ACPE Approved IV Technician Certificate

Pharmacists, technicians and interns can all benefit from this certification program and stay current on sterile compounding and aseptic technique principles.

Pharmacy technicians use this course, which carries the approval of the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE) to acquire additional skills in intravenous procedures and medications.

You'll become adept at compounding and dispensing IV medications under aseptic or sterile conditions.

Proper handling of sterile products and equipment including hazardous drugs and chemotherapy agents is also emphasized in the program.

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IV Certification Classes
The Sterile Compounding and Aseptic Technique (SCAT) course provides comprehensive instruction for the successful preparation of compounded sterile parenteral preparations, a major responsibility of the pharmacy personnel in hospitals, long-term care facilities, and home healthcare. This important work requires mastery of aseptic technique, the procedures that ensure patient safety and consistent, pathogen-free products.

Learning Objectives: At the completion of this activity, the Pharmacist will be able to:

  1. Define medical and pharmacy terminology and abbreviations used in sterile compounding.
  2. Compare the various calculation methods that are appropriate for specific sterile compounding scenarios.
  3. Distinguish between the various dosage calculation methods used in the preparation of CSPs.
  4. Appraise the application of pharmacy math and aseptic technique principals as applied to various CSP procedures.
  5. Evaluate USP<797> principles related to sterile compounding and aseptic technique.
  6. Employ various pharmaceutical calculation methods used in sterile compounding.
  7. Assemble various compounded sterile preparations.
  8. Assess compliance with fundamental aseptic technique requirements during process validation procedures.
  9. Complete minimum of 20 hours

Learning Objectives: At the completion of this activity, the Pharmacy Technician will be able to:

  1. Identify medical and pharmacy terminology and abbreviations used in sterile compounding.
  2. List the various calculation methods that are appropriate for specific sterile compounding scenarios.
  3. Solve equations using the basic dosage calculation, ratio-proportion, and dimensional analysis in the preparation of CSPs.
  4. Apply pharmacy math and aseptic technique principals to CSP procedures.
  5. Describe USP<797> principles related to sterile compounding and aseptic technique.
  6. Use appropriate pharmaceutical calculation methods in sterile compounding scenarios.
  7. Assemble various compounded sterile preparations.
  8. Demonstrate compliance with fundamental aseptic technique requirements during process validation procedures.
  9. Complete a minimum of 40 hours.

Times and dates are determined by the instructor/program director.

Please contact the Allied Health Department for additional information.

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Richland College

Continuing Education and Workforce Training


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Allied Health



 
 

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