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Best Practices for Handling Hazardous Drugs


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Best Practices for Handling Hazardous Drugs

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Combined with the Best Practices for Nonhazardous, Sterile to Sterile Compounding class, the Best Practices for Handling Hazardous Drugs 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 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:

  • Overview of USP 800 and HD Handling
  • Containment Primary and Secondary Engineering Controls
  • Donning, Doffing and Types of PPE
  • Work Practice Strategies for Receiving, Storing, Compounding and Transporting HDS and HD CSPs
  • Elements and Practical Example of Performing an Assessment of Risk (AoR)
  • Decontamination, Cleaning and Disinfection and Residue Removal in HD Compounding Environments
  • Response to HD Exposure and Spills

Hands-on Labs:

  • Doffing HD Garb
  • Negative Pressure Compounding versus Use of CSTDs
  • Design and Build Evaluation of Facilities intended for HD Compounding

eLearning Training:

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

The course includes 5 hours of Home Study Continuing Education and 11 hours of Live Continuing Education.