This course addresses the theoretical knowledge and practical skills essential for safe and accurate preparation of sterile and non-sterile pharmaceutical products. For non-sterile preparation, students will focus on equipment and tools and compounding practices for various internal and external preparations and specialty dosage forms. For sterile product preparation, topics include aseptic technique, parenteral dosage forms, appropriate use of equipment, TPN, chemotherapy medications and quality control. Pharmaceutical calculations receive particular emphasis.
PLAR is available for this course. All PLAR exams will be set up according to the number of students in need of a particular PLAR exam. No set dates have been organized; each student request will be considered and organized monthly for each PLAR exam. Contact with the coordinator will determine the date and time of exams.
Note: Before any attempt at the Product Preparation PLAR exam, a pharmacy technician must complete two product preparations (non-sterile and sterile) and have their work checked and signed by an assessor. Checklists and PLAR information is available from the NAPRA PLAR website.
Materials Kit (must be purchased prior to the start of this course)
Barb O'Brien, Sales Consultant – Education
Associated Health Systems, 11779 - 186 Street, Edmonton AB T5S 2Y2
Tel: 780-732-1962 ; Toll Free: 877-451-6720 ; Fax: 780-451-5501
McCartney, Lisa - Sterile Compounding and Aseptic Technique Concepts, Training and Assessment for Pharmacy Technicians. Paradigm Publishing. ISBN 978-0-76384-083-9 (Text and DVD).