Compounding: from basics to modern technology (AJP October 2018)

Accredited CPD
Group # 2

Provider: AJP
Author: Tammy Nguyen and Patricia Ullmann

CPD Credits: 2


This CPD activity is available to all pharmacists only on the AJP website:

The preparation of extemporaneous compounds is a process composed of multiple procedures. Each procedure in the process assures the quality of the final preparation. This article discusses the rationales behind the procedures, the equipment, and the technologies used during the compounding process today

Learning Objectives

After completing this activity, pharmacists should be able to:

1. describe the equipment and technologies used in compounding;

2. describe the processes of trituration and homogenisation;

3. list variables used to calculate the minimum accurately weighable quantity (MACQ) of electronic balance

The 2016 Competency Standards addressed by this activity include: 1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 3.2, 3.4

Accreditation number: A1810AJP2      Accreditation expires: 01/10/2020
This activity has been accredited for 1.0 hour of Group One CPD (or 1.0 CPD credit) suitable for inclusion in an individual pharmacist’s CPD plan, which may be converted to 1.0 hour of Group Two CPD (or 2.0 CPD credits) upon successful completion of the associated assessment activity.