Non-Sterile Compounding Training

Course Date: February 9, 2019

Training Location:  5101 N President George Bush Hwy, Garland, TX 75040

The two-part intensive training course is designed for pharmacists and pharmacy technicians who would like to expand their knowledge of non-sterile compounding techniques with an emphasis on quality, best practices, current laws, and regulations. The course meets the training requirements of United States Pharmacopeia (USP) Chapters <795> and <800>, as well as Texas State Board of Pharmacy Rules (Texas Administrative Code) §291.131. For the home study section of the course, each participant is to read the course textbook (Non-Sterile Compounding for Pharmacy Technicians: Training and Review for Certification by Denise Propes and‎ Etta Johnson; ISBN-13: 978-0071829885), complete the chapter review questions found at the end of each chapter in the course textbook for personal review, and complete the home study exam.

The completed home study exam is required to be turned in at the beginning of the live class. The textbook is appropriate for pharmacy technicians, pharmacists, and pharmacy students. The pre-coursework (home-study) provides the theoretical knowledge needed for the hands-on compounding experience. The 12 hour home study component of the course must be completed prior to attending the hands-on training. The actual practical and hands-on preparation of several compounding formulations is the link between theory and practice. After completing the home-based, participants will attend and complete hands-on validated training and documented evaluation.

Home Study

On-site Training

Introduction to Compounding

Proper Use of Equipment and
Personal Protective Equipment

Compounding Facility, Equipment
and Supplies

Regulatory Update
Compounding Techniques

Coloring/Flavoring

Stability and Beyond-Use Dating

Calculations Refresher

Packaging, Storage, Dispensing
and Labeling

Liquid Dosage Forms

Quality Assurance and
Record Keeping

Solid Dosage Forms

Solutions, Suspensions
and Emulsions

Semi-Solid Dosage Forms

Capsules, Tablets
and Powders

Niche Markets for Compounding

Troches, Lollipops,
and Suppositories

Ointments, Creams, Pastes
and Gels

Home-Study

Learning objectives for Pharmacists and Pharmacy Technicians:

1. Introduction to Compounding

a. Explain the need for non-sterile compounding as a part of pharmacy practice

b. Describe the roles, responsibilities, and duties of compounding personnel

2. Compounding Facility, Equipment and Supplies

a. Explain facility design needs for non-hazardous and hazardous compounding

b. Describe the various equipment and supplies for the compounding of non-sterile preparations

3. Compounding Techniques

a. Describe pharmaceutical techniques needed to prepare compounded dosage forms

4. Stability and Beyond Use Dating

a. Discuss how to assign beyond use dates to non-sterile compounded preparations

5. Packaging, Storage, Dispensing and Labeling

a. Describe the criteria to select various packaging, storage, dispensing and labeling of non-sterile compounded dosage forms

6. Quality Assurance and Record Keeping

a. Define the elements needed for standard operating procedures and a quality control program

b. Describe the data obtained from proper compounding documentation

7. Solutions, Suspensions and Emulsions

a. Describe the differences between the dosage forms solutions, suspensions & emulsions and the appropriate case for use of each dosage form

8. Capsules, Tablets and Powders

a. Describe the differences between the dosage forms of capsules, tablets & powders and the appropriate case for use of each dosage form

9. Troches, Lollipops, Sticks and Suppositories

a. Describe the differences between the dosage forms of troches, lollipops, sticks, and suppositories and the appropriate case for use of each dosage form

10. Ointments, Creams, Pastes and Gels

a. Describe the differences between the dosage forms of ointments, creams, pastes & gels and the appropriate case for use of each dosage form

Live (Practice-based activities)

Learning objectives for Pharmacists and Pharmacy Technicians:

1. Proper Use of Equipment and Personal Protective Equipment

a. Understand what determines the proper equipment to use when compounding

b. Explain the various protective equipment and the properties of each

c. Demonstrate proper laboratory safety

2. Regulatory Update

a. Discuss current and future regulations and standards, specifically DQSA Title I, USP Chapter <795>, USP Chapter <800>, and Texas State Board of Pharmacy Rules (Texas Administrative Code) §291.131.

b. List advantages of obtaining compounding specific certification(s) and/or accreditation(s)

3. Coloring/Flavoring

a. List the various properties of medication flavoring and coloring.

4. Calculations Refresher

a. Explain the importance of accuracy during the preparation and verification of non-sterile compounded dosage forms

5. Liquid Dosage Forms

a. Prepare proficiently a suspension using appropriate techniques

b. Demonstrate accuracy regarding various compounding equipment, supplies, quality assurance and recordkeeping

6. Solid Dosage Forms

a. Prepare proficiently capsules, tablet triturates, troches, suppositories, lollipop and a stick using appropriate techniques

b. Demonstrate accuracy regarding various compounding equipment, supplies, quality assurance and recordkeeping

7. Semi-Solid Dosage Forms

a. Prepare proficiently a cream, ointment, and PLO gel using appropriate techniques

b. Demonstrate accuracy regarding various compounding equipment, supplies, quality assurance and recordkeeping

8. Niche Markets for Compounding

a. Describe areas of need related to compounding for personalized medicine and drug shortage mitigation

b. Discuss aspects of compounded preparations for niche markets such as veterinary use, hormone restoration therapy, and pediatric health.

Cancellation Policy:

If written cancellation is received 30 days before the event, a 50% refund will be issued. A refund will not be issued within 29 days of the event but you may be able to transfer into another scheduled class if space allows.

FocusRx reserves the right to modify the course content, faculty and activities and reserves the right to cancel this activity up to 2 weeks prior to the start of the program if necessary.

Activity Type: Knowledge
Faculty Member(s): Katrina K. Harper, PharmD, MBA, BCPS, DPLA and Januari S. Lewis, PharmD

The Texas Society of Health-System Pharmacists is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education as a provider of continuing pharmacy education. This continuing professional education program provides 20.0 contact hours (2.0 CEUs) of continuing pharmacy education. This education has been designed with pharmacist and technician learners in mind.

Participants of this course must demonstrate mastery of the techniques and information presented through successful completion of exams with a minimum score of 75% and documentation of experiential activities. This course will expire on May 14, 2021.

Non-Sterile Compounding Essentials UAN: 0156-9999-18-147-B07-P and UAN: 0156-9999-18-147-B07-T Home-Study Credit Hours: 12 (1.2 CEUs); Live Credit Hours: 8 (0.8 CEUs) Initial Release Date: 5/14/18; Expiration Date: 5/14/2021

The following are required for successful completion of the CPE activity and subsequent awarding of credit: purchase course textbook, pass the home-study exam with a score of 75% or higher, attend all sessions of the live course, demonstrate proficiency during supervised practice evaluation, pass the post-course exam with a score of 75% or higher, and complete course evaluation within 60 days of the live training. Upon successful completion of the course (provided the participant has included correct NABP ePID & date of birth information during online registration), credit will be transferred to My CPE Monitor profile.

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Refund Policy: If written cancellation via email is received 30 days before the event, a 50% refund will be issued. A refund will not be issued within 29 days of the event but you may be able to transfer into another scheduled class if space allows. FocusRx reserve the right to modify the course content, faculty and activities and reserve the right to cancel this activity up to 5 weeks prior to the start of the program if necessary.

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