National IV Certification for Pharmacists

Based on USP 797, formalized IV Training is now a requirement for all Pharmacists & Pharmacy Technicians involved in sterile compounding, whether in a hospital setting, Infusion Suite, Long Term Care or Compounding Pharmacies who have taken on sterile compounding as a product line. This is a national standard that is applicable to all pharmacies across the USA.

We have been teaching this course since 2005 and have helped thousands of Pharmacists from all over the USA and abroad to get National IV Training on compounding Sterile IV Products. Our Instructors are certified by the University of Houston as Certified IV Instructors, who provide a unique learning experience for all the students.

Pharmacists can register for the regularly scheduled monthly class (P-1) or do the expedited training at your convenience on any weekday with one weeks notice (P1-E).

You may call to schedule your one on one training or register for the scheduled class.

Press the registration for the class schedule and prices:

At the completion of this activity, the participant will be able to:

  • Express appropriate formulations and methods for the calculation of various sterile compounded preparations.

  • Describe the 3 Risk levels used in sterile compounding and the compounding, storage and cleaning requirements for each risk level.

  • Identify the various ISO Class 5 hoods and Isolators with the appropriate sterile compounding procedure that applies to each.

  • Recognize different tests and methods which can verify that the compounded preparation is sterile.

  • Demonstrate @ 100% accuracy on Process Validation (PV) Checklist aseptic hand washing.

  • Demonstrate @ 100% accuracy on Process Validation (PV) Checklist proper gowning and sterile gloving

  • Demonstrate @ 100% accuracy on Process Validation (PV) Checklist proper Horizontal hood cleaning technique

  • Demonstrate @ 100% accuracy on Process Validation (PV) Checklist proper vertical hood or Barrier Isolator Hood cleaning technique

  • Demonstrate @ 100% accuracy on Process Validation (PV) Checklist proper powder vial reconstitution technique

  • Demonstrate @ 100% accuracy on Process Validation (PV) Checklist proper liquid vial and ampule technique

  • Demonstrate @ 100% accuracy on Process Validation (PV) Checklist proper hazardous drug preparation technique (optional)

All our prices include the cost of book/s, handouts, study guide and testing material.CLASSES ARE HELD AT:

ICare Rehabilitation Hospital, 3100 Peters Colony Road, Flower Mound, Texas, OR

Classes are held at Crescent Medical Center Lancaster, 2600 Pleasant Run Road, Lancaster

We have IV Certified Pharmacists with Hospital Pharmacy experience who teach the class.

PROGRAM-1 {20 Hours of ACPE Credit}

Full day of class room instruction with hands on training and Aseptic Technique Validations

For this program, Pharmacists do not necessarily need to have prior IV experience.

You must sign up for the schedule class usually once a month.

It includes the following:

  1. National Sterile Compounding Training Manual

  2. Hands on training on Aseptically Mixing IV’s ( you may schedule your 1:1 training prior to class)

  3. Validation of Aseptic Technique - Full day of class room instruction with Certified Instructor

  4. On-Line Testing

  5. Certificate of Completion

  6. Test retake at no extra charge if needed within one week.

PROGRAM-1E (Expedited) 20 Hours of ACPE Credit

For this program, Pharmacists do not necessarily need to have prior IV mixing experience.

This can be scheduled on any week day with one week advance notice.

It includes the following:

  1. National Sterile Compounding Training Manual

  2. Hands on training on Aseptically Mixing Ivs

  3. Validation of Aseptic Technique

  4. Material Review with IV Instructor (2-3 hours)

  5. On-Line Testing

  6. Certificate of Completion

  7. Test retake at no extra charge if needed within one week.

The target audience(s) that may best benefit from participation in the activity- (Pharmacists)

Accreditation

The Texas Society of Health-System Pharmacists (TSHP) is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education as a provider of continuing education. To receive credit for this activity the participant must provide all relevant participation registration materials, documentation of training hours, 9 Process Validation Evaluation Checklists with 100% accuracy supervised by a TSHP approved Evaluator and pass a written exam with a score of 75% or greater. All credit is issued through PER portal and transferred to the My CPE Monitor system.

Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE) is the national agency for the accreditation of professional degree programs in pharmacy and providers of continuing pharmacy education. ACPE was established in 1932 for the accreditation of pre-service education, and in 1975 its scope of activity was broadened to include accreditation of providers of continuing pharmacy education.

No financial support for any component of the educational activity has been provided by any outside organization.

Pharmacy Education Resources National Sterile Compounding Training for Pharmacists

UAN: 0156-9999-17-096-B07-P

Initial Release Date: 7/7/2017

Planned Expiration Date: 7/7/2020

Home Study Credit Hours: 18.0 (0.18 CEUs)

TYPE: Practice-based Credit 2 Contact hrs (0.02 CEUs)

Pharmacy Technicians

UAN: 0156-9999-17-097-B07-T

Initial Release Date: 7/10/2017

Planned Expiration Date: 7/10/2020

Our instructors have received IV Instructor Training through the University of Houston with a wealth of teaching and practical experience, and therefore able to provide a unique and outstanding learning experience for our students.

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Hospital Pharmacy Crash Course (Including IV Certification)

After teaching the IV certification course for over 5 years we realized that IV Certification does not teach pharmacists anything about IV Administration, Flow rate and dilutions about Injectable drugs. Therefore 10 years ago we developed these combination courses of IV Certification with Hospital Pharmacy Training. So far we are the only company that provides live programs which include hospital pharmacy training.

These courses have been compiled and meticulously designed after working in different hospital pharmacy settings for over 25 years:- dealing with & implementing different computer systems including clinical pharmacy programs, training Pharmacists to assume clinical roles by working independently with Doctors and Nurses to improve patient outcomes, while maintaining financial viability for the organizations.

We designed these courses primarily for retail pharmacists or new pharmacy graduates to prepare them for Hospital Pharmacy Practice, or to provide a jump start for Pharmacist who have just entered the hospital pharmacy arena. The focus of this program is to expose you to the work settings of an acute care hospital pharmacy in a decentralized environment, or a LTAC (long term Acute Care), or a Rehabilitation Hospital. This will also prepare you for an IV Infusion Pharmacy or a Pharmacy setting offering a combination of these services.

We offer pharmacists several choices for Hospital Pharmacy/IV Certification Training, which includes everything in the course outline:

  1. PROGRAM-3 This 3 days, regularly scheduled Hospital Pharmacy Prep Course (P3) is usually offered every month. You can sign up for this course directly on the website if the dates work for you. All the information you need to know about working in a hospital setting is presented in this class and is our most popular program.

  2. PROGRAM-3 (Expedited) You can schedule this 2-day Hospital Pharmacy Prep Course during weekdays after Purchasing and reviewing the Introduction to Hospital Pharmacy Practice Book. It still includes IV Certification and the IV test is done after completion of the 2 day course.

  3. PROGRAM-5 is the 6 days Hospital Pharmacy Crash Course (P-5) which provides one on one training for pharmacists inside a hospital pharmacy setting. Program starts Sunday at 930 am and ends on Friday at 2 pm. Everything you need to know about the hospital pharmacy is covered in this class, including IV Certification with hands on IV training. You must call to schedule your training.

  4. PROGRAM-4 is the 4 days Hospital Pharmacy Crash Course which covers everything in Program-5 at a much faster pace. You must call to schedule your dates.

  5. PROGRAM-6 is a the 2 week Hospital Pharmacy Crash Course for Pharmacy Technicians

  6. PROGRAM-7 is the 2 weeks fellowship program for new graduates or pharmacists with break in employment or are trying to get back into the pharmacy arena.

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Course Outline

  • Institutional Pharmacy Practice Settings

  • ADT (Admission, Discharge, Transfer)Medication Reconciliation Medication

  • Orders - Reading and interpreting (major focus), Range Orders, Overriding Orders & unapproved abbreviations

  • Clinical Pharmacy Functions & Chart Review Interpreting relevant Lab Data

  • Computer Order entry including CPOE

  • Drug Distribution systems (cart fill, robot fill, Pyxis fill)

  • Automated Dispensing Systems (Pyxis, Omnicel etc)

  • Hospital Pharmacy Computer Programs

  • Controlled Substances Distribution

  • Look Alike Sound Alike Drugs in a hospital setting

  • Handling High Risk Drugs in hospitals

  • Adverse Drug Reactions monitoring & reporting

  • IV Admixtures National Training

  • Avoiding Medication Errors in a hospital setting

  • National Patient Safety Goals, Core Measures, SCIP & HAC

  • Pharmacy & Therapeutics Committee functions

  • Interviewing tips for a hospital pharmacy job

  • HOSPITAL PHARMACY TRAINING INCLUDING IV CERTIFICATION

Clinical Pharmacy Overview

  • Antibiotic Dosing, Monitoring & Renal Adjustments

  • Anticoagulation Dosing, Monitoring & Management

  • Aminoglycosides Dosing, Monitoring & Management

  • Vancomycin Dosing, Monitoring & Management

  • ACLS Drugs, RSI Kits and responding to codes

  • Hyperthermia Kits and contents.

  • TPN Monitoring & Electrolyte Management     

  • IV TO PO Conversion guidelines

  • Renal dosing of Antibiotics

  • Dosing Practice Antibiotics

Introduction to Hospital Pharmacy practice 

  • Introduction to Hospital Pharmacy practice 

  • Hospital practice settings

  • Hospital Regulations, Medication Management Standards, JCAHO, DNV

  • Hospital Drug Distribution, Cart-fill vs Pyxis Fill vs Robot Fill

  • Automatic Stop Orders (ASO), Hard vs Soft Stops

  • Medication Administration Records (MAR)

  • Medication Reconciliation at level of change

  • Range Orders and Overriding Orders.

  • Unapproved abbreviations & PRN indications

  • IV basics, IV Lines & Administration Guidelines

  • Hospital Formulary and Therapeutic Substitutions

Pharmacy Automation

  • Order Management Systems Pyxis Connect, Trust fax, S-fax

  • Automated Dispensing Machines – Pyxis, Omnicell, Medispense

  • Hospital Computer Systems, CPSI, Meditech, RxLink, Medics

MEDICATION SAFETY

  • Pharmacists role in SCIP protocol & Core Measures

  • National Patient safety goals

  • Identifying & reporting ADRS in a hospital

  • Preventing Medication Errors in a Hospital

  • High Risk Drugs & Drips

  • Paralyzing agents

  • ICU critical drugs

  • High Alert Drugs & Drips

  • Malignant Hyperthermia Cart

Pharmacy Order Entry Practice

  • Medication order entry basics do’ and don’ts

  • Medication Order Types – Medication order vs IV order

  • Timing medication order to optimize medication administration.

  • Medication Order verification with CPOE

  • One on One Order entry practice with CPSI computer system.

Course Options (All include 20 Hrs ACPE Credit w/ IV cert.)

A - PROGRAM-3 ($995) 3 days Hospital Rx Prep Course

Everything listed above in a class room setting

B - PROGRAM-4 ($1295) 4 days Hospital Rx Crash Course Expedited

Everything listed above in a Hospital Rx setting (one on one)

C - PROGRAM-5 ($1595) 6 days Hospital Pharmacy Crash Course

Everything listed above in an Acute Care Hospital Pharmacy setting (one on one)

D - PROGRAM-7 ($1995) 2 weeks Fellowship

Everything listed above in an Acute Care Hospital Pharmacy setting

E - PROGRAM-6 ($595) 1 DAY Webinar 1/on/1 (on-Line)

[Webinar (Program-6) does not include IV Certification]

National IV Certification for Pharmacy Technicians

PROGRAM-2 (PT2) 40 Hours of ACPE Credit

We have provided IV certification to more than 500 Pharmacy Technicians throughout the United States.

Our Program includes 3 full days of training with extensive Hands-on Training and class room instructions to provide a complete understanding of USP 797, Aseptic Technique and work Flow in a Hospital Setting.

Technicians must have basic math kills to register for the class. If you are unsure of your ability to do basic math problems please call us before registering on the Website (817-938-1064)

It includes the following:

  1. National Sterile Compounding Training Manual

  2. Hands on training on Aseptically Mixing Ivs, IVPB, Powdered Vials, ampules etc

  3. Validation of Aseptic Technique

  4. On-Line Testing

  5. Certificate of Completion

  6. Test retake at no extra charge within one week of original test.

Accreditation

The Texas Society of Health-System Pharmacists (TSHP) is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education as a provider of continuing education. To receive credit for this activity the participant must provide all relevant participation registration materials, documentation of training hours, 9 Process Validation Evaluation Checklists with 100% accuracy supervised by a TSHP approved Evaluator and pass a written exam with a score of 75% or greater. All credit is issued through PER portal and transferred to the My CPE Monitor system.

Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE) is the national agency for the accreditation of professional degree programs in pharmacy and providers of continuing pharmacy education. ACPE was established in 1932 for the accreditation of pre-service education, and in 1975 its scope of activity was broadened to include accreditation of providers of continuing pharmacy education.

No financial support for any component of the educational activity has been provided by any outside organization.

Pharmacy Education Resources National Sterile Compounding Training for Pharmacists

UAN: 0156-9999-17-096-B07-P

Initial Release Date: 7/7/2017

Planned Expiration Date: 7/7/2020

Home Study Credit Hours: 18.0 (0.18 CEUs)

TYPE: Practice-based Credit 2 Contact hrs (0.02 CEUs)

Pharmacy Technicians

UAN: 0156-9999-17-097-B07-T

Initial Release Date: 7/10/2017

Planned Expiration Date: 7/10/2020

Our instructors have received IV Instructor Training through the University of Houston with a wealth of teaching and practical experience, and therefore able to provide a unique and outstanding learning experience for our students.

PROGRAM-PT-6 {iNCLUDES IV CERTIFICATION PT-2)

This new two weeks program has been developed for Pharmacy Technicians to prepare them for a hospital Pharmacy career. This includes National IV Certification plus the Technician will learn about configuring, filling and working with Automated Dispensing Machines, IV batching and mixing, rounding on Nursing units, Crash Cart filling and maintenance.

One year of pharmacy experience is required to take this class. If you have college credits you may be exempt from the one year experience requirement.

The Pharmacy Technician will rotate through Crescent Medical Center Lancaster and ICare Rehabilitation Hospital so that they can learn about Omnicell plus Med-dispense and different work flows in these hospitals.

Please call to schedule your class, or click on the Register Button for class schedule and prices