What is Sterile Compounding?
Sterile compounding is the process of preparing medications in a sterile environment to meet the specific needs of patients.
The sterile environment is critical because the medications bypass human body defenses. This means the medicine is likely injected or inserted into the body with a more direct route to the bloodstream.
Sterile compounding involves specialized equipment, including sterile hoods and air filters. A clean and sterile environment is critical when formulating the medications.
Additionally, pharmacy technicians must follow strict guidelines and procedures to ensure that the medications they produce are safe and effective.
Overall, sterile compounding plays a vital role in providing patients with personalized medication options that meet their unique healthcare needs.