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Endless Summer Learning

Posted by Grant Gibson, PhD on Jun 26, 2018 1:38:23 PM


The Spectrum marketing team recently had a discussion about summer planning around key dates, vacations and visions of the beach. This brought up the surfing film Endless Summer. In the 1966 cult classic, the camera follows two surfers in search of the perfect wave. Since it’s always summer somewhere, the ambitious surfers travel around the world, hoping for the next big wave just over the horizon. It wasn’t lost on us how their quest is a metaphor for life and for business, and we just can’t get the beach out of our heads. We had to share our thoughts with our pharmacy customers, and how they may apply the theme to their practices. 

Are you in search of the next big thing in your pharmacy business? Are you looking for emerging opportunities, or a future compliance issue swelling in the distance? Like in the Endless Summer surfers’ quest, what if you could know exactly when the next big wave would come rolling through? When it comes to USP<800> compliance and the handling of hazardous drugs (HDs), it turns out we know the exact date of arrival: December 1, 2019. Will you be on top of your board, ready to ride the wave; or will you get turned under, unprepared for the powerful weight of compliance?

Spectrum Pharmacy Institute (SPI) offers industry-leading training to pharmaceutical compounders pursuing the latest knowledge about USP<800> compliance, plus a number of other subjects important to the compounding pharmacist. Whether you want to expand your business to provide patients new therapies for hormone replacement, pain management, or veterinary compounding; or to expand your skills in sterile compounding or non-sterile compounding, Spectrum has your continuing education needs covered. SPI education programs include hands-on, accredited courses for continuing education units (CEUs), with multiple class dates throughout the 2018 summer and beyond.

So, grab your board – or mortar-and-pestle – and follow the sun to Spectrum Pharmacy Institute, where Endless Summer Learning awaits you.

Endless Summer Learning from Spectrum Pharmacy Institute includes these courses:

SPI-usp800-thumbnail20188Hazardous Drug Compounding Compliance USP 800 (1.07 CEUs)

Summary: The new USP 800 Chapter of compounding standards affects all healthcare personnel who handle hazardous drugs (HDs). The 2-day course focuses on compounding, receipt, storage, dispensing, administration and disposal of HDs.

Instructors: Lou Diorio, RPh, and Richard H. Dilzer, RPh, FACA, FIACP, Director of Pharmacy Technical Services, Spectrum Pharmacy Products.

Next Class: June 28-29


SPI-sterile-thumbnail20187Essentials of Sterile Compounding USP 797 (2.10 CEUs)

Summary: The 3-day course covers key standards of the current USP Chapter 797 for preparing compounded sterile preparations.

Instructor: Richard H. Dilzer, RPh, FACA, FIACP, Director of Pharmacy Technical Services, Spectrum Pharmacy Products.

Next Class: July 18-20



SPI-non-thumbnail20183Essentials of Non-Sterile Compounding USP 795 (1.95 CEUs)

Summary: This 3-day fundamentals of compounding course includes diverse presentations with hands-on laboratory application to gain or enhance non-sterile compounding knowledge and techniques.

Instructor: Richard H. Dilzer, RPh, FACA, FIACP, Director of Pharmacy Technical Services, Spectrum Pharmacy Products.

Next Class: August 1-3


SPI-vet-thumbnail20189Compounding for the Veterinary Patient (1.45 CEUs)

Summary: The 3-day course provides veterinary compounding background plus current compounding guidelines for the veterinary patient. The course covers the challenges of both customizing medications for a variety of species and adhering to medication compliance.

Instructor: Brenda Poland, CHPhT.

Next Class: August 9-10


SPI-bhrt-thumbnail2018BHRT and the Symphony of Hormones (0.525-1.5 CEUs)

Summary: The 3-day comprehensive course on bio-identical hormone replacement therapy (BHRT) is presented by three holistic BHRT experts. The three-track course provides attendees with options to register for one-, two- or all three-tracks.

Instructors: Jim Paoletti, BS Pharmacy, FAARFM, FIACP; Suzanne Keyes, Pharm-D, FACA; and Robert M. Wood, RPh.

Next Class: August 17-19


SPI-pm-thumbnail20185Pain Management Compounding (1.475 CEUs)

Summary: This 2-day course includes definition, mechanism and classification of pain; appropriate treatment considerations involving treatment approaches; and proper dosing, API selection and formulation. Instructors: Scott Karolchyk, MS, RPh, FIACP, DNM.

Next Class: September 6-7


SPI-online-thumbnail20184Spectrum Online Courses

Earn Continuing Education Units (CEUs) without leaving your office, home or hotel room. Participate in Live Webinars or Self-Paced Online Courses, and track your CEUs through your personal online portal. Topics include Bloodborne Pathogens, Infection Control, USP800, Veterinary Compounding, Building Your Compounding Practice, and much more. (Various dates and instructors.)



Watch SPI Classes in Action:


 Fundamentals of Compounding Class





pain_thumbnail_for_educ_page_200x133-1Pain Management Class





bhrt_promo_thumb_200x133BHRT Compounding Class




Catch the Wave, Earn CEUs, and Grow Your Practice with Spectrum!

Spectrum’s course instructors can hang ten with the best. You will learn from experienced pharmacists with decades of knowledge about each subject. All SPI courses are accredited by the Ernest Mario School of Pharmacy at Rutgers University or the American College of Apothecaries. For more information on the Spectrum Pharmacy Institute course offerings, visit Spectrum Pharmacy Institute Education.


Topics: Education, Compounding, Pharmacy Training

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