ACHC is a recognized leader in the area of Pharmacy Accreditation. ACHC surveyors are licensed pharmacists who draw upon relevant experience to provide a comprehensive assessment of your organization as well as provide helpful, consultative advice. ACHC has developed specific accreditation standards for the following services:
Infusion Pharmacy (IRX)
Including Sterile Compounding, Ref. USP <797>
The Infusion Pharmacy (IRX) continuum of care includes IV drug mixture preparation, IV administration, therapy monitoring, client/patient counseling and education. It is the administration of medications using intravenous, subcutaneous and epidural routes. Accreditation for sterile compounding includes compliance with USP <797>. Standards for non-sterile compounding (Ref. USP <795>) will be released in late 2013.
Ambulatory Infusion Center (AIC)
An AIC is a centralized location where a patient can receive infusion therapy administered by the appropriate clinical personnel.
Specialty Pharmacy (SRX)
An SRX dispenses medications (injectable, intravenous or oral) in a client's/patient's home, physician’s office, or clinic specializing in certain disease states. These medications target a specific population with a chronic and sometimes life-threatening disease. Specialty Pharmacy includes disease specific clinical monitoring as well as patient compliance and adherence programs.
Infusion Nursing (IRN)
Infusion Nursing is the administration of parenteral medications via various accesses and ports by a Registered Nurse specifically trained in these specialized services. This service can be provided in a variety of settings.
Community Retail Pharmacy (CR)
A Community Retail Pharmacy is a stand-alone traditional pharmacy, or a pharmacy included as part of a large retailer or medical center that has a state license to dispense medications to the general public at retail prices. To learn more about ACHC's Community Retail Services, please click here to view our DMEPOS Program.
Long Term Care Pharmacy (LTC)
Long Term Care Pharmacy is the management of medications for residents of institutional facilities to ensure proper drug therapy, as well as packaging and delivery of medications.