Applying NAPRA Non-sterile Compounding Standards Into Practice

Gain a comprehensive understanding of NAPRAs Non-Sterile Compounding Standards and how they can be implemented effectively. 


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The modules cover key points from NAPRA’s non-sterile compounding standards such as performing risk assessments, identifying the different levels of requirements for non-sterile compounding, applying standards into your daily practice using commonly seen compounds. This program also covers how to address frequently asked questions such as determining the beyond-use-date, finding master formulas, wearing personal protection equipment, and other useful resources.

Note: this course is not intended to be a replacement for fully understanding the NAPRA’s non-sterile compounding documents.

Learning objectives:

Module 1: Operationalizing Non-Sterile Compounding Standards:

  • Understand what compounding is and is not.
  • Recognize the need for compounding standards.
  • Comprehend key points from NAPRA’s non-sterile compounding standards.
  • Perform a risk assessment for compounding activities.
  • Identify the different levels of requirements for non-sterile compounding.


Module 2: Applying Non-Sterile Compounding Standards into Practice:

  • Understand what is required in order to be compliant with the non-sterile standards.
  • Apply non-sterile compounding standards to a pharmacy workflow.
  • Consider personnel when applying non-sterile compounding standards.
  • Understand what a master formulation record is.
  • Apply non-sterile compounding standards to preparing common compounds.


Module 3: Addressing Frequently Asked Questions:

  • Implement key points from NAPRA’s Non-Sterile Compounding Standards.
  • Apply non-sterile compounding standards to common pharmacy situations.
  • Understand how to determine beyond use dates of non-sterile compounds.
  • Address frequently asked questions from pharmacy staff about compounding.
  • Identify useful compounding resources.

Course outline:

This program consists of:

  • 3 Online Modules
  • Final Multiple-Choice Exam (15 questions)
  • Program Evaluation

Course at a glance:

  • 3 CEUs
  • Available until November 17, 2022
  • 3 hours to complete
  • Online
  • Accreditation: 8003-2019-2932-I-T
  • Completion requirement: Complete the course’s online modules and score a 70 per cent or higher on the multiple-choice exam (two attempts).

Who should take this course:

All pharmacy professionals including pharmacists, pharmacy technicians, pharmacy students, and pharmacy technician students who would like to gain a better understanding of NAPRA’s non-sterile compounding standards.

Development Team:

  • Adam Silvertown, Compounding Pharmacy Owner (BScPhm) )
  • Dave Hughes, Compounding Pharmacist (BScPhm, BSc)
  • Ashley Gubbels-Smith, Compounding Pharmacy Manager (BScPhm, BSc