When the lights go out: managing medication temperature excursions
Current USP temperature control requirements will be addressed and outlined. This activity will also provide examples and actions for when events occur that compromise temperature at which the medication are stored. This activity will also provide clarity into what mean kinetic temperature mean and why it is important to understand and control.
1. Describe current USP temperature control requirements
2. Define mean kinetic temperature and best practices
3. Discuss temperature excursion examples and actions
1. Outline mitigation strategies to reduce risk from storage excursions
Relevant financial relationships: Planning committee members and presenters have nothing to disclose.
Planning committee members
Gretchen Brummel, PharmD, BCPS
Consulting Solutions Director
Jackie Stokes, BS
Manager, Pharmacy Program
Desmond G. Hunt, Ph.D.
Senior Principal Scientist
United States Pharmacopeia
Joint Accreditation Statement:
In support of improving patient care, Vizient, Inc. is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.
Vizient, Inc. designates this activity for a maximum of 1.00 ACPE credit hours.
Universal Activity Number(s): JA0006103-0000-22-143-L05-P - JA0006103-0000-22-143-L05-T
Vizient, Inc. will award CEUs to each participant who successfully completes this program. The CEU is a nationally recognized unit of measure for continuing education and training programs that meet certain criteria (1 contact hour = 0.1 CEU).
- 1.00 ACPE Pharmacist
- 1.00 ACPE Pharmacy Technician
- 1.00 General CEU – Attendance