ASHP Launches Certificate Program in Sterile Compounding
ASHP recently released the latest offering from its Professional Certificate line, the Sterile Product Preparation Training and Certificate Program.
ASHP recently released the latest offering from its Professional Certificate line, the Sterile Product Preparation Training and Certificate Program. The online continuing education program provides pharmacists and pharmacy technicians with the knowledge and essential skills necessary for safe and effective sterile product preparation.
ASHP Professional Certificate Programs are self-guided, online continuing education programs for pharmacists and pharmacy technicians. Each program offers at least 15 hours of continuing education credit that can be earned upon completion of individual modules. Participants must complete all of the modules in a program as well as practice-based exercises to be eligible for an ASHP professional certificate.
“ASHP is committed to developing and offering professional certificate programs to help our members and other stakeholders provide high quality patient care" said ASHP CEO Paul W. Abramowitz, Pharm.D., Sc.D. (Hon.), FASHP. “The Sterile Product Preparation Training and Certificate Program will help ensure that pharmacists and pharmacy technicians can validate that they are able to safely prepare sterile medications to treat our sickest and most vulnerable patients using the most current practices and scientific evidence"
Available for individual and institutional purchase, the Sterile Product Preparation Training and Certificate Program features eight modules that emphasize the importance of aseptic processing and convey the knowledge and skills necessary for safe and compliant sterile product preparation. The curriculum covers the history and evolution of aseptic processing, including the impact of the Drug Quality and Security Act as well as USP Chapters <797> and <800>. The course also explores the necessary engineering controls to create appropriate airflow, sterile product categorization, and the equipment, procedures, behaviors, and strategies to ensure the safe preparation of compounded products.
Participants will earn up to 17.25 hours of pharmacy continuing education credits. To earn the professional certificate, participants must complete all eight modules and submit video clips and other documentation demonstrating their proficiency in aseptic technique.