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PTCB Reaches Milestone

17 Nov 2020 9:56 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

PTCB Reaches Milestone with 1,000 Compounded Sterile Preparation Technician (CSPT) Certifications Granted

WASHINGTON, DC -- Less than 3 years since launching its Compounded Sterile Preparation Technician (CSPT) Certification Program, the Pharmacy Technician Certification Board (PTCB), the nation’s leading credentialing organization for pharmacy technicians, has granted its 1,000th CSPT credential. Pharmacy technicians across the US are assuming more advanced roles in many areas of pharmacy, including in sterile compounding, the preparation of medications in a sterile environment to prevent contamination. By earning their CSPT Certification, technicians demonstrate their specialized knowledge and skills, and their commitment to ensuring safety and regulatory compliance in sterile compounding.

The 1,000th CSPT was granted to Gary Giffin, CPhT, IV Pharmacy Technician at Sentara Norfolk General Hospital in Norfolk, VA, who said he pursued his CSPT to move up in his career. “I needed my CSPT Certification for advancement to an IV Tech II position here at my hospital. Sentara Norfolk is the area's only level 1 trauma center and we have a very large IV room operation here, so we're always looking for ways to make our technicians more qualified to treat the wide range of patient ailments we see,” Giffin said. “Although I've been an IV technician for many years, studying and taking the CSPT exam has shown me many areas where I'm a strong compounding technician and also shown me areas where, despite my experience, I have room for new challenges to increase my personal growth. Having my CSPT makes me want to work that much harder to improve myself as a technician and help improve medication safety.” READ MORE

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