School Of Pharmacy Hosts Local Experts In Sterile Medication Compounding

Diane Rhodes And UPMC PharmacistsOn August 8, pharmacists from UPMC Presbyterian-Shadyside and faculty from the Duquesne University School of Pharmacy collaborated to create video recordings to model the many processes involved in compounding sterile preparations for the intravenous administration of medications.

Ron Dewalt, Sterile Compounding Quality Assurance/Compliance Lead Pharmacist and Sheetal Kamath, Regulatory Compliance Coordinator, both from UPMC Presbyterian-Shadyside and Diane Rhodes, Instructor of Pharmacy Practice in the School of Pharmacy and pharmacist at UPMC Shadyside, recorded more than 15 videos for use in a sterile/non-sterile compounding course for first-professional year Duquesne students and for potential use in UPMC personnel training. These recordings will be uploaded to the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists (ASHP) for national certification in sterile compounding.  

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