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CriticalPoint strives on increasing patient safety through a variety of educational offerings focusing on UPS <795>, <797> and <800>. Partnering with industry experts, we provide the most current and engaging training on industry standards resulting in improved competency and patient safety.

CriticalPoint has updated the gap tool to reflect the final USP Chapter 797 that was published on June 1, 2019. This tool is now available for you to complete in order to gauge the work you need to do before the chapter becomes enforceable December 1, 2019. Visit and use the code: L797-RX.

Sterile Compounding eLearning

CriticalPoint offers a wide range of eLearning training focusing on standards and best practice. Written by the industry experts, you can be guaranteed you are receiving the best training available. Each course is continuously reviewed and updated so you can be assured you are receiving the most current information.

CriticalPoint’s engaging and interactive online training is available anytime and anywhere from any computer. In addition, each of our lessons offer ACPE - Approved continuing education credit hours for both pharmacists and technicians.

Hands-On Live Training

If you are looking for hands-on training, CriticalPoint offers live training classes on Sterile Compounding, Hazardous Drug Handling, Environmental Monitoring and Field Certification at our state-of-the-art facility, the CriticalPoint Center for Training and Research, located in Totowa, NJ. These classes are designed to incorporate didactic eLearning, lectures and labs to provide top-notch training on the standards of USP <797> and <800>.

The CriticalPoint Sterile Compounding Boot Camp Live Training Series includes the following classes:

  • Core Skills Training for Nonhazardous, Sterile to Sterile Compounding
  • Best Practices for Handling Hazardous Drugs
  • Best Practices for Environmental Monitoring
  • Aseptic Technique Refresher (with “Core Skills” as part of the QP503A Certification)
  • Best Practices for Nonsterile to Sterile Compounding

We are also excited to announce our latest live training offering: Best Practices for Field Certification of Sterile Compounding.

Qualified Person Certification Program for 503A Personnel

New 2019 dates available for CriticalPoint’s QP503A™ Certification program. Successful completion of these program requirements will result in the acquisition of specific essential knowledge and skills that will facilitate an individuals’ ability to successfully plan, develop and operate a 503A pharmacy sterile compounding operation.

Peer Network

CriticalPoint is excited to launch our new Peer Network. This Network is an online resource that will provide access to the very latest information, tools, and resources related to sterile compounding. The Peer Network will allow you to search our “Frequently Asked Questions” database as well as “Ask an Expert” forum where you can post questions and view responses to other questions your peers have posted. Additionally, by joining the Peer Network you will have access to other resources such as Sterile Compounding Pearls of Knowledge, Webinars, Instructional Videos, Featured Articles, White Papers and more that are available now in one central Best Practices Compounding clearinghouse. You can choose from a subscription level that best suits your needs and you can upgrade at any time. Trial the Peer Network Gold Subscription free for 30 days by signing up at

Model Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs)

Detailed standard operating procedures are the foundation of a robust sterile compounding practice. When written properly, they should tell the reader exactly what to do as well as why, where, when and how to perform the activity.

We have partnered with Clinical IQ to capture their expertise through the development of a set of template policies, procedures and accompanying documentation forms (together referred to as the SOPs). They are effective in establishing robust operating procedures that ensure patient safety.

These detailed procedures and forms reflect not only guidance to foster achievement of compliance with Chapter <797> and Chapter <800> but with aseptic processing best practices as well. They are continually refined and updated to reflect regulatory changes (like Chapter <797> and Chapter <800> revisions). They are consistent with the CriticalPoint eLearning Training while providing more specific “how to” detail in regards to process as well as documentation. The SOPs can be harmonized to match the actual working conditions of your compounding facility and practice.

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