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IV Training, National (20 Hours A.C.P.E. credit)

Based on USP 797, formalized IV Training is now a requirement for all Pharmacists & Pharmacy Technicians involved in sterile compounding, whether in a hospital setting, Infusion Suite, Long Term Care or Compounding Pharmacies who have taken on sterile compounding as a product line.  This is a national standard that is applicable to all pharmacies across the USA.

We have been teaching this course since 2005 and have helped thousands of Pharmacists from all over the USA and abroad to get National IV Training.

At the completion of this activity, the participant will be able to:

  1. Express appropriate formulations and methods for the calculation of various sterile compounded preparations.
  2. Describe the 3 Risk levels used in sterile compounding and the compounding, storage and cleaning requirements for each risk level.
  3. Identify the various ISO Class 5 hoods and Isolators with the appropriate sterile compounding procedure that applies to each.
  4. Recognize different tests and methods which can verify that the compounded preparation is sterile.
  5. Demonstrate @ 100% accuracy on Process Validation (PV) Checklist aseptic hand washing.
  6. Demonstrate @ 100% accuracy on Process Validation (PV) Checklist proper gowning and sterile gloving
  7. Demonstrate @ 100% accuracy on Process Validation (PV) Checklist proper Horizontal hood cleaning technique
  8. Demonstrate @ 100% accuracy on Process Validation (PV) Checklist proper vertical hood or Barrier Isolator Hood cleaning technique
  9. Demonstrate @ 100% accuracy on Process Validation (PV) Checklist proper powder vial reconstitution technique
  10. Demonstrate @ 100% accuracy on Process Validation (PV) Checklist proper liquid vial and ampule technique
  11. Demonstrate @ 100% accuracy on Process Validation (PV) Checklist proper hazardous drug preparation technique (optional)

The target audience(s) that may best benefit from participation in the activity; (Pharmacists)

  • The Texas Society of Health-System Pharmacists (TSHP) is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education as a provider of continuing education. To receive credit for this activity the participant must provide all relevant participation registration materials, documentation of training hours, 9 Process Validation Evaluation Checklists with 100% accuracy supervised by a TSHP approved Evaluator and pass a written exam with a score of 75% or greater. All credit is issued through PER portal and transferred to  the My CPE Monitor system.
  • Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE) is the national agency for the accreditation of professional degree programs in pharmacy and providers of continuing pharmacy education. ACPE was established in 1932 for the accreditation of pre-service education, and in 1975 its scope of activity was broadened to include accreditation of providers of continuing pharmacy education.
  • No financial support for any component of the educational activity has been provided by any outside organization.
  • Pharmacy Education Resources National Sterile Compounding Training for Pharmacists UAN : 0156-9999-15-163-B03-P
  • Live Credits: 2.0 (0.02 CEUs)
  • Home Study Credit Hours: 18.0 (0.18 CEUs)
  • TYPE: Practice-based
  • Expiration 6/30/2018

Our instructors have received IV Instructor Training through the University of Houston with a wealth of teaching and practical experience, and therefore able to provide a unique and outstanding learning experience for our students.

Due to a growing number of pharmacists who are now interested in learning about:

 HOSPITAL PHARMACY PRACTICE

LONG TERM ACUTE CARE PHARMACY (LTAC)

INFUSION PHARMACY

CLINICAL PHARMACY PRACTICE

 We now offer a couple of add-on courses with our National IV training class, to allow our  pharmacists a unique opportunity to simultaneously get hospital pharmacy training, gain basic clinical pharmacy knowledge and/or enhance their overall hospital pharmacy practice skills.

Either way it will be a great learning experience. 

Pharmacists from all over the United States have attended this program, including International students from Canada, Japan, Bahamas, Dubai & Saudi Arabia, because the hospital pharmacy training portion is not offered anywhere else.

Register for any of these classes in DALLAS or a city near you.

PROGRAM – I   (NATIONAL IV TRAINING: 8 am – 6 pm Friday)

On-Line test Saturday 9 am – 12 noon for Pharmacists.

Grading is instantaneous once you complete and pass your on-line test with a score of 75% or higher, we will issue a certificate of completion. It is helpful to bring your laptop computer for testing.

Please allow 7-10 business days for TSHP to process CE and post on NABP Website.

CLICK ON THE REGISTER BUTTON FOR UPDATED CLASS INFORMATION

(Or call to schedule your 1/1 class for Pharmacists at your convenience during any weekday between 9 am -5 pm.


COURSE PRE-REQUISITES, REQUIREMENTS & RESULTS PROCESSING

  • Home study: 10 hours for Pharmacists only.
  • Class room instruction: 10 hours
  • Hands on Experience & Media Fill Test (2 hours)
  • Students must score 75% on post test to receive accreditation.
  • Results of the online tests via PER Educational Portal are displayed instantly once completed.
  • Certificate of completion issued 

COURSE OUTLINE 

NATIONAL IV TRAINING AGENDA DAY ONE (8 am – 6 pm)

  1. Infection Control & Contamination
  2. Sterile Products Basics & Risk Levels                                            
  3. Primary Engineering Control Devices
  4. Compounding Accuracy & Quality Control
  5. Supplies, Equipment & storage
  6. Sterilization Methods & Documentation
  7. Types of Cytotoxic Agents & their handling
  8. Preparation & Storage of Cytotoxic
  9. Math: Ratio, Proportions & Percentages
  10. Math: Alligations & Dosage calculations
  11. Microbiology, Hand washing & Gowning
  12. Hands on Practice
  13. Process Validations & Media Fill Test

NATIONAL IV TRAINING AGENDA DAY TWO (8 am – 12 noon)

  1. Math & Material Review
  2. Self Study /Q & A                                                                                 
  3. Online Test 9-12

HOSPITAL PHARMACY AGENDA DAY TWO (12:30 pm-4:00 pm)

  1. Introduction to Hospital Pharmacy practice 
  2. Hospital practice settings
  3. Hospital relationships
  4. Hospital Regs, Conditions of participation, JCAHO
  5. Hospital Drug Distribution, Cart-fill vs Pyxis Fill vs Robot Fill
  6. Automatic Stop Orders (ASO)
  7. Medication Administration Records (MAR)
  8. Medication Reconciliation
  9. Core measures including SCIP protocol
  10. Pharmacists role in SCIP protocol & Core Measures
  11. IV basics, IV Lines & Administration Guidelines

HOSPITAL PHARMACY AGENDA DAY THREE (8am – 11:30 am)

  1. Antibiotic Dosing, Monitoring & Renal Adjustments
  2. Anticoagulation Dosing, Monitoring & Management
  3. Aminoglycosides Dosing, Monitoring & Management
  4. Vancomycin Dosing, Monitoring & Management
  5. ACLS Drugs, RSI Kits and responding to codes
  6. Hyperthermia Kits and contents.
  7. TPN Monitoring & Electrolyte Management     

HOSPITAL PHARMACY AGENDA DAY THREE (12:30 pm-3:30 pm)

  1. Order Management Systems, Pyxis Connect, Trustfax, S-fax …
  2. Automated Dispensing Machines – Pyxis, Omnicell, Meddispense …
  3. Hospital Computer Systems, CPSI, Meditech, Rxlink, Medics …
  4. Medication order entry basics, do’ and don’t’s
  5. Medication Order Types – Differentiating between a medication order vs IV order
  6. Timing medication order to optimize medication administration.
  7. Medication Order verification with CPOE
  8. One on One Order entry practice with CPSI computer system.
  9. Tweaking your resume for hospital pharmacy positions
  10. Preparing for a Hospital Pharmacy interview

REGISTRATION FEES: 

PROGRAM – I {National IV Training – Pharmacists} $655

Program-II {National IV Training – Pharmacy Technicians} $695

PROGRAM – III {Includes Hospital/Clinical Rx Training} $995

URGENT NATIONAL IV TRAINING for Pharmacist $745 .

Must register & schedule one week prior to hands on training and written exam. Results are displayed instantly via PER Educational Portal. Weekdays only. Weekend schedule cost = $895

Fees include National IV training book, hands on experience, registration & grading fees, IV certificate and 20 hours of ACPE credit for Pharmacists, which includes 2 Hours of live CE. 

Program-II for Pharmacy Technicians is a 3 day course which offers 40 hours of ACPE credit, including 22 hours of live CE credit, and offered in Dallas only.

COURSE PRE-REQUISITES, REQUIREMENTS & RESULTS PROCESSING

  • You must be a Certified Pharmacy Technician or a Technician Trainee working in a Hospital, Infusion or Compounding Pharmacy.
  • Home study: 20 hours for Pharmacy Technicians
  • Class room instruction: 10 hours [day one same as Pharmacists]
  • Hands on Experience & Media Fill Test (22 hours)
  • Test is on Sunday from 12 noon to 4pm
  • Students must score 75% on post test to receive accreditation.
  • Results of the online tests via PER Educational Portal are displayed instantly once completed.

Please call before Registering if you have any questions.

SATISFACTION GUARANTEE:

Our teaching methods and training provide optimal training for the students to pass the exam the very first time, with a 99% passing record for Pharmacists. If for some reason you do not pass the exam we will pay your registration fee to retake the exam within 60 days.

Refund Policy
We offer a full refund if the registrant cancels within 14 days of registration prior to receiving class materials.
If materials are returned without alteration, within 2 weeks of registration, you will get a 99% refund.

There is no change fee if you reschedule your class to one within 6 months.

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