Perform routine sanitation, maintenance, and calibration of equipment.
Performance should be composed of routine activities involved in the upkeep of technology used in the preparation, delivery, and administration of medication (e.g., laminar flow hoods, robotics, Baker cells, automated dispensing equipment, balances, refrigerators, automated total parenteral nutrition [TPN] equipment, infusion pumps).
Performance should include the following activities:
- Cleaning equipment according to pharmacy policy to ensure infection control
- Maintaining equipment according to pharmacy and manufacturers’ specifications
- Calibrating equipment (e.g., refrigerator temperatures and other settings) according to pharmacy and manufacturers’ specifications
- Documenting all such activities according to pharmacy policy and industry standards
- What documentation is critical for the calibration and routine management of pharmacy equipment?
- Why must calibration and routine management activities be documented?
- What is involved in the sanitation of pharmacy equipment?
- What may be the results if calibration and management are not carried out routinely and accurately?
- What may be the results if the sanitation of equipment is not carried out routinely and properly?