Sterile Compounding Training Center
With the evolution of pharmacogenomics and personalized medicine, sterile compounding has become an emerging area of growth due to its ability to provide customized medication dosage and delivery that fits the individualized needs of a specific patient or patient population. Pharmacists must be trained in and compliant with US Pharmacopeia Chapter <797> guidelines in order to dispense compounded medications, and this compliance has come under considerable scrutiny in the wake of public health concerns involving several compounding pharmacies that dispensed contaminated medications that led to tragic results.
The Daniel and Martina Lewis Center for Healthcare Innovation and Technology, in collaboration with Critical Point, LLC, delivers a program that provides high-quality, cost-effective professional development and networking opportunities. We believe that the best way for pharmacists and other compounding professionals to understand and implement current standards of practice is to be immersed in a setting that provides access to a comprehensive curriculum in a real-life setting with hands-on practice mentored by faculty who are truly subject matter experts.
The Sterile Compounding Training Center indoctrinates learners to current sterile compounding best practices through presentation of theoretical and practical information presented in e-learning, classroom and realistic workplace simulations. Once registered, attendees are provided with access to selected CriticalPoint e-learning lessons that must be completed prior to the onsite attendance. Once at the class, learners are presented information to assist them to implement cleanroom principles and practices that comply with USP <797> as well as industry best practices. Classes are taught in a state-of-the-art facility designed for cleanroom and pharmacy practice demonstration. Topics covered include cleanroom physical design and layout; engineering controls and airflow science; personnel media fill testing and process validation as well as an exploration of principles associated with workflow, cleaning, environmental sampling, validation, staff training and documentation. Attendees completing this program will gain an understanding of how to develop and implement an operation that meets or exceeds USP Chapter <797> requirements. Participants will take home sample electronic templates for policies, procedures and documentation that can be customized to their facility’s needs.
This program is approved for 29 CE credit hours (10 hours E-learning and 19 hours of live training which includes 1 hour of law credit) or 2.9 Continuing Education Units (CEUs) by Educational Review Systems (ERS). ERS is accredited as a provider of continuing pharmacy education by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE). Certificates are awarded to all participants who successfully complete all 10 eLearning lessons, attend the entire program and complete the evaluation form.