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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