert notifying members of upcoming California State Board of Pharmacy adoption of USP <800> guidelines. You can read about it here. California isn’t planning to adopt the entirety of USP <800>, but what they have decided to adopt will become enforceable on January 1, 2017. “The proposed California BOP regulations… Read More »

Adoption of iv room technology

On March 14 I posted a piece called Recommendations for technology-assisted CSP preparation. The piece received a fair amount of traffic and some good feedback, including a comment left at my site – something that rarely happens. The comment’s author had some interesting, and valid, points. One item in particular caught my attention: I have… Read More »

JerryFahrni.com Podcast | Episode 9: RFID discussion with MEPS Real-Time

In this episode, Jerry talks Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) technology with Shariq Hussain, President and CEO and Jay Williams, VP of Business Development at MEPS Real-Time, Inc. MEPS Real-Time, Inc. is a market leader in RFID technologies in pharmacy. Jerry, Shariq, and Jay discuss RFID technologies, patient safety, and the companies two main products: Intelliguard… Read More »

Recommendations for technology-assisted CSP preparation

Both ISMP and ASHP are working on draft recommendations for technology in the IV room. ISMP’s version is an update to their ‘Guidelines for Safe Preparation of Sterile Compounds’ that was originally published in 2013. The proposed revision is open for public comment until April 10th. ASHP is also working on new recommendations for the… Read More »

Novel formulation of ethanol for glove decontamination to prevent Clostridium difficile contamination

Clostridium difficile is a major problem in hospitals across the U.S. According to the CDC, it is estimated that C. difficile caused almost half a million infections in the U.S. in 2011, and approximately 83,000 of the patients who developed C. difficile experienced at least one recurrence and 29,000 died within 30 days of the… Read More »