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Best Practices for Handling Hazardous Drugs

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Combining eLearning, Lecture and Labs, this class will provide participants with best practices for handling hazardous drugs.  Taught by expert instructors, at the CriticalPoint Center for Training and Research facility in Totowa, NJ, students will review all current regulation regarding handling hazardous drugs (HDs) as well as practice correct doffing of HD garb; negative pressure sterile compounding; correct ways of receiving HD inventory as well as decontamination, cleaning and disinfecting C-PECs.

This 1 1/2 day class provides learners with 5 hours of home study and 12 hours of live training for a total of 17 hours of continuing education.

This class will review current and proposed regulation concerning all aspects of handling hazardous drugs (HDs)s 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. Participants must complete three eLessons prior to attending the live training. The live training includes lectures by speakers with demonstrated expertise in handling hazardous drugs. Learners will also be able to practice donning and doffing PPE; negative pressure sterile compounding and HD spill cleanup.

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

Standard Operating Procedures

Model Hazardous Drug Standard Operating Procedures

Click Here to purchase the Hazardous Drug Compounding SOP Set.

qqDetailed standard operating procedures are the foundation of a robust sterile compounding practice. When written properly, they should tell the reader exactly what to do as well as why, where, when and how to perform the activity.

We have partnered with ClinicalIQ to capture their expertise through the development of a set of template policies, procedures and accompanying documentation forms (together referred to as the SOPs).  The SOPs have been developed, used and refined over many years in a number of various practice setting. They are effective in establishing robust operating procedures that ensure patient safety.

USP Chapter <797> and Chapter <800> describe minimum acceptable sterile compounding practice and contains many specific references to the requirement for written SOPs. Certainly best practice models always include the need for detailed written SOPs, which must act as the basis of all staff training. Staff cannot be expected to perform correctly or consistently if the requirements and the performance outcomes are not communicated through an articulated and disciplined written explanation.

These detailed standard operating procedures reflect not only guidance to foster achievement of compliance with Chapter <797> and Chapter <800> but with aseptic processing best practices as well. They are continually refined and updated regularly to reflect regulatory changes (like Chapter <797> and Chapter <800> revisions). They are consistent with the CriticalPoint eLearning Training but provide more specific “how to” detail in regards to process as well as documentation.

The SOPs can be harmonized to match the actual working conditions of your compounding facility and practice.  Since each user of these SOPs will have a different physical plant, compounding risk levels, etc., we have included instructive guidance and suggestions in these policies and procedures.

The Hazardous Drug Compounding Set can be purchased hereThe set includes:

4 customizable Standard Operating Procedures

  1. Hazardous Drug Employee Training and Safety Program
  2. Hazardous Drug Handling, Receiving, Storage, Labeling, Packaging and Transport
  3. Hazardous Drug Garbing and Compounding
  4. Hazardous Drug Decontamination Spill and Waste Management

8 customizable forms

  1. Hazardous Drug Acknowledgement of Risk
  2. Hazardous Drug Inventory and Receiving Competency
  3. Donning and Doffing Hazardous Drug PPE Competency
  4. Hazardous Drug Compounding Competency
  5. Hazardous Drug Decontamination, Cleaning and Disinfection Competency
  6. Hazardous Drug Spill Management Competency
  7. Hazardous Drug Assessment of Risk Template
  8. Hazardous Drug Spill Report Form Template

The entire Sterile Compounding Complete Set can be purchased here for $3995.