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This training program reviews current regulations and best practices concerning all aspects of handling hazardous drugs (HDs) 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 nonsterile and sterile HD handling.
Participants can complete content at their own pace over 12 months and can choose from multiple dates to attend the live session.
Participants will earn up to 13 hours of ACPE-accredited CE, including 2 live credits, 6 hours of on-demand webinars, and 5 hours of interactive CE. Content includes lively discussions as well as practical learning exercises that simulate real-life work scenarios.
Hazardous Drug Overview (1 hr ACPE credit)
Learn about health and occupational risks of exposure to hazardous drugs and strategies to implement for safe handling of hazardous drugs.
Containment Primary and Secondary Engineering Controls (USP 795 and 797) (1 hr ACPE credit)
Learn how containment engineering controls operate and function to protect you from hazardous drugs and their potentially damaging effects.
Personal Protective Equipment for HD Handling for USP 795 and 797 Compounding (1 hr ACPE credit)
Review the more complex garbing required for handling and compounding hazardous drugs.
HD Work Practice: Receiving through Transport to Patients (1 hr ACPE credit)
Review required and best practices for handling hazardous drugs, including containment of residue, packaging, and transporting compounded preparations.
HD Work Practice: Decontamination and Spill Management (USP 795 and 797) (1 hr ACPE credit)
Learn about decontamination in hazardous drug handling environments, managing spills and disposing of hazardous drugs, and documentation requirements.
Overview of USP 800 and HD Handling for Sterile and Nonsterile Compounding (0.75 hr ACPE credit)
Draw a conclusion to the relationship between recommended practice and guidelines and how they all had an influence in the development of USP 800 and how they all apply to worker and patient safety as well as practical awareness to the potential exposure of hazardous drugs.
Assessment of Risk for Sterile and Nonsterile HD Compounding (0.75 hr ACPE credit)
Learn about hazardous medications that may be exempted from USP 800 full containment practices and explore strategies to perform assessments of risk.
C-SECs for Sterile and Nonsterile Hazardous Drug Compounding (0.75 hr ACPE credit)
Learn the minimum USP chapter requirements for containment engineering controls in hazardous drug environments and determine what best practices for facility-specific designs are most appropriate for your pharmacy practice.
C-PECs for Sterile and Nonsterile Hazardous Drug Compounding (0.75 hr ACPE credit)
Distinguish the different types of C-PECs used in HD compounding settings and understand how they operate based on their individual design.
Response to HD Exposure and Spills (USP 795 and 797) (0.5 hr ACPE credit)
Learn about the critical elements of an exposure control and response plan, including elements of proper handling of hazardous medication spills.
Donning, Doffing, and PPE for Sterile and Nonsterile HD Compounding (0.75 hr ACPE credit)
Review the steps for properly donning and doffing hazardous medication PPE.
USP 800 Sterile Compounding Work Practice Strategies (0.75 hr ACPE credit)
Learn work practice strategies for handling hazardous medication to minimize the spread of HD contamination.
Wipe Sampling and CSTDs for Sterile and Nonsterile Hazardous Drug Compounding (0.25 hr ACPE credit)
Explore wipe sampling and the use of closed system transfer devices in reducing the migration of hazardous medication residue out of controlled areas.
Decontamination and Cleaning in HD Environments (USP 795 and 797) (0.75 hr ACPE credit)
Examine the framework of decontamination, cleaning, and disinfection according to USP 800 and compare these steps to USP 797 requirements. Apply recommended best practices for developing effective steps to manage HD contamination at a safe level.
Focus on Hazardous Drugs (2 hr live, ACPE credit)
Review key areas of consideration regarding hazardous drugs, including additional items that must be accounted for.
Build Compounding Competency. Receive a comprehensive education on hazardous drug handling, sterile and nonsterile HD compounding, and more.
Drive Pharmacy Results. Deepen your understanding of USP Chapter <800> to improve quality, compliance, and patient safety.
Receive High-Quality Instruction. Strengthen your compounding knowledge while learning from true subject matter experts with 30 years of industry expertise.
Training Benefits for Technicians
- Professional Development. Advance your facility and adopt best work practices to provide a safer and more compliant compounding environment.
- Bridge Knowledge Gaps. Build competency in this specialized field and become qualified to work in a cleanroom or expand your professional opportunities.
Training Benefits for Pharmacists
- Improve Patient Safety. Know the engineering controls, exposures and spill response, decontamination and cleaning to manage your compounding spaces.
- Ensure Compliance. Receive actionable insights on best practices and compliance to stay informed with the most current updates to <800>.