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ACPE Accredited Continuing Education for Pharmacists and Pharmacy Technicians

USP 800: Where Is It Bringing Us? How Sterile Are We Now? – 1 CE

Activity Overview

Many new drugs have been added to the USP 800 hazardous drugs and unfortunately, many healthcare professionals have not been taught enough information on the danger of manipulating those agents. Nurses, licensed health aids, compounders as well as patients are at the frontline of toxicities by manipulating these agents. These effects include reproductive, teratogenic, and hormonal complications. The goal of this activity is to explain the importance of handling hazardous drugs properly to minimize harm to patients, compounders, and caregivers.

This self-paced course is available online through any device with internet access. There are unlimited test attempts and no time limit for completion.

Pharmacist Learning Objectives

At the conclusion of this continuing education activity, the participant will be able to:

  1. Discuss the new regulations issued by USP 800 and how they are applied in pharmacy settings
  2. Identify the criteria that define hazardous drugs
  3. Describe the ways to protect the compounder and patient when manipulating hazardous drugs

Pharmacy Technician Learning Objectives

At the conclusion of this continuing education activity, the participant will be able to:

  1. Discuss the history of USP 800 and the list of hazardous drugs
  2. Explain the 5 definitions of hazardous drugs and their implication in manipulation
  3. Describe the various levels of compounding and security checks needed

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Accreditation Statement

ACPEAchieveCE is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education as a provider of continuing pharmacy education.

AchieveCE is also accredited by the Florida Board of Pharmacy (provider no. 50-20641). This course is approved by CE Broker, with CE Broker No. 20-843822.

Faculty Information

Deborah Lankin, PharmD, RPh, CMTM holds a dual PharmD degree from University of Paris-Sud XI, France, and Long Island University, New York in 2010 where she graduated with Honors from both schools. She is a licensed and practicing Pharmacist in multiple states. She is a certified immunizer as well as certified MTM Practitioner. She has no actual or potential conflicts of interest to disclose.

Financial Support Disclosure

This activity was developed by AchieveCE free of any commercial support.

Content Complexity

  Level 2. Basic Application of Skills and Concepts

Delivery Type

Home Study Monograph



1.0 Contact Hour


Sterile Drug Preparation, Dispensing, and Utilization

Target Audience

Pharmacy Technician

Activity Type


Universal Activity Number


Pharmacy Technician:

Activity Release Date

April 21, 2021

Activity Expiration Date

April 21, 2024

Handout Download Link(s)

Free For Members



Requirements for Credit

Participants must score a passing grade of 70% or higher on the activity post-test and complete an activity evaluation. There are no time limits and unlimited test-taking attempts. Credits will be reported automatically to CPE Monitor and/or CE Broker if your license information is entered properly in your profile.

Hardware Requirements

Windows 8.1, Windows 10
Mac OS X 10.1 or higher
iOS 10+, Android 4.3+

Software Requirements

Google Chrome, Microsoft Edge, Mozilla Firefox
Adobe Acrobat Reader

Network Requirements

Broadband Internet Connection:
T1, Hi-speed DSL or Cable
4G cellular connection

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