What is Penguin Innovations?
Powered by Penguin Innovations, the virtual interactive cleanroom is an innovative remote training environment for students, pharmacists, technicians, and other industry professionals seeking hands-on experience in compounding sterile, accurately prepared, high quality pharmaceutical products. A “flight simulator for pharmacy” that offers e-training unlike anything else on the market.
In an effort to provide a safe and accessible environment to educate the industry, the virtual interactive pharmacy cleanroom laboratory (VIC) was created, based on video game technology. The purpose of VIC was to introduce learners to a sterile environment and to train on aseptic technique, process flow, and regulations which guide the safe use and compounding of sterile medications and safe practices related to parenteral drug therapy. This online virtual cleanroom experience can be accessed anywhere in the world, and offers significant advances in the learning process including the capability to select and interact with products (medications, diluents, equipment) within the environment and fully functional compounding processes. Through this simulation, the student encounters a variety of problem sets they navigate on the electronic device with the keyboard functions, including proper hand-washing and garbing procedures, medication calculations, compounding, inappropriate object identification, proper cleanliness and disposal of waste, product selection and verification.
The virtual cleanroom teaches:
- Proper hand-washing and garbing procedures;
- Product selection and verification;
- Medication calculations and compounding;
- Interaction with the products and tools inside a cleanroom environment;
- Proper cleanliness and disposal of waste;
- Inappropriate object identification.