HealthJanuary 17, 2017

Guide: Hazardous compounding tips and best practices

USP 800 focuses on hazardous drugs in a healthcare setting. This guide provides easy-to-process tips and best practices for compliance.

USP Chapter <800> Hazardous Drugs — Handling in Healthcare Settings will increase protection for compounding personnel and other healthcare workers who come in contact with hazardous drugs, including all the antineoplastic and other hazardous drugs on the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) list.

Authored by Eric S. Kastango, MBA, BSPharm, FASHP and Wolters Kluwer, this best practice guide for hazardous drug compounding, includes tips on:

  • Hand Hygiene and Garbing
  • Containment Primary Engineering Controls (C-PECs) and Containment Secondary Engineering Controls (C-PECs)
  • Decontamination, Cleaning and Disinfection in Hazardous Drug Sterile Compounding Environments

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