ACHCU workshops are specifically designed to prepare healthcare organizations for the initial or renewal accreditation process.

PCAB Sterile and Non-Sterile Compounding Workshop with USP <800> Compliance 


Upcoming Workshop Dates:

September 10-11, 2019
Day 1 (8:00 AM - 4:30 PM)
Day 2 (8:00 AM - 4:30 PM) 
Cary, NC


With the anticipated June 1 publication of revised USP General Chapters <795> and <797, ACHCU has decided to avoid hosting a presentation which includes information that would become outdated within several months. Upon publication of the new Chapters, we will develop new workshop content that will focus on education and compliance per the current published versions of <795> and <797>, to help pharmacies ensure they are meeting the latest standards in pharmacy compounding quality and safety.


The PCAB Sterile and Non-Sterile Compounding Pharmacy workshop provides pharmacy personnel with a comprehensive overview of the accreditation process and a standard-by-standard review of the requirements for sterile and non-sterile compounding. The two-day course is conducted with a personalized approach that delivers valuable insight into the accreditation process.

This workshop will offer CEs.


During the workshop, an ACHCU Clinical Educator and Surveyor will provide participants with:


  • Hands-on training for using the take-home ACHC Accreditation Guide to Success workbook, a program-specific and comprehensive tool that offers guidance on the meanings and requirements of each ACHC Accreditation Standard
  • Resources that contain audit tools and hints
  • How to prepare a Preliminary Evidence Report (PER)
  • How to create an effective Plan Of Correction (POC)
  • Essential components of accreditation preparation
  • Best practices for a successful on-site survey


Each attendee will receive the ACHC Accreditation Guide to Success workbook for FREE, which will be used as the primary learning instrument during the course. This workbook serves as a valuable reference tool for achieving or maintaining accreditation.


Unless otherwise noted, workshops are held at ACHC’s Corporate Headquarters in Cary, NC
(a five-minute drive from Raleigh-Durham International airport - RDU).


Learning Objectives:

  • Review compounding standards
  • Establish expectations for survey day and strategies for survey success
  • Discuss compliance topics and Performance Improvement (PI)
  • Learn how to utilize the ACHC Accreditation Guide to Success workbook to ensure ongoing compliance

Your Instructor(s):

Jon Pritchett, Pharm.D.,RPh.
Associate Director, Pharmacy

Greg Stowell
Education & Consulting Manager

Day 1 Workshop Agenda - (8:00am - 4:30pm)

Registration / Continental Breakfast
Overview of Accreditation Process
What to Expect on Your Survey Day/Survey Process Demystified
Review of PCAB Accreditation Standards
Lunch / Questions
Review of PCAB Accreditation Standards
NS Compounding Conundrums; Observations from Surveyors
Sterile Compounding Conundrums: Observations from Surveyors
Clean Room Certification; Do They Know What They are Doing?
Work Groups/Round Table Topics (As submitted by attendees)

Day 2 Workshop Agenda - (8:00am - 4:30pm)

Registration / Continental Breakfast
Introductions/Agenda/PCAB Update
Intro to USP <800> – Protection Not New
How To Read SDS/HD List/What Should be on the List
The Environment – Sterile and Non-Sterile
Lunch Break / Questions
Receiving and Shipping
OSHA Communication Plan
HD Waste
USP <797> Update
Wrap Up / Questions