Subscribing to ASHP’s Compounding Sterile Preparations Competency Library allows your institution to evaluate compounding personnel knowledge regarding compounding sterile preparations, and maintain a year-to-year record of your ongoing sterile compounding competency assessment program. The product was built with an emphasis on the areas outlined in section 2 of USP <797> regarding mandatory annual competencies. The current catalog includes three full-length courses covering sterile compounding practice requirements.
Full administrator access makes it easy to track sterile compounding personnel and maintain an ongoing competency assessment record. Administrators can print out reports showing the status of all staff performance on the sterile compounding competency program. An annual subscription ensures continued access to the competency tracking and reporting features of the competency library.
The current library includes:
Course 1- Personnel and Facility Preparation for Compounding CSPs:
- Introduction to Cleanroom Behavior and Hand Hygiene
- Garb and Glove Specifics for Non-Hazardous and Hazardous Compounding
- Product Selection and Material Flow in the Cleanroom
- Cleaning and Disinfecting Primary and Secondary Engineering Controls
Course 2 - Essential Skills for Preparing CSPs:
- Calculations for Sterile Product Preparations
- Aseptic Technique
- Primary Engineering Controls and Laminar Airflow Systems
Course 3 - Measuring, Mixing, Sterilization, Depyrogenation, Equipment, and Documentation of CSPs:
- Measuring and Mixing of CSPs
- Sterilization and Depyrogenation
- Ancillary Compounding Equipment Maintenance and Calibration
- Documentation of the Compounding Process and Determining Beyond-Use Date
Hazardous Drugs – Handling in Healthcare Settings: ASHP’s Guide to USP Chapter <800>
Course 1: USP <800> – Introduction and Overview
• Explains the purpose and professional need for USP <800>
• Describes the NIOSH-defined characteristics of a hazardous drug
• Covers the importance for an entity to perform an Assessment of Risk for all hazardous drugs.
Course 2: USP <800> – Facilities, Engineering and Environmental Controls, Protective Equipment, and Personnel
• Describes key facilities requirements for the safe receipt, unpacking, storage, and compounding of sterile and nonsterile hazardous drugs
• Differentiates between primary, secondary, and supplemental engineering controls for containment hazardous drugs during compounding
• Explains key elements for cleaning and decontamination of areas used for compounding hazardous drugs
Module 3: USP <800> – Personal Protective Equipment, Hazard Communication, Personnel Training, and Medical Surveillance
• Details the proper personal protective equipment (PPE) and donning and doffing techniques required when handling hazardous drugs
• Describes the requirements for a Hazard Communication Program and its essential components
• Explains the importance of personnel training and having a medical surveillance program in place
Module 4: USP <800> – Deactivating, Decontaminating, Cleaning, Disinfection, and Spill Control
• Describes appropriate procedures for receiving, labeling, packaging, transport, and disposal of hazardous drugs
• Explains the purpose of and procedures for deactivating, decontaminating, cleaning, and disinfecting of areas where hazardous drugs are handled
• Outlines the steps that personnel should follow in the event of a spill of hazardous drugsIndividual subscribers can also subscribe to the courses individually for CE credit or to maintain a year-to-year record of ongoing sterile compounding competency to demonstrate to future employers.
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