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Health Careers Education
HL00390
Pharmaceutical Compounding
45.00
This course will cover the basics of pharmaceutical compounding including compounding basics, equipment and supplies needed, types of compounding, methods of administering compounded drugs and quality assurance and record keeping.
Lara Skaggs
lskag@okcareertech.org
405.743.5106
A. Introduction to Compounding



1. Explain the reasons why compounding isa vital part of pharmacy practice.
2. List different types of compounding formulations.
3. Identify specific consideration for patient care and compounding.
4. Describe various patient types that commonly use compounding.
5. Discuss the role of pharmacy technicians in compounding.

B. Compounding Practices and Considerations


1. List the factors that must be considered when deciding to compound.
2. List the reference books that every compounding pharmacy should have.
3. Define and describe solubility stability and shelf life.
4. Explain general compounding practices.
5. List general guidelines to follow when determining expiration dates.

C. Facilities, Equipment, and Supplies

1. Describe what a compounding facility looks like.
2. Identify the equipment contained within a pharmacy.
3. List the supplies necessary to extemporaneously compound prescription medications.
4. Outline important factors with regard to setting up a facility.
5. Specify procedures for maintaining the facility.

D. Quality Assurance and Record Keeping

1. Define quality control and quality assurance.
2. Recognize standard operation procedures (SOPs) and how to use them.
3. Explain how to perform en product testing on non-sterile compounds.
4. List the records required for compounding activities.
5. To properly document information about compounding activities.
6. Describe the proper training required compounding personnel.

E. Capsules, Tablets, and Powders

1. Distinguish the different types of capsules, tablets, and powders.
2. List the ingredients and composition properties required to prepare capsules, tablets and powders.
3. Explain the procedures and techniques used to prepare capsules, tablets and powders.
4. Describe how to perform quality control testing of capsules, tablets, and powders.
5. Select appropriate packaging for the compounded capsules, tablets and powders.
6. List the labeling requirements for capsules, tablets, and powders.
7. Evaluate the stability of capsules, tablets, and powders.

F. Lozenges, Troches, Sticks and Suppositories

1. Distinguish the different types of lozenges, troches, sticks, and suppositories.
2. List the ingredients and the composition properties required to prepare lozenges, troches, sticks,and suppositories.
3. Explain the procedures and techniques used to prepare lozenges, troches, sticks, and suppositories.
4. Describe how to perform quality control testing of lozenges, troches, sticks, and suppositories.
5. Select appropriate packaging for the compounded lozenges, troches, sticks, and suppositories.
6. Define the labeling requirements for lozenges, troches, sticks, and suppositories.
7. Evaluate the stability of lozenges, troches, sticks, and suppositories.


G. Solutions, Suspensions, and Emulsions

1. Distinguish the different types of solutions, suspensions, and emulsions.
2. List the ingredients and the composition properties required to prepare solutions, suspensions, and emulsions.
3. Explain the procedures and techniques used to prepare solutions, suspensions, and emulsions.
4. Describe how to perform quality control testing of solutions, suspensions, and emulsions.
5. Select appropriate packaging for the compounded solutions, suspensions, and emulsions.
6. Define the labeling requirements for solutions, suspensions, and emulsions.
7. Evaluate the stability of solutions, suspensions, and emulsions.

H. Ointments, Creams, Pastes and Gels

1. Identify the different types of ointments, creams, pastes and gels.
2. List the ingredients and the composition properties required to prepare ointments,creams, pastes and gels.
3. Explain the procedures and techniques used to prepare ointments, creams, pastes and gels.
4. Describe how to perform quality control testing of ointments, creams, pastes and gels.
5. Select appropriate packaging for the compounded ointments, creams, pastes and gels.
6. Define the labeling requirements for ointments, creams, pastes and gels.
7. Evaluate the stability of ointments, creams, pastes and gels.

I. Ophthalmic, Otic, and Nasal Preparations

1. Identify the different types of ophthalmic, otic, and nasal preparations.
2. List the ingredients and the composition properties required to prepare ophthalmic, otic, and nasal preparations.
3. Explain the procedures and techniques used to prepare ophthalmic, otic, and nasal preparations.
4. Describe how to perform quality control testing ophthalmic, otic, and nasal preparations.
5. Select appropriate packaging for the compounded ophthalmic, otic, and nasal preparations.
6. Define the labeling requirements ophthalmic, otic, and nasal preparations.
7. Evaluate the stability of ophthalmic, otic, and nasal preparations in assigning beyond-use dates and storage requirements.

Pharmacy Technician - CTTC

--aligns with Pharmacy Technician Certification Exam (PCTE)

http://www.okcareertech.org/testing/Skills_Standards/Health_Career_Cluster.htm

Pharmacy Technician - PTCB

https://www.ptcb.org/AM/Template.cfm?Section=PTCB_Exam

Career Cluster Resources for Health Sciences

http://www.careerclusters.org/resources/ClusterDocuments/hsdocuments/HSFinal.pdf
Pharmacy Technician Certification Board
Pharmacology Skills - CIMC

http://www.okcimc.com/
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Career Majors That Sequence This Course
Career Cluster Pathway Career Major
Health Science Therapeutic Services Advanced Pharmacy Technician