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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.

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

 

COURSE REGISTRATION: $1,895
Register 30 days before class to receive $200 early bird discount.

CCTR Classroom aHeld at CriticalPoint's Center for Training and Research in Totowa, NJ these training programs deliver high-quality, cost-effective professional development and networking opportunities. We believe that the best way for pharmacists and other healthcare professionals to understand and implement current standards of practice is to be immersed in a setting that provides access to a comprehensive curriculum in a real-life setting with hands-on practice mentored by faculty who are subject matter experts.

 

Cancellation Policy:

Program Cancellation
CriticalPoint reserves the right to cancel a program at any time due to a faculty conflict, inclement weather or low enrollment. In the event of a  program cancellation, registrants will be issued a full refund for the program registration fees only, or be given the opportunity to reschedule for another available class. This cancellation policy applies to all CriticalPoint's Best Practices for Handling Hazardous Drug courses unless otherwise noted on the program’s information page.

Faculty Conflict
In the event of faculty conflict for a scheduled course offering, a cancellation determination will be made no later than 14 business days prior to the start of the scheduled course offering. Every effort will be made to schedule registrants for the cancelled course in the next scheduled course offering, depending on availability. In the event of a Best Practices for Handling Hazardous Drug course cancellation due to faculty conflict, registrants will be issued a full refund – for the course registration fees only - or be given the opportunity to reschedule for another available course.

Inclement Weather
In the event of inclement weather, the decision to cancel a course will be made no later than 9:00 am Eastern time the day before the program. An attempt will be made to contact all registrants via phone or email upon cancellation. Every effort will be made to schedule registrants for the cancelled course in the next available course offering. In the event of a Best Practices for Handling Hazardous Drug course cancellation due to inclement weather, registrants will be issued a full refund – for the course registration fees only – or be given the opportunity to reschedule for another available course.

Low Enrollment
A minimum number of registrants for CriticalPoint's Best Practices for Handling Hazardous Drug courses are required to cover the operating costs. In the event of enrollment below the minimum for a course, a cancellation determination will be made no later than 14 business days prior to the start of the scheduled course offering. Every effort will be made to schedule registrants for the cancelled course in the next available course offering. In the event of a Best Practices for Handling Hazardous Drug course cancellation due to low enrollment, registrants will be issued a full refund – for the course registration fees only – or be given the opportunity to reschedule for another available course.

Transfers
Registration may be deferred one time only to a later scheduled course, depending on availability. All registration transfer requests must be submitted in writing to CriticalPoint Customer Service at moreinfo@criticalpoint.info at least 30 days prior to program.

Registration transfers
Individuals attending the course in place of the registered individual – will be honored up to the program start date. The request will also be honored on site if the request is provided on company letterhead with the names and titles of both the original registrant and the replacement registrant.

Refunds
Refund requests are subject to a 5% cancellation fee. All registration cancellations must be submitted in writing or by e-mail to CriticalPoint, LLC at the following address.

Attn: Best Practices for Handling Hazardous Drug Registration Customer Service
12154 Darnestown Road, # 360
Gaithersburg, MD 20878
FAX: 866-538-4352
Email: moreinfo@criticalpoint.info

Registrants may receive 100% of the program registration fees, less the $100 cancellation fee up to 30 business days prior to program start date; 50%, less $100 cancellation fee, between 15-30 business days prior to program start date. No refunds are offered for cancellations fewer than 14 business days prior to program start date, or for no shows.