FUNDAMENTAL COMPOUNDING WITH PHARMACY LAW is an accredited 3-day course that combines a 20-hour (2.0 CEUs) practice-based course with a 1 hour (0.1 CEU) knowledge-based course in Fundamental Compounding 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.
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
Classroom Lecture: Introduction to Compounding
- Compounding vs. Manufacturing
- Compounding Quality Act
- USP chapters
- Counseling a Patient about a Compound
Lecture: Lab Safety, Personal Protective Equipment, and Calibrating Molds
Lab: Calibrating Molds
Classroom Lecture: Quality Compounding
- Compounding with Commercial Ingredients
- Compounding from Bulk Ingredients
- Aliquots, Dilutions, Triturations, and Concentrates
- Geometric dilution
- Stability Considerations
- Antioxidants, Chelating agents, Preservatives
- Quality Considerations
- Beyond Use Dating
Lecture: Suspensions, Solutions, and other liquid compounds
Lab: Suspensions & Solutions
Classroom Lecture: Regulatory Update & Standard Operating Procedures
- Hand pack method
- Capsule machine method
Classroom Lecture: Semi-Solid Dosage Forms
Lab Semi-Solid Dosage Forms
- Lip balm
Classroom Lecture: Exploring Niche Markets for Compounding
- Hormone Replacement
Lecture: Topical Dosage Forms
- Topical Base Comparison
- Review of equipment
- Ointment, Creams, Gels, and PLO
Lab: Topical Dosage Forms
At the conclusion of Fundamental Compounding, the participating pharmacist or technician will be able to:
- Define nonsterile compounding and practices within the scope of USP <795> Pharmaceutical Compounding – Nonsterile Preparations
- Discuss commonly compounded nonsterile preparations
- Select components appropriate for use in compounded nonsterile preparations and evaluate information contained on the certificate of
- Identify master formulation record requirements and assign appropriate beyond-use dates to compounded nonsterile preparations
- Demonstrate proper donning and doffing of garb
- Explain requirements for use, certification, and cleaning of primary engineering controls
- Calibrate the electronic balance and determine minimum accurate weighable quantity
- Practice mixing components using the Principles of Geometric Dilution
- Compound each of the following dosage forms while demonstrating appropriate use of equipment and proper compounding techniques:
- Other Novel Dosage Forms
- Complete a Compounding Record for each compounded nonsterile preparation and perform quality control as applicable to each dosage form
- Summarize necessary label and labeling information
- Clean and sanitize compounding equipment and work areas
- Explain facility and environmental monitoring requirements
- Identify requirements for personnel training and competency; and list other documentation and SOPs needed by nonsterile compounding facilities
- Review essential aspects of Quality Assurance
- Briefly describe additional engineering controls, PPE, and personnel training needed when handling hazardous drugs
At the conclusion of Fundamental Compounding Law, the participating pharmacist or technician will be able to:
- Identify regulations and standards pertaining to nonsterile compounding
- Explain requirements for selection of components used in compounding
- Review key FDA guidance documents
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