Fundamentals of Sterile Products Preparation for Pharmacy Technicians, 1st edition

  • Mike Johnston
  • George Tsallas

Fundamentals of Sterile Products Preparation for Pharmacy Technicians

ISBN-13:  9780132896948


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Sterile Product Preparation: Theory and Practice for Pharmacy Technicians is the first Canadian edition for Sterile Preparations and Aseptic Techniques courses part of Pharmacy Technician and Pharmacy Assistant programs at Canadian colleges and career colleges. Based on Canadian practice, this text provides theory and practice with examples and exercises including the NAPRA competencies for pharmacy technicians.


Beginning with a brief historical development of parenteral products and parenteral therapy including sterile product characteristics and the importance of sterility, components and packing, it then addresses Canada’s regulatory environment and professional requirements, guidelines governing the preparation of sterile products, the importance of and methods for contamination control, design of compounding facilities, personnel involved in preparation, essential equipment and aseptic technique and related activities. 

Table of contents

1. Introduction to Sterile Products

2. Standards Guidelines for Preparing Sterile Products

3. Contamination Control-Facilities and Engineering Control Systems

4. Aseptic Compounding of Sterile Parenteral Preparation

5. Parenteral Drug Administration

6. Parenteral Nutrition

7. Preparation and Safe Handling of Hazardous Drugs

8. Compounding Specialty Parenteral Products

9. Quality Assurance


End Matter

Appendix A: Terminology and Abbreviations

Appendix B: Common Intravenous Medications

Appendix C: Training and Validation Forms

Appendix D: Instructions for Left-Handed Personnel

Appendix E. NAPRA Competencies

Published by Pearson Canada (April 27th 2016) - Copyright © 2017