Lights, Camera, Action… 4 ways to use video for GMP Training
Remember the days where training was something that only happened in the classroom? Well the learning landscape has definitely changed with the introduction of mobile devices, placing training materials directly in the palm of our hands. I don’t know about you, but YouTube has been great for my informal learning. From learning how to replace the cord on my whipper snipper to making a handmade card, there are so many tutorials available that have helped build my personal skillset. The use of video tutorials is also a great tool for assisting in learning about the complex processes in the GMP environment, as they provide the audiovisual aspect that we cannot get by reading a procedure alone.
We know that GMP training is a regulatory requirement, so here are 4 ways to use video in conjunction with your formal GMP training program to support the induction of new employees or as part of your refresher training program for existing employees.
1. Aseptic Processing
Aseptic technique is a critical step in the manufacturing process as the product cannot be sterilised in its final container. Every step in the process has a risk in contaminating the product, hence why operators working in this environment need to be highly skilled. Videos can be produced on the following topics:
- How to move within the cleanroom to reduce particle shedding
- Movement of material in and out of the aseptic environment
- How to handle documentation in the aseptic environment
- Waste handling techniques
- Demonstrating the operating process
Gowning is one of the main mitigations in protecting the product from contamination in the cleanroom environment and training the operator on how to put on sterile clothing is a process that shouldn’t be taken lightly. The use of videos to demonstrate this process is helpful, especially if the video is produced in the actual facility the operator will be working in. Videos can be produced on the following topics:
- How to don the garments in the correct sequence
- How to use hair nets and facial hair coverings
- How to secure gloves and boots to maintain integrity
- Removal of gowning to prevent cross-contamination
- Proper use of a step over bench
3. Environmental Sampling
The environmental monitoring program is one of the most important laboratory controls in aseptic processing as it provides data on the quality of the aseptic processing environment and ultimately the quality of the batch. It is crucial that contamination is not introduced into the environment during the sampling process. Videos can be used to demonstrate:
- Preparation of the sampling equipment
- Placement of the sampling equipment
- Demonstration of various swabbing techniques
- How to collect the samples
- Sample labelling
4. Cleaning Procedures
Another common source of cross-contamination is the ineffective cleaning of equipment. To mitigate this risk, cleaning validation is performed. For cleaning to remain effective, the validated state needs to be maintained which relies on highly trained people. Videos can be produced to demonstrate:
- Why following the validated cleaning and sanitising procedures is important
- How to assemble and disassemble equipment
- Transportation of clean and dirty equipment to and from the washroom
- How to clean and sanitise specific equipment
- How to fill in cleaning documentation
How can PharmOut help you?
PharmOut understands the effort and time required to develop a high performing team and that true competence is a combination of knowledge, skills and behaviours that are applied and measured in the workplace. PharmOut can assist you in designing storyboards, scripts and production of GMP videos based on your specific requirements. Speak to us about developing your GMP Training video strategy as part of your holistic approach to GMP competence.