- Richard Capps, PharmD, DPLA; Pharmacy Manager at Oconee Memorial Hospital (Greenville Health System) in Seneca, SC
- Richard Capps has over twenty-five years’ experience in pharmacy management and has been a Pharmacy Manager with the Greenville Health System since 2000. Richard is currently the Pharmacy Manager of Oconee Memorial Hospital, a 160 bed community hospital. Before transferring to Oconee, Richard designed and opened an off-site compounding pharmacy to support seven GHS hospitals. The compounding pharmacy is registered with the FDA and DEA as a manufacturer and employs two RIVA robots for sterile compounding. The compounding pharmacy has an extensive environmental monitoring plan and performs its own end product sterility testing in compliance with USP <71>. The compounding pharmacy also repackages oral medications to support the health system. Before opening the compounding pharmacy, Richard was the Pharmacy Manager of the Greenville Memorial Hospital Pharmacy. In that role, he transitioned the pharmacy from a completely manual distribution system to a fully automated barcode assisted dispensing system. Richard was also responsible for overseeing Omnicell medication cabinets; the Alaris drug library, corporate compliance, and controlled substance diversion monitoring.
- Richard is a graduate of The Citadel, The Military College of South Carolina. He received his Doctorate of Pharmacy from Mercer University Southern School of Pharmacy in Atlanta and completed an American Society of Health-system Pharmacy accredited Pharmacy Practice Residency at Emory University Hospital. In 2010, Richard graduated from the ASHP Foundation Pharmacy Leadership Academy and the ASHP Foundation Leaders Innovation Masters Series in 2013. Richard is an active member with ASHP’s Section on Pharmacy Informatics and Technology and the Regulatory Committee for the South Carolina Society of Health-system Pharmacy. Richard authored the chapter Primary Engineering Controls in ASHP’s Compounding Sterile Preparations, 4th ed.
- Shay Garrison, RPh, MPH, Pharmacist Specialist at Prisma Health Richland Hospital in Columbia, SC (specializing in sterile compounding, USP <797>, and USP <800>)
- Shay received a B.S. in Microbiology from Clemson University in 1978. He furthered his career with a B.S. degree in pharmacy from the Medical University of South Carolina School of Pharmacy in 1981 followed later in 1992 with a Masters in Public Health Administration from the University of South Carolina.
- Shay has over 30 years of experience in hospital pharmacy practice, the majority at Palmetto Health Richland Hospital in Columbia, South Carolina as a manager. In Shay’s 25 plus years experience in pharmacy administration he has spent working the majority of his time maintaining direct and in-direct oversight over the oncology and sterile product components. During this time, he was directly involved with the new construction and/or renovation of several sterile compounding areas in the Palmetto Health facilities and most recently with the establishment of a robotic sterile processing facility. In the past, Shay has also held adjunct teaching functions for Midlands Technical College Pharmacy Technician Program and currently lectures in sterile compounding as part of the Kennedy Pharmacy Innovation Center of the University of South Carolina. He also works in an advisory role on the Compounding Committee for the South Carolina Board of Pharmacy.
- Eric Sparks, Key Account Manager for Technical Safety Services
- Eric is a United States Air Force veteran and certified metrologist with more than 20 years of experience in the certification, calibration and quality field. He holds a bachelor’s degree in marketing from Thomas Edison State University with a background in electrical engineering technology. His current certifications include; CETA/CNBT Certified Professional for Testing USP <797> Sterile Compounding Facilities, NSF Accredited for Testing and Certification of Class II Biosafety Cabinet, and NEBB (TAB) Testing, Adjusting and Balancing Technician.
- Eric has a vast knowledge of every aspect of a sterile environment in relation to certification and air balancing. Throughout his career, he has managed many projects for major pharmaceutical manufacturers and sterile pharmacies. These projects include construction, air balancing, microbial sampling, calibration and certification within cleanrooms. He has also managed several software development projects which handles the throughput of data collected during the cleanroom certification process.
- Cancellations received in writing at least 30 days prior to program date via letter or email to CE@cop.sc.edu will receive a full refund minus a $200 cancellation fee.
- UofSC COP reserves the right to cancel the entire program. In the event of a conference cancellation, each participant will be notified via phone and/or email at least 14 days prior to the program and a full tuition refund will be made.
- In the event of inclement weather, the decision to cancel a course will be made no later than 9:00 am Eastern time the day before the program.
- Individuals attending the course in place of the registered individual will be honored as long as the request is made in advance of the registration deadline, which is 7 days prior to the event.
- Refund requests are subject to a $200.00 cancellation fee and must be received 30 days prior to the start of the live component. All registration cancellations must be submitted in writing or by e-mail to the Continuing Education Department at the following address: University of South Carolina College of Pharmacy Continuing Education, 715 Sumter Street, Room 314B, Columbia, SC 29208, Email: CE@cop.sc.edu
- Registrants may receive 100% of the program registration fees, less the $200.00 cancellation fee up to 30 days prior to start date of the live component. No refunds are offered for cancellations fewer than 30 days prior to the start date of the live component or for no shows.
- Registration will be accepted until 2 days prior to the start of the program (Wednesday, April 5 at 4:00 pm EST).
Date: Apr 7, 2022 08:00 AM - Apr 8, 2022 05:30 PM
Registration closes on Apr 06, 2022 07:00 PM
- Pharmacy Technicians
The University of South Carolina College of Pharmacy is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education as a provider of continuing pharmacy education.
Requirements for CE Credit
Registration closes on Apr 06, 2022
at 07:00 PM
- Assess the USP <797> requirements for facilities and engineering controls.
- Evaluate the types and placement of primary engineering controls (PEC) for non-hazardous sterile compounding.
- Implement a microbial air and surface monitoring program based on requirements for viable and non-viable sampling, including proper incubation periods.
- Analyze microbial air and surface sampling results to identify potential issues related to cleaning activities and other sources of contamination.
- Analyze the introduction of equipment and supplies into the cleanroom suite and PEC in order to minimize particle generation and risk of contamination to the cleanroom environment and sterile compounds.
- Evaluate personnel performing hand hygiene, garbing, gloved fingertip and media fill sampling according to USP <797> requirements.
- Develop and implement a cleaning and disinfectant program that complies with USP <797> requirements for proper product use and frequency.
- Analyze a recertification report to identify the critical elements to ensure the environmental controls in the classified areas meet the minimal requirements of USP <797> or <800>.
- Differentiate between the two categories of compounded sterile preparations as defined in USP <797>.
- Establish Beyond-Use Dates for Category 1 and Category 2 compounded sterile preparations.
- Evaluate sterilization methods for compounded sterile preparations prepared with nonsterile components or nonsterile supplies.
- Demonstrate procedures for conducting a post-use bubble point test after sterilization by filtration.
- Examine the personal protective equipment (PPE) requirements of USP <800>.
- Analyze USP <800> requirements for deactivating, decontaminating, cleaning, and disinfecting.
- Assess the USP <800> requirements for facilities and engineering controls.
- Evaluate the types and placement of containment primary engineering controls (C-PEC) for hazardous compounding.
- Create a Master Formulation and Compounding Record which meets all USP requirements.
- Conduct an assessment of risk.
- Demonstrate spill management and disposal of hazardous drug waste.
- Examine the role and accountabilities of the designated person per USP.
Richard Capps, PharmD
Shay Garrison, RPh, MPH