- Pharmacy Technicians
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
- Discuss the role of safety, accuracy, and attitude in risk prevention associated with parenteral preparation.
- Discuss United States Pharmacopeia chapters applicable to pharmaceutical compounding of sterile preparations.
- Describe supplies and equipment utilized to administer compounded sterile preparations.
- Perform calculations related to sterile compounding.
- Classify sterile preparations as low-, medium-, or high-risk preparations.
- Categorize sterile preparations based on their ISO class.
- List influences on the sterility of compounded sterile preparations.
- State the preferred disinfecting and antiseptic agents used for compounding environments and personnel.
- Differentiate between primary engineering controls and secondary engineering controls.
- Describe the sequence of cleaning methods for primary engineering controls.
- Explain the role of primary and secondary controls in compounding sterile preparations.
- List the proper steps for performing hand washing.
- Properly sequence the donning of personal protective equipment.
- Describe the relationship between aseptic technique and patient safety.
- Describe processes for manipulations of ampules and vials.
- Summarize the process for reconstituting lyophilized products.
- List factors that influence the compatibility and stability of parenteral preparations.
- Describe steps that can be utilized to prevent and identify incompatibilities or instabilities.
- Describe proper procedures for cleaning, disinfection, decontamination, and disposal of hazardous drugs.
- Outline important patient safety measures for hazardous-drug ordering and dispensing.
- Compare and contrast the advantages and disadvantages of the two delivery methods for parenteral nutrition.
- Describe the factors that affect the stability, compatibility, and physical characteristics of parenteral nutrition formulations.
- Describe methods for preparing dilutions for parenteral medications for use in infants and children.
- Identify parenteral drug additives and contaminants to avoid in infants and children.
- Develop practices in parenteral drug preparation that minimize the risk for medication errors in children.
- List the main elements monitored in the sterile compounding facility.
- Describe the three simulation tests required for personnel who compound sterile preparations.
Jose Vega, Pharm.D.
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, Pharm.D.
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.