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Root Cause Analysis, Part 2: Sterile Compounding

Author(s):  Cabaleiro Joe, Jackson Kathleen

Issue:  Mar/Apr 2016 - Volume 20, Number 2
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Abstract:  When an adverse event or near miss occurs in a pharmacy, eliminating the root cause to prevent recurrence is critically important. Addressing the root cause of the problem reduces the recurrence of putting patients and the pharmacy at risk. This article proposes a method for performing Root Cause Analysis applicable to sterile compounding.

Related Keywords: Joe Cabaleiro, RPh, FACA, Kathleen Jackson, RPh, FIACP, compounded sterile preparations, environmental contamination, drug safety, root cause analysis, adverse events, sterility testing, pharmacy staff training, United States Pharmacopeia, USP, pharmacy standards, case study, standard operating procedures, product recall

Related Categories: ENVIRONMENTAL , STERILE PREPARATIONS, QUALITY CONTROL, UNITED STATES PHARMACOPEIA CONVENTIONS

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