Conduct small scale compounding and labelling of pharmaceutical products

Formats and tools

Unit Description
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Assessment Tool
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Assessment Template
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Assessment Matrix
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Wiki Markup
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Evidence Guide
create an evidence guide for workplace assessment and RPL applicants
Competency Mapping Template
Unit of Competency Mapping – Information for Teachers/Assessors – Information for Learners. A template for developing assessments for a unit, which will help you to create valid, fair and reliable assessments for the unit, ready to give to trainers and students
Observation Checklist
create an observation checklist for workplace assessment and RPL applicants. This is similar to the evidence guide above, but a little shorter and friendlier on your printer. You will also need to create a seperate Assessor Marking Guide for guidelines on gathering evidence and a list of key points for each activity observed using the unit's range statement, required skills and evidence required (see the unit's html page for details)

Self Assessment Survey
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Moodle Outcomes
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Registered Training Organisations
Trying to find someone to train or assess you? This link lists all the RTOs that are currently registered to deliver HLTPH408A, 'Conduct small scale compounding and labelling of pharmaceutical products'.
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Elements and Performance Criteria

Source information on formula

1.1 Select appropriate dosage form for product, based on client need and/or against order for medicine

1.2 Use validated resources to source available formulae for required product

1.3 Consolidate and make relevant information available

1.4 Confirm suitability of chosen formula and availability of resources

1.5 Obtain authority of pharmacist to proceed

1.6 Obtain and clarify the confirmed and formulated manufacturing order or master batch sheet from pharmacist, when required

Prepare for production process

2.1 Comply with dress code, safety and personal hygiene procedures prior to entering the work area

2.2 Clean work area and equipment correctly

2.3 Maintain inventory levels of raw materials and disposable equipment

2.4 Prepare a batch/work sheet referenced from a master sheet or formulae

2.5 Assign product batch number, if required

2.6 Verify that batch/work sheets are clearly written in logical order with clear directions and contain all the required information

2.7 Generate the product labels referenced from a master label

2.8 Check and note the number of labels generated

2.9 Submit batch/work sheet and labels to pharmacist for approval

2.10 Check and set up equipment

Obtain and process raw materials

3.1 Acquire all materials listed on the worksheet according to stock levels and stock requisitioning procedures

3.2 Check raw materials to ensure they have been released from quarantine for use by authorised persons

3.3 Verify raw materials against manufacturing work sheet and record raw material batch numbers and expiry dates

3.4 Weigh or measure raw materials in designated area

3.5 Obtain required authorisation or checks at designated points according to work sheet

Compound products

4.1 Allocate approved raw materials to equipment according to batch documentation

4.2 Compound product according to method on work sheet

4.3 Monitor product and adjust any necessary pharmaceutical/compounding to ensure product complies with work sheet specifications

4.4 Perform verification procedures, inspect finished product for deviations and report to authorised person

4.5 Pack compounded product into appropriate container as specified on the work sheet, and following approval from an authorised person

4.6 Label containers/units according to labelling specifications on the work sheet

4.7 Obtain required authorisation or checks at designated points

Complete production process

5.1 Reconcile the number of labels printed with number used and discard excess, noting and documenting discrepancies in labels

5.2 Place product in quarantinearea under appropriate storage conditions

5.3 Clean machinery and manufacturing area and dispose of disposable equipment safely

5.4 Complete all required documentation and forward to an authorised person

5.5 Report all discrepancies to an authorised person

5.6 Obtain final approval from the pharmacist before releasing packed medicines to storage areas

Participate in quality control

6.1 Pack and label a retention sample and/or quality control sample if specified on the work sheet

6.2 Submit product sample and relevant documentation to quality control, where specified

6.3 Record and file product quality control assay results

Store and transport released product

7.1 Store products according to manufacturing documentation

7.2 Obtain released product(s) from quarantine store

7.3 Pack released product(s) into delivery containers which will maintain the required ambient conditions for the product

7.4 Deliver product to destination

7.5 Advise receipting area personnel of specific storage requirements

7.6 Complete and file records and/or work sheets

Qualifications and Skillsets

HLTPH408A appears in the following qualifications:

  • HLT31412 - Certificate III in Hospital-Health Services Pharmacy Support
  • HLT40512 - Certificate IV in Hospital-Health Services Pharmacy Support