A risk management approach to non-sterile compounding of medicines (AJP December 2018)

Accredited CPD
Group 2

Provider: AJP
Author: Patricia Ullmann 

CPD Credits: 2


This article discusses risk management of compounded non-sterile medications in the pharmacy setting. The article outlines different approaches for risk management. Prior knowledge of compounding is required for the pharmacist to complete this activity.

Learning Objectives

After completing this activity, pharmacists should be able to:

1. describe the different guidelines and systems available to assess and manage risk when compounding;

2. describe factors that should be considered when conducting a risk assessment.

The 2016 Competency Standards addressed by this activity include: 1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 1.6, 3.4, 3.5 

Accreditation number: A1812AJP2    Accreditation expires: 01/12/2020
This activity has been accredited for 1.0 hour of Group One CPD (or 1.0 CPD credit) suitable for inclusion in an individual pharmacist’s CPD plan, which may be converted to 1.0 hour of Group Two CPD (or 2.0 CPD credits) upon successful completion of the associated assessment activity.