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Compounding for Natural Hormone Replacement – Letco Medical Sponsored @ ACA National Training Laboratory
Oct 16 @ 8:00 am – Oct 17 @ 5:00 pm

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Compounding for Natural Hormone Replacement is a 15 hour application-based course designed to further prepare pharmacists and technicians to strengthen their knowledge base in the treatment of men and women with regard to hormone replacement therapy. Participants will be able to demonstrate a deeper understanding of a number of women’s issues, medications used to treat these issues, clinical guidelines for the treatment of women’s health issues, and side effects of these medications.

Upon completion of this program, the participant should be able to:                                 

  • Recount the history of hormone replacement therapy with regard to menopause and testosterone replacement in men.
  • Introduce the mechanism of action of hormone replacement therapy.
  • Review the physiology of men with regard to testosterone.
  • Identify the cardiovascular and breast cancer adverse effects associated with hormone replacement.
  • Discuss the safety of Testosterone Replacement Therapy with regard to cardiovascular and prostate health.
  • Evaluate the various routes of female BHRT administration.
  • Evaluate the various routes of Testosterone administration.
  • Discuss the appropriate labs to monitor female BHRT and Testosterone replacement outcomes.
  • Discuss the appropriate symptoms to follow for optimal female BHRT and Testosterone replacement.
  • Given a patient case, apply current literature and describe the appropriateness of hormone replacement therapy.
  • Demonstrate the ability to compound preparations for hormone replacement therapy.

 Compounding for Natural Hormone Replacement Course Outline

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WEBINAR: Root Cause Analysis–What You Need to Know
Oct 20 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm

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Activity Description:
This activity will teach pharmacists and pharmacy technicians how to perform a thorough analysis of adverse events, with the goal of preventing recurrence.

1. Identify why pharmacist should perform a root cause analysis.
2. Outline how to perform a root cause analysis.
3. Describe how to develop a plan of correction based on the RCA.

Accreditation Information:
This lesson is a knowledge-based CE activity and is targeted to pharmacists and technicians.

ACPE logoThe American College of Apothecaries (ACA) is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education as a provider of continuing pharmacy education. ACA has accredited this program for 1.0 contact hours (0.1 CEUs) of continuing education credit for pharmacists and technicians. ACPE #0201-0000-15-135-L05-P, 0201-0000-15-135-L05-T.

If you are interested in earning credit for this program, please note that you will be asked to enter your NABP e-Profile ID during the credit selection step of the registration process. If you have not yet registered your NABP e-Profile ID, please visit www.nabp.net.

CE credit and certificates of attendance will be provided only to those individuals who registered and logged into the webinar online. If you want CE credit and your certificate of attendance, you must have purchased the program and logged into the web portion under that registration so that we can verify attendance.


Joe CabaleiroJoe Cabaleiro, RPh, FACA
Joe Cabaleiro is a Senior Associate with Gates Healthcare Associates. A pharmacist for more than 30 years, he is a nationally recognized expert in sterile and non-sterile compounding, pharmacy quality and accreditation standards, and compounding pharmacy management and operations.Beginning in 1989, Mr. Cabaleiro founded and led a compounding pharmacy catering to both human and veterinary patients in Cary, North Carolina. During his ownership of the pharmacy, he contributed to the creation of the Pharmacy Compounding Accreditation Board (PCAB), serving on various committees that developed industry standards. His pharmacy was among the first to receive PCAB accreditation.

After selling the pharmacy, Mr. Cabaleiro joined PCAB as Director of Standards Interpretation, and was Executive Director during the organization’s most dynamic period of growth. He also served on the United States Pharmacopeia’s Council of the Convention.

More recently, Mr. Cabaleiro developed compounding quality standards for the Accreditation Commission for Health Care (ACHC), an organization which accredits homecare, pharmacy and alternate-site healthcare industry providers nationally.

Mr. Cabaleiro began his career in home infusion therapy as pharmacy manager. In 1982, he developed an innovative compounding computer system used nationwide that combined a notebook computer, barcode reader and electronic balance to permit safe preparation of complex total parenteral nutrition solutions. His roles included Operations Manager, and General Manager of multiple sites.

During his home infusion career, Mr. Cabaleiro was also a surveyor for the Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations, and consulted extensively in the area of home infusion therapy.

Mr. Cabaleiro is a graduate of the University of Florida. He has served as an adjunct professor at the University of North Carolina, and he has written numerous articles in professional journals as well as policy and procedure manuals for home-infusion and compounding pharmacies.

Comprehensive Sterile Compounding @ ACA National Training Laboratory
Nov 2 @ 8:00 am – Nov 4 @ 4:00 pm

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Comprehensive Sterile Compounding is an 20.0 hour course designed to further prepare pharmacists and technicians to strengthen their knowledge base in Sterile Compounding. This course will provide the participant with the knowledge of preparation and quality control tests for sterile products, such as validation testing, membrane filtration, pyrogen tests, BET (bacterial endotoxin test) and others.   This course will include the USP guidelines. Also covered is proper hand washing and garbing.  The attendee must pass their Aseptic glove test and their media fill to successfully complete the course. Upon completion of this program, the participant should be able to:

  • Demonstrate aseptic technique by successfully performing gloved fingertip sampling and media-fill per USP 797 standards.
  • Write and implement a plan for personnel validation and environmental sampling.
  • Describe a quality assurance program including personnel training, validation, documentation, quality control and quality improvement.
  • Prepare low-, medium- and high- risk preparations using aseptic technique.
  • Discover microbial contaminant risk levels per USP 797.
  • Practice aseptic processes with evaluation and validation.
  • Identify filter membrane housing differences and validate filter integrity using bubble point testing.
  • Write and implement a sterile compounding program compliant with USP 797.
  • Identify and document steam and dry-heat cycles using Biological Indicators.
  • Justify compounded sterile product strength through certificate of analysis and other reference materials.
  • Write site-specific Standard Operating Procedures.
  • Demonstrate sterilization and depyrogenation.

Comprehensive Sterile Compounding Course Outline

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