Subscribing to the ASHP Sterile Compounding Competency Library allows your institution to easily and efficiently manage competency assessment of all sterile compounding personnel and maintain a year-to-year record of your ongoing sterile compounding competency assessment program.

The current catalog includes three full-length courses covering all sterile compounding practice requirements set forth in USP Chapter <797>, with four modules available soon on the new safe handling practices required for USP Chapter <800>. 

Full administrator access makes it easy to track sterile compounding personnel and maintain an ongoing competency assessment record.  Administrators can print out reports showing the status of all staff performance on the sterile compounding competency program. An annual subscription ensures continued access to the competency tracking and reporting features of the competency library.

Each course includes interactive exercises, Q&A sections to check knowledge, and video clips demonstrating essential <797> requirements. Participants may return tothe course as often as they like for extra practice.

The current library includes:

Compounding Sterile Preparations: ASHP’s Guide to Chapter <797>

Course 1:

  • Introduction to USP <797>
  • Sterile Compounding Facilities
  • Maintaining a Sterile Compounding Area

Course 2:

  • Assigning Beyond Use Dates
  • Special Compounded Preparations
  • Handling Compounded Sterile Preparations

Course 3:

  • Types of Monitoring for Compounding Personnel
  • Training and Documentation Responsibilities

Coming soon!

Hazardous Drugs – Handling in Healthcare Settings: ASHP’s Guide to USP Chapter <800>

Course 1: USP <800> – Introduction and Overview

  •          Explains the purpose and professional need for USP <800>
  •          Describes the NIOSH-defined characteristics of a hazardous drug
  •          Covers the importance for an entity to perform an Assessment of Risk for all hazardous drugs.

Course 2: USP <800> – Facilities, Engineering and Environmental Controls, Protective Equipment, and Personnel

  •          Describes key facilities requirements for the safe receipt, unpacking, storage, and compounding of sterile and nonsterile hazardous drugs
  •          Differentiates between primary, secondary, and supplemental engineering controls for containment hazardous drugs during compounding
  •          Explains key elements for cleaning and decontamination of areas used for compounding hazardous drugs

Module 3: USP <800> – Personal Protective Equipment, Hazard Communication, Personnel Training, and Medical Surveillance

  •          Details the proper personal protective equipment (PPE) and donning and doffing techniques required when handling hazardous drugs
  •          Describes the requirements for a Hazard Communication Program and its essential components
  •          Explains the importance of personnel training and having a medical surveillance program in place

Module 4: USP <800> – Deactivating, Decontaminating, Cleaning, Disinfection, and Spill Control

  •          Describes appropriate procedures for receiving, labeling, packaging, transport, and disposal of hazardous drugs
  •          Explains the purpose of and procedures for deactivating, decontaminating, cleaning, and disinfecting of areas where hazardous drugs are handled
  •          Outlines the steps that personnel should follow in the event of a spill of hazardous drugs

Individual subscribers can also subscribe to the courses individually for CE credit or to maintain a year-to-year record of ongoing sterile compounding competency to demonstrate to future employers.

To learn more and preview a course, contact Chris Jezowski at cjezowski@ashp.org or fill out this form