CAPS® Expert Appointed to the Board of Pharmacy Specialties’ Council
IRVINE, CA – June 28, 2018 - Central Admixture Pharmacy Services, Inc. (CAPS®) is proud to announce that Sharon Durfee, RPh, BCNSP, has been selected as a member of the Board of Pharmacy Specialties’ (BPS) Compounded Sterile Preparations (CSP) Pharmacy Specialty Council.
Durfee has been practicing pharmacy for more than 40 years, with extensive nutrition support experience in the hospital and homecare settings. She is board certified in Nutrition Support Pharmacy Practice, with multiple presentations and publications to her credit. Durfee also serves as CAPS’ clinical liaison to customers for their training, education, and consulting needs.
The CSP Pharmacy Specialty Council is composed of nine selected board-certified pharmacists that have been practicing sterile compounding and are accountable for the supervision of quality assurance and patient safety programs. The role of the council is to provide standardized requirements and develop examinations for the certification and recertification of pharmacist specialists to the BPS Board of Directors.
“To be selected out of 60 qualified pharmacists to serve on the CSP Pharmacy Specialty Council is a true honor,” said Durfee. “I look forward to beginning my tenure on the council and working with my distinguished colleagues.”
Durfee’s appointment was effective June 1.
CAPS is the nation's largest network of outsourcing admixture pharmacies. A pioneer in the outsourcing of CSPs, CAPS was founded in 1991, and delivers high-quality, same-day, admixture services and solutions to hospitals and outpatient facilities across the nation. CAPS has two 503B Outsourcing Facilities that are registered with the FDA to provide anticipatory compounding services. CAPS also has 22 state licensed 503A regional pharmacies that dispense labeled, patient-specific prescriptions. To learn more about CAPS, click here to explore our site.
About the Board of Pharmacy Specialties
The Board of Pharmacy Specialties (BPS) was established in 1976 as an autonomous division of the American Pharmacists Association (APhA). The mission of the Board of Pharmacy Specialties is to improve patient care and increase awareness of the need for BPS Board-Certified Pharmacists as integral members of multidisciplinary healthcare teams through recognition and promotion of specialized training, knowledge, and skills in pharmacy and specialty board certification and continuing certification of pharmacists throughout the world. Board certification through BPS has become recognized as the gold standard for determining which pharmacists are qualified to contribute at advanced practice levels as a result of the rigorous standards mandated by BPS board certification and recertification. Today over 36,000 pharmacists worldwide hold BPS certification.