Practical Pharmacy Sterile Compounding Training: Lesson 3, Hazardous - On Demand

The ideal goal is for pharmacy technicians and pharmacist to understand the patient safety issues associated with sterile compounding as well as the concept and importance of aseptic technique. Compounders will realize the risk of hazardous medications and how to protect themselves and other health care workers as well as adopt best practices associated with good aseptic technique for optimal safety and preferred outcomes.

This training competency series will demonstrate to the learner exactly how to safety compound hazardous and/or nonhazardous medications to abide by USP standards. There will be sections that address cleaning, garbing, aseptic technique, labeling, beyond use dates, spill control, receiving of product, and calculations needed in compounding. Each module within the series will help streamline the training process and help save valuable pharmacy resources.

Target Audience

This activity is intended for pharmacy technicians and pharmacist. 

Learning Objectives

At the conclusion of this activity, pharmacists and pharmacy technicians should be able to:

  • Recall the list of hazardous drugs
  • Describe types of harmful exposure to hazardous drugs
  • List the types of Personal Protective Equipment required in a sterile environment
  • Recall the process for deactivating, decontaminating, cleaning, and disinfecting



This is a single user experience; sharing is prohibited.

Additional Information

Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 1.00 ACPE Pharmacist
  • 1.00 ACPE Pharmacy Technician
  • 1.00 General CE - Attendance
Course opens: 
Course expires: 
On Demand Activity
United States

Faculty presenter

Carolyn Liptak, MBA, RPh
Pharmacy Executive Director
Vizient, Inc.

Planning committee 

Gretchen Brummel, PharmD, BCPS
Consulting Solutions Director
Vizient, Inc.

Michael Culligan, Rph, FABC
Consulting Director, Pharmacy
Vizient, Inc.

Sarah Davis, CPhT, BS, MA
Apexus Certified 340B Expert
Lead Product Advisor
Pharmacy Analytics
Vizient, Inc.

Randy Gerwitz, RPh
Senior Consulting Solutions Director, Pharmacy
Vizient, Inc.

Bruce Leavitt, PharmD, MBA, PharmD
Senior Executive Director
Pharmacy Advisory Solutions
Vizient, Inc.

Jackie Stokes, BS
Manager, Pharmacy Program 
Vizient, Inc.

Identification, Mitigation, and Disclosure of Relevant Financial Relationships

As an accredited provider of continuing education, Vizient, Inc. is dedicated to ensuring this activity presents learners with only accurate, balanced, scientifically justified recommendations, and is free from promotion, marketing, and commercial bias. In accordance with The Standards for Integrity and Independence in Accredited Continuing Education, all planners, faculty, and others in control of the educational content have disclosed the absence or existence of all financial relationships (of any dollar amount) with ineligible companies within the past 24 months.

It is Vizient’s policy that owners and employees of ineligible companies, and any individuals who refuse to disclose the absence or existence of financial relationships with any ineligible companies are disqualified from participating as planners or faculty.

Disclosure of Financial Relationships:

Absence of Relevant Financial Relationships

Vizient, Inc., Jointly Accredited for Interprofessional Continuing Education, defines companies to be ineligible as those whose primary business is producing, marketing, selling, re-selling, or distributing healthcare products used by or on patients.

An individual is considered to have a relevant financial relationship if the educational content an individual can control is related to the business lines or products of the ineligible company.

No one in a position to control the content of this educational activity have relevant financial relationships with ineligible companies.


Statement of content validity

Vizient, Inc. educational activities are intended to assist healthcare teams advance their professional responsibilities in accordance with the definition of continuing education. It is the policy of Vizient, Inc. to review and ensure that all content and recommendations for patient care within accredited CE is evidenced-based, based on current science and clinical reasoning while ensuring the content is fair and balanced. All recommendations must conform to the generally accepted standards of experimental design, data collection, analysis, and interpretation. Vizient, Inc. does not permit accredited continuing education if it advocates for unscientific approaches to diagnosis or therapy, or if the education promotes recommendations, treatment, or manners of practicing healthcare that are determined to have risks or dangers that outweigh the benefits or are known to be ineffective in the treatment of patients.

FDA off-label/unapproved usage

Faculty/Presenters are required to identify any new and evolving topics for which there is a lower/absence of evidence base. This is to ensure that our content does not advocate for, or promote, practices that are not, or not yet adequately based on current science, evidence, and clinical reasoning. Faculty/Presenters are required to disclose any discussion of (1) off-label/unapproved or investigational uses of FDA approved commercial products or devices and/or (2) products or devices not yet approved in the United States.

Disclaimer: The education provided through this activity is for continuing education purposes only. The views and opinions expressed in this activity are those of the faculty/presenters and do not necessarily reflect the views of Vizient, Inc.

Joint Accreditation Statement:

In support of improving patient care, Vizient, Inc. is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.


Designation Statement:


Vizient, Inc. designates this activity for a maximum of 1.0 ACPE credit hours.

UAN JA0006103-0000-22-060-H03-P
UAN JA0006103-0000-22-060-H03-T

Available Credit

  • 1.00 ACPE Pharmacist
  • 1.00 ACPE Pharmacy Technician
  • 1.00 General CE - Attendance
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