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The Courses in Sterile Compounding

The Courses in Sterile Compounding

The eCourses in Sterile Compounding are CriticalPoint’s Flagship offering. First released in 2007, these eCourse have been continually updated to reflect best practices and the revision of the Chapter <797>.  CriticalPoint has updated the Sterile Compounding eLearning curriculum to include new course material covering Chapter <800> along with new and revised content covering <797> . As part of this process, all content has been extensively revised with additional information, high resolution images and interactivity. The new format will create a far more engaging learning experience and we believe will result in improved knowledge transfer and performance change.

Some of the changes include:

  • Individual Procedures broken down into interactive steps
  • Videos demonstrating actual procedures
  • Interactive exercises that check the learner’s knowledge
  • Lessons and Post Tests packaged together

Click here to view a sample lesson "Sterilization by Filtration"

These 32 lessons (34.5 hours of ACPE-approved CE) cover all topic areas relevant to sterile compounding.

Fundamentals of Sterile Compounding Curriculum 8 hours CE
  • The History of Compounding and USP 797 Sterile Compounding Chapters
  • Determining Beyond-Use Dating
  • Quality Releases and Final Checks of CSPs
  • Labeling and Packaging
  • Master Formulation and Compounding Records
  • Purpose and Effective Use of Standard Operating Procedures
  • General Elements of Documentation
  • Use of Automated Compounding Devices (ACDs)
Engineering Controls for Sterile Compounding 4 hours CE
  • Primary Engineering Controls: Function, Use, Testing and Certification (2 hours CE)
  • Secondary Engineering Controls: Function, Use Testing and Certification (2 hours CE)
Personnel Sampling Metrics 3 hours CE
  • Personnel Hand Hygiene, Garbing and Gloved Fingertip Sampling (2 hours CE)
  • Personnel Competency Testing in Aseptic Manipulation (1 hour CE)
Viable Facility Sampling Metrics 2.5 hours CE
  • Overview of Environmental Monitoring (1 hour CE)
  • Viable Air and Surface Sampling (0.5 hours of CE)
  • Investigation and Remediation of Viable Environmental Monitoring and
    Personnel Sampling Excursions (1 hour CE)
Cleaning Pharmacy Controlled Environments 3 hours CE
  • Overview of Cleaning and Disinfection of Pharmacy Controlled Environments (1 hour CE)
  • Cleaning and Disinfection of Primary Engineering Controls (1 hour CE)
  • Cleaning and Disinfection of Secondary Engineering Controls (Cleanroom Suites and Segregated Compounding Areas) (1 hour CE)
Aseptic Technique and Related Work Practices 5 hours CE
  • Overview of Quality and Responsibilities of Compounding Personnel (1 hour CE)
  • Proper Material Handling (1 hour CE)
  • Use of Syringes, Needles, Vials, Ampules, and Filters (1 hour CE)
  • Aseptic Technique and Conduct in Controlled Environments (1 hour CE)
  • Sterile Compounding Outside of SCAs and Cleanroom Suites (1 hour CE)
High Risk Compounding Practices 4 hours of CE
  • Sterilization by Filteration (1 hour CE)
  • Moist and Dry-Heat Sterilization (1 hour CE)
  • Bacterial Endotoxin (Pyrogen) Testing (1 hour CE)
  • Sterility Testing Requirements of USP 71 and 797 (1 hour CE)
Requirements and Best Practices for Hazardous Drug Compounding 5 hours of CE
  • Hazardous Drug Introduction and Overview (1 hour CE)
  • Primary and Secondary Engineering Controls (1 hour CE)
  • Use of Personal Protective Equipment (1 hour CE)
  • Work Practice Strategies: Receiving, Storage, Compounding, Labeling, Packaging, and Transport (1 hour CE) - Coming Soon
  • Work Practice Strategies: Decontamination of HD Spaces, Management of Spills, and Staff Training (1 hour CE) - Coming Soon