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Good compounding practices are founded on quality management, which includes an organization-wide commitment to following safe compounding practices. The following figure summarizes how that commitment is demonstrated.
Commitment to safe compounding practices
is given to safe compounding practices over other performance expectations
A culture of quality and continuous improvement
is embedded in all compounding practices
occurs across all levels of responsibility in the organization and among all stakeholders
is made to an infrastructure that adequately supports the people and the processes they perform related to compounding
A culture of safety and continuous improvement is embedded throughout compounding practices
1. Death Associated with an IV Compounding Error and Management of Care in a Naturopathic Centre. ISMP Canada Safety Bulletin 2018; 18(1). Available from: https://www.ismp-canada.org/download/safetyBulletins/2018/ISMPCSB2018-01-Selenium.pdf
2. Death Due to Pharmacy Compounding Error Reinforces Need for Safety Focus. ISMP Canada Safety Bulletin, 2017; 17(5). Available from: https://www.ismp-canada.org/download/safetyBulletins/2017/ISMPCSB2017-05-Tryptophan.pdf.
3. Oral Clonidine Suspension: 1000-Fold Compounding Errors Cause Harm to Children. ISMP Canada Safety Bulletin, 2011; 11(1). Available from: https://www.ismp-canada.org/download/safetyBulletins/ISMPCSB2011-01-ClonidineSusp.pdf.