Course opens: 
11/01/2015

Achieving Best Practices: Sterile Compounding

Course Format

Home Study (30 hours) with learning assessment that reviews fundamental principles of sterile compounding in preparation for the live event.

Live Training (20 hours in 2.5 days) consisting of sixteen 1-hour rotating small-group workstations where you will practice and be assessed for competency on various functions essential for sterile compounding.

Course Description

The Home Study component of this activity addresses the fundamentals of quality management, calculations, and principles & techniques surrounding non-hazardous and hazardous compounded sterile preparations. To review the full activity description for the Home Study click here.

The Live Training component transforms theory into practice, bringing standards of practice to life. Setting the stage, an opening presentation brings to the forefront key elements of qualification, quality assurance, and quality control. Following this, over 2.5 days, participants will rotate through a series of sixteen 1-hour workstations as they rehearse the role of compounder, designated person, inspector, and cleanroom designer. Participants will perform media-fill tests, practice aseptic techniques for non-hazardous and hazardous drug compounding, design facilities for optimal workflow, perform calculations for sterile compounding, work with automated compounding devices, detail master formulation records, self-inspect, apply different technologies, and prepare 4 sterile medications in a state-of-the-art ISO certified three-room cleanroom suite.

Intended audience

Pharmacists, pharmacy technicians, pharmacy managers, and quality assurance & control officers looking for hands-on, practical training in sterile compounding.


 

Learning Objectives

PHARMACISTS

  1. Demonstrate donning and doffing, hand hygiene, aseptic manipulations and sanitization techniques
  2. Demonstrate the use of closed system transfer devices for hazardous drug compounding
  3. Prepare compounded sterile preparations in an ISO classified three-room cleanroom suite
  4. Assess and perform adjustment calculations for drug form and certificate of analysis-related indications
  5. Perform overage calculations for a compounded sterile preparation
  6. Sketch a cleanroom suite for optimal workflow
  7. Complete a Master Formulation Record
  8. Explain how to perform the gloved fingertip and thumb sampling and a media-fill test
  9. Summarize findings of a risk assessment, and then construct a corrective action and preventive action plan
  10. Summarize findings following an inspection, and then construct a corrective action and preventive action plan
  11. Operate electromechanical equipment (e.g., balance, automated compounded device, particulate samplers (non-viable and viable), incubator, sterilizers (steam and dry heat), biological indicator and chemical integrator and pH meter)

PHARMACY TECHNICIANS

  1. Demonstrate donning and doffing, hand hygiene, aseptic manipulations and sanitization techniques
  2. Demonstrate the use of closed system transfer devices for hazardous drug compounding
  3. Prepare compounded sterile preparations in an ISO classified three-room cleanroom suite
  4. Solve adjustment calculations for drug form and certificate of analysis-related indications
  5. Solve overage calculations for processing, sterility and endotoxin testing
  6. Sketch a cleanroom suite for optimal workflow
  7. Complete a Master Formulation Record
  8. Explain how to perform the gloved fingertip and thumb sampling and a media-fill test
  9. Describe findings of a risk assessment, and then construct a corrective action and preventive action plan
  10. Describe findings following an inspection, and then construct a corrective action and preventive action plan
  11. Operate electromechanical equipment (e.g., balance, automated compounded device, particulate samplers (non-viable and viable), incubator, sterilizers (steam and dry heat), biological indicator and chemical integrator, pH meter, and more)

Testimonials

“Having recently taken a position in a hospital setting, I decided to build on my basic knowledge of sterile compounding. I chose LP3 Network again, in my opinion, they are recognized as experts in this facet of pharmacy, and justifiably so.  I highly recommend this program to any person who has the desire to excel in their compounding skills, because you can only be one of the best, if you learn from the best.”

“The course provided me with valuable, relevant and applicable information on sterile compounding in the comfort of a beautiful practice site. The combination of highly knowledgeable instructors, didactic written materials, hands-on-practical experience in a state-of–the-art lab that reflects a matrix of sterility with sparkling glass and mirrors throughout, provided me with one of the finest programs in my 30+ year career. I came away with having a proactive, rather than reactive approach to the preparation of compounded medications. My confidence has been 'compounded', no pun intended!

Pauline A. D’Chiutiis | Pharmacist

 

“What a wonderful program! The instructors use different types of learning throughout the entire program to grab the attention of every type of learner, through lecture, hands-on, and peer education. The practical component puts all the literature into perspective and the instructors teaching this course are absolutely A1!

Stephanie Armstrong | Pharmacy Assistant


FINANCIAL SUPPORT

This learning activity has received financial support from MEDISCA in the form of an educational grant.


COPYRIGHT

This CE Activity is Copyright © 2006-2020 LP3 Network.

Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 5.00 CEU (ACPE)
  • 50.00 Contact Hours
Price:
$2850.00

 

Please see individual course dates to find out which subject-matter experts will be facilitating.


Editor

NEIL COHEN, BSc
CE Program Developer
Disclosure: None

 

Contributors

MINDY CORMIER, Pharm D, RPh
Advanced Clinical & Formulation Pharmacist, MEDISCA Network
Disclosure: None
MARK FILOSI, BS Pharm, RPh
Compounding Pharmacist and Co-Founder, Family Care Pharmacy
Disclosure: None

CHRISTINE ROUSSEL, Pharm D, BCOP, BCSCP
Director of Pharmacy, Doylestown Hospital
Disclosure: None

MICHAEL SHAFOR, BSc, Pharm D
IV Oncology, IV Home Health Specialist, and Clinical Pharmacy Manager, Oncology Plus Inc.
Disclosure: None

Pharmacists & Pharmacy Technicians

Both the Home Study and Live Event are accredited for Pharmacists and Pharmacy Technicians by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE) through CPE Consultants, LLC.

Total CPE Credits: 50 CPE Hours = 5.0 CEUs

 

Home Study

Live Event

Type

Knowledge-based

Application-based

UAN

0864-9999-19-061-H07-P/T

0864-9999-19-060-L07-P/T

Credits

30 CPE hours = 3.0 CEUs

20 CPE hours = 2.0 CEUs

Release Date

October 1, 2019

November 1, 2019

Expiration Date

October 1, 2022

November 1, 2022

Completion Requirements

  1. Complete home study learning assessment with a score of 70% and submit a completed home study evaluation.
  2. Attend the lab training in full.
  3. Submit a completed live training evaluation form online within 14 days.

When the aforementioned steps have been completed and approved:

  • Pharmacists and Pharmacy Technicians registered in the United States will obtain a statement of completed credits on their NABP e-Profile within 60 days.
  • Pharmacists and Pharmacy Technicians registered elsewhere will receive a statement of completion by email within 60 days.
  • All participants will receive an automated email from LP3 Network advising participants that they can download the LP3 Network certificate.
accreditorCPE Consultants, LLC is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education as a provider of continuing pharmacy education.

International participants should verify with their respective governing board for accreditation equivalency.


Pharmacy Technicians

This program is a PTCB-recognized sterile compounding education / training program for those who are pursuing the PTCB Compounded Sterile Preparation TechnicianTM (CSPTTM) certification.

CANCELLATION AND REFUND POLICY

In the event that LP3 Network cancels a course, LP3 Network's sole liability shall be course repayment. In no event shall LP3 Network be responsible for any costs related to travel and/or accommodation. A written request must be sent to LP3 Network Inc. requesting ‘Cancellation without Transfer’ to an alternate live activity event date. If cancellation occurs at greater than or equal to 31 days from live activity event date, then registrant will receive a 75% refund; 15-30 days a 50% refund; and less than or equal to 14 days no refund. There are no refunds, returns, or transfer requests upon purchase of a home study, digital work book, webinar, and eLearning modules. LP3 NETWORK INC. shall be excused from any delay caused by reason of any occurrence or contingency beyond its reasonable control (a “Force Majeure”), including but not limited to, acts of God, hurricane, earthquake, labour disputes, strikes, riots, war, and governmental requirements. The obligation to pay money to LP3 NETWORK INC. in a timely manner is absolute and shall not be subject to this Force Majeure provision. In such event, LP3 NETWORK INC. will not issue any refunds, only transfer to an alternate live activity event date.


TRANSFER POLICY

The transfer policy is only in effect if requested greater than or equal to 14 days prior to the original live activity date. Failure to submit the “Transfer Request” at least 14 days prior to the original live activity date will default to the “Cancellation and Refund Policy”. The transfer policy can only be applied one (1) time. Transfer to a new live activity date must be within the current calendar year. Failure to attend the new live activity will result in no refund and will no longer be transferable. Confirmation of the new activity date is subject to approval by LP3 Network based on the number of available seats within the selected live activity. There are no refunds, returns, or transfers upon purchase of the home study.


 

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Course expires: 
12/31/2024