The Science of Pharmaceutical Compounding: Technician Training - Home Study
This knowledge-based activity will provide compounding technicians with the necessary skills for the safe handling of non-hazardous and hazardous drugs while preparing non-sterile dosage forms. Activity content surrounding relevant law, regulatory guidelines, and standards of practice is subdivided into a unique system, referred to as System P, which includes the following divisions: Personnel, Property, Procedure, Process, Preparation, and Patient. This section of the activity places emphasis on quality assurance and quality control through the implementation of standard operating procedures.
The activity engages the technician to understand the concept of compounding by composition (an in-depth look at the chemistry of solutions and dispersions in the form of suspensions and emulsions) and then apply this concept to the compounding of solid, semi-solid, and liquid dosage forms. Preparatory procedures are then related to the combination of route of delivery, dosage form, preparatory state-of-matter, and the final state-of-matter of the compounded medication. Finally, there is an exploration in excipient selection, function, and application in relation to composition, dosage form, and route of delivery.
Pharmaceutical calculations are presented in detail, providing a required level of quality control and quality management during the compounding process. Finally, the participant is introduced to process development, which leads to the establishment of pharmacy practice-specific master formulation records. A master formulation record template is also introduced and serves equally well as a process development record and compounding record that can be implemented in everyday practice.
- Recall standard operating procedures associated with the management and safe handling of non-hazardous and hazardous drug compounding as indicated in the United States Pharmacopeia, covering Chapter <795> and related chapters.
- Relate dosage form chemical composition (solutions and dispersions; suspensions and emulsions), routes of delivery, and delivery systems to preparatory procedures for non-sterile compounded medications.
- Recognize the relevance of excipients and their function(s) related to chemical composition, routes of delivery, and delivery systems.
- Repeat pharmaceutical calculations, in support of a performance checking system between pharmacist and technician, related to specific dosage forms and preparatory procedures.
- Repeat laboratory practices, procedures, and preparatory techniques related to the day-to-day activities of a compounding technician, and to the compounding of non-sterile dosage forms.
- Recognize the importance of deactivation, decontamination, disinfection, and cleaning procedures for non-hazardous and hazardous drug compounding.
- State the use of personal protective equipment for non-hazardous and hazardous drug compounding.
- Recall general personnel roles and responsibilities, including medical surveillance and a hazardous drug management information program.
- Repeat written procedures related to process development documents that lead to the establishment of a master formulation record.
- List the requirements of a master formulation record and compounding record.
|NEIL COHEN, BSc|
CE Program Developer
Disclosure: MEDISCA, Consultant
|DAPHNEE LALONDE, BSc, MSc|
Continuing Education Supervisor
Disclosure: MEDISCA, Consultant
JOE CABALEIRO, BS Pharm, RPh
An unrestricted educational grant has been provided by MEDISCA Inc.
Total CPE Credits (home study): 20 CPE Hours = 2.0 CEUs
Joint Providership Status (CPE Consultants, LLC / LP3 Network)
Home study activity type: Knowledge-based
Home study UAN: 0864-9999-18-050-H07-T for technicians
Home study CPE credits: 20 CPE hours = 2.0 CEUs
Release date: April 21, 2018
Expiration date: April 21, 2021
To receive CPE credits for the home study, participants must complete a learning assessment with a score of 70% and submit a completed evaluation.
|CPE Consultants, LLC is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education as a provider of continuing pharmacy education.|
There are no refunds, returns, or transfers upon purchase of the home study.