VETERINARY COMPOUNDING ESSENTIALS is an accredited 15 hour (1.5 CEUs) practice-based course that introduces pharmacists, technicians, and marketers to veterinary pharmacy compounding. The program provides fundamental techniques for effectively growing the veterinary compounding practice, including calculations, proper safety practices, hands-on compounding, and marketing.
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/instructors.
*Funding for this course is provided in part by an unrestricted educational grant from the ACA Research and Education Foundation.
Welcome, Introduction & Lecture/Discussion
- Overview of Veterinary Pharmacy and Compounding
- Disease States
- Opportunities for Practice Growth
- Regulatory Considerations
- Safety in Compounding
- Dosage Forms
- Beyond-Use Dating
- Compounding Veterinary Dosage Forms (Chews, Poloxamer, Suppositories, Suspensions)
- Literature Resources
- Patient Education
- Provider Education
- Provider Education
- Compounding Veterinary Dosage Forms (Solutions, Transdermal Gels)
At the completion of this activity, the participant will be able to:
- Demonstrate knowledge of animal diseases where a compounding pharmacist and/or technician can impact animal medication compliance;
- Identify flavoring options for various animal species and compound preparations;
- Demonstrate knowledge of regulatory requirements and professional standards that affect veterinary compounding, including USP <795> and USP <800>;
- Cite examples of drugs that are contraindicated or must be used with caution in animals;
- Demonstrate the ability to perform calculations necessary to compound veterinary preparations;
- Demonstrate knowledge of appropriate Beyond Use Dating (BUD) for veterinary preparations, in accordance with USP <795>;
- Identify equipment and supplies commonly required to compound veterinary preparations;
- Identify information resources and appropriate references that may be useful to the pharmacist and/or technician when compounding veterinary preparations;
- Demonstrate the ability to properly utilize personal protective equipment (PPE) when compounding veterinary preparations;
- Demonstrate the ability to compound a variety of compound preparations, including transdermal gels, suspensions (aqueous and oil), solutions, powders, chew treats, suppositories, and poloxamer gels;
- Discuss marketing techniques for growing a veterinary compound practice.
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