This course covers chapter revisions that were published in the USP-NF at the end of 2022.
This course aims to improve your knowledge in the implementation of USP General Chapter <797> Pharmaceutical Compounding—Sterile Preparations.
The course describes the scope of USP <797>, outlines the responsibilities of compounders, defines the criteria for component selection and describes the facility requirements for sterile compounding.
Upon completion of this course, you will be able to:
- Describe the scope of USP <797>, including the definition of sterile compounding, categories of compounded sterile preparations (CSPs), personnel and settings affected, the role of the designated person(s) and the practices both in scope and out-of-scope for USP <797>.
- Identify USP <797> Standards for personnel training and evaluation, including the requirements for personal hygiene and garbing in sterile compounding environments.
- Distinguish the USP <797> requirements for facility design, engineering controls, and certifications that help minimize the risk of contamination to CSPs.
- Summarize the USP <797> Standards for environmental monitoring of air and surfaces in sterile compounding environments, including the requirements for placement of water sources, and cleaning and sterilization procedures.
- Define the USP <797> requirements for equipment, supplies, and various components used to prepare CSPs.
- Analyze the USP <797> requirements for documentation pertaining to all aspects of sterile compounding including Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs), Master Formulation Records and Compounding Records.
- Articulate the USP <797> quality assurance (QA) and quality control (QC) program requirements, release testing, recall notifications, and complaint and adverse event reporting procedures for CSPs.
- List the required elements for labeling CSPs and handling of finished CSPs, including storage and transportation.
Who should participate:Practitioners including pharmacists, pharmacy technicians, nurses, physicians, veterinarians, and persons involved in compounding sterile preparations.
Earn Continuing Education Credits (Live): NABP and the NABP Foundation® are accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education as providers of CPE. ACPE Provider Number: 0205This knowledge-based course has been approved by NABP and the NABP Foundation® for 6.5 hours of continuing pharmacy education (CPE) credit for both pharmacists and pharmacy technicians. Participants must
attend the session its entirety, submit the completion code online, and pass
the posttest with a score of 70% or higher within 60 days in order to obtain
CPE credit for this activity.
COVID-19 Policy:For Classroom registrations, onsite attendees must be
fully vaccinated, as defined by the CDC, adhere to CDC guidelines on social
distancing, and state, local and USP mask requirements. We will continue to
monitor the COVID-19 pandemic as the course date approaches, and there is a
possibility that the in-person Classroom offering will be cancelled. If
this occurs, we will offer the option for a full refund or we can transfer your
registration to the virtual option. Registration Cancellation/Refund Policy: A USP Education course may be cancelled due to lack of enrollment, inclement weather or other unavoidable factors. In the event of a course cancellation for such reason, USP will provide a full refund to all registered participants. We will do our best to provide at least a two (2) week notice for classroom course cancellations. Please know that the USP-US office follows the closing policy of the federal government in the Washington DC metro area which can be checked here.