FUNDAMENTAL COMPOUNDING WITH PHARMACY LAW
COMPREHENSIVE STERILE COMPOUNDING

VETERINARY COMPOUNDING ESSENTIALS

ADVANCED PHARMACEUTICAL COMPOUNDING
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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
Fundamental Compounding & Calculations
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Customized On-Site Compounding Training

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The ACA can present any of the current compounding training courses or business management training on location, or design a custom class (with or without CE) to meet a pharmacy’s needs.

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FUNDAMENTAL COMPOUNDING WITH PHARMACY LAW is an accredited 3-day course that offers 20 hours (2.0 CEUs) of accredited continuing education, including 1 hour (0.1 CEUs) of pharmacy law.

This course is designed for pharmacists, technicians, and students who are new to compounding or who have had training in the past but want a refresher. Physicians and other health care professionals are also welcome to attend.

CONTENT
This course provides didactic and hands-on experience with fundamental aspects of nonsterile compounding. Participants will learn through lecture, discussion, practice activities, and hands-on training in a fully equipped nonsterile compounding lab.

The Fundamental Law module explains key aspects of state and federal regulations pertaining to compounding and what components are acceptable to use in compounded nonsterile preparations.

Our low instructor/participant ratio allows for individual attention and interaction. The program is structured to demonstrate skills that can be immediately implemented by participants. Learn about the ACA Compounding Training Instructors at acainfo.org/faculty.

Physicians and other health care professionals are welcome to attend.

*Funding for this course is provided in part by an unrestricted educational grant from the ACA Research and Education Foundation.

Also available from ACA: Basic Compounding & Calculations Home Study

DAY ONE

Classroom

  • Introduction to Compounding

Lab

  • Lab Safety, Garb & PPE
  • Cleaning & Use of the PEC
  • Calibration & Use of the Electronic Balance

Lunch (45min – 1hr)

Classroom

  • Quality Compounding

Classroom

  • Solutions & Suspensions

Lab

  • Principles of Geometric Dilution
  • Suspensions & Solutions

Adjourn (as you finish approx. 5 pm)

DAY TWO

Classroom

  • Regulatory Update
  • Documentation
  • Capsules

Lab

  • Capsules

Lunch (45min – 1hr)

Classroom

  • Semi-Solid Dosage Forms

Lab

  • Capsules (continued)
  • Semi-Solid Dosage Forms

Adjourn (as you finish approx. 5 pm)

DAY THREE

Classroom

  • HD Summary
  • Topicals

Lab

  • Topicals

Adjourn (as you finish approx. 12 pm)

Fundamental Compounding 2021 – Introduction to Compounding (8h)
UAN: 0201-0000-21-040-L07-P/T  |  Knowledge Based

  • Define nonsterile compounding and practices within the scope of USP <795> Pharmaceutical Compounding – Nonsterile Preparations
  • Define Quality Assurance and Quality Control
  • Explain facility and environmental monitoring requirements
  • Explain the use, maintenance, and cleaning of primary engineering controls
  • Calibrate the electronic balance and determine minimum accurate weighable quantity
  • Discuss commonly compounded nonsterile preparations (CNSPs) and potential stability issues
  • Select components appropriate for use in CNSPs and evaluate information contained on the certificate of analysis
  • Assign appropriate beyond-use dates to CNSPs
  • Summarize necessary label and labeling information
  • Demonstrate proper donning and doffing of garb/PPE and safe lab practices
  • Practice mixing components using the Principles of Geometric Dilution
  • Compound solutions and suspensions while demonstrating appropriate use of equipment and proper compounding techniques
  • Clean and sanitize compounding equipment and work areas

Fundamental Compounding 2021 – Regulatory Update (1h)
UAN: 0201-0000-21-041-L03-P/T  |  Knowledge Based

  • Identify regulations and standards pertaining to nonsterile compounding
  • Explain requirements for selection of components used in compounding
  • Review key FDA guidance documents

Fundamental Compounding 2021 – Documentation (2h)
UAN: 0201-0000-21-042-L07-P/T  |  Knowledge Based

  • Outline the framework for a quality assurance program
  • Specify SOPs needed for nonsterile compounding
  • Identify master formulation record and compounding requirements
  • Discuss quality control procedures
  • Describe requirements for personnel training and competency
  • Explain elements of a Safety Data Sheet

Fundamental Compounding 2021 – Capsules (2.5h)
UAN: 0201-0000-21-043-L07-P/T  |  Application Based

  • Compare characteristics of capsules
  • Determine ingredient proportions
  • Demonstrate proper donning and doffing of garb/PPE and safe lab practices
  • Compound capsules while demonstrating appropriate use of equipment and proper compounding techniques
  • Perform quality control procedures
  • Clean and sanitize compounding equipment and work areas

Fundamental Compounding 2021 – Molded Dosage Forms (2.5h)
UAN: 0201-0000-21-044-L07-P/T  |  Application Based

  • Compare characteristics of suppositories and troches
  • Discuss factors that discuss the choice of base
  • Demonstrate proper donning and doffing of garb/PPE and safe lab practices
  • Compound suppositories and troches while demonstrating appropriate use of equipment and proper compounding techniques
  • Perform quality control procedures
  • Clean and sanitize compounding equipment and work areas

Fundamental Compounding 2021 – Hazardous Drug Handling (1.5h)
UAN: 0201-0000-21-045-L07-P/T  |  Knowledge Based

  • Describe facility requirements
  • Differentiate between primary and secondary engineering controls
  • Identify the role and responsibilities of the designated person
  • Select which drugs must be included on a facility’s HD list
  • List required policies and procedures
  • Differentiate between deactivation, decontamination, cleaning, and disinfection
  • Describe PPE requirements for nonsterile HD compounding
  • Determine when an assessment of risk may be used
  • List training requirements for personnel who handle HD

Fundamental Compounding 2021 – Topicals (2.5h)
UAN: 0201-0000-21-046-L07-P/T  |  Application Based

  • Compare characteristics of topical dosage forms
  • Discuss factors that discuss the choice of base
  • Demonstrate proper donning and doffing of garb/PPE and safe lab practices
  • Compound a cream, ointment, and gel while demonstrating appropriate use of equipment and proper compounding techniques
  • Perform quality control procedures
  • Clean and sanitize compounding equipment and work areas

 

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Class Dates & Registration

  • All courses taught at the ACA National Training Laboratory in Bartlett, Tennessee unless otherwise indicated.
    Maximum Class Capacity: due to COVID-19 protocols, the capacity for this class has been reduced to 7 participants.
For assistance registering for a compounding training course or to check availability for a course that is closed to online registration, call 901-383-8119 and leave a message or e-mail training@acainfo.org.

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Basic Compounding & Calculations: An Overview is a home study program designed to provide the pharmacist and technician with a review of the calculations they need to make in order to prepare a variety of medications for their patients. This course may also be taken independently of the Fundamental Compounding and Calculations Course.

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Cancellation Policy
30+ days before event – Full Refund
29-14 days before event – 50% Refund
13-1 days before event – No Refund

Classes are subject to cancellation due to circumstances beyond our control and you should always plan travel accordingly. We recommend purchasing travel insurance or booking with an airline that will allow you to reschedule your flight if the need arises.

Travel & Hotel Accommodations
Course participants are responsible for their own reservations and charges. The ACA National Training Laboratory is located at 2830 Summer Oaks Dr., Bartlett, TN 38134. Special rates for course participants are available at a selection of nearby hotels; information is available at www.acainfo.org/hotels or contact the ACA office at 901-383-8119 or training@acainfo.org.

ENROLLMENT POLICY
The mission of the American College of Apothecaries is to support the professional practice of the independent community pharmacist. Enrollment in ACA Pharmaceutical Compounding Training Courses is not limited to members of ACA, however, participants must meet one of the following criteria: own their own pharmacy; work for an independent community pharmacist as an associate; or work in a hospital, academia, or a pharmacy-related association. Participants registering as pharmacy students must be currently enrolled in an accredited school of pharmacy and be able to provide proof of status and class spaces may be limited.

ACPE logo jpgFundamental Compounding with Pharmacy Law, a practice-based course, has been approved for a total 21 contact hours (2.1 CEUs) of continuing education credit.  See Learning Objectives for individual numbers. These UANs have an initial release date of 7/29/2021 and an expiration date of 7/29/2024. Attendees will be required to complete an evaluation form at the completion of the program. Attendees requesting CE will be required to provide their NABP e-Profile ID and birthdate (MMDD) to receive credit for any ACPE-accredited CPE session. Due to new ACPE regulations, if required information is received after 60 days, a $250 late fee will be assessed before CE will be processed. Any unclaimed credit with a date of participation that is 6 months and older will not be eligible for processing.

The American College of Apothecaries, Inc. is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education as a provider of continuing pharmacy education. All sessions carrying the ACPE program number are approved for continuing education credit.

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