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Best Practices for Handling Hazardous Drugs

Best Practices for Handling Hazardous Drugs

CriticalPoint, the industry leader in sterile compounding and custom E-learning programs has expanded its training efforts to include a live training program titled: Best Practices for Handling Hazardous Drugs combined with the Sterile Compounding Boot Camp.

Attendees will receive 17 hours of Continuing Education Hours (5 hours home study and 12 hours live training).

This class will teach best practices and requirements including the USP Chapter <800> that is relevant to all aspects of handling hazardous drugs (HDs) and is appropriate for medical, nursing and pharmacy workers. Understanding this information will allow users to develop and implement best work practices NOW while they work to future-proof their facility for performing both non-sterile and sterile HD handling. Participants must successfully complete selected eLessons prior to attending the live training. The live training includes lectures by speakers with demonstrated expertise in handling hazardous drugs.

Topics Covered in Training:

  • Review Toxicity Literature and Overview of Regulatory Timeline
  • Definition of Hazardous Drugs, Categories, and Proposed 800
  • Primary, Secondary, and Supplemental Engineering Control Requirements
  • Strategies for HD Compounding, Labeling and Transporting
  • Decontamination, Cleaning, and Disinfection of HD Compounding Environments
  • Environmental and Medical Surveillance Considerations
  • Response to HD Exposure and Spills
  • Panel Discussion: Questions and Answer

Hands-on Labs:

  • Donning and Doffing HD Garb
  • Negative Pressure Compounding versus Use of CSTDs
  • Live demonstration of HD Decontamination, Cleaning and Disinfection
  • Accepting and Handling HD Inventory

eLearning Training:

  • Hazardous Drug Introduction and Overview
  • Hazardous Drug Engineering Controls and Personal Protective Equipment
  • Hazardous Drug Work Practice Strategies