HSCCP: 2023 Fall Sterile Compounding Certificate

Fort Worth, TX US

The overall goal of PHAR 7137 is to help prepare you to achieve professional competencies and outcomes expected for a pharmacist as outlined by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE). Described below are some examples where your command of the subject material of this course will contribute to preparing you to achieve these competencies as defined by ACPE:

  • 1.1 Learner (Learner) - Develop, integrate, and apply knowledge from the foundational sciences (i.e., pharmaceutical, social/behavioral/administrative, and clinical sciences) to evaluate the scientific literature, explain drug action, solve therapeutic problems, and advance population health and patient-centered care.
  • 2.2 Medication use systems management (Manager) – Manage patient healthcare needs using human, financial, technological, and physical resources to optimize the safety and efficacy of medication use systems.
  • 3.1 Problem-Solving (Problem Solver) – Identify problems; explore and prioritize potential strategies; and design, implement, and evaluate a viable solution.
  • 3.3 Patient Advocacy (Advocate) - Assure that patients’ best interests are represented.
  • 4.1. Self-awareness (Self-aware) – Examine and reflect on personal knowledge, skills, abilities, beliefs, biases, motivation, and emotions that could enhance or limit personal and professional growth.
  • 4.4. Professionalism (Professional) - Exhibit behaviors and values that are consistent with the trust given to the profession by patients, other healthcare providers, and society.

Target Audience

This activity is designed to equip pharmacy students working as pharmacy technicians the skills necessary to work within a sterile compounding pharmacy.

Learning Objectives

After completing this course, students should be able to:

  • Describe the regulatory standards and best practices related to the design, maintenance, and cleaning of the clean room environment.
  • Perform calculations frequently used in the compounding of sterile preparations.
  • Demonstrate proper cleaning and use of both vertical and horizontal laminar flow hoods.
  • Demonstrate proper hand hygiene and garbing procedures according to Texas State Board of Pharmacy regulations and United States Pharmacopeia standards. 
  • Prepare various compounded sterile preparations using the appropriate aseptic technique.
  • Perform activities including and related to sterile compounding for special populations.
  • Apply stability, compatibility, and sterility knowledge to synthesize clinical recommendations regarding parenteral drug administration, formulation, beyond-use dating, and storage.
  • Perform quality assurance testing concerning personnel competency and clean room environmental integrity.
Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 61.25 ACPE Technician
Course opens: 
Course expires: 
HSC College of Pharmacy
3500 Camp Bowie Blvd
Fort Worth, TX 76107
United States

Jennifer Fix, MBA, PharmD      (Course Director)

Theresa Day, RCPhT-Adv       (Lab Manager) 

Dan Hooper, RPh                 

Crystal Simmons, BS, MBA, CPhT-Adv    

Christy Xavier, PharmD          


Guest Lecturers

Jon Albrecht, PharmD   

Michael Epshtyn, PharmD          

Jonathan Krahl, PharmD     

Lisa Ashworth, BS Pharm, RPh 

Terri Burrows, R.Ph, PharmD

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In support of improving patient care, the University of North Texas Health Science Center at Fort Worth is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.

This application-based activity has been assigned UAN JA0004637-0000-23-029-L07-T and will award 61.25 contact hours of continuing pharmacy technician education credit in states that recognize ACPE Providers. Statements of participation will indicate hours and CEUs based on participation and will be issued online at the conclusion of the activity. Successful completion includes completing the activity, its accompanying evaluation and/or posttest (score 70% or higher) and requesting credit online at the conclusion of the activity.

Credit will be uploaded to CPE Monitor, and participants may print a statement of credit or transcript from their NABP e-profile. HSC complies with the Accreditation Standards for Continuing Pharmacy Education.

Available Credit

  • 61.25 ACPE Technician


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