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American College of Apothecaries

Fundamental Compounding

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Overview / Abstract:

FUNDAMENTAL COMPOUNDING is an accredited 3-day, 21-hour (2.1 CEUs) practice-based course designed for pharmacists, technicians, marketers, and students who are new to compounding or who have had training in the past, but want a refresher. Physicians and other health care professionals are welcome to attend.

This hands-on course focuses on the proper preparation of fundamental dosage forms utilized by pharmacies that are compounding medications for their patients. Participants will learn through lectures and hands-on laboratory training in a fully equipped USP 795 lab.

Our low instructor/participant ratio allows for individual attention and interaction. The program is structured to demonstrate skills that can be immediately implemented by participants.

The lecture and hands-on portion teaches a theoretical and practical basis on which to build a successful non-sterile compounding practice that is compliant with current USP requirements for good compounding practice. The instruction focuses on the proper preparation of fundamental dosage forms utilized by pharmacies which are compounding medications for their patients.

Upon completion of this program, the participant should be able to:
• Recognize proper garbing with the appropriate personal protective equipment (PPE), understand lab safety, and applicable environmental controls required to protect compounders
• Identify accurately and effectively use the various pieces of equipment available to compounding practices
• Show how to dispense compounded medications accurately and efficiently by choosing and properly using available molds and dispensing devices.
• Identify and use drug and compounding specific references required for documentation of the Master Formulation Record
• Explain how to properly complete a Compounding Record for each formulation
• Demonstrate their ability to compound each of the following dosage forms using appropriate techniques: Solutions, Suspensions, Creams, Ointments, Gels, Suppositories, Troches, Capsules, other Novel Dosage Forms.
• Explain the importance of the Triad of Care essential to the proper delivery of extemporaneously compounded medications
• Identify relevant regulations and standards of practice in the compounding industry.

More information on compounding training course titles and alternate class dates available at:


Jul 11, 2019


Pharmacy CPE


Live / Seminar, Seminar


ACA Member: $1395; 2nd attendee from same pharmacy: $1295; Non-member $1595; Student: $595

Credits / Hours

Fundamental Compounding, a practice-based course, has been approved for 21 contact hours (2.1 CEU's) of continuing education credit being obtained in the live programming with ACPE Universal Activity Numbers 0201-0000-16-019-L01-P/T. These UAN have an initial release date of 1/1/2016 and an expiration date of 1/1/2019. Attendees will be required to complete an evaluation form at the completion of the program. Attendees requesting CE will be required to provide their NABP e-Profile ID and birthdate (MMDD) to receive credit or any ACPE-accredited CPE session.


The American College of Apothecaries is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education as a provider of continuing pharmacy education. All sessions carrying the ACPE program number are approved for continuing education credit.

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Presenters / Authors / Faculty

ACA Faculty:

Activity Specialities / Related Topics

Compounding of Medications

Sponsors / Supporters / Grant Providers

ACA Research & Education Foundation

Keywords / Search Terms

American College of Apothecaries, compounding, training, CE, CME, pharmacy, pharmacist, technician, calculations, ACA Live CE CME Seminar

LIVE Activity Location Details

07-11-2019 - 07-13-2019

ACA National Training Laboratory
2830 Summer Oaks Drive
Bartlett, TN   38134
United States of America

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