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IACP is pleased to announce that the Association of periOperative Registered Nurses (AORN), is including IACP’s Compounding Pharmacy Assessment Questionnaire (CPAQ) in its, “Recommended Practices for Medication Safety,” to be released in the January 2014 edition of Perioperative Standards and Recommended Practices.

AORN’s 42,000 registered nurse members manage, teach, and practice perioperative nursing, are enrolled in nursing education, or are engaged in perioperative research. The association defines and advances best nursing practices for surgical patients by researching and distributing scientifically based recommendations.

Terri Link, MPH, BSN, CNOR, ambulatory education specialist at AORN, says, “IACP’s CPAQ tool is important for Ambulatory Surgery Center nurses to use when they select a compounding pharmacy. Ambulatory Surgery Centers will use and contract with compounding pharmacies since often there is no pharmacist on site. Knowing what questions to ask is important in assuring surgery patients are receiving safely compounded medications.”

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