The Pre and In-Process checking within Aseptic Services (PIPC) programme has been developed in line with the Nationally Recognised Competency Framework.
It provides the training and assessment of individuals who have been delegated the task of the performing pre and/or in-process checking of aseptically prepared items under the supervision of a pharmacist.
All technical services staff members must be given authorisation to participate in the assessment by the accountable pharmacist. Standard operating procedures must be in place defining individual’s roles, responsibilities and duties. Before entry onto the programme, applicants need to fulfil the following entry criteria:
The trainee must have:
The unit must be able to offer an appropriate workload to enable the candidate the opportunity to complete accreditation within at least one product type, e.g. Centralised Intravenous Additives (CIVAs), Parenteral Nutrition (PN), cytotoxics, aseptic preparation, and radiopharmacy in technical services.
Accreditation in other specialities will require additional evidence collection and competency assessment.
PWDS has designed the entry requirements to ensure that the trainee PIPC has sufficient experience and has developed attributes and attitudes to accept responsibility of the role.
The programme for Aseptic Preparation in non-licensed units, pre and in process checking includes:
The programme handbook gives further details about the structure and contents of the programme and assessment process. It can be accessed from this site, or is available in the file library of the e-portfolio.
The programme only covers the pre process and in process checks within technical services. It is intended to be flexible, allowing trusts to implement it locally.
Local standard operating procedures should be in place and GMP/QA systems should be adhered to at all times.
PIPC Programme aims to:
An accredited PIPC by the end of the programme will be able to:
Self Directed Learning, Virtual Practice Development Day, Local exam and Interview
Evidence Collection and E-portfolio regional assessment, Local exam and Interview
Answers to most common applications for each stage of the Programme process can be found on our dedicated Frequently Asked Questions page and is usually the quickest and easiest way to resolve most enquiries.
Please ensure you check this page before submitting a contact enquiry.
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