ASHE Webinar Series:
The Physical Environment of Pharmacy Compounding

October 1, 2020
12:00pm - 1pm CDT


Kevin Scarlett, RA, WA State Department of Health
Jacob McCall, CHFM, Memorial Hermann Sugar Land Hospital
Benjamin Leutze, American Society for Health Care Engineering


The regulations set forth by the United States Pharmacopeia (USP) and local boards of pharmacy have been changing significantly, leaving many hospitals recently with compliance questions. This presentation will address the reasons behind these standards, common compliance questions and the action steps for a successful outcome.


Learning Objectives: 

  • Discuss roles and reasoning for pharmacy compounding standards.
  • Identify the physical environment requirements for Pharmacy Sterile Compounding Clean Room environmental certification per USP <797>, USP <800>.
  • Explain the importance of forming an integrated design team, which includes pharmacy staff, facilities, infection control, architects, engineers, and other key stakeholders.
  • Identify how local pharmacy boards are enforcing the USP standards.