USP <800> - Guidelines for Safe Handling of Pharmaceuticals
Duration: 90 Minutes
The course will cover the current regulations and importance of preparing and handing sterile and hazardous pharmaceuticals. It will also review the proposed regulation concerning all aspects of handling hazardous drugs and is appropriate for medical, nursing and pharmacy workers. Understanding these regulations will allow users to future-proof their facility and employ best work practices when performing both non-sterile and sterile HD handling.
Objectives of the Presentation
Why Should you Attend
- To describe practice and quality standards for handling HD's-receipt, storage, compounding, dispensing, and administration and disposal of HD's
- To protect the patient, healthcare personnel, and environment
- To review the health risks of occupational exposures to hazardous drugs
- To describe the importance of optimizing safety in handling hazardous drugs based on recent evidence from the literature
- To introduce the proposed standards for the newest USP chapter, <800> Hazardous Drugs-Handling in Healthcare Settings
Occupational exposure to hazardous drugs poses a threat to the safety of healthcare personnel. It is a persistent issue in Canadian and American healthcare institutions. The USP <800> chapter offers ideal recommendations to standardize practice and mitigate risks to patients, healthcare personnel, and the environment. USP 800 will help fill the gap to protect pharmacy personnel and other healthcare workers who come in contact with hazardous drugs. It will be an enforceable chapter like USP Chapters 795 and 797, but will be wider in scope than other compounding chapters as it applies to both sterile and nonsterile compounding. Attend this training to learn how to overcome the problem caused by HD.
Who can Benefit
- USP 800 Guidelines
- NIOSHA guidelines for handling hazardous pharmaceuticals and websites where current drugs are listed
- Safety data sheets and training of employees to include proper documentation
- A review of closed preparation and delivery systems
- Pharmacy technicians
- Industrial workers that handle HD products
- Buyers and sellers of hazardous pharmaceuticals
- An architect or engineer designing a cleanroom or pharmacy
- Pharmacy owner, hospital manager, building manager
On February 1, 2016, USP made official a new general chapter – USP <800>: Hazardous Drugs – Handling in Healthcare Settings. After increasing concerns regarding the protection of healthcare workers, compounding pharmacists and manufacturers handling hazardous drugs, the USP Compounding Expert Committee has finalized their recommendations and this new chapter will soon be a reality facing all aspects of healthcare, including compounding pharmacies. Due to the harmful consequences of improper handling of these drugs, it is vital that a safe standard be set to ensure safety and efficiency. These new regulations and guidelines will offer more protection to pharmacists and workers to ensure safe handling of chemotherapy and other hazardous drugs.