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Medication - Sterile Compounding Definition

What is the definition of compounding for the home care program ?

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The following definition of 'compounding' can be found in the glossary of the Home Care (OME) Accreditation Manual:

The preparation, mixing, assembling, altering, packaging, and labeling of a drug, drug-delivery device, or device in accordance with a licensed practitioner's prescription, medication order, or initiative based on the practitioner/patient/pharmacist/compounder relationship in the course of professional practice. Compounding includes the following:
  • Preparation of drug dosage forms for both human and animal patients
  • Preparation of drugs or devices in anticipation of prescription drug orders based on routine, regularly observed prescribing patterns
  • Reconstitution or manipulation of commercial products that may require the addition of one or more ingredients
  • Preparation of drugs or devices for the purposes of or incidental to chemical analysis, teaching, or research (clinical or academic)
  • Preparation of drugs and devices for prescriber's office use where permitted by federal and state law
Manual: Home Care
Chapter: Medication Compounding MC
First published date: January 23, 2018 This Standards FAQ was first published on this date.
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