After careful consideration for the safety of our training class participants, instructors, and staff, the American College of Apothecaries resumed in-person training classes on June 4. ACA followed local public health guidelines to develop the following protocols.
Our top priority is providing the best training opportunities for pharmacy professionals in the safest environment for employees, instructors, participants, and the community.
Our safety protocols include:
- Daily health screening upon entrance to facility for all class participants and staff
- Limiting visitors to facility and lowering class size
- Allowing staff to telework and informing staff not to come to work if sick
- Enforcing six-foot distancing for all individuals throughout facility
- Dedicated workspaces for class participants during compounding training courses, including classroom and lab areas
- Providing masks to every individual
- Providing hand sanitizer and disinfectant wipes to all visitors, class participants and staff at facility entrance, in bathrooms, breakroom, training room, and labs
- Offices, bathrooms, breakroom, and lab are cleaned and disinfected daily
- Additional measures will be taken throughout the facility to prevent unnecessary contact between individuals
JUST FOR STUDENT PHARMACISTS
Our intensive 3-day hands-on course is designed specifically for student pharmacists who want to learn more about the exciting field of pharmaceutical compounding. Building on the content typically found in pharmacy school, this course will expand your knowledge of the art and science of pharmaceutical compounding with an emphasis on quality, best practices, and current laws and regulations. We limit our classes to only 12 students, ensuring a low student:teacher ratio and maximizing your opportunity to learn. Training will be held at the ACA National Training Laboratory in Bartlett, Tennessee.
At only $445, ACA Compound Academy is an affordable option for student pharmacists and recent graduates (2019/2020).
We’ll get you into the lab quickly to put your learning into practice!
We’ve moved three of our lectures to pre-course work that you’ll complete before your first day. After a brief review and overview of lab safety and personal protection, you’ll begin your hand-on training in our USP lab. You’ll learn a wide range of dosage forms, including:
- Medicated Sticks
On the third day, go beyond the basics and delve deeper into compounding niche markets with an additional 4.5 hours of lab time. You’ll practice with compounding automation, experiment with incompatibilities, review unique dosage devices AND learn even more dosage forms, including:
- Veterinary Compounds
- Gummy Treats
Due to COVID-19, we will not be offering Compound Academy in 2020. Please check back for 2021 dates after November 1.
We include job-ready skills to give you the edge when you’re looking for employment. You’ll learn how to evaluate a patient case to determine the best compounded dosage form and how to provide patient education. The course will cover non-sterile compounding documentation, calculations, quality control, and labeling requirements that you’ll need to know when working in a compounding pharmacy.