USP <800>: What You Always Wanted to Know But Were Afraid to Ask

Description

Annually, more than 8 million health care personnel are potentially exposed to hazardous drugs. (NIOSH 2004) Although the incidence of cancer-related morbidity and mortality among health care personnel due to hazardous drug handling has not been quantified, the clinical data on reproductive risks and chromosomal abnormalities are numerous.  With the recent release of US Pharmacopeial Convention (USP) General Chapter <800>, “Hazardous Drugs — Handling in Healthcare Settings,” practice sites are currently challenged with reviewing and implementing the standards prior to the July 1, 2018 expected compliance date.  This program leads participants through the required USP standards and best practice standards for handling hazardous drugs, and gives direction towards compliance.

Pharmacist Learning Objectives

At the completion of this activity, participants will be able to: 

  1. Describe compounding regulations and perceived compliance in the United States.
  2. State the risks associated with handling hazardous drugs to healthcare providers.
  3. Explain the key safety standards outlined in USP 800.
  4. Identify strategies for implementing a hazardous drug safety program.

Technician Learning Objectives

At the completion of this activity, participants will be able to: 

  1. Describe compounding regulations and perceived compliance in the United States.
  2. State the risks associated with handling hazardous drugs to healthcare providers.
  3. Explain the key safety standards outlined in USP 800.
  4. Identify strategies for implementing a hazardous drug safety program.
 
 
 
Speakers:
Fred
Fred Massoomi,
Visante
 
Learning Level: Level 1
Track: General Session
Session Time Slot(s): 
Date: 
Wednesday, September 13
Time: 
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Room: 
Rosen Shingle Creek - Panzacola North
ACPE Pharmacist: 0202-0000-17-188-L04-P
CEUs Pharmacist: .1
ACPE Pharmacy Technician: 0202-0000-17-188-L04-T
CEUs Pharmacy Technician: .1
Activity Type:
Knowledge-based