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Supplies for Sterile Compounding: Tools of the Trade

Program Type



1 Contact Hour(s)

Release Date

Monday, August 31, 2020

Offline Date:

Wednesday, March 1, 2023

ACPE Expiration Date

Thursday, August 31, 2023

Target Audience

Pharmacist, Pharmacy Technician



  • Overview

    Sterile compounding is a unique and critical skill of both pharmacists and pharmacy technicians. In order to become proficient in such skills, it is crucial to have a thorough understanding of the supplies and materials utilized when compounding sterile products. Not every pharmacist responsible for compounding sterile products or overseeing the sterile compounding process may have the necessary level of foundational knowledge or experience needed, thus a foundational review of compounding supplies will be beneficial to those who find themselves in these roles. Similarly, many pharmacy technicians responsible for compounding sterile products but are who inexperienced in this area will likely benefit from a thorough review of available compounding supplies. This activity is designed to introduce the learner to the some of the supplies used to compound sterile products. It will provide thorough descriptions of these supplies and aid the learner in understanding how to both select and use the appropriate supplies when engaging in sterile compounding activities. Additionally, it will address pertinent safety concerns that arise when working with such supplies.


    Homestudy PDF:   20230H07.pdf

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  • Pharmacist

    Describe supplies used to compound sterile products
    Recognize if supplies have been appropriately selected and used to compound sterile products
    Describe appropriate safety measures to take when working with supplies used to compound sterile products

    Pharmacy Technician

    Describe supplies used to compound sterile products
    Recognize the appropriate selection and use of sterile compounding supplies
    Identify safety measures for working with supplies used to compound sterile products

  • Activity Type


    Universal Activity Number

    Pharmacist 0798-0000-20-230-H07-P

    Pharmacy Technician 0798-0000-20-230-H07-T

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