Best Practices for Teaching Sterile Compounding

March 19, 2024
1:00 p.m.–2:00 p.m. ET
Meeting attendees gathered in a spacious sunlit hall.

Hosted by the Laboratory Instructors SIG

This webinar aims to identify examples and strategies of how institutions have leveraged their personnel and financial resources to boost the learning power of compounded sterile preparation education for students. Speakers will describe their experience with the development and use of a simulated intravenous workflow system to support student self and peer assessment of sterile products and the critical evaluation of aseptic technique. The use of institutional pharmacy practice-focused projects such as annotated bibliographies of health-system texts and guidelines and student-created facility design, compounded sterile preparation tutorials, and podcasts as strategies to help students individualize their education and prepare for introductory and advanced pharmacy practice experiences in an institutional pharmacy. Innovative strategies to support student learning will also be discussed, including the use of peer and faculty formative feedback, the purposeful minimization of points to assess work, integrative learning, and layered learning models.


  • Gain insights into best practices in compounded sterile preparation education including integrative education, peer to peer learning, and use of cost-effective simulations to enhance the learning experience and prepare future pharmacists for real-world scenarios
  • Explore alternative assessment approaches in compounded sterile preparation education, to foster critical thinking skills, problem-solving abilities, and ensure students' readiness for the pharmacy profession
  • Discover innovative teaching strategies including simulated intravenous workflow systems, real-time error checking, entrustable professional activities based self-assessments, and student projects focused on cleanroom design, small-volume and large-volume compounding, and podcasts


Lori Dupree
Clinical Assistant Professor
Mercer University College of Pharmacy


Jeanne E. Frenzel, PharmD, PhD, BCSCP
Professor / Pharmacy Practice
Co-Director of Recruitment
North Dakota State University

Alexis Crawford, PharmD, BCCCP, BCPS
Assistant Professor
Virginia Commonwealth University

Mary E. Fredrickson, PharmD, BCPS
Associate Professor of Pharmacy Practice and Pharmaceutical Sciences
Director of Instructional Labs
Northeast Ohio Medical University

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