Sterile Compounding Technology: Pharmacy Technicians Lead the Adoption of Best Practices


Over the past 10 years there has been increased growth and maturity in the compounding technology market and an increased uptake by pharmacies in the use of sterile compounding technologies. Pharmacists and pharmacy technicians, like other caregivers, are increasingly feeling the pressure of a reduced workforce during the pandemic and many are experiencing caregiver burnout which can directly impact compounding success. Together, pharmacists and technicians must address these challenges to improve the safety of sterile compounding practices as well as continue to increase the safe use of technology in the process.

Join as faculty describe common challenges faced by technicians using technology in the sterile compounding process and the role that technicians play in helping to design a safe workflow plan. ISMP's new sterile compounding best practice guidelines for 2022 from ISMP will be reviewed as part of the program. 

Intended Audience:

  • Pharmacists and Pharmacy Technicians involved in Sterile Compounding

  • Administrators with oversight of Pharmacy Practice

  • Medication Safety Officers

  • Quality Improvement and Risk Management professionals

  • Pharmacy Faculty and Students

Learning Objectives: 

Following completion of this activity, participants will be able to:

  1. State common safety challenges faced by technicians using sterile compounding technology.

  2. Explain the role of the technician in designing a safe workflow plan for sterile compounding technology.

  3. Discuss best practices identified during ISMP's National Sterile Compounding Summit.  


Elham Amiri, CPhT, Pharmacy Technician, UCSF 

Christina Michalek, BSc Pharm, RPh, FASHP, Director, Membership and PSO, ISMP



This activity is supported by Baxter. 

CE Accreditation

Pharmacists and Pharmacy Technicians

This CE activity is jointly provided by ProCE, LLC and the Institute for Safe Medication Practices (ISMP). ProCE is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education as a provider of continuing pharmacy education. ACPE Universal Activity Number 0221-9999-22-195-L05-P/T has been assigned to this knowledge-based live CE activity (initial release date June 7, 2022). This activity is approved for 1.0 contact hour (0.1 CEU) in states that recognize ACPE providers. This activity is provided at no cost to participants. Participants must complete the online post-test and activity evaluation within 30 days of the activity to receive pharmacy CE credit. No partial credit will be given. Statements of completion will be issued online at www.ProCE.com, and proof of completion will be posted in NABP CPE Monitor profiles.