Sterile Compounding Training Course

Madison School of Healthcare's online Sterile Compounding training course will help you learn the vital information you need to safely and accurately prepare compounded sterile products within an institutional setting. Course includes the most up-to-date information on USP and FDA regulations, compounding supplies, common calculations and abbreviations, quality control measures, and safety guidelines. You’ll also learn about the proper procedures for aseptic technique, including personal garbing, gloving, and cleanliness procedures.

Our flexible and self-paced Sterile Compounding training is one of the most affordable and convenient programs available on pharmaceutical compounding and aseptic technique. You can learn when it's convenient for you – you can balance your coursework with your work schedule and family obligations. And with Madison, you have academic support available to you throughout your program via phone, email or online. Graduate in as few as 3 months.

Curriculum

Lesson Group 1: Orientation: Ashworth College Career Certificate Program

Learning at Ashworth

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; developing the skill sets necessary for success in the twenty-first century.

Allied Health Careers

Introduction to the basic operations of allied health careers and the legal and ethical issues students may encounter while working in the many different venues available for these fields.

Lesson Group 2: Introduction to Sterile Compounding

Sterile Compounding as a Pharmacy Technician

Introduction to the United States Pharmacopeia's (USP's) General Chapter Pharmaceutical Compounding—Sterile Preparations <797>; compounding in a hospital setting; certification for technicians; process validation and related checklists; sterile compounding environment and equipment.

Sterile Compounding Supplies, Medication Orders, and Labeling

Types and components of syringes and needles; glass bottles and plastic bags for large- and small-volume parenteral solutions; ampules and vials; administration sets and pumps; depth and screen filters; common terms and abbreviations found on medication orders; CSP labeling requirements.

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Program Details

The Sterile Compounding certificate course provides pharmacy technician students with an overview of the training requirements needed for the successful production of compounded sterile preparations. Students will learn about the compounding environment, necessary equipment, and common calculations. They’ll cover large- and small-volume parenteral preparations; ampule-based, narcotic, and pediatric preparations; total parenteral nutrition; and chemotherapy preparations and procedures. Special focus is on aseptic technique, including personal garbing, gloving, and cleanliness procedures.

Your Sterile Compounding Training Course Includes:

  • Comprehensive sterile compounding textbook and online learning guides
  • Student resources DVD with videos of lab procedures
  • Online exams and assessments
  • Access to academic advisors
  • Access to a Learning Resource Center and Library via Proquest
  • Ability to track academic progress and manage account information via the student portal

Being here made me feel a part of something and I really would recommend it for anybody. There is no reason not to go to school, especially with a place like this, because it’s giving you the opportunity to better yourself and gain a sense of accomplishment.

— Susan Donaldson, Recent Graduate

Tuition

Madison's sterile compounding training program is the affordable way to earn your career certificate. Our program provides you with everything you need to be successful – including course materials, exams, learning resources and academic support. With flexible tuition payment options, you can pay as you go with monthly payments that fit your budget.

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Career Outlook

Pharmacy technicians work in retail pharmacies and hospitals under the supervision of licensed pharmacists. Employers appreciate pharmacy technicians who can take on a greater role in pharmacy operations, since pharmacists are increasingly needed to perform more patient care activities, such as administering flu shots. In particular demand are pharmacy technicians who can prepare a greater variety of medications, including intravenous medications, within a hospital setting. Training in sterile compounding and hazardous drugs, such as chemotherapy drugs, is essential for technicians working within the hospital environment. The U.S. Department of Labor predicts an increase of over 34,700 pharmacy technician jobs through 2024, a projected increase of 9%.

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The U.S. Department of Labor forecasts 34,700 new pharmacy technician jobs through 2024.

FAQs

Are there any prerequisites for this training course?

Yes. You must be a graduate of a Pharmacy Technician program and state licensure/certification (CPhT) where required, or a healthcare practitioner or professional with valid license or certification.

What features should I look for in the Madison School of Healthcare Sterile Compounding training course compared to other schools’ programs?

It’s important that the program you choose covers all of the material needed for the safe, sanitary, and successful production of compounded sterile preparations (CSPs). Look for a Sterile Compounding program that has lesson content that’s focused on large- and small-volume parenteral preparations; ampule-based, narcotic, and pediatric preparations; total parenteral nutrition; and chemotherapy preparations and procedures. A well-rounded program thoroughly covers aseptic technique, including personal garbing, gloving, and cleanliness procedures.

Is this Sterile Compounding Training course all online or do I get books?

The Sterile Compounding program includes a physical textbook and DVD package that is shipped to the student at the start of the Lesson Group 2. Learning guides are available online and as printed booklets.

Program Prerequisite

Graduate of a Pharmacy Technician program and state licensure/certification (CPhT) where required, or healthcare practitioner or professional with valid license or certification.

State Requirements

A career in this field may require you to meet certain licensing, training, and other requirements that can vary by vocation and state. Check with your state, local government, and/or licensing board to find out which requirements may be applicable in your state. Click here for contact information on state licensing/regulatory boards and certain professional licensing information.

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Career Outlook Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2016-17 Edition, Pharmacy Technicians (January 18, 2016)