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Intravenous Admixture Preparation Considerations, Part 1: Overview of Series on Personnel Selection for Intravenous Admixture Compounding

Author(s):  Allen Loyd V Jr

Issue:  Nov/Dec 2019 - Volume 23, Number 6
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Abstract:  One of the biggest and most important investments that can be made in planning for and operating an Intravenous Admixture Compounding program is the selection of personnel. The reputation of the facility is based in a large part on the quality of the personnel doing the compounding and their interaction with other pharmacists and healthcare personnel. Not just anyone can work effectively in the cleanroom environment due to the partial isolation, sound level, and stress. In this article, the characteristics of a desirable individual have been divided into six categories, including (1) Personality/Emotional/Mental Characteristics Desired, (2) Personal Appearance, Habits, etc., (3) Work Ethic Characteristics, (4) Training, (5) Competency Requirements, and (6) Management/Leadership/Followership. Granted, it may be very difficult or impossible to find an individual possessing all these characteristics, but these characteristics can be used to select the best and most appropriate candidate. One of the biggest and most important investments that can be made in planning for and operating an Intravenous Admixture Compounding program is the selection of personnel. The reputation of the facility is based in a large part on the quality of the personnel doing the compounding and their interaction with other pharmacists and healthcare personnel. Not just anyone can work effectively in the cleanroom environment due to the partial isolation, sound level, and stress. In this article, the characteristics of a desirable individual have been divided into six categories, including (1) Personality/Emotional/Mental Characteristics Desired, (2) Personal Appearance, Habits, etc., (3) Work Ethic Characteristics, (4) Training, (5) Competency Requirements, and (6) Management/ Leadership/Followership. Granted, it may be very difficult or impossible to find an individual possessing all these characteristics, but these characteristics can be used to select the best and most appropriate candidate.

Related Keywords: Loyd V. Allen, Jr., PhD, RPh, sterile compounding, intravenous drug admixtures, cleanroom environment, personnel considerations, personality type, physical restrictions, training, competencies, incentives

Related Categories: BUSINESS, PARENTERALS, STERILE PREPARATIONS, PROFESSIONAL ISSUES

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