Sterile Compounding for Pharmacy Technicians: Training and Review for Certification is an essential resource for students in pharmacy technician programs and for technicians requiring training for IV certification or employment. It is designed to teach student technicians important theory and concepts of sterile compounding and to keep seasoned practitioners current with the ever-changing regulatory standards, as well as the many new products and technologies designed to minimize contamination and improve quality.
Sterile Compounding for Pharmacy Technicians: Training and Review for Certification is enhanced by easy-to-follow instructional charts and illustrations. Each chapter includes discussion questions, laboratory exercises, practice questions, and PTCB-style review questions. In addition, a sterile compounding final exam is included to provide a complete review of the text.
• INTRODUCTION TO STERILE COMPOUNDING
• EQUIPMENT AND SUPPLIES FOR STERILE COMPOUNDING
• QUALITY CONTROL AND ASSURANCE
• PHARMACY CALCULATIONS
• ASEPTIC TECHNIQUE
• STERILE PRODUCT PREPARATION
• TPN, CHEMOTHERAPY, AND TECHNOLOGY IN THE PHARMACY
1 Introduction to Sterile Products 2 USP, Compounding Areas, and Equipment 3 Aseptic Calculations 4 Properties of Sterile Products 5 Aseptic Technique 6 Sterile Product Preparations 7 Total Parenteral Nutrition (TPN) 8 Chemotherapy 9 Quality Control and Assurance Appendix A Terminology and Abbreviations Appendix B Common Intravenous Medications Appendix C Training and Validation Forms Appendix D Instructions for Left-Handed Personnel Appendix E Institutional IV Certification Test AApaosfmmf INDEX