HH 354 Pharmacy Technician Compounding

HH 354 Pharmacy Technician Compounding
16 sessions; $2,100
001, Mon-Tues; February 24, 2020 to April 14, 2020
002, Mon-Tues; June 1, 2020 to July 21, 2020
003, Mon-Tues; September 14, 2020 to November 3, 2020
Hours: 5:00 - 10:00 pm
Location: Paramus Campus - HP Building

This 80-hour course provides technician-focused instruction and training for the successful production of non-sterile and sterile preparations, a major responsibility of the pharmacy technician in hospitals, long-term care and other healthcare facilities. This course includes study of sterile products, hand washing techniques, pharmaceutical calculations, references, safety techniques, aseptic techniques in parenteral compounding, proper use of equipment, preparation of sterile products, and safe handling of antineoplastic drugs. This important work requires the mastery of aseptic technique: the procedures that avoid introducing pathogens into sterile products, ensure patient safety, and maintain product consistency.

Course includes: the standards for Compounding in USP Chapter <795>; comparison of various pharmaceutical dosage forms; proper techniques for compounding nonsterile products; inhalants, enterals, topicals, ophthalmics, otics and parenteral dosage forms used in sterile products; and packaging and labeling.

Prerequisites:  Must hold valid Pharmacy Technician Certification Board (PTCB) Pharmacy Technician Certification; HS Diploma/GED. Strong math and reading skills are required. Some students may be required to participate in a pre-course math assessment to determine program readiness.