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Leveraging a COA: The Arithmetic

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Date Published

July 13, 2021


Alliance for Pharmacy Compounding


Certificate of Analysis


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This is the second session of a three-part webinar series. 

This session will be helpful to reduce uncertainty and error in making calculations based on Certificates of Analysis that accompany chemicals used in pharmaceutical compounding, leading to improved patient care and quality of compounds made.

Learning objectives for pharmacists and technicians:

1. Determining the Correct Chemical
2. Calculations based on COA data
3. Assay vs. Potency
4. Loss on drying/residual solvents/-Hydrate
5. Salt ester conversions


Accreditation Information:
This lesson is a knowledge-based CE activity and is targeted to pharmacists and technicians.

ACPE logoThe American Society of Health-System Pharmacists and UNC Eshelman School of Pharmacy are accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education as providers of continuing pharmacy education. This program is approved for 1.0 contact hours (0.1 CEUs) of continuing education credit for pharmacists and technicians. UAN #: 0046-9999-21-178-H01-P/T

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CE credit and certificates of attendance will be provided only to those individuals who registered and logged into the webinar online. If you want CE credit and your certificate of attendance, you must have purchased the program and logged into the web portion under that registration so that we can verify attendance.

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Dr. Anthony J. Campbell, PharmD, BCSCP
Sterile Compounding Pharmacist - Wells Pharmacy Network, LLC

Dr. Anthony J. Campbell received his Doctor of Pharmacy degree in 2003 from the University of Florida as well as Board... Read More

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Program Titles and Supporting Materials

This program contains the following components:

Leveraging a COA: The Arithmetic - Video
Leveraging a COA: The Arithmetic - Handout
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How to Attend

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Technical Requirements
You may access this course on a computer or mobile device with high speed internet (iPhones require iOS 10 or higher). Recommended browsers are Google Chrome or Mozilla Firefox.

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