This course is a comprehensive exploration of compounding in pharmacy technology. The latest equipment, techniques and methods of compounding medication will be discussed. Students will learn to identify and use sterile, non-sterile, and cytotoxic products, as well as the important aspects of IV compounding. The fundamentals of dosage forms and medicinal flavoring are presented.
- Procedures of Compounding
- Equipment for Compounding
- Sterile and Non-Sterile Medications
- Cytotoxic and Hazardous Medications
- Parts of the IV
- IV Hoods
- USP 797
- Dosage Forms
- Medicinal Flavoring
Course Learning Objectives
Upon successful completion of this course, the student should be able to:
Define compounding, explain the purpose of compounding certain medications, and describe the proper procedures for use and equipment involved in compounding.
Define “sterile” and “non-sterile” as applied to pharmacy, and determine the proper ingredients and correct amounts for sterile or non-sterile products that require compounding.
Explain the proper preparation and handling of cytotoxic and other hazardous medication and demonstrate the proper compounding technique.
Describe how parenteral IVs are compounded.
Identify and describe the different dosage forms and explain the procedures of compounding the dosage forms.
Discuss the different flavoring techniques by identifying flavoring considerations and the psychological impact of medication flavoring.