It should be noted that this chapter describes practice and quality standards for handling hazardous drugs to promote patient safety, worker safety, and environmental protection. Handling HDs includes, but is not limited to, the receipt, storage, compounding, dispensing, administration and disposal of sterile and non-sterile products and preparations.
Objectives of the Presentation
This webinar discusses USP General Chapter<800>Hazardous Drugs—Handling In Healthcare Settings including a discussion on:
Why Should you Attend
- what are considered to be hazardous drugs
- what are the containment requirements and the types of possible exposure
- what are the responsibilities of personnel and
- What are the controls that must be in place, what PPE is and how it should be used, maintained and disposed?
Join expert speaker Igor Gorsky, for this 90-minute webinar, as he dives into the different types of hazardous drugs and the requirements for compliance. Igor will also teach participants how to perform an Assessment of Risk and how to stay safe when handling hazardous drugs.
Occupational exposure to hazardous drugs poses a threat to the safety of healthcare personnel. This chapter applies to all healthcare personnel who handle HD preparations and all entities that store, prepare, transport, or administer HDs (e.g., pharmacies, hospitals and other healthcare institutions, patient treatment clinics, physicians' practice facilities, or veterinarians' offices). Personnel who may potentially be exposed to HDs include, but are not limited to: pharmacists, pharmacy technicians, nurses, physicians, physician assistants, home healthcare workers, veterinarians, and veterinary technicians.
Who will Benefit
- A list of HD's
- Facility Design and Engineering Controls
- Personnel and Training
- Safe Work Practices
- Proper use of appropriate Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) & Maintenance
- Policies for HD waste segregation and disposal
- Risk based policies
- Warehouse personnel
- Regulatory officers
- Accreditation specialists
- Safety officers
- Any healthcare staff who work with hazardous drugs
- Safety personnel
- Engineering and Maintenance
- Operations personnel
- Quality Assurance
- Quality Control
- Pharmacy technicians
- Industrial workers that handle HD products
- Pharmacy owner, hospital manager, building manager