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Sterile Compounding program curriculum

Our Sterile Compounding program curriculum is built on the knowledge of licensed pharmacists with extensive experience in the healthcare field. The self-paced coursework enables you to develop practical skills in detailed procedures applied in every pharmacy across the country.

Sterile Compounding Orientation

Sterile Compounding Orientation 

In this course, you’ll examine the goals and values of Ashworth College, time management, creating a realistic weekly and monthly study schedule, the nature and purpose of assessments, how to study effectively to prepare for and take an online examination, and developing the skill sets necessary for success in the twenty-first century. You’ll also learn more about the allied health career options that are available to you and the necessary information you’ll need to be ethical, professional, and successful in those roles.

By the end of this course, you'll be able to do the following:

  • Identify skills needed to be a confident and independent online learner.
  • Differentiate the various available allied health professions.
  • Describe the legal and ethical issues that arise when working in a healthcare facility.

Lesson Group 1: Introduction to Sterile Compounding

Lesson Group 1: Introduction to Sterile Compounding  

This course opens with a description of sterile compounding as it relates to the pharmacy technician. You’ll learn about the sterile compounding environment and its associated supplies, labeling requirements, calculations, and terminology. Then, you’ll study the requirements, controls, and enforceability of United States Pharmacopeia (USP) General Chapter Pharmaceutical Compounding—Sterile Preparations <797>.

By the end of this course, you'll be able to do the following:

  • Identify the processes, supplies, equipment, labeling requirements, and terminology related to the sterile compounding environment.
  • Perform calculations related to sterile compounding.
  • Summarize the requirements and responsibilities of compounding personnel to ensure the quality of compounded sterile preparations.

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Program Description

The Sterile Compounding certificate program is designed to provide you with knowledge of the basics of sterile compounding. Students will familiarize themselves with the supplies, procedures, calculations, and preparations related to sterile compounding.

Program Objectives

After completing the Sterile Compounding certificate program, you’ll be able to do the following:

  1. Identify the roles and procedures of pharmacy technicians as they relate to compounded sterile preparations (CSPs)
  2. Discuss the sterile compounding environment and identify commonly used supplies needed for the production of CSPs
  3. Perform dosage, basic formula, ratio and proportion, dimensional analysis, IV flow/drip rate, and alligation calculations related to the preparation of CSPs, and identify common pharmacy abbreviations, equivalents, and conversions
  4. Explain proper aseptic garbing, hand washing, and gloving procedures and the steps to follow when cleaning the horizontal laminar airflow hood
  5. Describe the resources and supplies, lab procedures, and USP Chapter <797> guidelines necessary for the preparation of large-volume parenterals, small-volume parenterals, ampule-based preparations, narcotic preparations, pediatric preparations, total parenteral nutrition solutions, and chemotherapy preparations

Melding your new skills to your new path

You'll gain job skills from every lesson in the Sterile Compounding Career Certificate course and prep for your job search at the same time. The online tools available through the Ashworth College Central Network are integrated into your studies so you'll be ready to deliver a polished presentation of your qualifications to potential employers as soon as you graduate. You'll also be able to revisit the Ashworth College Central Network whenever you need to after you've earned your certificate. Learn more about it at the Ashworth College Career Services page.

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