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Providing practical best practice resources for all things sterile and nonsterile compounding.


Deliver practical training and guidance with purpose and passion that assists compounding pharmacies to provide best in quality care to patients.

What We Do

Experts in NAPRA compounding standards, we are available to travel all over Canada to provide services tailored to your pharmacy's needs. Our products and services are listed below -- however, if you don't see it, why not give us a call? Let's talk it over.

Operational Work Practices and Facility Design Consulting

If you are not sure what right looks like, we can help. We can evaluate your organization's physical plant and/or practices against regulatory requirements (Provincial law, NAPRA compounding standards) as well as best practices. We can assist in design projects to ensure compliance and implement best practices and also help you future-proof your operation. You can meet and exceed standards while promoting efficient and cost-effective business outcomes.

Compounding PnP Templates 


CCR's first set of PnPs is now available for purchase!

The Nonsterile Nonhazardous Compounding SOPs are ready to help your organization. 


These PnP sets are still in development:

  • Nonsterile hazardous compounding SOPs

  • Sterile nonhazardous compounding SOPs

  • Sterile hazardous compounding SOPs.

Outsourced Drug Preparation Quality Management

Amendments to the Food and Drug Regulations – Outsourced Drug Preparation (formerly Commercial Compounding) may  use of Third Party Evaluators. Will your facility fall under this future legislation? If yes, our team of experts can help you by performing:

  • Site visits

  • Quarterly audits

  • Gap analyses

  • Competency assessments

...and much more.

Training at
Your Place...

Are you opening a new facility or have many new staff to train at once? Do you want custom aseptics training for your staff?

Maybe it makes more sense for us to come to you?

In-Person Sterile Compounding Training

CCR is offering a 3.5 day sterile compounding in-person class with an optional 0.5 day of third-party evaluations performed by our experts for participants opting for this service. This training includes HD and non-HD sterile compounding curriculum with practical knowledge checks in a ISO classified clean room.  Specifically designed for Canadian compounders, this training provides information on NAPRA Model Standard requirements and data driven best practice recommendations.

What Industry Experts Say About CCR

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Patricia Kienle


Hazardous Drug

Subject Matter Expert

"I have had the pleasure of teaching with Melanie over the past several years.  Her practical approach to safe sterile compounding is so valuable. She can explain complex processes with real-world examples.

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Karen Alexander, ASQ CQA

Quality Manager

ASQ Certified Quality Auditor 

"I have had the wonderful opportunity to sit under the tutelage of Melanie at CriticalPoint. 

Her knowledge and understanding of the pharmaceutical industry gleams bright during her instruction. 

Melanie is passionate about patient safety and her relative continuous improvement nature continues to set the stage for ongoing learning. 

When you encounter the vast knowledge of Critical Compounding Resources, you are in for a treat." 

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Carmen Ma RPh, ACPR 

Pharmacy Site Coordinator

Vancouver Island Health Authority

“I met Melanie at the beginning of her pharmacy career with a budding curiosity in sterile compounding.


Melanie has turned that interest into a career providing training, consulting, and education of the highest quality.


Melanie always has the safety of the patient at heart, and she is consistently aiming for beyond the status quo.“

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