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PHT 179IN - Sterile Products

5 Credits, 9 Contact Hours
3 lecture periods 6 lab periods

Application of aseptic techniques and use of the laminar flow hood in the preparation of sterile products. Includes history of sterile products and parenteral therapy, characteristics of sterile products, principles of fluid and electrolyte therapy, basics of microbiology, antiseptics and sterilization, and sterile products calculations. Also includes introduction to IV labels and profile systems, aseptic techniques, total parenteral nutrition, incompatibilities, quality control and related pharmacy software; and specialized sterile products.

Prerequisite(s): PHT 170  and PHT 171IN  

Course Learning Outcomes
  1. List five major causes of contamination of an injectable.
  2. Demonstrate the proper technique for using a syringe and needle for aseptic withdrawal of the contents of a rubber-capped vial, and a glass ampul.
  3. Demonstrate the proper technique for aseptic reconstitution of an antibiotic injection.
  4. Describe and demonstrate proper hand washing techniques in a sterile environment.
  5. Demonstrate the correct techniques and procedure for preparing parenteral admixtures, including the proper preparation of the label.
  6. Identify the major components of laminar-flow hoods and state their functions.
  7. Define and describe the following: microbial growth and transmission; origin, pharmacologic effect, and prevention of pyrogens; sterility; heat sterilization; and, cold sterilization.
  8. Demonstrate the proper technique for visual inspection of parenteral solutions.
  9. Use the internet for email and basic research.
  10. Use basic pharmacy software system in pharmacy setting to process prescription and medication orders.

Performance Objectives:
  1. Use the internet for email and basic research.
  2. Use basic software programs in pharmacy settings.
  3. Process a prescription or medication order using software programs.
  4. Discuss future directions in electronic data and robotics.

  1. History of Sterile Products and Parenteral Therapy
  2. Characteristics of Sterile Products
  3. Principles of Fluid and Electrolyte Therapy
  4. Laminar Flow Hood Theory
  5. Basics of Microbiology
  6. Antiseptics and Sterilization
    1. Antiseptics
    2. Dry heat/autoclave
    3. Radiation
    4. Filtration
  7. Sterile Products Calculations
  8. Introduction to IV Labels and Profile Systems
  9. Aseptic Techniques
    1. Introduction to needle and syringe handling
    2. Volume practice/handling vials
    3. Laminar flow hood preparation
    4. Handling glass containers vs. plastic
    5. Handling ampuls
    6. Handling filter needles
    7. Reconstitution of sterile solids
    8. Handling prefilled syringes
    9.     Handling transfer needles
    10. Handling multi-add syringes
  10. Total Parenteral Nutrition
  11. Incompatibilities
  12. Quality Control
  13. Computer Networks for Communication and Information
    1. E-mail communications for individuals and groups
    2. Internet and its evolution
    3. Research techniques using the world wide web and search engines
    4. Evaluation of web-based information
  14. Professional Pharmacy Applications in Retail and Hospital Pharmacy
    1. Therapeutic drug monitoring
    2. Drug information retrieval and storage
    3. Reports
  15. Using Computers for Inventory Control in Pharmacy
  16. Future Directions with Electronic Media
  17. Specialized Sterile Products
    1. Ophthalmics
    2. Peritoneal didlysates
    3. Radiopharmaceuticals
    4. Allergenic extracts
    5. Handling of antineoplastics
    6. Antimicrobial pharmacology

Effective Term:
Full Academic Year 2017/2018

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