Have your say! Sterile Compounding Competencies Position Paper
The National Association of Pharmacy Regulatory Authorities (NAPRA) is in the process of updating its entry-to-practice competency documents. There are varying opinions about whether to require competence in sterile compounding at entry-to-practice, or to treat it as an additional expertise that could be gained after licensure, for those wishing to work in this area of practice.
In the spring of this year, NAPRA collected feedback from organizations such as regulatory colleges, education institutions of pharmacy technician programs, the Canadian Association of Pharmacists, and the Canadian Association of Pharmacy Technicians (CAPT). PTSA learned of this work and the consultation survey through our relationship with the Alberta College of Pharmacy, Pharmacy Technician schools and CAPT. There is an opportunity for PTSA to advocate on this issue. A position paper is being drafted to reflect the position of Alberta Pharmacy Technicians.
Members attending the annual general meeting on September 9 engaged in a lively discussion on this topic. We’d like to continue the conversation and invite you to reflect and share your thoughts on the following questions:
Question 1: In your opinion, are entry-level pharmacy technicians prepared to participate in sterile compounding activities or is additional training required?
Question 2: Are entry-level pharmacists prepared to participate in sterile compounding activities or is additional training required?
Question 3: What are your views on whether competence in sterile compounding should be required at entry to practice?
This is your opportunity to have your say about what PTSA’s position should reflect. Share your thoughts in the comments below or email firstname.lastname@example.org.