When the lights go out: managing medication temperature excursions - On Demand

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. 

Target Audience


Pharmacy tech

Learning Objectives

1.    Describe current USP temperature control requirements
2.    Define mean kinetic temperature and best practices
3.    Discuss temperature excursion examples and actions

Pharmacy tech
1.    Outline mitigation strategies to reduce risk from storage excursions

Additional Information

Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 1.00 ACPE Pharmacist
  • 1.00 ACPE Pharmacy Technician
  • 1.00 General CE - Attendance
Course opens: 
Course expires: 
On Demand Activity
United States

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.

Designation Statement:

Vizient, Inc. designates this activity for a maximum of 1.00 ACPE credit hours. 
Universal Activity Number(s): JA0006103-0000-22-144-H05-P - JA0006103-0000-22-144-H05-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).

Available Credit

  • 1.00 ACPE Pharmacist
  • 1.00 ACPE Pharmacy Technician
  • 1.00 General CE - Attendance
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