Hospital pharmacies can rest assured that PharMEDium’s critical activities meet or exceed predetermined quality standards necessary for enhancing patient safety. PharMEDium monitors industry news, governmental scrutiny, and technological changes that may impact quality that affects patient safety.
PharMEDium meets or exceeds quality assurance standards and utilizes the original manufacturer's FDA-approved vials that can be traced from the point of care. PharMEDium’s Bar Code Verification System ensures each admixture’s accuracy from sterile components through the compounding process including labeling, packaging and shipping to the customer’s facility. Bar codes are easily read by scanners, commonly used in point-of-care medication administration systems, smart pump technology and automated dispensing machines.
PharMEDium invests in personnel education, training and evaluation. Staff competency is evaluated prior to pharmacy compounding, which includes general policies and procedures, cleaning and disinfection, storage and handling, facilities and equipment, garb, aseptic technique and preparation, process validation, expiration dating, labeling, end-preparation evaluation, and documentation. Employees involved in compounding sterile preparations, including those who check the final preparation, participate in media-fill testing according to USP Chapter <797> standards.
PharMEDium performs real-time stability testing to ensure safety, stability and efficacy. Testing, specific to drug vial manufacturer, concentration, fill volume, container and diluent, ensures effective therapy through the labeled beyond-use date. Sterility is ensured through process validation, sterility container closure testing and ongoing preparation monitoring. An automated bar code quality assurance system, in conjunction with a process that includes 200% inspection of every preparation, helps to ensure that the right drug, in the right concentration, is in the right container and is labeled correctly.