The focus of this course is to review the basic guiding criteria used for compounding. All the material contained herewith is intended for general information purposes only. Due to the nature of the subject, regulatory agencies may revise practices periodically. Visit the USP-NF, FDA as well as your local State Board of Pharmacy’s websites for detailed regulatory compounding practices.
Upon completion of this course (Mental Health Awareness in the Pharmacy), pharmacists and pharmacy technicians will be able to:
- Define Sterile and Non-sterile Compounding.
- Describe why sterile and non-sterile compounding is necessary.
- Recognize the patient harm associated with contaminated compounding products.
- Identify the federal and state agencies responsible for regulating pharmacy compounding.
- Name the organizations that set guidelines for compounding.
- Describe the training and competencies required to practice compounding.
- Define critical site, BUD, ISO and other compounding terms.
- Describe the compounding area specifications expected for non-sterile compounding.
- List the specific facility requirements for approved sterile compounding clean areas.
- Identify the use of primary and secondary engineering controls.
- Define HEPA filtration and review its role in sterile compounding.
- Describe the risk levels associated with compounding sterile products.
- Recognize requirements for packing, labeling, and storing of compounded products.
- Name the pharmacy documentation requirements for sterile and non-sterile products.
- State specific reasons for Continuous Quality Improvement (CQI) in compounding.
- List the areas of compounding required to have Standard Operating Procedures (SOP).
- Outline the guidelines for maintaining United States Pharmacopeia (USP) requirements for compounding sterile and non-sterile preparations.
Author: Elvia Sellountos, Pharm D, RPh
Contact Hours: 3 Hours
Activity Type: Knowledge-Based Home Study
Instructional Methods: Online Independent Self-Study (Training + Post-Test)
Target Audience: Pharmacists & Pharmacy Technicians
Cost: $20 / Participant
Course No: Pharmacist: 0384-9999-21-104-H07-P Technicians: 0384-9999-21-104-H07-T
Release Date: 05/26/2021 Expiration Date: 05/26/2024
Course Completion Certificate: A minimum passing score of 70% is required for course completion. A Printable (PDF) Certificate By Email. Credit will be reported to CPE monitor within 30 days of completion.
National Pharmacy Technician Association (NPTA) is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education as a provider of continuing education.
Biologix Solutions LLC is approved as a Joint Provider of continuing pharmacy education by NPTA. Approval
Disclaimers: Mr. Phillip has no actual or potential conflict of interest in relation to this program. This program received no commercial support and has been peer-reviewed to ensure non-commercialization.
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