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Sterile Compounding Certification Course


This practice-based, 20 contact hour, course provides pharmacists with information, requirements, techniques, and practical experience needed to properly compound sterile preparations. The course abides by the Texas State Board of Pharmacy standards to certify pharmacists in the safe and sterile preparation of pharmaceuticals.  (technician certification is on a separate date)
 
The Sterile Compounding Certification course consists of 9 contact hours of home study material and 11 contact hours of live programming. A link to the home study material will be provided to you after you register for the program. Home study material must be completed prior to attending the live program.

(The home study program has an ACPE initial release date of July 16, 2014 and expires July 16, 2017)
 
Cancellation of Program
A minimum of 17 registrations/participants are needed to hold the program. Should the minimum not be met & the program canceled, all paid registration fees (only) will be refunded.  TTUHSC SOP is not responsible for travel expenses.  The decision to cancel the program will be made on August 8th.

Date: Aug 16, 2014 07:30 AM - Aug 17, 2014 05:00 PM

Fee

$600.00

CE Hours

20.00

CE Units

2.000

Registration closes on Aug 14, 2014 11:00 PM

Activity Type

  • Practice Based

Target Audience(s)

  • Pharmacists

Accreditation(s)

Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education
 
Texas Tech University HSC School of Pharmacy is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education
as a provider of continuing pharmacy education.

Requirements for CE Credit

There will be only ONE comprehensive exam which will be given at the live program.  The exam will cover material covered in the home study videos and at the live program, both didactically and experientially.  A passing score of at least 70% or higher is required to pass.  

All participates must score 70% or better on practical rubric to pass.

All participates must have no growth on grown media exam following a two week incubation period to pass.

Credit is uploaded to your eProfile in NABP eMonitor.

 

 

Registration closes on Aug 14, 2014 at 11:00 PM

Registration Closed  

The home study component consists of nine videos at an hour each in length.   
 

Objectives

  • Describe the role of primary and secondary engineering controls in sterile compounding.
  • Sequence steps for donning of personal protective equipment for non-hazardous and hazardous compounding.
  • Explain the proper procedures for aseptic technique, hand washing, and cleaning of the laminar airflow workbenches.
  • State influences of air quality and environmental control on contamination risks for sterile compounding.
  • Summarize important requirements of USP Chapter <797>
  • Identify factors that influence compatibility and stability of compounded sterile preparations.
  • List considerations for compounding sterile preparations for pediatric patients.
  • List quality assurance measures and monitoring for personnel and compounding environments.
  • Describe safe practices for handling and compounding hazardous preparations.
  • Describe preparation techniques and equipment used for compounding parenteral nutrition.

Speaker(s)/Author(s)

Jose Vega picture

Jose Vega, Pharm.D.
Assistant Professor, Texas Tech University HSC School of Pharmacy


Brief Bio : Dr. Vega graduated from Texas Tech University HSC School of Pharmacy in 2003. He completed a Pharmacy Practice Residency at the University of Texas Health Sciences Center in Tyler. Following his residency, Dr. Vega worked as a clinical pharmacist at the University of Texas Health Sciences Center in Tyler for three years. He joined Texas Tech University HSC School of Pharmacy, as faculty, in August of 2007. Dr. Vega has taught on the Parenteral course team for six years. He has also co-authored a recently published book, "Concepts in Sterile Preparation and Aseptic Technique."
Disclosure : Dr. Vega does not have any conflicts of interest to disclose.
Pamella Ochoa picture

Pamella Ochoa, Pharm.D.
Assistant Professor, Texas Tech University HSC School of Pharmacy


Brief Bio : Dr. Ochoa is an Assistant Professor of Adult Medicine with Texas Tech University HSC School of Pharmacy in Abilene, Texas. She graduated with a degree in Biochemistry from Texas A&M University in College Station with a double major in Genetics. She completed her Pharm.D. from Texas Tech University HSC School of Pharmacy. She then completed a PGY1 residency at the University of Texas Health Sciences Center at Tyler. Dr. Ochoa currently practices at Hendrick Medical Center. She is involved in the Parenterals course and has been involved in sterile compounding as well as teaching on the subject. She is co-author of a recently published textbook, "Concepts in Sterile Preparation and Aseptic Technique."
Disclosure : Dr. Ochoa does not have any conflicts of interest to disclose.

Release Date: Jul 16, 2014
Credit Expiration Date: Jul 16, 2017

Registration Closed  

Registration Closed  

The live program component consists of 11 hours of didactic and hands-on training spread betwen August 16th & August 17th.
 
Schedule for August 16th
 
Morning Session at the TTUHSC Campus
7:30 – 8:00 am: Registration & Breakfast
8:00 – 10:00 am: Aseptic Technique & Workflow Lecture
10:00 – 10:15 am: Break
10:15 – 11:15 am: Calc I Lecture
11:15 – 12:45 pm: Calc II & Prac Lectures
12:45 – 1:45 pm: Lunch

 
Afternoon Session at AbLabs (3 blks from campus)
1:45 – 3:15 pm: Aseptic Lab, Hand Washing, Hood Cleaning & Fingertip Sampling
3:15 – 6:15 pm: Manipulations Lab, Pos/Neg Pressure, Ampule & Reconstruction Manipulations
6:15 – 6:30 pm: Break
6:30 – TBD pm: Lab Testing for Class Sizes Over 14*
**Lab Testing: Due to space restrictions, participants may be placed into groups to complete their lab testing. Depending on the group, the lab test will be completed either on Saturday evening or Sunday afternoon. Lab time selections will be given on a first come, first serve basis.

 
Schedule for August 17th:
 
Morning Session at the TTUHSC Campus
7:30 – 8:00 am: Breakfast
8:00 – 8:30 am: Lecture and Q&A
8:30 – 9:30 am: Written Exam

Late Morning Session at AbLabs (3 blks from campus)
9:45 – 11:00 am: Chemo Lab
11:00 – 11:30 am: Break
11:30 – TBD pm: Lab Testing, PATT & Fingertip Sampling

Objectives

  • Accurately perform calculations used for compounding sterile preparations.
  • Compound sterile preparations using proper aseptic technique and manipulations.
  • Compound sterile preparations using reconstituted products, ampules, and vials while accounting for pressure influences.
  • Effectively accommodate for positive and negative pressure differences when compounding sterile preparations.
  • Compound a sterile hazardous preparation using proper techniques.
  • Compound a sterile parenteral nutrition admixture using proper techniques.
  • Utilize efficient workflow processes when performing sterile compounding.
  • Effectively perform fingertip testing with no growth.
  • Effectively perform media fill testing with no growth.

Speaker(s)/Author(s)

Jose Vega picture

Jose Vega, Pharm.D.
Assistant Professor, Texas Tech University HSC School of Pharmacy


Brief Bio : Dr. Vega graduated from Texas Tech University HSC School of Pharmacy in 2003. He completed a Pharmacy Practice Residency at the University of Texas Health Sciences Center in Tyler. Following his residency, Dr. Vega worked as a clinical pharmacist at the University of Texas Health Sciences Center in Tyler for three years. He joined Texas Tech University HSC School of Pharmacy, as faculty, in August of 2007. Dr. Vega has taught on the Parenteral course team for six years. He has also co-authored a recently published book, "Concepts in Sterile Preparation and Aseptic Technique."
Disclosure : Dr. Vega does not have any conflicts of interest to disclose.
Pamella Ochoa picture

Pamella Ochoa, Pharm.D.
Assistant Professor, Texas Tech University HSC School of Pharmacy


Brief Bio : Dr. Ochoa is an Assistant Professor of Adult Medicine with Texas Tech University HSC School of Pharmacy in Abilene, Texas. She graduated with a degree in Biochemistry from Texas A&M University in College Station with a double major in Genetics. She completed her Pharm.D. from Texas Tech University HSC School of Pharmacy. She then completed a PGY1 residency at the University of Texas Health Sciences Center at Tyler. Dr. Ochoa currently practices at Hendrick Medical Center. She is involved in the Parenterals course and has been involved in sterile compounding as well as teaching on the subject. She is co-author of a recently published textbook, "Concepts in Sterile Preparation and Aseptic Technique."
Disclosure : Dr. Ochoa does not have any conflicts of interest to disclose.

Activity Number

0096-0000-14-036-B01-P
Date: 08/16/14 07:30 AM - 08/17/14 04:00 PM

CE Hours

20.00

Location

TTUHSC SOP, Abilene Campus: Rm. 2200
Registration Closed