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The Science of Pharmaceutical Compounding®: Non-Sterile Training

A University of Florida College of Pharmacy accredited Practice-based Activity


Registration and Contact Information:

For more information and to register for this activity

Call 866.333.7811 or visit http://www.medisca.net/cen/cont_curriculum.aspx.


Activity Description

The Practice-based activity will provide compounding pharmacists and technicians with the competency to prepare current and viable pharmacotherapeutic non-sterile dosage forms. Unique concepts will be taught facilitating a decision-making process the pharmacist and technician can apply in their day-to-day practice. Consideration will be given to meeting the physician’s prescription and patient-specific need, compliance-related solutions, medical necessity, and legal and regulatory guidelines. A significant emphasis will be placed on quality assurance and quality control as it relates to dosage form design, pharmaceutical calculations and the validation of preparatory procedures that are part of Master Formulation Records. Practical techniques and technology-related applications are developed through hands-on experience in a compounding laboratory environment where pharmacists and technicians will be trained in all aspects of non-sterile preparatory procedures. Pharmacists and technicians have the opportunity to develop important aspects of a business development and marketing plan.

 

Activity Offerings

The following dates represent activities offered for this activity in the 2014 calendar year:

Gainesville, FL

February 7 – 9
June 20 – 22
August 8 – 10
November 7 – 9

 

Intended Audience

Pharmacists and Technicians new to compounding or with an existing compounding practice

 

Activity Design

A two part activity; self-study with learning assessment and live event with competency assessment

 

Overall Learning Objectives of Self-Study Activity

(P DENOTES PHARMACIST; T DENOTES TECHNICIAN)

  • Explain business development and marketing plans leading to a successful practice and a competitive advantage. (P)
  • Identify rules related to dosage form stability and patient-specific suitability of compounded preparations. (P/T)
  • Describe non-sterile compounding-related USP guidelines and related standards of practice. (P/T)
  • Recall and verbalize required levels of efficacy, validity, reliability and safety for a non-sterile compounding practice. (P/T)
  • Explain process validation techniques related to specific dosage forms. (P/T)
  • Demonstrate pharmaceutical calculations related to specific dosage forms and preparatory procedures. (P/T)
  • Identify excipients and their functions in non-sterile dosage form-related delivery systems. (P/T)
  • Identify excipient and active ingredient characteristics that will result in stable and suitable dosage forms. (P/T)
  • Identify laboratory practices, procedures and preparatory techniques related to compounded dosage forms. (P/T)
  • Summarize a broad range of non-sterile preparatory

 

Overall Learning Objectives of Live Activity

(P DENOTES PHARMACIST; T DENOTES TECHNICIAN)

  • Apply USP regulatory guidelines and related standards of practice to measurable compounding-related performance. (P/T)
  • Prepare a broad range of non-sterile preparations representing commonly compounded dosage forms; capsules, troches, lollipops, pastes, ointments, creams, lotions, gels and suppositories. (P/T)
  • Perform process validation techniques related to specific dosage forms. (P/T)
  • Perform pharmaceutical calculations related to specific dosage forms and preparatory procedures. (P/T)
  • Apply principals of ‘Compounding by Chemical Composition’ to the practice of pharmacy compounding. (P)
  • Apply the ‘Balance Concept’ to the practice of pharmacy compounding; balancing dosage form stability with suitability. (P)
  • Apply the ‘Balance Concept’ to marketing a compounding practice; balancing efficiency with effectiveness. (P)
  • Apply principals of ‘Customization with Appropriate Compromise’ to the practice of pharmacy compounding. (P)
  • Apply ingredient-related physical and chemical properties to dosage form design and preparatory procedures. (P/T)
  • Detail a Master Formulation Record that serves as a comprehensive compounding practice template. (P/T)

 

Activity Facilitators

Due to the number of highly qualified facilitators involved with this activity, their names, credentials and biographies will be made available upon request

 

Participant Completion Requirements

Activity participants are required to achieve a 70% passing grade associated with a self-study learning assessment prior to attending the live event. Full attendance and the completion of an activity evaluation and practical skill set competency evaluation are a compulsory requirement to achieve credit for the live event.

 

Declarations and Disclosures

The University of Florida College of Pharmacy believes it is important for the reader to be aware of relevant affiliations and financial relationships regarding the development, design and facilitation of this activity and its financial supporter and the financial supporter’s affiliates.

This activity has been approved by, and is hosted by, the University of Florida College of Pharmacy and is independent of any known bias, prejudice or commercial interest. The University of Florida College of Pharmacy has requested that MEDISCA NETWORK Inc. assist with the marketing of this activity. MEDISCA NETWORK Inc. is an independent corporation. MEDISCA NETWORK Inc. has an established agreement with MEDISCA Inc. ensuring that it has no influence on MEDISCA NETWORK Inc. as it relates to activity offerings.

 

Accreditation

This activity is accredited by the University of Florida College of Pharmacy in accordance with ACPE Standards for Quality and Interpretive Guidelines. The University of Florida College of Pharmacy is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education as providers of continuing pharmacy education. The University of Florida College of Pharmacy has allocated 48 hours of continuing education credit (4.8 CEUs) to this Practice-based activity; 0012-9956. The activity consists of 24 hours of self-study (2.4 CEUs) and 24 hours live participation (2.4 CEUs). The UAN’s for the self-study include 0012-9999-13-183-H04-P for pharmacists and 0012-9999-13-183-H04-T for pharmacy technicians; for the live activity 0012-9999-12-376-L-04-P for pharmacists and 0012-9999-12-376-L04-T for pharmacy technicians. The activity accreditation is March 1, 2013; it expires March 1, 2016.

 

Financial Support

An unrestricted educational grant has been provided by MEDISCA Inc. toward the purchase of electromechanical equipment, reusable and disposable devices, protective and safety supplies, and chemicals specific to compounded medications prepared during laboratory sessions.

 

Food and Beverage

As a matter of activity programming, meals and refreshments during live activities have been provided by MEDISCA NETWORK Inc.

 

Cancellation and Refund Policy

A written request must be sent to MEDISCA NETWORK Inc. requesting a ‘Cancellation without Transfer’ to an alternate live activity event date. If cancellation occurs at greater than or equal to 31 days from the live activity event date, then the registrant will receive a 75% refund; 15-30 days is a 50% refund; and less than or equal to 14 days will result in no refund.

 

Transfer Policy

The transfer policy is only in effect if requested greater than or equal to 14 days prior to original live activity event date. Failure to submit the “Transfer Request” at least 14 days prior to original live activity event date will default to the “Cancellation and Refund Policy”. The transfer policy can only be applied one (1) time. Transfer to a new live activity event date must be within the current calendar year. Failure to attend the new live activity event will result in no refund and will no longer be transferable. Confirmation of the new activity date is subject to approval by MEDISCA NETWORK Inc. based on the number of available seats within the selected live activity event.

 

Hotel Accommodations

Special rates for hotel accommodations have been arranged for activity participants. Payment for hotel accommodations is at the expense of the activity participant.


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