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Table Of Contents For The Sterile Compounding Course

The standalone online sterile compounding course is available as view only slides that cover all of the topics shown below. The entire course consists of over 260 slides with text, external links to relevant and updated images, and videos.

The course is included if you sign up for the virtual IV certification program or may be purchased by itself.

Once you’re done with the course, take a final exam, pass with a score of 75% or better, and receive a beautiful certificate of completion and a letter of recommendation.

(Conditions apply for the letter of recommendation. See for more information)

This course is thorough and will give you a jumpstart in transitioning into sterile compounding. The final exam is in addition to the tests shown below.




Roman numerals USP 797 sterile compounding terminology Hazardous drugs terminology
Need to know conversions Other need to know terminology Hazardous drugs – chemotherapy drugs mechanisms of action
Ratios Pharmacy specific clean room environments Hazardous drugs – antimetabolites and mitotic inhibitors
Proportions Sterile compounding disinfectants Hazardous drugs – cell cycle phase hormonal agents
Percentage concentrations Facility design requirements Hazardous drugs – cell cycle phase alkylating agents
Dilutions Certification and re-certification of PEC and SEC Hazardous drugs – antibiotics
Aliquots Hospital & other clean room examples Chemotherapy prescription order example
Displacement volume Clean room ACPH Chemotherapy IV bag label
Alligations Garbing and gloving procedure USP 800 need to know basics
Milliequivalents, millimoles, milliosmoles Horizontal laminar flow hood cleaning USP 800 SOP’s
Molarity and molality Vertical laminar flow hood cleaning USP 800 medical surveillance programs
Tonicity Biological safety cabinets USP 800 other requirements
Individualized dosing Compounding aseptic isolators (CAI&CACI) USP 800 training and validation
Body surface area Containment ventilated enclosure USP 800 personnel assessments
IV drip and flow rates Compounded sterile preparations risk levels USP 800 closed system transfer device
133 question math practice test Media fill tests USP 800 engineering controls
  Category 2 BUDs for CSP’s USP 800 environmental surface sampling
  Environmental quality assurance USP 800 containing hazardous drug spills
  Assessment of CSP environment USP 800 spills and disposal
  Smoke studies USP 800 PPE
  Airflow velocity USP 800 oral HD requirements
  Particle count testing USP 800 sterile injectable HD’s
  Airflow, pressure gauges and monitoring USP 800 priming video example
  Surface sampling with agar plates

USP 800 HD vial preparation video link

70 question USP 800 practice test

  Gloved fingertip and thumb testing EXTRA
  Remedies for microbial growth Commonly used IV drugs in hospitals and home infusion pharmacies
  Personnel assessment Minibag assembly (VIDEO)
  Training record requirements for personal assessments List of commonly ordered anti-infectives in mini bags
  Garbing and gloving competency assessments  
  Standard operating procedures (SOP’s)  
  Verification of compounding equipment  
  Accuracy testing of automated compounding device (ACD)  
  ACD weight and precision accuracy testing  
  Compounding accuracy checks  
  Verification of ingredient strength and identity  
  Final preparation check before dispensing  
  Sterility testing current requirement  
  Sterility and pyrogen testing  
  Category 2 BUD  
  Conventionally manufactured products and stock solutions BUD  
  Other need to know terminology  
  Sterile pharmaceuticals need to know basics  
  Factors affecting sterile pharmaceuticals  
  Light obscuration particle count test  
  Chemical incompatibilities  
  Physical and therapeutic incompatibilities  
  Other factors that cause incompatibilities  
  Administration of sterile pharmaceuticals  
  Tonicity of sterile solutions  
  Osmolarity and osmolality  
  Parenteral nutrition (PN)  
  PN calculations  
  PN pump demo  
  Parenteral nutrition practical example  
  Routes of administration and storage requirements  
  Stability and temperature control  
  Inspection and temperature control  
  Labeling requirements  
  Supplies and equipment terminology  
  Filter sizes and properties  
  Withdrawing from an ampule (video link)  
  Withdrawing from a vial (video link)  
  Vial reconstitution (video link)  
  IV administration set components  
  Container and administration sets  
  IV administration set up close (video link)  
  IV transfer set  
  Multiple additive set  
  Medication cassette reservoir   
  Elastomeric pump  
  Automated parenteral nutrition device (video link)  
  Closure systems terminology  
  IV tubing  
  CSP dispensing considerations  
  Sterilization techniques  
  Ophthalmic preparations  
  Other compounding terminology  
  Master formulation record   
  Compounding log example  
  Distribution drug records  
  CSP labeling requirements  
  Reference materials  
  Prepackaging labels and records  
  Sterile compounding pharmacy – quality assurance  
  Outpatient prescription labeling  
  CSP dispensing to practitioners or institutional pharmacies  
  IV CSP labeling  

IV CSP label examples

105 question USP 797 practice test