Applying 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 non-sterile compounding documents. The content has not been reviewed, approved, or endorsed by NAPRA. The content solely represents the interpretation of the model standards by the course Development Team.

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