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Spectrum Pharmacy Institute

Inside our 42,000 square foot pharmacy distribution, manufacturing, and training facility, Spectrum Pharmacy Institute is more than a state-of-the-art compounding education center – it’s a vision. Founded by and for pharmacy professionals, Spectrum Pharmacy Institute is committed to providing the finest academic learning experience in the industry.


Spectrum Pharmacy Institute offers the latest comprehensive lecture-based and hands-on compounding education, providing compounders the opportunity to add to their knowledge-base, learn new skills and network with colleagues in their industry. Learning programs feature a state-of-the-art multi-media audio-visual classroom and laboratory experience, including ISO-Class 7 & 8 air handling units, fully functional teaching laboratories, current compounding equipment and supplies, and USP <800> compliant facilities.


All courses are written and presented by subject matter experts, and all education programs are reviewed by faculty of Rutgers University’s Ernest Mario School of Pharmacy and jointly accredited with Spectrum Pharmacy Institute.


Located in New Brunswick, NJ, the Spectrum Pharmacy Institute has convenient access to nearby New York City, Philadelphia and the New Jersey shore area. Program attendees experience the industry’s leading educational courses and may also enjoy the local museums, theaters, concerts and professional sporting events.




If you have questions regarding Spectrum Pharmacy Institute or the courses offered, please contact us at 800-370-6231, ext. 5479


Essentials of Non-Sterile Compounding


With a foundation in USP <795> as a guideline, this 3-day course combines diverse presentations with hands-on laboratory application to enhance the participant’s non-sterile compounding knowledge and techniques.Prior to the live program, attendees will complete a learning module covering compounding calculations and submit answers to an online quiz to assess baseline knowledge. The quiz results will be reviewed during the live program.

Essentials of Sterile Compounding


In 2015, a proposed revision to USP Chapter <797>, outlining standards for preparing compounded sterile preparations, was published for comment. In addition to covering the key standards of the current chapter, this 3-day course will review the proposed changes. Prior to the live program, attendees will review the proposed revision and submit answers to an online quiz to assess baseline knowledge. Highlighted topics include:

  • aseptic technique
  • formulation methodology
  • component selection
  • contamination risks
  • sterilization and depyrogenation
  • release testing
  • documentation
  • CGMPs

   
Contemporary Compounding for Pain Management


Pain is one of the most common reasons patients seek medical attention and one of the most difficult to objectively evaluate. Not only does pain impact the daily living of the affected person, but ineffective pain management leads to annual business productivity losses of ~$300 billion in the United States.* This 2-day course highlights the definition, mechanism and classification of pain; followed by appropriate treatment considerations involving novel treatment approaches, proper dosing, API selection and formulation. The laboratory hands-on application focuses on enhancing the participant’s technique in properly formulating and preparing compounded pain preparations.


BHRT and the Symphony of Hormones


This comprehensive live course on bio-identical hormone replacement therapy (BHRT) introduces attendees to a new paradigm. It simply is not enough to draw laboratory samples, perform an analysis and interpret results; then, compound and dispense a prescription. Pharmacists must take a broader approach to working with patients and prescribers by examining many other factors including diet, nutrition, adrenal and thyroid status, and lifestyle choices to promote long-term health. Presented by three experts in the field of holistic BHRT, this interactive program offers attendees an opportunity to learn from individuals who have worked in the field and gained years of experience helping patients.



   
USP <800> Compliance – Improving the Safety of Compounded Preparations


July 1, 2018 is the day of implementation for USP <800>. This new chapter of compounding standards affects all healthcare personnel who handle HD preparations and all entities that store, prepare, transport or administer HDs. Our 2-day course concentrates not only on the compounding of HD’s, but the receipt, storage, dispensing, administration and disposal as well. Instruction will highlight the principles of protecting personnel, patients and the environment from exposure. And, the hands-on simulation focuses on the critical aspects in HD safety and preparation.


Presenter Bios


We have selected the very best speakers who are industry experts in the field they are presenting.



General Information


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