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Sterile Compounding Certification Course for Pharmacy Technicians, Abilene Texas

This practice-based, 40 contact hour, course provides pharmacy technicians 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 pharmacy technicians in the safe and sterile preparation of pharmaceuticals. 
The Sterile Compounding Certification course consists of 14 contact hours of home study material and 26 contact hours of live programming. The home study material and videos will be available the week of February 2nd. Home study material must be completed prior to attending the live program.
(The home study program has an ACPE initial release date of July 14, 2014 and expires July 17, 2017)
Accessing the Home Study Program Components 
Once you register you should be directed to the program page that includes the videos and slidesets.  The videos will be posted the week of February 2nd.  If you are not automatically redirected upon registration or you need to logout for any reason, you will need to login and then go to the top gray toolbar and select "Pending Programs/CE" and then select the "Home-Study" tab and you will need to click on this course name. 
Tools Needed to View the Home Study Program Components 
To view this program you need an Internet Browser, Media Player, Adobe Reader, and Audio Capabilities.  If you have trouble viewing the videos, please check your firewall protection as it can interfer with the ability to view the video content.  
Cancellation of Program
A minimum of 15 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.  Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center School of Pharmacy is not responsible for travel expenses.  The decision to cancel the program will be made on February 20th.
Local Hotels (within 5 miles of campus)
For your convenience we have listed hotels that are within 5 miles of the School of Pharmacy campus.  
Residence Inn Marriott Abilene
1641 Musgrave Blvd
Abilene, TX 79606
Holiday Inn Express & Suites Abilene
1802 East Overland Trail
Abilene, TX 79601
Comfort Suites University
1902 East Overland Trail
Abilene, TX 79601

Date: Feb 27, 2015 07:30 AM - Mar 1, 2015 05:00 AM



CE Hours


CE Units


Registration closes on Feb 27, 2015 11:00 PM

Activity Type

  • Practice Based

Target Audience(s)

  • Pharmacy Technicians


Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education
Texas Tech University Health Sciencies Center Jerry H. Hodge 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 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 growth media exam following a two week incubation period to pass.
All participates must complete the online evaluation following the videos and the evaluation provided at the live program.

Credit is uploaded to your eProfile in NABP eMonitor.



Registration closes on Feb 27, 2015 at 11:00 PM

Registration Closed  

The home study component consists of 17 videos which combined provide for 14 contact hours content.   
Please complete the videos in the following order
1.  Introduction
2.  Needles and Syringes
3.  Supplies
4.  Contamination
5.  Hand Washing
6.  Garbing
7.  Air Quality
8.  Primary Engineering Controls (PECs)
9.  Cleaning Primary Engineering Controls/Hood Cleaning
10.  Secondary Engineering Controls (SECs)
11.  Ampules
12a and 12b.  Vials
13.  Reconstitution
14.  Compatibility and Stability
15.  TPN
16.  Hazardous Compounding
17.  Quality Assurance
You may access the PDF version of the slidesets by clicking on the red links below. 


  • Define terminology related to sterile compounding
  • Describe proper procedure for aseptic technique, hand washing, and cleaning of the laminar airflow workbench
  • State influences of air quality and environmental control on contamination risks for sterile compounding
  • Discuss methods for decreasing contamination of compounded sterile preparations
  • Identify factors that influence the stability and compatibility of compounded sterile preparations
  • List techniques and processes that are used to minimize risk associated with compounding hazardous preparations
  • Define and sequence personal protective equipment for sterile compounding
  • List quality assurance measures and monitoring for personnel and compounding environments
  • Describe the role of primary engineering controls in sterile compounding
  • Describe the role of secondary engineering controls in sterile compounding
  • Describe preparation technique and equipment used for compounding parenteral nutrition.
  • Explain safe and efficient workflow processes for compounding sterile preparations

Activity Number


Release Date: Jul 14, 2014
Credit Expiration Date: Jul 14, 2017

CE Hours

Registration Closed  

Registration Closed  

The live program component consists of 14 hours of didactic and hands-on training spread betwen February 27th and March 1st.
Schedule for February 27th
Afternoon Session at the TTUHSC Campus
12:00 – 1:00 pm: Registration & Lunch
1:00 – 3:30 pm: Aseptic Technique Lecture & Sterile Glove Donning

Afternoon Session at AbLabs (3 blks from campus)
4:30 pm: Introduction to Lab
4:30 – 6:30 pm:  Garbing, Hand Washing, Hood Cleaning & Fingertip Sampling
Schedule for February 28th:
Morning Session at the TTUHSC Campus
7:00 – 7:30 am: Breakfast
7:30 – 10:30 am: Calculations
10:30 – 11:00 am: Best Practice
11:00 – 12:00 pm: Lunch
Afternoon Session at AbLabs (3 blks from campus)
 2:00 pm: Scrub In & Hood Cleaning
2:00 – 3:30 pm:  Reconstitution, Ampule, Pos/Neg Pressure
3:30 – 5:00 pm: Pediatric Lab
5:00 – 6:30 pm: Incompatibility Lab
6:30 – 2:30 pm: TPN Lab
Schedule for March 3rd:
Morning Session at the TTUHSC Campus
7:00 – 7:30 am: Breakfast
7:30 – 9:00 am: Written Exam

Late Morning and Afternoon Sessions at AbLabs (3 blks from campus)
9:00 – 10:00 am: Scrub In & Hood Cleaning
10:00 – 12:00 pm: Vial Spike Systems
12:00 2:00 pm:  Chemo Lab and Chemo Spill Kit
2:00  3:00 pm:  Lunch (provided at the TTUHSC SOP Campus)
3:00 – TBD pm: PATT Testing, Fingertip Testing, and Lab Testing*
*Lab Testing: Due to space restrictions, participants will be placed into groups to complete their lab testing. Lab time selections will be given on a first come, first serve basis.


  • 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

Activity Number

Date: 02/27/15 07:30 AM - 03/01/15 05:00 PM

CE Hours



TTUHSC SOP, Abilene Campus: Rm. 2200
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